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Writing About Anxiety Helps Students Ace Exams

Research says test performance improves when students write about their worries

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Photo of a teacher sitting at a desk , blackboard with the word EXAM, and students taking a test.

Writing down one's negative thoughts before an exam may help students get better grades according to a new study by researchers at University of Chicago.

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Cover of the January 14, 2011 issue of the journal Science.

The researchers' findings are described in the January 14, 2011 issue of the journal Science.

Credit: Copyright AAAS 2011

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