I've discovered the key to law school test taking anxiety.
Study hard. (;-)>
Throughout law school I studied enough of each subject to get a B. That habit was acquired in high school and I can't seem to shake it. I can get A's when I try but I seem to be satisfied with B's (along with the occasional unplanned for A and C). And as a result of this lazy habit I've carried with me this nagging feeling that Mr. Murphy (and that pesky Law of his) was going to bite me in the ass someday. Fortunately I've been able to stay a step ahead of him. As a result, my GPA in law school is right around 3.0. I don't know what that says about me but it's too late to worry about it now (knock on my wooden head).
As I was saying, the key to law school test taking anxiety is to study like you're taking the Bar Exam.
I've mentioned before that my school runs on the four year program. All of the subjects that are tested on the bar exam are covered in the first three years. During the the fourth year, you can either go with the standard program and review all of the subjects in six week increments, or take electives. I ended up taking a couple of electives (Immigration law, Family law), but mostly followed the default program. My last class happens to be a combo Con Law/Evidence review and the final exam is tomorrow. My "final", Final.
I know most of you have already taken your last test and I have read your posts with envy as you talked about being done with school. Well, my last test is tomorrow and I've noticed that by preparing for the Bar I've exceeded the amount of studying that I would have otherwise done for a regular class such as this. And as a result I have almost no anxiety about this exam. Hey, it's only two subjects! How hard can that be?
File this in the "If I only knew then what I know now." folder.