Category Archives: Study Skills

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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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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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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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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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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When you study, do you output as well as input?

Hollywood is remaking the classic 1986 movie, ‘Short Circuit’, about a robot called Number 5. When speed reading, the robot declares  ‘Need input . . . more input, more input!’ (at 0.53). Input Input is the action of entering information. Reading … Continue reading

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Can Students Study While Watching TV And Remember Stuff?

If you were working on your computer with the TV in the background, can you estimate the number of times you would switch attention between the two? Are you likely to switch attention: i)                   17 times ii)                  57 times iii)                … Continue reading

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teAch me hOw 2 stUdy

I just love this video. You will want to sing along with it! After viewing, please comment about the ideas expressed in the lyrics, or share your answers to these 2 quick questions . . . 1. Have you ever … Continue reading

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