For today’s post we brought in recently licensed marriage and family therapist Megan Riley to share her thoughts on controlling test day anxiety.
When you’re anxious, your body secretes adrenaline. It’s a super basic human response that you’ve probably heard about as the fight-or-flight response. It’s only really helpful though if you are, say, getting ready to fight off a predator. The problem is, there aren’t a whole lot of pouncing mountain lions in LSAT study.
In fact, adrenaline, while wonderful for various physically demanding or life-threatening situations, isn’t so great for taking a test of standardized logic.