Every student at some point in his or her collegiate career has been affected by test anxiety. This is completely normal and to be expected, especially from underclassmen. To an extent, anxiety can actually help you perform better on your test. At times though, anxiety becomes too much to handle thus affecting the performance of the student taking the test. This is when test anxiety becomes a problem and must be quickly addressed before a student’s academic career becomes jeopardized.

A study method that is very common on college campuses and preferred by a multitude of students is the PQRST method. PQRST allows a student to focus on studying and aids them in correlating the information to how it's going to be used on the test. This method also allows for better time management practices since it breaks down the study process into five different steps.