WHAT IS EXAM ANXIETY?
During exam season most students experience some anxiety. Waiting for your results can feel just as - if not more - overwhelming, sometimes college place depend on good grades. For some people, exam nerves can set in weeks or even months before their exams.
Exam anxiety can present as:
You may experience butterflies in your stomach, sweaty palms, or a racing heart.
You may worry that your memory will let you down
You may fear you will revise the wrong things
You may have trouble sleeping or eating
Feeling pressure from yourself or others
Comparing yourself to others
These feelings of anxiety may make them so nervous they can't rest, and for others fear of failure might make them freeze and feel unable to 'get into' their revision.
Exam stress can affect how we feel, think and behave. You might experience different things before, during and after your exams.