Oyster Bay Students Take Regents Exams

Oyster Bay students join the rest of New York State for exams this week. Here are five tips for survival.

Students in the Oyster Bay-East Norwich District and at St. Dominic High School will join the rest of New York State this week 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 ways to keep your cool and boost your grades this week.

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 destress.

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 nightor 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 (schedule according to barronsregents.com):

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 9:15 a.m.

Integrated Algebra

RCT in Global Studies

Living Environment

RCT in U.S. History & Government

RE in U.S. History and Government


RCT in Science

RE in Global History and Geography

RCT in Writing

1:15 p.m.

Comprehensive English

Physical Setting / Physics

Algebra 2 / Trigonometry

RCT in Mathematics

Physical Setting / Earth Science

Physical Setting / Chemistry

RCT in Reading

Uniform Admissions Deadlines:

Morning Exams: 10 a.m.

Afternoon Exams: 2 p.m.




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