Loric Posted November 21, 2013 Share Posted November 21, 2013 Yes, test anxiety is a legit thing. On the other hand.. you're applying to grad school. You have gotten through high school which is wrought with standardized tests by getting good enough grades and scores (on standardized tests, no less) in order to get into college. Then in college you almost certainly, at the bare minimum, faced some standardized tests at the midpoint and end of every semester for 4 years. That's a lot of tests. You'd think there'd be some coping skills developed by now. You had to have done halfway decent on these tests to be realistically considering graduate school. So what's going on with this forum and the apparent mass freakout of "omg! test anxiety!!!!!!" self fullfilling prophecy? I have this feeling that if there was less emphasis on people's test anxiety as an excuse for a poor score, there'd be more focus on getting better at taking the test... so you don't have to take it for a 27th time. repentwalpurgis, Pol, HansK2012 and 3 others 2 4 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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