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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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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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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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