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Packing Tips For Studying Abroad

Studying abroad? If so, you may want to take a cue from the students of Iowa State University. In a recent post on the Iowa State Daily website, contributor Mariah Wellman asked a number of students what they would suggest from a suitcase-eye-view. It’s a consideration you don’t want to avoid until the last minute […]
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Brainstorming: How To Do It Effectively

Brainstorming can greatly improve your chances of mastering the writing portion on most standardized exams. The reason: more often than not, you’re on a time crunch. You have to think of a way to get your ideas organized and formed as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, most people have difficulty pulling this off. After all, not […]
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Six Fun Ways To Study

Fun ways to study — have you lost it, Man? Now, now, don’t tune us out just yet. We’re talking about making study time easier to digest. We’ll stop short of saying that it’s possible to make studying your preferred recreational activity, but we do believe that you can create a study environment and enact […]
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50 Ways To Reward Yourself For Studying

Stepping away from distractions long enough to get some serious studying done can be difficult. That’s why you should always be thinking of ways to reward yourself for studying that are specific and appealing to your situation. We’ve attempted to help you kickstart efforts with our own list of 50. As you read through each […]
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7 Study Tips For The Professional-In-Training

It is the job of school to prepare us for life. While there are many expectations placed on teachers and institutions to perform well, all too often there is a de-emphasis on the roles of the students themselves, and that’s counterproductive. Students have to step up if they hope to be successful in life. They […]
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Brain Science Study Tips For Retaining Information

Brain science study tips can help you retain more of what you learn by simply making a few adjustments here and there to what you’re currently doing. (Unless, of course, you’re doing nothing.) By making tweaks to how you approach a problem, you can “work smarter, not harder” and prepare for chapter exams or standardized […]
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Study Group Behaviors: How You Know It’s Time To Give A Member The Boot

Study groups can be greatly beneficial to learning a lot of complex information very quickly. In an ideal study group, all parties are engaged, utilizing their strengths to fill in the group’s weaknesses. Members are complementary of the entire experience. They’re encouraging to one another and focused on the tasks at hand. Unfortunately, it takes […]
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Procrastination: 7 Positive Ways To Put Things Off

Procrastination is considered a four-letter word in the realms of education. It’s often tied to late nights of working on a research paper the night before it’s due (because you didn’t start it until then) or saving all your study time for the five-minute cram session before the bell. While it can certainly hinder your […]
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6 Time Management Tips And Advice

Time management is one of the best things that you can do for maximizing the amount of knowledge and understanding in your study time. But there are a lot of different ways that you can effectively manage your time. So many, in fact, that you may find yourself a little overwhelmed. We’ve distilled our six […]
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3 Study Tips For Staying Focused

There are a lot of individual study tips out there that you can learn from, but they do you little good if you have difficulty sitting down and getting started in the first place. Like a runner I spoke to once said, “The hardest part of running five miles is putting on your shoes.” We’ve […]
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