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Managing Test Anxiety|Better Grades

25 Tips to Survive and Thrive Your Freshman Year

Tip #5

Go to class.

Obvious, right? Maybe, but sleeping in and skipping that 8 am class will be tempting at times. Avoid the temptation. Besides learning the material by attending classes, you'll also receive vital information from the professors about what to expect on tests, changes in due dates, etc.

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A PowerPoint to help you:

  •   Determine if you have test anxiety
  •   Learn what test anxiety is, and how it works
  •   Use techniques to start overcoming  test anxiety

Managing Your Test Anxiety

The test anxiety information you see here is directly from the University Counseling Center.  

Campus Support

The University Counseling Center offers support to its students on many platforms, including test anxiety.  Did you know that...

32%  of college students reported that stress negatively affected their academic performance in the past year*
38% of college students feel "so depressed it was difficult to function" at least once per the year*

Test anxiety is an issue that is both horrible and frustrating.  If you would like to meet with the University Counseling Center to talk about test anxiety, you can make an appointment at the information below.

The UCC Services:

  • Confidential
  • Individual & group counseling, medication

  • Staff: variety of providers

  • Appointments: 341 Knight Hall.  See their hours:

  • Phone: 766-2187

  • Free to UW students

  • Emergency on-call number 24/7: 766-5179 and ask for on-call counselor

Common reasons for making an appointment: 

  • Stress, anxiety, shyness
  • Feeling sad, depressed
  • Relationships (breakups, family, friends, partner)
  • Adjusting to college, leaving college
  • Eating concerns/Body Image
  • Academic concerns
  • Death
  • Alcohol and Drugs
  • Sexual Assault
*American College Health Association, 2005

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