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The Method of Ioci: How the ‘Memory Palace’ Can Make You a Better Student

The Method of Ioci, or the “memory palace” technique, dates back to the ancient Greeks and Romans and consists of creating a palace-like structure that, in each room, houses all the vital details that you hope to remember. This is a simple explanation, and a clear simplification of how you can put it to work […]
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25 Money Saving Tips for College Students

Every college student needs money saving tips when they get out on their own. After all, for many, this is the first time in their lives that they are faced with making major monetary decisions. Unfortunately, there is too much inconsistency in the public school system with regards to financial literacy. While we cannot teach […]
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Lessons in Frugality: Ideas to Make Freshman Year a Little Cheaper

Your freshman year is usually a time of excitement and self-discovery. You’re out on your own, making your own decisions, and testing your freedom. And if you’re like millions of other freshman, you’re also broke. Don’t let your financial situation get you down though, part of the fun of being a freshman is learning how […]
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27 Questions You Should Be Asking Your Senior Year of High School

Your senior year of high school is one of fun and excitement. You’re the big dog on campus, and virtually every other student in the lower grades looks up to you. But it is also a time of uncertainty and apprehension, particularly if you’re getting close to the end of it and not asking the […]
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Getting Your Feet under You: Tips to Adjust to College Life Quickly

Going off to college can be simultaneously frightening and exciting for new young adults who get to be off on their own for the first time. But it can be one of the most rewarding experiences in your life and you will want to take full advantage of what a college environment has to offer. […]
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Procrastination and the 20 Ways to Escape It

Procrastination is one of the toughest things for a student to overcome. So much of life is coming at you at a breathless pace, especially as you get older and head off to college. You are running your life—calling all the shots—for the first time in your existence, and that means you have to balance […]
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24 Tips for Dealing With Difficult People: A Student’s Guide

Dealing with difficult people is a skill set that you should be working on long before you get to college. If you arrive on campus without it, you’ll get a trial by fire. Professors, study group partners, other classmates, your first really serious relationships—all of this is in your future, and you need a constructive […]
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26 Study Tips You Can’t Afford To Ignore

Search “study tips” online for long enough, and you will run into a wealth of ideas from some of the greatest minds in education for how you can elevate your grades and test scores. Truthfully, if you spent all day searching, you could probably find 1,000-or-more techniques each with their own degree of validity. When […]
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17 Tips for Forming a Study Group That Gets Results

The study group will become more important to you as you progress throughout your high school and college experience. While it can be an effective mechanism in covering a lot of ground academically, It can also be a hindrance if used incorrectly. The key lies in the dynamic of the group. There are some specific […]
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Finding Time to Study for Working Students

Working students face many challenges. Making time to study can be difficult, and sometimes it can feel impossible. The best thing that a working student can do is to face their own challenges with a positive attitude and a vision of how getting their degree with enhance their future. Many decisions can be made to […]
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