Posts for Study Habits

Working in a Group Environment: How an Others-First Approach Can Strengthen Your Education

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The group environment is an educational setting that you will have to experience at some point in your “learning career,” and it will likely start very early. It doesn’t matter whether you enjoy the group dynamic or not, there are times when it is unavoidable. And when you consider the advantages that it brings to […]
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Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock….9 Tips to Survive the Night and Hours Before Your Exam

1) Relax On the night before your exam, you know what you know and you don’t know what you don’t know. Many people feel cramming the night before we be productive; however, study after study shows that this is not the case. Rather, you should have already prepared for the exam prior to the night […]
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8 Techniques to Strengthen Memory

Memory becomes more important as you get older, whether you are studying for your first SAT exam or closing out your doctorate degree. In education, and life, it is essential. To make the most of yours you can’t simply allow it to stagnate. You have to use active techniques to build and strengthen memory so […]
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The Inverted Pyramid Style of Studying

If you’ve ever had a journalism class, then you know what the inverted pyramid style is in theory. If you’ve ever read a news story, then you know what the inverted pyramid style is in practice. Think about the imagery. A pyramid by itself has a wide base with two sides that converge upward to […]
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10 Test-Taking Formats and What You Can Learn from Them

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Assessments may feel like the bane of your educational existence, but they’re the only way to determine where your skills and knowledge are compared to the benchmark of quality education. Necessary evil, you may be thinking. But why do they have to differ so much? Wouldn’t it be easier to just decide on a set […]
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Immediate Reinforcement Tips for Better Learning

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The time immediately after you’ve studied something is really the best time to actually learn it. Studying for tests, reading chapters, engaging in study groups and taking notes in class are all essential study methods, but how and when you do these things can make a huge difference in your success rate. That’s where immediate […]
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Why Cramming Is Bad for Your Studies

We’ve all been there. Those moments when the test you thought was on a Thursday is really a Friday. That period of time when you decided haphazardly that you didn’t need to study for the exam when you could watch the new episode of “New Girl” instead, and so you showed up for school the […]
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4 Tips for Inspiring Your Studies

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  Inspiration is a necessity of life, and nowhere does this ring more true than when it comes to your studies. It is rare that a student wants to study—at least more than they want to watch a movie, hang out with friends, or play video games. But in today’s globally competitive marketplace, a quality […]
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12 Practical Academic Uses for Flash Cards

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Great study habits are not simply confined to the human brain. There are other outside tools that can help maximize learning potential and get those synapses firing. One such tool is the flash card—something so simple, yet so effective. As long as you stick with these 12 Practical Academic Uses for Flash Cards, you will never […]
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Avoid these 9 Behaviors That Lead to Study Habit Quicksand

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Studying is a necessary part of earning a quality education, but as one takes on more responsibility—and harder classes—the importance of quality over quantity becomes ever more important. During such times, students can actually “think” they’re studying when actually they are engaging in behaviors that produce a negative effect on their performance. Read Our 9 […]
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