School Made Easier: A Kid's Guide to Study Strategies and Anxiety-Busting Tools

School Made Easier: A Kid's Guide to Study Strategies and Anxiety-Busting Tools


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Do you ever get nervous before a big test? Do you get butterflies in your stomach before giving a presentation? Do you ever lose track of papers? Do you cram to finish long-term assignments at the last minute? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, this book is for you! School Made Easier will show you how to: Understand your academic stress Use "mind games" to feel less stressed and more confident Problem-solve to cope with stressful situations Organize your papers and files Use executive functioning skills to make homework and studying easier Manage your time wisely Study more effectively Stay calm and cool on test day And much more! Take a look inside, and start reducing your anxiety and increasing your confidence in school. Believe it or not, school can be less stressful and even fun!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

Even when you can’t change the pressures you are facing, you can change how you react to them,” write psychologist Moss and social worker DeLuca-Acconi in their introduction to this guide to handling the stresses that can accompany school, homework, and tests. Over eight chapters, the authors show readers how to recognize the symptoms and types of stress, and then how to combat them through organization, time management, and other tactics that include breathing exercises and study strategies tailored to different kinds of learning. Checklists, q&a sections, step-by-step suggestions, highlighted motivational statements (“There is no one best time to study. Find the time that works best for you”), and brief chapter summaries combine to reassure those readers for whom even spending time with a book about academic pressures might cause anxiety levels to rise. Ages 8–13. (Aug.)

School Library Journal

Gr 5–8—This guide to study strategies contains helpful information for students wishing to understand anxiety and how to overcome the stress of academics. Presented in an easy-to-follow format with pleasing graphics and some workbook-type activities, the text explains how to cope with stress caused by tests and studying and offers suggestions for organizational skills and time management. Individuals can utilize this book on their own, but the subject matter would lend itself more readily to a facilitator guiding readers through it.—Denise Moore, O'Gorman Junior High School, Sioux Falls, SD

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781433813368
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Publication date: 08/28/2013
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

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