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As Brentwood Academy students enter into exam week, stress levels could start to rise. Students are encouraged to practice simple, healthy coping skills to lower anxiety they may feel about the upcoming assessments. Coping skills help a student distract from stressors, relax their body and process through emotions. It is important for each student to identify what coping skills work for them because the effectiveness of a certain coping skill can vary from person to person.

Another helpful way to lower anxiety is focusing on being prepared. Effectively preparing for exams can give students confidence that naturally lowers anxious feelings. When preparing, it is helpful for students to understand how they should study because studying can look different for different learning styles. Click HERE to visit the How To Study webpage. Housed on the website are studying tips, study skills self-assessments and much more.