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Student Study Tips

Learning how you, personally, learn is one of the keys to success on a study plan. If you learn from writing things repeatedly, do so. If you are more a visual learner, write important things for...

Latest answer posted March 8, 2012 6:10 am UTC

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Studies and exams can be important for several reasons. 1. Retention of knowledge-- Studying and learning the material for your classes is important, because this knowledge will form the...

Latest answer posted June 30, 2012 4:03 pm UTC

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Skill 1: Reading comprehension. Strong – majority of vocabulary, main arguments, can paraphrase accurately. Weak – does not understand vocabulary or ideas of material read.Skill 2: Memorization:...

Latest answer posted February 3, 2012 5:03 am UTC

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There are two ways to look at this question. First, if you do not understand what the assignment requires from you, you should ask your instructor. Instructors have the responsibility of making...

Latest answer posted June 19, 2012 1:53 am UTC

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I have written many short stories and read many more. I would hate to have to create a short story in such a limited time period, especially along with other tasks. I suggest that you limit your...

Latest answer posted August 26, 2014 6:46 pm UTC

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I would like to offer a couple of thoughts on this subject based on my own personal experience as a student and on observation of present-day college students. Many students take more courses than...

Latest answer posted August 26, 2014 10:36 pm UTC

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In your school career, you have taken many exams and know what it takes to be successful. I can give you a couple of ideas, and then you can use your experience to add more depth. First of all,...

Latest answer posted February 5, 2012 9:39 pm UTC

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The best way to study for an exam really depends on the exam. If it's memorization you need, I agree that flash cards are extremely helpful. Make sure you know how to study with flash cards. For...

Latest answer posted August 12, 2011 1:11 pm UTC

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Are you talking about distractions? If you are thinking about something other than the topic, you might need to take a break. Try to clear your mind before you begin studying. If you're upset...

Latest answer posted August 12, 2011 12:56 pm UTC

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You need to develop your own shorthard. Don't write everything down. Watch the instructor's body language and tone of voice for what's important. Another great idea is to record your lectures....

Latest answer posted August 12, 2011 1:10 pm UTC

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I tend to disagree with all those answers which suggest that the way to become a better writer is to do a lot of reading. The way to become a better reader, in my opinion, is to do a lot of...

Latest answer posted August 11, 2014 5:46 pm UTC

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Honestly, the old-fashioned methods are the best. Write each word on a flash card. Most people don't study flash cards correctly. This is how you do it. Mix up the cards in one stack. Make sure the...

Latest answer posted August 12, 2011 1:03 pm UTC

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The affect of music on learning has been widely researched and there is a lot of variation in performance based on the type of music and the setting where it is used. There can be no two answers on...

Latest answer posted January 30, 2011 1:46 pm UTC

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My school has a no-cell policy, and it is an ongoing battle with both students and parents as well. They are certainly a distraction, and I have run across another interesting problem with them. We...

Latest answer posted August 20, 2011 12:40 pm UTC

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I agree with the previous post as far as learning a great deal from the questions I receive and the answers I give. In addition to the research and rereading I do, I learn a great deal more on each...

Latest answer posted August 14, 2011 11:04 am UTC

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My first suggestion would be for you to start practicing proper written English at all times. Very few English teachers will allow their students to turn in assignments written in the abbreviated...

Latest answer posted July 10, 2011 11:14 am UTC

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In my opinion, there are two reasons for this. First, there is the issue of being honest about what is your work and what is someone else's. Teachers assign work in order to determine what...

Latest answer posted November 20, 2010 11:50 pm UTC

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One way to prevent forgetting while you study is to study a little every day. This way, you have more time to practice before you need to take the test. Then, you can keep studying every day...

Latest answer posted August 12, 2011 1:14 pm UTC

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I highly recommend making flashcards, especially for the memorization aspect of it. If you are studying to be able to identify or label physical features of the human body like different systems,...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2012 1:51 pm UTC

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eNotes has a really great page on how to avoid plagiarism. Please follow the link to see the detailed discussion of what is and is not plagiarism and how to avoid plagiarizing. In general, the...

Latest answer posted November 20, 2010 11:55 pm UTC

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Watch the news; there is many a journalist who uses precise words and ones that are less trite. In listening to someone like this, you hear the word used in context and learn, not just the...

Latest answer posted February 2, 2012 3:09 am UTC

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There are already a number of terrific "First Day" icebreakers here already, but since you've inquired about ones throughout the year, I will give you an idea that is designed for a literature...

Latest answer posted August 26, 2011 6:29 am UTC

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It really depends on the type of exam, but I agree with poster 3 that you do have to actually read the material. If possible, highlight and take notes while you read. At the very least, take...

Latest answer posted August 12, 2011 12:58 pm UTC

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First of all, get enough sleep and eat breakfast the day of the test. Your brain needs the help. Go prepared with extra pens or pencils if you can. Now the writing advice: Before you start...

Latest answer posted March 20, 2012 7:24 am UTC

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The best idea is to create a study plan. For example, look at how many days you have. Divide the material so that you study the harder stuff earlier and the things you know well later. This will...

Latest answer posted April 3, 2012 5:38 am UTC

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That's good advice from post #2. You might also consider cutting the boring sections way down so that you can keep some of the expository material if it's important but reduce the drag of that...

Latest answer posted May 6, 2012 3:03 pm UTC

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Reading an assignment properly helps you to schedule your study time because it allows you to fully understand what you have to do. In this question, the phrase “properly reading an assignment”...

Latest answer posted October 27, 2013 10:06 pm UTC

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Connecting characters to a particular gesture can be a nice way to physicalize and personalize them. For instance, a father character might run his hands through his hair while mumbling to himself...

Latest answer posted May 6, 2012 2:57 pm UTC

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I would not encourage any young person to try to make a living as a freelance creative writer. It is so hard that it comes close to being impossible. However, I have one tip I think would be...

Latest answer posted August 27, 2014 12:11 am UTC

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This is a nice idea. It's good to keep things until you know for sure you won't need them. You might use them for another class, and wish you had kept things. Keeping things in a binder can be...

Latest answer posted August 12, 2011 1:08 pm UTC

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I would also suggest talking to your teachers. As a teacher, I am more likely to help a student who comes to me when they recognize the fact that their grades are slipping and I am not the one...

Latest answer posted December 7, 2011 10:20 am UTC

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Very nice. I agree with most of what you have written. I am not sure what you mean by number 3. I think you are suggesting that you should not stay up all night studying. I agree that this is...

Latest answer posted August 12, 2011 1:06 pm UTC

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The best way to memorize a speech is to have it written down and practice reading it first, before you try to rehearse from memory. As you read several times, practing your speech presentation,...

Latest answer posted August 12, 2011 1:04 pm UTC

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Understanding the given assignments for school is crucial for academic success. When approaching any given assignment for a class, a student should consider two major factors of the assignment:...

Latest answer posted June 14, 2012 10:45 pm UTC

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Another tip straight from a career test-giver: If you can't remember, for example, a character's name, describe the character, and a good teacher will give you at least partial credit. Example:...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2012 2:03 am UTC

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Properly reading an assignment helps students schedule their study time because it allows them to know exactly what they have to do and when they have to have it done. If you do not read an...

Latest answer posted June 14, 2012 10:47 pm UTC

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You've been given many suggestions here. It sounds as though you have the desire to improve your grades, and that is an important step. Keep in mind that there is no easy answer or trick that can...

Latest answer posted October 6, 2011 8:33 am UTC

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PS: The program I was thinking of may actually be called SRA: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science_Research_Associates SRI may be something slightly different.

Latest answer posted January 6, 2012 11:40 am UTC

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Why not establishing a time for spending with friends, and a time for working? If you tell your friends not to bother you between certain hours they will respect your wishes if they really are...

Latest answer posted January 18, 2012 4:11 am UTC

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The best way to improve your memory is by making associations. When you have a term or word you want to remember, think of an association. It can be a word that the word makes you think of, or a...

Latest answer posted February 3, 2011 9:07 pm UTC

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I agree that you have to find the best time to study. If you are a morning person, get up before school and study instead of doing it at night. If you're a night owl, don't start studying right...

Latest answer posted August 12, 2011 12:54 pm UTC

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Practice reading small, informational excerpts of texts quickly. The SAT doesn't look for the most entertaining samples for their tests. After reading, see if you can explain what the piece is...

Latest answer posted January 31, 2012 9:39 am UTC

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This question depends a bit on the learner. To me, the preferred ways of approaching tasks has to take into account the student's learning style and attention span. For me, students need to use...

Latest answer posted March 5, 2012 7:13 am UTC

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The term learning style accounts for the differences in the way individuals perceive and process information. David A. Kolb, an American Psychologist, identified four different learning styles:...

Latest answer posted March 8, 2012 3:00 pm UTC

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I tend to agree with post 2 that it is more about the quality of studying than the actual amount of time. While you should spend time reviewing each subject, you may need to spend more time on one...

Latest answer posted April 12, 2012 4:18 pm UTC

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I think that much of this is going to have to be answered in the mind of your instructor. Different instructors hold different views on what constitutes "academically acceptable" forms of note...

Latest answer posted July 20, 2011 11:16 am UTC

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Find a distraction-free environment for studying. Although we all want to multitask, you really should not be trying to do too many things at once. Music is great as background noise, but make...

Latest answer posted January 18, 2012 4:13 am UTC

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I think a lot of college students take too many courses. They are anxious to get into college, and then after a year or so they are looking forward to getting out of college. So they sign up for...

Latest answer posted August 10, 2014 5:45 am UTC

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If you have tried many of the suggestions in this thread, my final suggestion would be to go the route of #4's answer and look at what you are eating. I tend to believe that diet is the number one...

Latest answer posted January 18, 2012 12:05 am UTC

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I think the best way to study math is practice. Download (or ask your teacher for) some practice problems. If you have a lot of terms or formulas to memorize, you might consider making...

Latest answer posted March 29, 2012 5:40 am UTC

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