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Looking for "guinea pigs" to see if my theory on test anxiety works for other people

tapny1tapny1 Alum Member
edited April 2021 in General 181 karma

Do you "shut down", or otherwise find yourself unable to think straight as soon as that timer starts counting down? If you are game, please try my test anxiety tip: full-on smiling during your toughest sections. I mean a wide grin, not a slight-curve-to-satisfy-the-school-photographer kind of small smile. Will you try it and report back in the poll and/or comments?

Smiling during anxiety
  1. Did you reduce anxiety while you were smiling?4 votes
    1. Yes, I had less anxiety
    2. No I didn't have less anxiety


  • emaanc99emaanc99 Member
    55 karma

    will try and let you know after I take a PT today, this sounds super interesting!

  • Law and YodaLaw and Yoda Alum Member
    edited April 2021 4289 karma

    I'll try this on my next PT.
    I'm laughing already to the thought of a proctor on the other end of the camera seeing this during the Flex :lol:

  • McBeck418McBeck418 Member
    500 karma

    I will give it a try :smiley:

  • tapny1tapny1 Alum Member
    181 karma

    thanks everyone! and yes- I would warn the proctor about this!

  • Slow is FastSlow is Fast Alum Member
    445 karma

    What an interesting experiment! I'll guess that my smile will turn into a grimace, lol.

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