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How to Overcome
ACT and SAT Test Anxiety
The ACT and SAT tests
Are difficult tests.
There is no doubt about it.
“Because these tests are designed
to predict how well students will
do in college, mountains of
pressure are associated wi...
Even extremely bright students
Are often frozen in
fear when facing
theses giants.
Test anxiety
Is a very real struggle for many students.
At Oxford Tutoring
We believe in not only preparing students with content and strategy, but also in helping
them overcome ...
Here are some recommended steps to overcome ACT and SAT test anxiety.
Here are some recommended steps to overcome ACT and SAT test anxiety.
Breathe
Breathing is something we
Do without thinking.
It may seem simple.
That’s not the type of breathing
we are referring to.
We are talking about deep breathing.
““The parasympathetic nervous
system is what control our fight
or flight response. Deep
breathing triggers our
parasympath...
The technique we recommend is something we call the 5-2-5
5
Breathe in deeply through
your nose for five
seconds.
2
Hold y...
At the start
of your SAT or ACT test
When you are
feeling overwhelmed
While you are
practicing
Use the 5-2-5
Practice
Practice
Another basic, but often overlook concept is
These tests are both almost 4
hours long.
It is difficult for your brain to focus for that length of
time.
“Just like in a basketball game,
coaches cannot expect players to
be able to run for more than an
hour without preparing t...
It is the same for the ACT and SAT. You can do it you just need to practice.
Take practice tests
That way you get used to
...
Practice
In a setting similar to the ACT and SAT tests.
Practice
Timing yourself to get used to the pace.
Practice
Strateg...
Prepare
Ahead of time.
Prepare
Nothing will cause panic quite
like feeling unprepared.
If you have not put the time and effort into getting
ready for the...
“Practice, but make sure to give
yourself enough time so that the
practice will be a benefit to you.
“
Practicing the night before
Is not going to
give you the
confidence you
need to take the
test.
Prepare
That way you can walk into the room on test day and know exactly what type of animal
you are facing and how to tak...
Give yourself
some grace
You are doing college -level
work.
This is a hard test.
Most high school do not have the
time to prepare you
With the type of knowledge you will need to have to
take the ACT and ...
“Do yourself a favor, don’t expect
perfection right off the bat. The
ACT and the SAT are like a
marathon, not a sprint.
“
Consistent
practice
A lot of
time
Hard
work
It takes
Show yourself some grace.
You will not get
there overnight,
but if you
understand that it
will take time and
are willing t...
Take the test
with confidence!
You’ve
prepared
You’ve
Put in the time
You’ve
practiced
You even have your
Breathing technique.
“Now take the test with
confidence! You have got this.
You are ready. Believe that. We
are rooting for you!
“
Oxford Tutoring
Need practice
tests, private
tutoring, or
courses to get
ready for the ACT
or SAT?
Call Oxford
Tutoring!
(...
Credits
Special thanks to all the people who made and
released these awesome resources for free:
▪ Presentation template b...
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How to Overcome ACT and SAT Test Anxiety

  1. 1. How to Overcome ACT and SAT Test Anxiety
  2. 2. The ACT and SAT tests Are difficult tests. There is no doubt about it.
  3. 3. “Because these tests are designed to predict how well students will do in college, mountains of pressure are associated with the ACT and SAT. “
  4. 4. Even extremely bright students Are often frozen in fear when facing theses giants.
  5. 5. Test anxiety Is a very real struggle for many students.
  6. 6. At Oxford Tutoring We believe in not only preparing students with content and strategy, but also in helping them overcome their fear by giving them confidence to tackle the ACT and SAT.
  7. 7. Here are some recommended steps to overcome ACT and SAT test anxiety.
  8. 8. Here are some recommended steps to overcome ACT and SAT test anxiety. Breathe
  9. 9. Breathing is something we Do without thinking. It may seem simple.
  10. 10. That’s not the type of breathing we are referring to. We are talking about deep breathing.
  11. 11. ““The parasympathetic nervous system is what control our fight or flight response. Deep breathing triggers our parasympathetic nervous system, neutralizes stress and elicits a calming feeling.” Denise Scarbro “
  12. 12. The technique we recommend is something we call the 5-2-5 5 Breathe in deeply through your nose for five seconds. 2 Hold your breath for two seconds. 5 Then, exhale through your mouth for five seconds.
  13. 13. At the start of your SAT or ACT test When you are feeling overwhelmed While you are practicing Use the 5-2-5
  14. 14. Practice
  15. 15. Practice Another basic, but often overlook concept is
  16. 16. These tests are both almost 4 hours long. It is difficult for your brain to focus for that length of time.
  17. 17. “Just like in a basketball game, coaches cannot expect players to be able to run for more than an hour without preparing them for it. So players practice to build up their stamina. “
  18. 18. It is the same for the ACT and SAT. You can do it you just need to practice. Take practice tests That way you get used to taking the four hour test. Get private tutoring ACT and SAT private tutoring can help give you the strategies to practice well. Sign up for a course Our ACT and SAT courses holistically prepare students to practice with confidence.
  19. 19. Practice In a setting similar to the ACT and SAT tests. Practice Timing yourself to get used to the pace. Practice Strategies you’ve learned through tutoring.
  20. 20. Prepare
  21. 21. Ahead of time. Prepare
  22. 22. Nothing will cause panic quite like feeling unprepared. If you have not put the time and effort into getting ready for the test, then fear is a completely expected reaction.
  23. 23. “Practice, but make sure to give yourself enough time so that the practice will be a benefit to you. “
  24. 24. Practicing the night before Is not going to give you the confidence you need to take the test.
  25. 25. Prepare That way you can walk into the room on test day and know exactly what type of animal you are facing and how to take it down.
  26. 26. Give yourself some grace
  27. 27. You are doing college -level work. This is a hard test.
  28. 28. Most high school do not have the time to prepare you With the type of knowledge you will need to have to take the ACT and the SAT.
  29. 29. “Do yourself a favor, don’t expect perfection right off the bat. The ACT and the SAT are like a marathon, not a sprint. “
  30. 30. Consistent practice A lot of time Hard work It takes
  31. 31. Show yourself some grace. You will not get there overnight, but if you understand that it will take time and are willing to put in the hours, you will get there.
  32. 32. Take the test with confidence!
  33. 33. You’ve prepared You’ve Put in the time You’ve practiced
  34. 34. You even have your Breathing technique.
  35. 35. “Now take the test with confidence! You have got this. You are ready. Believe that. We are rooting for you! “
  36. 36. Oxford Tutoring Need practice tests, private tutoring, or courses to get ready for the ACT or SAT? Call Oxford Tutoring! (949) 681-0388
  37. 37. Credits Special thanks to all the people who made and released these awesome resources for free: ▪ Presentation template by SlidesCarnival ▪ Photographs by Unsplash 37
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    Nov. 4, 2016

At Oxford Tutoring, we believe in not only preparing our students for the test as far as content and strategy goes, but also in helping them overcome their fear by giving them the confidence to tackle the ACT and the SAT. Here are some Oxford Tutoring recommended steps to overcome ACT and SAT test anxiety.

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