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Thursday, February 17, 2005

Test Anxiety

I think I've got it -- test anxiety that is.

It was very disheartening for me today to see almost no one is reviewing their math dictionaries or doing their homework regularly. We're only a couple of weeks into the first semester and the first unit test is days away. I know no one wants to check in here just to get chided for not doing their homework but it seems to me you're all suffering from cognitive dissonance. Here is what I know from what you've told me:

  • You all want to get marks between 80% and 100%.
  • You don't do your homework.
  • You thought the information about the forgetting curve was helpful.
  • You don't read your math dictionaries regularly.
Hmmm....something here doesn't add up. All the material I've read says the best way to overcome test anxiety is to be prepared. I spend huge amounts of time preparing for each and every class we have and I think I have test anxiety....do you?

3 Comments:

At 2/18/2005 12:55 PM, Blogger blogster_gherard™ said...

Gee... I don't know how to put this in words Mr K..Regarding that I am your student last semester.. I should have known that doing my assignments and reading my math dictionary are essential for me to pass this course. *sigh* I feel kinda embarassed... I admit that I am always slacking off, and I don't even bother to attempt to do my assignments.. For me.. I feel that you're doing your job as a teacher very well while I'n not doing my part as your student. (^_^) I guess.. It's time for me to get rid of my bad habits and devote myself to read my math dictionary and do my assignments. Cheers Mr K.!

 
At 2/19/2005 5:42 AM, Blogger Adrien G said...

I agree with gherard( you are doing and exceptional job as a teacher) but on my behalf i cant say i haven't been doing it i just cant say i have everyday. I work as you know and theres only what 12pi hours in aday and that isn't enough but thats what weekends are for to catch up . but excuses are not a solution so we must be responsble for our actions right?

 
At 2/19/2005 10:43 PM, Blogger rafaelos said...

yes! i agree too to gerard's post. come to think of it... what's the point of doing our first online assignment here (the study help and test taking techniques) if we did not put them into actions? and i seriously think I have test anxiety....

 

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