How to Minimize Anxiety
"Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel" -- Socrates --

This project is being launched for the first time this quarter, fall 2008, and it is about reducing student anxiety in college. My hope is that it will help you to genuinely enjoy the college experience by becoming and staying happy, without stress. As a result, in addition to excelling academically on exams, you will be making the right decisions about your major and career after college.

I have decided to work on this endeavor lately after realizing how widespread the phenomenon of student anxiety is. This past quarter of Fall 2008, I tried to spend more time thinking of how to minimize the pain of my students and to advise them how to reduce their anxiety by following very simple techniques. The feedback I received from my students this quarter was amazing and greatly rewarding. In some cases, the improvement of their grades and their life experience in general, not just their college experience, sounds almost unbelievable. Notice how the first and second student below specifically talk about their best grade not coming just by studying but by enjoying the learning experience without anxiety.

FEEDBACK FROM 2A STUDENTS F2008

FEEDBACK FROM 2A STUDENTS W2009

Dr. Toupadakis teaching Dr. Toupadakis' class
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