Test Turbocharger: Improve Your Exam and Test Scores Today!
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Test Turbocharger: Improve Your Exam and Test Scores Today!

Learn these simple, scientifically proven methods to improve your results on any test or exam.
3.5 (2 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
907 students enrolled
Created by School Skills
Last updated 3/2015
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  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 31 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Identify personal learning strengths and take advantage of these
  • Demonstrate effective testing skills
  • Take complete, accurate classroom notes
  • Memorize quickly and effectively
  • Prepare for tests quickly and effectively
  • Handle specific test question styles ie comprehension, short essay, etc.
  • Create and use a personal study plan
  • Handle changes in schools, instructors and class levels with ease
  • Manage test stress and anxiety
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Ready to succeed in school? Lower your stress while improving your confidence and your grades with these scientifically based study and test taking skills. Enjoy short, easy lectures that help you study quickly, memorize with confidence and take tests like a professional.  Students have used these skills to rise to the top of the classes, win competitive scholarships, overcome school difficulties and achieve great results. Taught by School Skills founder and author Chris Tobias, this course can be used by students at any level who want to improve.  Parents can also use these skills to help coach their students into new levels of achievement.

Who is the target audience?
  • Professionals seeking advanced degrees or certifications
  • Parents who want to help their student excel
  • Students who want to improve
  • Students preparing for college or scholarships
  • College level students desiring to handle a larger workload
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Curriculum For This Course
33 Lectures
Ready to Turbocharge Your Learning?
2 Lectures 03:53
Learning skills to excel at school can make a huge difference! Here is why this course is different and how it can change your world.
Preview 02:12

Sometimes people need fast help for specific testing problems.  Here's a quick guide to help you find answers right away.
Your Test Troubleshooter
Easy Ways to Improve Right Now
3 Lectures 20:37
Test Stress is one of the biggest problems for people.  It's also one of the easiest things to fix! Learn these Active Relaxation techniques that can help improve exam results right away.
Preview 09:16

Here is the system we use to succeed at school. It includes an exercise that helps just about every student. Don't skip this lecture - it helps a lot!

Preview 05:34

Every student has ways they learn best. What are yours?  Here is how  you can find out your strengths and learn to enjoy learning.
Learn Using Your Strengths

Let's review the concepts from Section #1 to see how you have 'captured' them.  
Section 1 Quiz
10 questions
Capturing Information Quickly and Accurately
4 Lectures 23:16
Great notes are the key to great learning  Try this unique note taking systemspecifically designed to get you ready for tests.
Note Taking the Easy Way

Use this worksheet to identify all the types of material you receive at school and then plan how you will store these.
Organize Once, Review Often

Nobody likes time management.  Here is a method to help you make time for the things you love and do well in school - all at the same time!
Time Management … Really?

Time Budgets and Time Wasters

Let's check in on the key concepts for this section.

Section 2 Quiz
10 questions
Memorize, Study and Still Have a Life
7 Lectures 36:31
Want to study more in less time?  Here is how.
Don't Study, Sprint!

Study groups are one of your best tools for school success.  Here is how to make them work for you.
Why You Need a Study Group

No - we're not advocating drugs.  But there are some things that will help you study and others that will hinder. Find out which is which.
Study on Drugs for Better Results

Stumped for the right equation to use on an exam?  Use this simple method to ensure  you're never at a loss again.
Preview 04:14

This old memorization method is the newest thing for exams and tests because it works!  Learn how to memorize like a professional.
Method of Loci Memory Madness

Most of your brain is used for visual processing. Why not use it to help with exams too?
Visual Memory Methods That Work

Long lists of names and facts can seem impossible to remember. Use these easy methods to overcome memory blocks and quickly capture everything on the list.
How to Memorize Long Lists

Section 3 Quiz
20 questions
Testing Tricks, Traps and Techniques
8 Lectures 33:02
Fix these three simple testing problems and  your results can improve right away.
The Big Three Test Traps

When the exam asks you to read  some material and then respond with details you can use these tools to get great results.
How to Handle Reading Comprehension Questions

Here is an easy method to make sure your are getting top scores on test questions that require a brief, written paragraphs in response.
How to Handle Short Essay questions

Should you change your  answer on a test or 'go with your gut'? The answer may not be what you think.
The Final Answer on Changing Your Answer

Here is how you can win on exams that require lots of calcuations and equations.
Math, Engineering and Tests with Lots of Calculations

What should you do when you are forced to guess on a test question?  Guess smart!  Here are some techniques to improve your chances of getting your guess right.
Secrets of the Great Guessers

Essay exams have only one question and then you write a long response.  Here's how to quickly build a great essay for your exam.
Essay Exams Fast and Furious

Let's pull your  testing skills together with a 'real world' walk through of how to succeed on your next exam.
Test Taking in the Real World

Let's review the concepts and details from this section

Section 4 Quiz
13 questions
Going for the Gold
7 Lectures 24:38
How do  you get excited about the class or topisc you  don't enjoy?  This is one of the biggest helps for school.
Loving the Subjects You Hate

Competition in school can be fierce.  Here's how to handle it.
Welcome to the Alligator Pit

Everyone is tempted to take shortcuts in school.  Here are some things you may not have heard yet about this.
The Real Story About Cheating

Some students do great and then … fall apart.  Here's help when things seem to suddenly collapse.
What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

We all fail sometimes - it's part of learning.  Here is how to turn those failures into  big successes.
How to Fail Fabulously

It's hard to stay excited during long, boring school sessions.  Learn how to get excited and stay motivated.
Ya Gotta Wanna

Test Turbocharger Wrap Up

Let's review the concepts and tools from this section
Section 5 Quiz
12 questions
BONUS '101 Secrets to Passing Any Test' and More
2 Lectures 01:06
Enjoy a complete copy of the best selling school success book '101 Secrets to Passing Any Test'.  And share the knowledge with your friends!
Your copy of '101 Secrets to Passing Any Test'

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About the Instructor
School Skills
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Life changing skills with a dose of fun

Chris Tobias is a consultant, trainer and process improvement leader with over 20 years of experience. He teaches on professional skills and personal development topics for large companies, schools and organizations. He has taught on computer science, information technology, time amnagement, academic success, Six Sigma, Project Management, software development and Healthcare information. He founded SchoolSkills.net to help students improve and grow. His book ‘101 Secrets to Passing Any Test’ can be found on most online outlets. He also has been a featured speaker for organizations like Project Management Institute and author of articles.