The following post is from Noodle Education.
If the thought of taking the ACT, SAT, or any other big test makes you want to pull the covers over your head in the morning, you might be genetically predisposed to experience stress acutely.
Recent research has linked a genetic variation with high sensitivity to stressful situations, such as important tests. However, research also shows that individuals with this variation can perform well in stressful situations if they have adequately prepared for them. Preparations that simulate the stress of the actual event (e.g., taking practice tests under conditions that resemble those found on test day) are particularly helpful as they can “inoculate” an individual against this stress.
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