Posts for Study Habits

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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8 Crossover Skills You’ll Need Whether You Go To College Or Not

I’m often asked by students who aren’t keen on the idea of going to college what skills I’d recommend they have if they wanted to forgo the common rite of passage and go immediately to work. On the one hand, many of these students are looking for an easy way out. On the other, many […]
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Important Skills For Life And Career That Every Person Should Know

Life isn’t all about book-smarts. You also need street-smarts. And with some important skills, the two can coincide. As you look at the next 10 years of your life and answer the question, “What do I want to do?,” keep the following skills in mind. Special thanks to the community at reddit for some truly […]
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ADHD Success Story Shares His Study Tips

It really does take all kinds to make the world go ‘round, and with so many different personality types, including those with more challenges than others, studying isn’t a one-size-fits-all thing. I was reminded of this recently when browsing reddit and coming across a thread that was started by a person with severe ADHD who […]
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12 Tips For Learning A Second Language

A second language is increasingly important to the long term marketability of any individual in today’s market. With the world turning into a global marketplace, it’s becoming more and more common to compete for jobs not only with native language speakers but also with foreign language speakers. The Internet has brought everyone together, but it […]
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15 Tips For Beating Procrastination

Procrastination is the bane of many a school kid’s existence — from grade school to graduate school. It can certainly lead one down a dark road of bad grades and other failures. But there are ways that you can deal with the act of procrastination. Check out what these reddit users had to say, and […]
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How Being Smart Can Make You Lazy

There isn’t any doubt that some people get good grades because they’re highly intelligent and others get there through hard work and determination. Ideally you want to have a little bit of both, but what you might find surprising is that sometimes too much intelligence can negatively affect your studies because you get too lazy […]
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