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10/7/2013 3:28 pm

Test anxiety is a common experience that many students have before taking an assessment or during the actual exam. It is frustrating to draw a blank during an assessment or to become so nervous that you cannot concentrate enough to answer the questions. There are many interrelated factors that cause anxiety—often fear of failure, fear of how others will view you if you perform poorly, and concern about past performances. There are a number of ways to tame test anxiety, which may be robbing you of the satisfaction associated with passing an assessment.

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10/4/2013 3:55 pm

Do you know about Academic Services at WGU? The resources that WGU students work with most frequently are their student mentors and course mentors. The Academic Services department is the "next-door neighbor" to Mentoring and consists of many teams that assist students and guide them on their path to academic, placement, and professional success.

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9/30/2013 2:06 pm

When Amber Wiltgen was in her online accounting degree program at WGU, she was able to make excellent use of the online university’s competency-based education model to accelerate quickly through her program. After one particularly successful term, Amber’s mentor Autumn asked her to jot down her top 10 tips for being a successful student so that Autumn could share them with her other students.

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9/18/2013 2:38 pm

At WGU, each student is assigned a personal faculty member to work with them as a mentor throughout their time at WGU. Additionally, each course has its own course mentors, subject-matter experts who are available to help students get through course material. Advice from your mentors is invaluable as you make your way through your online degree program. But we also want you to benefit from the wisdom of mentors not necessarily assigned to you, so occasionally, The Night Owl features advice from WGU mentors in colleges throughout the university.

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