Something I just realized today. I was in a really, really pissed off mood going to school today, on account of some stupid security guard, and some cops who blockaded the street I was going to park on. This made me late for my class, in which I had a test. I walked in in such a pissed off mood that I couldn't focus much on what I'd studied. I guess the adrenaline from feeling angry at the cops and the guard was still pumping in me, because I had a really hard time focusing. I ran out of time, and couldn't get 3 out of the 10 questions on it. I probably got a a high C or low B, where I really wanted and felt I deserved an A.
Right after the test, when I was walking to my car, it all flooded back. I knew how to find the answers to the questions I'd missed, it was all in my head, I'd just drawn a blank during the test.
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Has anyone had similar experience?
On a side note, does anyone have tips for testing under pressure? Aside from the whole anger thing, I also have trouble keeping my head when I know I only have so much time left.