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In the news: Writing about fears before tests boosts student grades: study

Many students “choke” under exam-time pressure. They become so worried about doing badly that they are unable to perform to the best of their abilities.

But a new study suggests that students can overcome their nervousness – and actually get better grades – if they spend 10 minutes immediately before the examination writing about their fears. It’s as though the writing exercise helps them unload their angst so they can focus all their attention on the test.

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