ERIC Number: ED245758
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
How to Lower Your Anxiety about Tests: An Edited Transcript of an Audio Tape for College Students--With an Outline and Introductory Comments.
Hodges, Daniel L.
This guide provides an outline of the information and techniques covered on an audiotape developed to help students lower their test anxiety. First, a rationale for the development of the test anxiety materials is provided and the use of these materials at Lane Community College is discussed. Next, a detailed outline of the material is provided, dividing the tape into the following sections: (1) introduction to the problem of test anxiety, the tape, and the sources used in the development of the tape; (2) general facts about worry and anxiety; (3) how to feel safe and reduce test anxiety by, for example, imagining the worst, accepting it, and improving upon it and preparing self-talk and self-hypnotic affirmations; (4) how to lower the sense that danger is imminent; (5) how to get belief that you have enough resources to cope successfully with test questions; (6) how to form an over-riding goal and make the goal more important than escaping danger; (7) how to focus on stimulus so that you don't think of the test; (8) what to do if you try these things and you still feel anxious on the test; (9) what to do if nothing works and you are in a severe panic and cannot work at all; (10) a warning about the things that you may have to change about yourself in order to successfully lower test anxiety; and (11) parting advice about implementing the techniques and learning more. The edited transcript is presented last, providing additional detail and advice. (HB)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Learning Strategies, Relaxation Training, Self Help Programs, Test Anxiety, Test Wiseness, Two Year Colleges
Daniel Hodges, Testing Office, Lane Community College, 4000 E. 30th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97405 (Audiotape only).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Lane Community Coll., Eugene, OR.
Note: This document may be used in place of the audiotape.