Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Power Of A Pencil To Reduce Test Anxiety?

pencilpowerYou might be saying, “Uh,
how can a pencil reduce test anxiety?”

Well, a study reported in the journal Science found that students who spend 10 minutes before an exam writing about their thoughts and feelings can free up brainpower by focusing on their worries and fears.

The researchers found that students who were prone to test anxiety improved their test grades by nearly one grade point simply by writing about their feelings before the exam. So…anyone still own a pencil sharpener?

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