Posts for Study Habits

3 Study Tips For Staying Focused

There are a lot of individual study tips out there that you can learn from, but they do you little good if you have difficulty sitting down and getting started in the first place. Like a runner I spoke to once said, “The hardest part of running five miles is putting on your shoes.” We’ve […]
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6 Good Study Habits For Working Smarter, Not Harder

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The difference between good test-takers and bad test-takers often boils down to the good study habits and prep time that go in to the days before the exam. While some will attest the best thing one can do is listen in class and do your best every day of school, you can incorporate smarter study […]
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How To Get In To Stanford

Competitive advantages aren’t just helpful for landing a business investor or getting a bank to grant you a loan. They’re also necessary for ambitious students who are trying to get in to Stanford University or some other highly selective school. Recently, the question was raised over at Quora: “What were some of the major factors […]
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10 Education Startups That Will Change The Way We Learn

With the rise of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), many in the world of education are signing on to the “sky is falling” belief that because things are about to change in a big way, it’ll be for the worst. But revisionists see things a little differently. Instead of looking at change as a bad […]
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9 Best Ways To Spend Time In College

College, if done right, is a time for self-discovery, meeting new people, and deciding the adult you want to be. It should be fun, freeing, and educational. To help you make the most of it, we’ve put together these 9 Best Ways to Spend Time in College. Your homework for the next four years is […]
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6 Active Listening Drills To Improve Your Testing Skills

Hearing and listening, as you’re probably aware, are two different things. Your teachers have said that to you a million times — at least mine did. What they mean when they inevitably say those words is that your head is nodding, your eyes are on them, and sounds have probably entered your ears, or at […]
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Back To School Study Tips: 9 Reddit Hacks To Shake Loose Your Classroom Rust

Before you know it, August will be upon us, and once again that means back to school time. It can be difficult shaking off the classroom rust in the first part of the school year, especially if you slept till 3 p.m. every day, spent hour after hour Redditing, and went out of your way […]
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6 Ways to Connect with Difficult Material

When prepping for any exam, you’re going to be faced with things you know, things you don’t, and information that is somewhere in between. The things you know aren’t worth the worry. But the rest is another story. That’s why we’ve compiled these 6 Ways to Connect with Difficult Material. Utilize these tactics for your […]
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College Admission Essay Help: 48 Tips For Getting It Right

Summer is on the horizon, and with it comes sleeping in, more availability at your job, late nights, and if you’re about to be a senior, the time to start your college application essay. While you’re the best person to write your essay, we’d like to help. With “College Admission Essay Help: 48 Tips For […]
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The Process of Elimination and Using the Power of Choice to Your Advantage

Multiple choice questions can make or break your test scores if you don’t know how to approach them. Most people understand the concept of the process of elimination, but they forget a key part of actually making it effective. It isn’t about picking between the two best choices. Sure, that’s part of it, but you […]
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