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How To Get The Most From One-On-One Instruction

While this may not be an issue for those of you in junior high or high school, it can become more difficult to navigate once you go to college. We’re talking about limited one-on-one time with your teacher. Smaller schools pride themselves on the small student-to-teacher ratio. Ideally, if you have around 25:1 or 30:1, […]
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9 Detours Around Your Mental Roadblocks

We’ve all been there. You’re rocking and rolling, feeling great about the amount of work you’ve accomplished. Then you realize some project needs to be done ASAP and you’ve completely forgotten about it until now. You have to push through but your mental energy is too spent to do anything else at this moment. What […]
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Study Habits: Do You Have A Ritual?

The Cal Newport blog is a great place to go if you’re having trouble getting inspired to study. Newport routinely features tips, tricks, and stories, on how you can take your study habits to the next level. Recently, he shared a submission from one of his faithful readers. He writes: Aaron is a PhD student. […]
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Charlo Greene Presents The Worst Possible Career Choice

Charlo Greene has in a 24-hour period become a household name. The founder of an Alaskan cannabis club campaigning for the legalization of marijuana threw her career out the window on a recent broadcast by fessing up to her role in creating the club and signing off with “Not that I have a choice, but […]
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8 Learning Strategies To Become A Better Student

Learning strategies can take average learners and make them extraordinary. Since success in any field is mostly about hard work and putting in the time, it’s important that one understand right away that they’re not simply “born with it.” Sure, a student may be born with a certain degree of natural talent or a fascination […]
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School Around The World: Is It That Different?

Think you have the best (or worst) school in the world? It’s natural to feel either a strong pride in your alma mater or a listless longing for graduation so you never have to step foot in a classroom again. But have you ever stopped to think about what school is like in other parts […]
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What Does Career Transitioning And Picking A Major Have In Common?

Career transitioning is a difficult decision when you find yourself at 30 or 35 and still without a calling that invokes passion. Heck, at 25, it can be worrisome. But whether you are actively trying to find some career transitioning tips to help you out of the professional doldrums, or you’re trying to decide on […]
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Those Who Can, Do, Those Who Cannot, Teach: Fair?

In 1903, George Bernard Shaw dropped his now famous four-act drama Man and Superman. This play was the first instance of that much-maligned, oft-paraphrased quote: Bob: I’m so discouraged. My writing teacher told me my novel is hopeless. Jane: Don’t listen to her, Bob. Remember: those who can, do; those who can’t, teach. And with […]
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3 Scientific Facts Taught In School That Are Wrong

What is your approach to education? Do you question scientific “facts” or simply assume that teacher knows best and take everything at face value? You may be surprised to know that not everything you’re taught in school is correct. In fact, there are some so-called “facts” still in circulation that are as wrong as can […]
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Social Media Addiction: 8 Tips For Beating It

Social media addiction is becoming more prevalent as time goes on. Even though many of us find ourselves declaring how much we hate Facebook, Twitter, [insert social network here], very few of us actually do something about it. If you find yourself making multiple posts each day, checking it every time there is a free […]
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