Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 3424 Some students feel pressure to do well in school. These students often become anxious whenever they have to take a test. On a scale of 1–10, rate your test anxiety. Circle your rating number. (Try not to choose 5.) 1 • • • • 2 • • • • 3 • • • • 4 • • • • 5 • • • • 6 • • • • 7 • • • • 8 • • • • 9 • • • • 10 If you circled 1 – 5, look for ways to reduce your test anxiety. For example, try one of these relaxation techniques: 1)Take a deep breath; then slowly release your breath, along with the tension. 2) Start at the top of your head —flex, and then relax each part of your body. 3) Close your eyes and visualize being in a place where you feel very relaxed and calm. Somestudentsfeelstressedforreasonsotherthantest-taking. Sometimes students are stressed because they are being harassed, or because there is something they’re worried about. What in your life causes you stress? ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ What is one way that you deal with stress in a positive manner? _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ If there’s something at school that’s causing you to feel stressed, talk to a parent, teacher, or counselor. Step Reduce Test Anxiety I get so nervous before a test I feel sick. Before a test, I feel calm and confident. OUTSIDE ASSIGNMENT – Interview two other students. Find out what causes them stress and what they do to relieve their stress. 9