Posts for Study Habits

10 ‘Deep Work’ Study Habits

In the upcoming book Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, study hacker Cal Newport gives an insightful prescription for finding success in the 21st Century. “One of the most valuable skills in our economy is becoming increasingly rare,” he says. “If you master this skill, you’ll achieve extraordinary results.” “Deep work,” […]
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14 Memory Boosting Techniques That Work

Memory boosting techniques are not just helpful when it comes to studying for that big test or getting a good grade; they’re essential! As with most skills, the problem in getting good at them isn’t in finding the one distinct way that works. It’s parsing through all of the available techniques to find what works […]
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So Long, Standing Desk: 8 Benefits Of Sitting

The benefits of sitting are not often talked about because many people believe there are not any. Study after study claims that sitting for prolonged periods of time can make you more prone to disease and suffer from bad posture, run a higher risk of obesity — the list goes on. While it probably isn’t […]
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The More You Know: 5 Factoids That May Shock You From The Headlines

One thing that I enjoy doing to stay abreast of current events and expand my knowledge base is to peruse the TIL subreddit on the popular social sharing site. After all, the more you know, the better equipped you’ll be for school … and life. Like any secondary source, this is one that you may […]
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6 Things A Highly Effective Student Does Well

You may never be the smartest student when it comes to “book learning” or IQ, but you can definitely forge a life for yourself in the classroom and beyond that goes beyond the natural gifts of others. To do so, you have to first realize where your strengths lie, and that, yes, even though some […]
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How To Pass Any College Class, No Matter Your Skill Level

The difference between high school and college can be quite shocking, especially if you went to a secondary school where a lot of D’s were handed out and teachers were afraid to fail their students. (Unfortunately, this is becoming a more frequent phenomenon.) In college, no one cares. If you don’t do the work, you […]
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Brain Training: Top Tips for Critical Thinking

The brain may not be a muscle — well, maybe it is for some people — but it can nevertheless be strengthened in the same way as a bicep or tricep. (Philosophically speaking, of course.) By incorporating mental exercises, your brain training can be not unlike physical training, gradually making you stronger and adding to your stamina […]
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How to Cut Study Time Without Losing Ground

The ever-present desire to cut study time is as old as the public education system itself. Ever since human beings began forcing themselves to get out of bed three hours too soon five days a week, so they could go sit in a classroom, students have been trying desperately to find ways of getting by without […]
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10 Ways To Reward Yourself For Studying

Deciding to reward yourself may seem selfish and unproductive, but it can actually create in you a better member of society — someone capable of doing more good with their life and work than if you played it the other way and never decided to reward yourself with anything. In past posts, we’ve been big proponents of […]
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How to Make Studying Fun: 9 Tips

Does anyone know how to make studying fun? That’s a question that we often received here at 4Tests, and while we may not be able to promise that you will have a rollicking good time every time you crack open a book, we can help you take some of the edge off. To do just […]
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