Posts for Study Habits

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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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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Effectuation Theory: How To Use It For Studying

The theory of effectuation was developed by Saras Sarasvathy, professor at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, who traveled the country to interview 30 different entrepreneurs (and founders of successful companies. By “successful companies,” Sarasvathy defined them as being worth hundreds of millions of dollars. More from the Cal Newport blog: Instead of […]
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20 Best Productivity Tips To Start The School Year

Staying productive during the summer time — particularly with regard to future school responsibilities (i.e. studying for the ACT or a professional exam) — can be challenging. You’ve got all this freedom from homework and class time, and it only makes sense to use it for sleep and television, right? Or, for the less lazy, […]
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22 Ways To Sharpen Your Study Skills During Summer Break

Summer break — we know it’s a time to decompress from the school year and scale back that inner drive a bit. However, according to some estimates, one can lose as much as one entire month of instruction during the period following graduation and before the first week of the new school year. That’s because […]
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How To Learn Anything In 6 Steps

Josh Waitzkin, author of The Art of Learning and subject of the 1993 film Searching for Bobby Fischer, was always called a “prodigy” for his high performance level in chess at a very young age. As it turns out, Waitzkin hates that term because he says it is “dehumanizing” and denies the “human struggle” that […]
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8 Ways To Conquer Distraction

If you’re going to have any success with your studies, then you have to learn how to conquer distraction. While no one can blame you for tuning out — especially when you’re dealing with one of those subjects you despise — being relatable will not get you good test scores. For that, you have to […]
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4 Writer Work Habits And What Non-Writers Can Take From Them

The excellent Cal Newport blog offers a number of out-of-the-box study tips for anyone looking to improve their performance in the classroom or the testing center, and in typical Cal fashion, Newport manages to turn something dreadfully boring — ways to study better — into a thought-provoking post regarding the methodology of some of your […]
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8 Signs You’re Studying Too Hard

Studying too hard can be just as negative as studying too little if it starts to take over your life. Yet every year, millions of college students across American — nay, the globe — press themselves to the breaking point. Why do they do it? What other choices do they have? And what are some […]
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Skim Before Reading: Do It Better, Boost Test Scores

The idea to skim before reading is one that has picked up popularity in recent years for the amount of preparation and understanding that it brings. Even if you don’t read every single word, you can learn to do it faster and improve your overall reading skills. If you’re on the fence with speed-reading, then […]
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