About

Julia Wasson
Julia Wasson is the executive director of Doorway to College Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit located in Iowa City, Iowa. Doorway to College Foundation strives to make high-quality college preparation services — including test preparation for the ACT, PSAT, and SAT— accessible to students from all economic backgrounds. Check the Doorway to College blog for additional tips.

Managing Test Anxiety for the ACT / SAT

Researchers estimate that between 10 and 40 percent of all students experience some test anxiety. According to Morgan Grotewiel, Ph.D., Adjunct Faculty in the University of Missouri-St. Louis Department of Counseling and Family Therapy, “Test-anxious people perceive testing situations as personally threatening, and they respond with intense emotional reactions.” This can range from little more …