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Synthesis Essay On Test Anxiety

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Tet anxiety is a very common thing among American students, especially for those whore are in higher education. This type of anxiety causes psychological tension that students experience before taking test. In the moment of test anxiety students have a strong feelings of failure that is followed by panic and stress pressure. Apparently many studies have showed that test anxiety often causes students to perform worse on the exam. "Test anxiety: Why it is increasing and 3 ways to curb it" by Valerie Strauss and " Anxiety, Self-Efficacy, and College Exam Grades" by Jennifer Barrows, Samantha Dunn, Carrie A. Lloyd are popular and scholarly articles that discuss test anxiety in US higher education and how it disadvantages students.
In the popular article,"Test anxiety: Why it is increasing and 3 ways to curb it", Valerie Strauss talks about anxiety in US higher education and how it disadvantages students. Author describes that test anxiety effects about 20% of people who attend school and prevents students to succeed in a specific assignment or exam. Author further discusses test anxiety by talking about the works of Annie Murphy who is a famous journalist. She contributed a lot of her work to the test anxiety and how to reduce it by using expressive writing and relaxation exercises. All of her approaches of
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Lloyd are two types of articles that discuss the topic of test anxiety. If comparing two articles it was easier for me to understand the popular one, written by Valerie Strauss. I really liked the simplicity of her language and clear point towards what is test anxiety and how to fight with it. However I would use the scholarly article if I would do a research because it is more accurate for me and all the points are backed up with real evidence such as studies of famous
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