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Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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VIPDESIGNUSA / DREAMSTIME.COM 8. Clear your mind before you try and study. A recent study found that students who spend 10 minutes writing about their thoughts and feelings just before an exam were able to improve their test scores by nearly one grade—from a B minus to a B plus, for example. Researchers believe that worrying zaps your short-term memory of computing power, which adversely affects focus and recall. By writing, you free your brain to do its best work. 9. Incorporate simple relaxation techniques short-term memory working. Some of these techniques can be effective in less than 10 seconds. For more details, see the sidebar about The Relaxation Response. 149 s p r i n g 2 0 1 3 | We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e into your studying process to keep your

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