Positive VibesTalk yourself up, you are your own worst critic so, start telling yourself how you are going to rock that exam and blow your professor's mind with your incredibly intelligent essay, short answers, and general knowledge. The more you build yourself up, the less room you have for any doubt that you are going to fail. You can do this and once you believe it, it will happen.
Focus On YouDon't fixate on what anyone else is doing, especially once you are in the testing room. As soon as that test starts, you are the only one in that room and you are going to take your time and read every question thoroughly and take the time to answer everything. If you need to take your eyes off your paper to refocus, just close your eyes and take a couple deep breaths.
ReadBefore you even start writing anything, read through the test, every question and all of the instructions. A lot of people get so overwhelmed by the test that they don't take the time to read everything and take in all of the details. Take a few minutes and read through the test to plan your strategy of attack.
Tests and exams really are the worst, because some people just genuinely don't test well, no matter how much they study. Stress does worse things to your body than a test ever could. Going into any test this exam season just remember to stay calm and keep telling yourself that you are going to destroy whatever your professor throws your way.