Text anxiety is common for students no matter what their academic level. A little anxiety is a good thing - it kicks you into gear to study and work hard to meet your goals. It's when it gets to the point that it makes you feel overwhelmed or physically ill that it stops being helpful and becomes debilitating.
Anxiety about test taking can come from a lot of things. If you have a history of bad experiences connected with taking tests that can carry over to a new environment even though you may be a very different person than you were before. Lack of training in preparing for exams and dealing with a variety of exam questions can trigger significant anxiety. If you have crammed for an exam or know that your grasp of concepts and terms is shaky at best you should be anxious. Distractions in the classroom before and during the exam can also contribute to a sense of uneasiness that effects your concentration.
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