October 3, 1999

VSU offers GRE seminar

Valdosta State University will offer a free seminar, Preparing for the Graduate Record Exam, at 7 p.m. Oct. 28. The seminar will be held in the West Bainbridge Middle School auditorium in Bainbridge, Ga. Attendants are asked to call ahead to reserve a seat.

The program, taught by Dr. John Hummel, is designed to reduce test anxiety and explain what the GRE evaluates, how the test is scored and strategies for achieving the best possible score. The seminar will be especially helpful to students who have not been enrolled in formal education for a number of years.

Dr. Victor Morgan, director of the VSU Counseling Center, suggests this event for anyone who is considering taking the GRE. "For many students, the fear of failure or doing poorly on a test creates very intense feeling of anxiety resulting in diminished performance, " Morgan said. "With help, students can gain control over their test anxiety by learning and practicing new behaviors which will improve performance and increase their level of relaxation and confidence."

For additional information, call Chuck Hudson at 1-800-618-1878.

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