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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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5 GED Editing Tips For Perfecting What You Have To Say

We’ve said numerous times in the past that to be a good writer, you have to be a good reader. Unfortunately, we often leave out one important component (accidentally, of course): editing. Reading is not enough because when we read, we tend to leave out words and punctuation. We know what it says in our […]
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5 GED Writing Tips To Help You Succeed

One of the most challenging parts of the GED to prepare for is the writing portion. When you’re forced to put together your thoughts into a coherent, cohesive whole, free from mistakes and lapses in logic, it can be difficult, especially on a time crunch! There is no knowledge base or word bank that you […]
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GED Social Studies: What Should You Study To Prepare?

GED Social Studies: On January 1, a new version of the GED test was unveiled, and one of the many portions in which students have to prove proficiency is social studies. But what exactly does that mean? What deserves your attention, and what do you not have to worry about? According to testing materials publisher […]
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GED Reading Tips: Interpret Texts Effectively

Do you have trouble when asked to interpret texts? If so, you’re not alone. But like any skill, it is something that can be developed and honed with practice, and if you’re wanting to perform well on the GED (or any test for that matter), you’ll need plenty of it. Nothing you can do will […]
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GED Tips: How To Improve Reading Comprehension

The current GED test sets high expectations for reading comprehension, not just on the Reasoning Through Language Arts portion, but also on Science, Social Studies, and even Math. If you don’t like reading, that’s fine. No one is going to force you to read X amount of novels per year. However, you do need to […]
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