Beat Test Anxiety

Test anxiety symptoms are real and overwhelming when they are out of control. You recognize the signs of sweaty palms, headaches, stomach pains, dizziness, and many other physical indicators. Even when you prepared for the test, you were calm and ready to tackle any situation – except test anxiety. The pressure to perform well for […]

via Test Anxiety: What it Means for You and Your Grades — Center for International Education and Study Abroad

When Should I Take the ACT? — link private tutoring

Sophomore year? Junior year? Students and parents are always asking me when a college-bound student should take the ACT or the SAT for the first time. The answer in most cases is the September or October administration of a student’s junior year. This allows her to have a baseline to help create a study plan […]

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ACT and SAT scores not only predictor of college success

For admissions offices that are strapped for time, test scores can provide a place to start to identify whether or not a student will be successful, but da Silva also said there has to be a commitment to reviewing each application and reading the students’ stories as well. “At the end of the day, that’s what it’s about: Whether or not the student will be successful within my curriculum, and keeping in mind that you don’t want to shut the door,” she said.

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Teachers Note Top Factors in Math Success

1. Top 3 success factors

Teachers said the top three success factors for high math performance are: working hard to understand math concepts and knowing when to apply them versus simply memorizing formulas (75 percent); having the desire, initiative, and motivation to succeed (63 percent); and having confidence in their abilities and believing they can succeed (48 percent).”

Meditation App for Teens

Headspace is not specifically for test anxiety, but it can be a great addition to any teen’s study skills toolbox. Most teens I teach or tutor have never meditate d. That’s not surprising. What does surprise me, however, is that few teens have even one coping mechanism for stress. Deep breathing, exercise, journaling, and other activities designed to slow or distract the anxious mind help. – Laura Link
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Test Prep Tips

Spring is finally upon us—which means longer days, warmer weather, and the impending dread of finals week. While this may not be your first rodeo, it doesn’t mean that you don’t get anxious come test time. Test anxiety can be extremely debilitating and drastically alter your performance. According to the ADAA, the causes of test […]

via Final Exam Prep: 10 Study Tips to Combat Test Anxiety — eNotes Blog