All posts in category Strategies

Breathing for Stress Relief

An illustrated menu of breathing options from the NYT: Consciously changing the way you breathe appears to send a signal to the brain to adjust the parasympathetic branch of the nervous system, which can slow heart rate and digestion and promote feelings of calm as well as the sympathetic system, which controls the release of […]

Taking on Test Anxiety

Some test anxiety tips here, plus a bunch of additional test-taking skills outlined here. Avoid thinking you need to cram just before Strive for a relaxed state of concentration Avoid speaking with any fellow students who have not prepared, who express negativity, who will distract your preparation A program of exercise is said to sharpen […]