Step 1: What type of test do you feel most comfortable with, and what type brings up more negative feelings? Thinking of a particular situation involving the test type that challenges you, describe how it made you feel and how that feeling affected your performace.
Step 2: Give two of your classmates advice on ways in which they may be able to shift their mindset/perspective in order to feel more confidenct about test-taking (suggest strategies specific to their test type).
Lourdes eats powdered doughnuts for breakfast and chocolate milk that she can get out of the vending machines before class. Between classes, she grabs some chips and a caffeinated drink for lunch. By the end of the day, she is exhausted and can’t study very long before she falls asleep for a few hours. Then, she stays up until 2 a.m. to finish her work and to take care of things she couldn’t do during the day. She feels that she has to eat sugary foods and caffeinated drinks to keep her schedule going and to fit in all her activities. What advice would you give her?