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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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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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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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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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Marginalia

When reading during study I recommend marking important points in the margins with a pencil tick or highlighting keywords. Adding margin notes or marginalia while reading is called ‘active reading’.  It keeps you more mentally alert. (Some students even seek … 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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