Author Archives: Nina Sunday

Rapid Reading Doesn’t Feel Fast To a Speed Reader

Slow motion – Water Balloon pops to the face ‘Look at the best martial artists. They move very slowly. The faster you type, the slower it will feel to you, because you surf with your thinking. The same thing applies … Continue reading

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Exercise Boosts Grades

Can exercise improve grades? Did you know that students who are physically active do better on tests? Recent research shows regular exercise boosts your brainpower. Why?

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Being focused when studying for exams is important. And a big part of being focused is staying relaxed and confident. What thoughts go through your mind during study or leading up to the exam? What do you tell your friends? … Continue reading

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Practice Past Exam Papers

Practice Past Exam Questions What smart students do leading up to final exams is to practice retrieval using past exam papers. By doing past papers, you are self-testing; finding out what you know and what you don’t know. You can … Continue reading

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Is Facebook Wrecking Your Grades?

Are you on Facebook when you should be studying? A new survey reveals that top students have quit Facebook or limit how much time they spend on social networking sites. A survey of 219 students from Ohio State University compared … Continue reading

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How To Study For Exams Using The Sandwich Method

Attention Students on stu-vac or swot vac – here’s a tip on how to pass your exams using the Sandwich Method. A sandwich has two slices of bread and a middle. Study a subject you like, then a subject you … Continue reading

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What Is The Worst Room In Your Home To Study?

Do you fall asleep when studying?  During study, do you feel lonely or isolated or get easily distracted? Do you study in your bedroom? Your brain associates your bedroom with sleeping. While it may be quiet and set up for study, it may … Continue reading

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Are Weaker Students Overconfident and Underprepared?

This video from Dr Stephen Chew from Samford University discusses how students tend to underestimate how much time it takes to complete an assignment or to comprehend new material. There’s no easy fix with studying.  Studying involves focus, concentration and … Continue reading

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How Long Should You Study In One Sitting?

This video refers to a theme I explore in my new book, Brainpower Smart Study. The amount of time your brain can stay absorbed performing mental tasks and learning is around fifty minutes for some, even less for others. A … Continue reading

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Reading At 16 Linked To Better Job Prospects

Did you know if you are a teenager and like to read books for pleasure out-of-school you are more likely to become a manager or professional in your career? So says an Oxford research study. Mark Taylor from Oxford University … Continue reading

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