Test anxiety can impede your ability to demonstrate what you have actually learned in a class. Be sure to let your instructor know (in advance) if you believe your performance is negatively impacted by anxiety, and talk over any suggestions the instructor offers. Significant anxiety may warrant accommodations (such as extended time, an alternate setting for test taking) which can be discussed through Disabilities Services in the Student Academic Support Center.
Luther College is an environment rich with resources. For support to manage anxiety around tests or performance of any kind, contact the Counseling Service at (563)387-1375. For assistance with study skills, test preparation, and time management, contact the Counseling Service or the Student Academic Support Center at (563)387-1270.
The American Test Anxiety Association is another helpful resource.