I had a midterm today, and I think I did bad on it even though I studied hard for it. When I first glanced at the paper, I knew how to every problem. But when I started to each problem, my neck started to go stiff, and I couldn't think properly. It seems as if though everything I studied during the past week just completely went straight out of the window. This was very frustrating for me because I had limited amount of time to finish the exam. Nevertheless, I convinced myself to calm down and finished the test anyway. However, I didn't think I performed to the best of my ability because I felt really nervous. I am disappointed because I knew that I could've done better, given that I would have been more relaxed during the exam. If I performed badly during my test, then I have to really get my act together for the final exam to do well in the class. So, having explained my situation, does anyone recommend ways to remain cool during exams? I've just started my upper div physics classes (namely, mechanics & E&M), and I feel that I am going downhill because of my anxiety. Any suggestions are greatly appeciated.