Category Archives: Study Skills
??????? 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
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
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?
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
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
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
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