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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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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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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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