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Test Prep Workshop Offered at St. Luke's School to Area High School

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Advanced and Structured Preparation Found to Decrease Stress and Increase Test Results


According to the US Department of Education, test anxiety can significantly lower test scores. The level of student stress directly correlates to the ability to function and perform well on such exams. Research has found that the single-best approach to reducing stress and increasing scores is advanced and structured preparation.


The New Year offers students with a renewed opportunity to learn and implement skills and strategies that will decrease stress and increase performance. To this end, St. Luke’s School is making the S4, Successful Study Skills 4 Students 5-Steps to Test Success Workshop available to all area students.


Advanced studying and preparation is the single best method students can use to do well on tests and midterms,” said Jim Yavenditti, Head of Upper School at St. Luke’s. “The S4 program provides students with the needed skills and strategies for enhanced learning and retention, increasing their abilities to do well on tests. Students that have attended previous S4 workshops held on the St. Luke’s campus, have gained valuable study skills which have been reflected in their attitude and performance.


The workshop is being offered at the St. Luke’s School, Saturday, February 2, from 10:00 am -1:30 pm with a 30-minute lunch break which will be provided. The workshop is open to all area students.


The 5-Steps for Test Success Workshop is designed to increase student confidence and reduce stress, by providing a clear road-map and structured approach in the preparation of tests, following instruction in a 5-step process:


1.    How-to prepare, uncover & zero-in each test subject
2.    How-to organize materials for studying
3.    Specifically how-to study for each subject
4.    How-to plan & manage time to focused and on track
5.    How to overcome stress & anxiety


Students will learn:



  • How-to study for mid-terms and other tests

  • How-to organize notes and materials from which to study

  • How -to make study guides

  • How-to remember what shouldn't be forgotten

  • How-to plan out studying

  • How-to organize and schedule time

  • How-to overcome test-taking anxiety


The Test Prep workshop, as all S4 programs, is highly interactive, collaborative and dynamic in presentation, creating an engaging, compelling and comfortable learning environment. Limited class size of 15 ensures that all students get personalized attention.


Unique to the S4 program are the take-home materials that complement and outline the workshop materials, and that are designed for ongoing student and parental support.


In addition, all registrants will receive S4’s original ebook, Test & Exam Tricks and Tips, a Quick Reference Guide on Specific Studying Techniques for Specific Subjects Test /Exam Types, and Directions.


The 3-hour 1-session workshop will be held at St. Luke’s School, 377 North Wilton Road, New Canaan, CT 06840, on Saturday, February 2, from 10:00 am -1:30 pm, with an allotted 30-minute lunch break which will be provided.

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