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Author: Su Dorland
Publisher: Milton, Qld. : WrightBooks, 2009.
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The first test-prep guide to conquering the toughest exam challenge of all--stress! Each year millions of high school and college students sit down to the make-or-break SAT or final exams. And while the content of a course may not be impossible to master, for many, the stress surrounding an exam often is. In Exam Stress? No Worries! trained psychologist Su Dorland gives frazzled students insights into the causes of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Dorland, Su.
Exam stress? No worries!
Milton, Qld. : WrightBooks, 2009
(DLC) 2010481118
(OCoLC)649830181
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Su Dorland
ISBN: 9780730375968 073037596X 9780730375975 0730375978
OCLC Number: 828423671
Notes: Some online versions lack accompanying media packaged with the printed version.
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 254 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Part I. : Why do some people get anxious and not others? --
1. : Why exams can make students anxious --
What is anxiety? --
How much anxiety is too much? --
Are you chronically anxious or exam-phobic? --
Chapter summary --
2. : Why students have different responses to exams --
Patterns --
Borrowed patterns --
Child patterns --
Adult insight --
Scripts --
Script systems --
Putting patterns and scripts together --
Chapter summary --
Part II. : Why do I get anxious about exams? --
3. : Discovering the causes of your exam anxiety --
Centering --
Grounding --
Finding your borrowed patternsFinding your child patterns --
Exercises to connect with both borrowed and child patterns --
How much adult insight are you currently using? --
Figuring out your script and its system --
The good news --
Chapter summary --
Part III. : How do I get rid of my exam anxiety? --
4. : How to change your internal bodily experiences --
The effects of exams on your body --
Chapter summary --
5. : How to change your behaviour --
The effects of exams on your behaviour --
Planning and managing your time --
Planning a study session --
Revising while coping with a crisis or major event in your lifeLook after yourself --
Chapter summary --
6. : How to change your beliefs and feelings --
The effects of beliefs and feelings on your exams --
Chapter summary --
7. : How to change your memories and fantasies --
Reinforcing memories --
Reinforcing fantasies --
Chapter summary --
Part IV. : How do I cope the two big P's? --
8. : Coping with perfectionism --
Isn't it good to be a perfectionist? --
Making sure your goals are not driven by perfectionism --
Chapter summary --
9. : Stop procrastinating! --
What exactly is procrastination? --
Exercise 31: estimating your procrastination tendenciesHow do you procrastinate? --
Why do you procrastinate? --
The advantages and disadvantages of procrastinating --
Combating procrastination --
Chapter summary --
Part V. : But I don't feel like a 'typical' student --
10. : Special hints for students mixing work or other commitments and study --
Time management is crucial --
Patterns, script systems and the busy student --
Chapter summary --
11. : Special hints for off-campus students --
Don't drop out! --
Time management for off-campus students --
Studying in isolation --
Communicating with those close to youPatterns, script systems and the off-campus student --
Extra hints for off-campus students --
Chapter summary --
12. : Special hints for mature-age students --
Options of entry for mature-age students --
Special issues for mature-age students --
Some research on mature-age students --
Patterns, scripts and the mature-age student --
Extra hints for mature-age students --
A final word for mature-age students --
Chapter summary --
13. : Special hints for international students --
Dealing with homesickness --
Typical pressures on international students --
Adjustment takes time.
Responsibility: by Su Dorland.

Abstract:

The first test-prep guide to conquering the toughest exam challenge of all--stress! Each year millions of high school and college students sit down to the make-or-break SAT or final exams. And while the content of a course may not be impossible to master, for many, the stress surrounding an exam often is. In Exam Stress? No Worries! trained psychologist Su Dorland gives frazzled students insights into the causes of exam anxiety, why some people get anxious about exams and why others don't, steps for coping with the two Ps (perfectionism and procrastination), and.

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