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Just hearing about an exam provokes anxiety and fear in many people across the globe Just a few days ago thousands of students across the nation participated in the PSAT examination Even though the examination is only a practice for the real SAT many students were still nervous about the outcome of the exam If a student is afraid or nervous when taking an exam they are prone to make more errors than they would in a normal situation One begins to wonder after taking test after test what the point of test taking really is In school it feels as if once we finish taking one test were preparing for another test and the cycle just continues on and on Myself as well as many other students have realized that once a test is completed much of the information studied before was forgotten This is due to cramming or not studying the whole concept just what will be on the test An analysis of the way exams are administered and the content of the exams proved one thing exams dont accurately measure intelligenceIts very difficult to tell how a student may perform on a certain day In past tests and exams the student might have scored very highly but he could be having a very bad day When a test is administered no one takes into account the external factors such as not feeling well or just previously having an argument with a friend Meador When grading a test the teacher wouldnt know whether or not the student had something going on at home or if he just didnt feel good that day Other people get really nervous about the exam because their reputation is at risk and they are afraid of even making one mistake Davies Sometimes during a test students forget everything they have studied leading up to the test even if they prepared well In other instances students are smart and
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