TACKLING TEST ANXIETY:
A GUIDED ONLINE COURSE
Are you struggling with test anxiety and have no idea how you’ll overcome it?
WE HAVE A SOLUTION FOR YOU!
Tackle Your Anxiety
your true potential
Teachers & Students
Do You Have Test
Here are some of the test anxiety symptoms that show you could benefit from our test anxiety class:
• Heart racing
• Inability to breathe properly
• Dry mouth
• Mind going blank
• Sweaty palms
• Headache/ migraines
• Butterflies in your stomach
• Freezing up
• Racing thoughts
• Feeling hopeless
• Stomach upset
If you suffer from any of the above symptoms every time you’re
about to sit for a test, check out our course to have experts help you overcome your anxiety.
MEET THE INSTRUCTORS AND THE COURSE
Christina L. Aranda, Ph.D.
Dr. Aranda is a Licensed Psychologist who treats various adult concerns with a special interest in anxiety, trauma, & stress management. She is also passionate and has vast experience in helping students to achieve their educational and personal goals. Dr. Aranda has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Stanford University. She also has a doctorate from the University of Oregon (UO).
Janell M. Mihelic, PH.D.
Dr. Mihelic is a Licensed Psychologist who works with adolescents and adults on various concerns, with special interest and expertise in anxiety, stress management, & trauma. She’s also passionate about working with clients with learning disabilities. Dr. Mihelic has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Nevada State College (NSC) and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).
WHAT DOES THIS ONLINE CLASS INCLUDE?
This comprehensive course consists of a mixture of lecture videos, written summaries of video content, and worksheets/ assignments. It’s important to watch each video and thoughtfully complete each assignment. You will get out of this course what you put into it.
The course curriculum is as follows:
Section 1: INTRODUCTION
Section 2: WHAT IS TEST ANXIETY?
Section 3: UNDERSTANDING YOUR TEST ANXIETY
Section 4: USING RELAXATION TO COMBAT TEST ANXIETY
Section 5: WORKING WITH YOUR THOUGHTS TO REDUCE TEST ANXIETY
Section 6: STRATEGIES FOR EFFECTIVE STUDYING
Section 7: TEST DAY TIPS
Section 8: OTHER CONSIDERATIONS AND CLOSING
COMMON MYTHS OF TEST ANXIETY
Myth 1: Test anxiety isn’t real.
Actually, test anxiety can be debilitating and causes a great deal of distress. Its symptoms and impact are very real.
Myth 2: Any level of test anxiety is bad.
Some test anxiety can actually be helpful. A healthy amount of nerves can increase performance, while too little or too much can decrease performance on tests.
Myth 3: It is impossible to get over test anxiety.
Test anxiety is very treatable. Completing the activities in this course will give you a head start in tackling test anxiety, which can help you improve your overall performance.
Myth 4: If I just study really hard and take every test-prep course, the test anxiety will go away.
While effective test prep is a key component to reducing anxiety, it is important to practice stress management as part of that prep.
Myth 5: Test anxiety only impacts students who are still in school.
People in the legal, medical, scientific fields, and other professional communities know that test anxiety can impact you at any point. It can even stop people from pursuing career opportunities, including certifications and licensures.
COMMON COGNITIVE TEST ANXIETY DISTORTIONS
Your thoughts affect your emotions and behaviors. What you tell yourself can either work for you or against you. Cognitive distortions, as introduced and studied by Aaron T. Beck and David D. Burns, refer to exaggerated and irrational thought patterns. They’ll make you see reality inaccurately and may increase anxiety levels.
Here is a list of some cognitive distortions commonly linked to test anxiety, and examples of these distortions…
This is a situation where you view things as either too good or too bad. If your test result is anything but perfect, you regard yourself as a complete failure. For instance, if your test result is not an A, you’ve failed. Or, if you don’t know the first answer, you’ll not know the rest of the answers.
This is where you view a negative event as a never-ending pattern of failure. For instance, if you fail a particular test, you’ll never enroll in a nursing program. Or, if you fail to get good grades in your first test, you’ll never get a good grade.
Disqualifying the Positive.
This is where you disregard a positive experience and insist that it doesn’t count for one reason or another. This way, you maintain negative beliefs that are contradicted by your daily experiences. For instance, you disregard all the times your performance was good and concentrate on the times you performed poorly. Or, you focus on the questions that you don’t know and disregard the ones that you knew.
IS THIS TEST ANXIETY CLASS FOR ME?
If you are a test-taker who is high school age or older and need guidance in managing your test anxiety and effectively preparing for your exams, enroll for our test anxiety class.
This course will help you learn:
• How to approach your tests with confidence and focus.
• Ways to manage anxiety and bring out your true potential.
Our test anxiety class is an online program created by psychologists to help you manage your test anxiety. You’ll learn to work with your thoughts, emotions, and body in preparation for your test. You’ll be able to approach your test with confidence and remain focused throughout. The course will enable you to identify the root of your anxiety and help you to shift your focus to performing to your potential.
Enroll for out test anxiety class today and kick-start your journey to overcoming test anxiety. Remember that your efforts will determine the gains you’ll achieve from this guided online test anxiety course.