Training EFL Students on Relaxation Techniques to Manage Test Taking Anxiety: An Action Research Project

Manar Dahbi


As a matter of fact, many students cannot perform well under testing conditions. They feel over-anxious as they take tests in general. This action research project was carried out with fifty eight second year baccalaureate students from two classes to assess the relationship between anxiety and academic performance in English written tests. To help students overcome this problem they were trained to use stress management techniques to relieve anxiety before and while taking tests. It was assumed that once students felt relaxed, they would be able to perform better.

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