ashca2014 wrote:I definitely see it now. It's 3:40am where I am, and I just hopped online because I couldn't sleep (I know...genius sleep hygiene technique). Didn't intend to respond to anything until tomorrow, I was just skimming through responses...but when I saw her's I was propelled into the realm of "oh, helllll no!"
I was kidding. Sorry you took it personally. Thank you, Lieut. I'm glad you found my response humorous.
I also apologize for misrepresenting your gender, ashca. Given our patriarcal society, I always default to the male pronoun.
Here's a serious response from someone who also suffers from crippling testing anxiety: No, I'm not medicated for it. But, aside from the obvious response of getting your skills to a level where everything will become second nature - I found that breathing exercises help. Learn to talk yourself down when you feel yourself spiraling out. To that end, I will suggest a bubbling technique, which is something often overlooked when it comes to actual advice on these boards. When you're bubbling, bubble in chunks. So, for example: For RC: after each passage; for LR: after every 2 pages; for LG: after each game. It'll give you a few seconds to take a break from the test and relax. Those few seconds helped me collect myself.