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Test Success!: How to Be Calm, Confident and Focused on Any Test
     

Test Success!: How to Be Calm, Confident and Focused on Any Test

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by Ben Bernstein, Marianne Wilma Wyss (Designed by), Marcia Lieberman (Photographer)
 

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A comprehensive training guide on how to improve test scores, these lessons avoid memorization and answering strategies and instead address the test-taker individually to determine what he or she needs personally to perform well at test time. Based on 40 years of teaching experience and 30 years of clinical psychology experience, this book distills the best

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A comprehensive training guide on how to improve test scores, these lessons avoid memorization and answering strategies and instead address the test-taker individually to determine what he or she needs personally to perform well at test time. Based on 40 years of teaching experience and 30 years of clinical psychology experience, this book distills the best practices used by elite athletes, artists, and top business performers to create a system that can be applied to any test, including the SAT, ACT, LSAT, MCAT, GRE, licensing exams, finals, and even driving tests. The system trains users to be calm, confident, and focused: the durable and dependable “three legged stool” for successful performance. Also included are special chapters for parents and teachers to learn how to be helpful to their children and students as well as online access to additional test prep material for further study.

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“Offers straightforward and easy-to-learn methods for staying focused, relaxed and efficient under pressure. Based upon proven psychological strategies, Dr. Bernstein's approach is a real eye opener—and it works! Want higher test scores? This is the program you need.”  —Thomas W. Phelan, PhD, author, 1, 2, 3 Magic

“Bernstein’s book deserves national attention. It is only a matter of time until that happens.”  —Albert Johnson, former director, Young Adult Services, Los Angeles Public Library

“Dr. Bernstein’s advice is simple, effective and downright magical. This book will help parents learn how to support their student—no matter how test-phobic—through the gauntlet of standardized testing of middle school, high school, college, and beyond.”  —Catherine Hunter, head, San Francisco Friends School

“Kaplan, Princeton Review, and College Board take note: Ben Bernstein is adding a major piece to the test prep puzzle.”  —Sandra and Ian Griffin, Step into College series

“Bernstein has put together wonderful suggestions for tackling testing.”  —Deborah Meier, author, In Schools We Trust

“I have seen Ben Bernstein help scores of students achieve peak performance when it counts. Test Success! is an astonishing rendition of what it is like to be coached personally by Dr. Bernstein.”  —Charles N. Bertolami, dean, New York University

"I believe this book is a great tool that we parents can use to help our children to develop their confidence in taking tests and improve their performance even more."  —Trish Lopez, www.theallaroundmom.info

"With a combination of proven test-taking techniques and stress management, Ben Bernstein's Test Success! can help any kid do his or her best."  —Brian Nadel

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780981995939
Publisher:
Spark Avenue
Publication date:
03/01/2012
Pages:
202
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
13 Years

Meet the Author

Ben Bernstein, PhD, is a psychologist, teacher, and performance coach whose career has spanned 40 years in education, psychology, and the arts, including coaching in such diverse settings as psychiatric hospitals, prisons, primary schools, and universities. He was invited to be a resource artist at the Sundance Institute, where he worked one-on-one with writers who subsequently went on to win Pulitzer Prizes, Tony Awards, and Academy Awards. He lives in Oakland, California.

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Test Success!: How to Be Calm, Confident and Focused on Any Test 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
reesspace More than 1 year ago
The 411 by Maria: This book is beneficial to anyone in school. Whether you are in Middle or High School, College or have gone back to school as an adult, the cut right to it information is easy to follow. Mr. Bernstein's section on Dealing with Distraction is worth the amount of the book. Distraction was my biggest culprit in school and the three tools Mr. Bernstein mentions Stop, Look At What You Are Doing, Listen and Fulfill are easy lessons to follow and will have you sitting up taller in your chair because your confidence level will get a much needed boost and your butt the kick in the pants it needs to really achieve what it is you want out of yourself. Be the best you can be and with books like these you can't lose