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An easy way to get started with the 8-step study method

Here’s an easy way into the 8-Step Study Method, (click on link to view on Amazon http://is.gd/mbseua ) 1. Get ready with a textbook, a notebook and some coloured biros (at least two different colours), or a pencil and eraser. 2. … Continue reading

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Practicing Retrieval Better Than Rereading or Reviewing Notes, Uni Study Reveals

A Purdue University (Indiana, USA) study shows that rather than reread or review notes students should self-test when studying instead. Dr Jeffrey D Karpicke studied 200 students. One group created concept maps, diagrams showing connections between the ideas in the … Continue reading

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Uninterrupted sleep is key to good memory

??????? A recent research study out of Stanford University demonstrates the importance of getting uninterrupted sleep, for the brain to create memories. If you are sleeping with your phone and waking up to read text messages in the middle of … Continue reading

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Self-quizzing During Study

This video offer good advice in under two minutes. There are 8 tips and tip #6 is the most important of all – find opportunities to quiz yourself after studying either by jotting things down or speaking it aloud. Taking … Continue reading

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Multiple Intelligences test

I discovered a terrific site enabling students to determine the strongest elements of their intelligence. It’s a kid-friendly Multiple Intelligences Test, and results in a clever pie graph that illustrates their strengths. Yours might look like this pie chart, (not … Continue reading

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Could Hand Cramps Make You Fail An Exam?

Exams require you to handwrite for two to three hours at a stretch. Do you find your hands cramp up during exams? How can you write fast and legibly for that period of time without hand pain? Here are 7 tips … Continue reading

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Is Writing Study Notes By Hand Better Than Typing?

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Don’t Eat The Marshmallow Yet

Could you wait for the second marshmallow? You are given a marshmallow, but here’s the deal.  You can choose to eat your marshmallow now. But if you can wait 15 minutes, and not eat that marshmallow, you’ll be given a … Continue reading

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Assignment Calculator

Assignment Calculator – here’s an interactive tool from QUT (Queensland University of Technology) Library website, to calculate how much time you have for each step of your assignments. (Click on the green square.) Please leave a comment on how useful … Continue reading

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