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

How to Be Calm, Confident and Focused on Any Test

By Ben Bernstein

Spark Avenue, 9780981995939, 202pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2012

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Description

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.


About 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.


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

“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

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