Fear of testing

Test Rush


The test tension experienced by almost every young student has recently become a worrying dream not only for young people, but also for primary and secondary school students.

The main reason for this tension experienced by the student is the pressure of the family and the environment. Examples of environmental pressure are teachers, friends, relatives, that perfect and wonderful neighbor’s son or neighbor’s daughter. The youngster, who is afraid of his own future, as if he has no grief, and if he fails to pass the exam, he experiences the explanations he will make to his surroundings, disgrace to his family, embarrassment in front of his friends, and the fear of being crushed by the neighbor’s child. This tension isolates many young people from the social environment and causes the individual to withdraw into himself.

Exam anxiety is a subset of what is commonly called examination anxiety. It is the dysfunctional anxiety experienced in situations where the knowledge and skills of the person are examined and evaluated with certain criteria.

Exam rush is the heavy fear that prevents the effective use of the learned information during the exam and leads to a decrease in success.

It is impossible to be carefree. Worry is a beautiful thing at the same time, and it is certainly necessary in proportion. acceptable trailing voltage; It is the reason for the dynamism and development necessary for success. It provides motivation and orientation towards the goal. It is a stimulating power, and it increases one’s efficiency, it is an expected feeling, it is necessary and adaptive, as well as motivating to prepare for the exam.

If the fuss is disproportionate to the situation;

It’s annoying, it’s unsettling. It is not helpful and motivating. It reduces belief in the level of knowledge of the person during the test. It prevents preparation for the exam by disrupting the decision-making process.

So how can we deal with the rush of testing?

First of all, REMEMBER that the person you are competing with is yourself! Try to make the most of the 195 or 120 minutes.

Focus on the exam period, not the result of the exam, and the questions to use your performance in the best possible way.

Focus your attention on your own exam booklet, questions and answer sheet, not on other candidates, random noise and/or noise around.

What should be done before the exam?

Try to create a new mental structure by reviewing study habits and test attitudes. Time should be used adequately. Pay attention to nutrition and sleep. It is valuable not to leave the studies for the exam to the last day/night.

What can be done during the exam?

Bring alternative explanations for negative automatic intentions, remember that you are in control. Start with the questions you can answer, using techniques to reduce anxiety (quick relaxation, attention-boosting techniques, controlled breathing exercises) are some exercises that can be done during the exam.

What can be done after the exam?

It is advisable to go the way of self-reward. Enjoyable activities are in the middle of activities that can be thought about the shortcomings and new planning for the future.