Posts for Study Habits

7 Memory Boosting Activities You Can Start Today

Memory boosting activities can be very beneficial to your status as a student and a test-taker. But it’s also something that we often neglect when getting caught up in the duties and obligations of our day-to-day lives. “Who has time?” becomes the motto when we could make more time and do much better work if […]
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10 Good Study Habits To Implement Today

Learning to succeed at studying is largely dependent on what most areas of life are — good habits. If you know what to do, and strive towards doing it every day until it becomes habit, then success is inevitable. To help you get there, we’ve put together a quick list of 10 good study habits […]
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Tim Ferriss and the 4-Hour Workweek for Students?

Since its initial publication in 2009, Tim Ferriss’s 4-Hour Workweek has been as controversial as it has been helpful. Ferriss trivialized what it took to build a profitable business and propagated a mindset of entitlement where you didn’t have to work hard to find success, many of his critics believed. The other half praised the […]
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12 Study Tips To Improve Focus

Let’s face it. Studying isn’t exactly what we do for fun. It takes mental effort to keep your mind’s eye on the proverbial ball. Focus is of the utmost importance, and it’s one of the hardest things to come by, at least if you’re tackling a subject that doesn’t fuel your passion. (If you’re like […]
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Staying Motivated When Studying Is The Last Thing You Want To Do

Studying and motivation are often found on two different planes of reality. You would much rather watch another episode of The Flash or American Horror Story than crack open the books (or laptop) and learn, right? I know there are times I feel that way. In order to be successful, though, you have to teach […]
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Critical Thinking Or Memorization — Why Not Both? 

A recent article from Huffington Post entitled, “‘Most Likely to Succeed’: Schools Should Teach Kids to Think, Not Memorize,” has been kicking up some conversation, not because it has any particularly bad intent — the article is celebrating a new form of teaching that emphasizes critical thinking over knowledge dumps — but because of what […]
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Testing Deadlines: How To Manage Your Time In The Buildup

As a student with an academic or professional exam coming up on the horizon, you know a thing or two about testing deadlines. They come fast, furious, and frequently, and no matter how hard you feel you’re trying, it’s unclear whether you’re ever prepared until the moment of truth. There is a tremendous amount of […]
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11 Tips To Improve Your Reading Skills

In Adam Robinson’s excellent resource What Smart Students Know, he devotes one huge section to the one skill that most successful students will need no matter what subject they are studying. It doesn’t matter if you’re math-, English-, or science-oriented, you’ll need to be a good reader in order to understand the challenges that lay […]
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How To Cram For A Test And Get Results

While the need to cram for a test isn’t ideal, we all go through times in our lives when there is simply too much going on at once and things get pushed to the last minute. It doesn’t mean you’re a bad student, and it doesn’t necessarily mean you could have avoided it. Definitely try […]
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Self-Study: What To Do When A Group Won’t Do

Self-study was always my preferred way to go when I was trudging through academia, first in high school and then in college. While later in life I could see the value of study groups — more in the professional arena, though — entrusting my understanding of something to a group of five wherein two or […]
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