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Helping Students With Test Anxiety | Episode 32

Helping Students With Test Anxiety

TAPP Radio Episode 32

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0:53 | It’s a BONUS episode!
1:15 | Mitochondrial inheritance
4:28 | Cardiac stem cells
6:48 | Sponsored by HAPS
7:20 | Help getting journal articles
11:18 | Sponsored by AAA
11:31 | Featured: Helping students with test anxiety

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I’m trying to stay as calm as possible and focus one day at a time, but when reality sets in, I feel everything: anxiety, excitement, nerves, pressure and joy. (Shawn Johnson)

This is a BONUS episode—which means it’s a long one!


1 |Mitochondrial inheritance

3 minutes


New research shows that in some cases, paternal mtDNA may be passed along to offspring in a pattern that resembles autosomal dominant inheritance.

  • Biparental Inheritance of Mitochondrial DNA in Humans (research article) my-ap.us/2PeptDl


2 | Cardiac stem cells

2 minutes

Do cardiac stem cells exist? We thought so. But maybe not.

  • Dozens of Retractions Requested for Heart Stem Cell Studies (news item) my-ap.us/2PanzUx
  • Adult Cardiac Stem Cells Don’t Exist: Study (news item) my-ap.us/2Pdvdxg
  • More Doubt Cast Over Cardiac Stem Cells (older news item) my-ap.us/2Pd9a9O


3 | Sponsored by HAPS

0.5 minutes

HAPS logoThe Human Anatomy & Physiology Society (HAPS) is a sponsor of this podcast. Did you know there’s a reduced “early bird” registration rate for the annual HAPS confercnce in Portland OR next May? Check it out. You can help appreciate their support by clicking the link below and checking out the many resources and benefits found there.

Anatomy & Physiology Society  |  theAPprofessor.org/haps


4 | Help getting journal articles

4 minutes

Follow one of my links (or some other hyperlink) and it takes you to journal article that’s behind a paywall? Kevin explains a legal, ethical way to access the full article with no costs to you. You’ll have to listen to hear this super secret trick!


5 | Sponsored by AAA

0.5 minute

American Association of Anatomists

The searchable transcript for this episode, as well as the captioned audiogram of this episode, are sponsored by The American Association of Anatomists (AAA) at anatomy.org


6 | Helping students with text anxiety

45 minutes

test anxiety Kevin’s Theory of Test Anxiety states that we are ALL subject to test anxiety. Perhaps occasionally. Perhaps often. In any case, it can affect our ability to retrieve and apply the information we’ve practiced and thereby affect our performance—and score—on a test or exam. Sometimes significantly. What, if anything, can be done to avoid text anxiety or manage it once it strikes? What can teachers do? What can students do? Well, here’s a place to start!

Here are some links you can share with your students:

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Preview of Episode 33

Host Kevin Patton previews the content of the upcoming full episode, which focuses on standards for test frequency in the A&P course. There’s more… a few content updates… plus some word dissections and recommendations from The A&P Professor Book Club.


Tests & Exams


1 minute

  • Inheritance of red hair
  • New information on how we form sensory maps in our brain
  • Featured: Kevin answers Krista Rompolski’s question about test frequency in A&P

Word Dissections

5 minutes

  • Omnigenic
  • Primary somatosensory cortex
  • Homunculus (here’s an example: my-ap.us/2zX3NqO)

Book Club

3.5 minutes

End of Year

2 minutes

  • Homework
    • Don’t forget your assignment: share an episode of this podcast with a colleague!
  • End-of-term debriefing

Last updated: June 4, 2023 at 12:41 pm

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