Tagged as: Test Prep

How Do You KNOW That You Know?

Some people have a knack for quickly learning and mastering new concepts or skills. As one of these fortunate individuals, and also as someone who has worked with dozens of students in an attempt to help them master new concepts, I possess a body of experience that leads me to conclude the following: effective learning requires the process of self-verification, or, the process of answering the question “how do you …

How proper preparation enables relaxation under pressure

In this article, learn how proper preparation enables relaxation under pressure. A relaxed confidence can be achieved by incrementally challenging oneself. This state of mind enables one to perform at their best in high-pressure environments.

How proper preparation enables relaxation under pressure

In my experience, confidence and relaxation are the keys to success in any situation. Perhaps this goes along with the well quoted saying, “fake it ’til you make …

Vocabulary Sentence Building

Brain Booster #2 Vocabulary Sentence Building How This Boosts Your Brain

This challenge boosts your brain from three angles: vocabulary building, vocabulary usage, and working memory. The benefits of vocabulary building have been expounded time and again (check this article for an insightful view on the topic), but everyday life doesn’t often call on us to use the vocabulary we’ve built. It …

Top 5 Study Tips For Finals

When the time arrives to take your semester finals, do not let test anxiety and poor preparation get the best of you. There is no reason that you cannot rock your final exams! Check out the study tips for finals below.

Top 5 Study Tips for Finals Resist the urge to cram: Plan ahead, and break up your study time into chunks. Focus on Studying: While having calming music …

Test Anxiety Tips

Top 12 Tips For Reducing Test Anxiety

The standardized test crusade initiated by the No Child Left Behind Act has left students under more testing pressures than ever before. While many debate the merits of standardized testing, the reality for students remains having to cope with these pressures.

Luckily, both educators and researchers have learned a great deal about how …

Achieving Your Highest Potential

Visceral Focus: State Of Highest Potential

The road to success and knowledge is paved with visceral focus.

A state of intense concentration is an essential ingredient for high achievers. I argue that such concentration stems from the gut, and that anxiety must be transformed into this visceral focus in order to perform at one’s peak.

What Is Visceral Focus?

The term visceral focus does not exist in the common lexicon …

SAT Preparation Checklist

A Step-by-Step Guide for Raising Your SAT Scores The SAT Preparation Checklist

This SAT Preparation Checklist is designed to help you raise your SAT scores. Whether you’re taking a self-guided prep route or are enrolled in an SAT course or tutoring program, this checklist is for you.

Hopefully you are finding this checklist with at least two months remaining before your test date. The strategies listed …

How to Build Knowledge

Problems with Conventional Approaches to Building Knowledge

I use the phrase “building knowledge” instead of the word “learning” because I want to focus on the building aspect. When I think of learning, I imagine my mind building an ever more complex network of ideas and experiences. It’s the “network” part that is so important—everything is interconnected.

Yet so often it is the case that students learn concepts in isolation of …