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Second Chances at Learning

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In a 1992 article in College Teaching, authors Mealy and Host identify three types of students who report high levels of anxiety during exams; those who lack adequate study skills, those who can study but are easily distracted during an exam, and students who mistakenly believe they know how to study but still do poorly on the exam and blame the instructor or think the exam was “unfair”. Seventy-five percent of these students with high anxiety want instructors to conduct some kind of review before the test. They report being less anxious after attending these review sessions.

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