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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
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Please share your advice on overcoming test anxiety

Hey guys, I'm an upcoming highschool junior who's really nervous about taking standardized tests like the SAT and ACT. Does anyone have any advice or tips on overcoming test anxiety? I don't want it to affect my performance on test day. Thanks in advance!

9 months ago

Hi there! I understand how nerve-wracking these standardized tests can be, but there are ways to manage test anxiety. First and foremost, preparation is key. Familiarize yourself with the format of the test and practice taking timed exams. This way, you'll feel more comfortable and confident on test day.

One effective technique to calm your nerves is to practice deep breathing and mindfulness exercises. During the exam, when you feel anxiety creeping in, take a few deep breaths and refocus your attention on the task at hand.

Remember, it's essential to have a balanced lifestyle as well. Get enough sleep, eat well, and make time for regular exercise as these all contribute to a calm mind.

Lastly, remind yourself that these tests are not the only determinant of your college acceptance. Colleges consider a holistic approach, taking into account your grades, extracurricular activities, and essays.

Good luck! You got this!

9 months ago

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