Ramirez & Beilock, 2011: Writing their thoughts and feelings about final exam increased test scores among 9th grade students who were anxious test-takers
Ramirez, G., & Beilock, S. L. (2011). Writing about testing worries boosts exam performance in the classroom. science, 331(6014), 211-213.Download PDF
9th-grade students given the opportunity to write down thoughts and feelings about the first final exam of high school immediately before taking the test earned higher scores if they were anxious about test-taking (B+ vs. B-).