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Five Things to Know About the Regents Exam

NHP students join the rest of New York State for exams tomorrow. Here are five tips for survival.

Students in the High School District and will join the rest of New York State tomorrow when they sit down to take the Regents Exams. This statewide series of exams has a long lead up of stressing, practicing and more stressing. Here are five last minute ways to keep your cool and boost your grades:

1. You may think studying closer to the time of the test means you'll remember more, but studies show cramming does not work. If you want the grades, study early and pace yourself. Also, exam questions often rotate, so check Regents Prep books and websites, like RegentsPrep.org.

2. Did you know basil boosts brainpower? Taking a deep breath from the bottle in the spice cabinet has been found to invigorate, relax, and de-stress.

3. According to CNN.com, certain foods can improve the mind. Blackberries, apples, chocolate, cinnamon and salmon are all "brain foods," so convince your parents to work them into meals.

4. No all-nighters! Teens need between 8 1/2 and 9 1/4 hours of sleep per night or they risk limited concentration and ability to listen (which won't help you during the listening comprehension part of the English exam).

5. Don't forget your exam time (and check the Traffic & Gas tool before you leave so you're not running late):

TIME Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 8:15 a.m.

Integrated Algebra Regents; RCT in Global Studies

Living Environment Regents; RCT in U.S. History

Geometry Regents U.S. History and Gov. Regents; RCT in Science

Global History and Geography Regents; RCT in Writing

12:00 p.m.

English Regents; Physics Regents

Algebra2/Trigonomety Regents; RCT in Math

Physical Setting/Chemistry Regents; Physical Setting/Earth Science Regents

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Good luck everyone!

George Baron January 24, 2012 at 01:42 AM
Why does Dr. Ralph Ferrie, Superintendent of the Sewanhaka Central High School District, continue to ban his students from participating in the prestigious Intel Science Contest? Does he feel that they are not capable? Students from surrounding districts participate, why not Sewanhaka? If you are a concerned resident, why not call him and ask? His number is 516-488-9873.
Vanessa Canner January 24, 2012 at 04:02 AM
That's a good question to ask at the board meeting tomorrow night. It starts at 8 p.m. at Sewanhaka High School.

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