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Participation Penalizes Quiet Learners

Quiet Revolution | Emily J. Klein and Meg Riordan | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living

This story is one of three that we’re featuring on the question of class participation. For other perspectives, see “Class Participation: Let’s ...

Class Participation: Let's Talk About It

Quiet Revolution | Jessica Lahey | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living

This story is one of three that we’re featuring on the question of class participation. For other perspectives, see “Participation Penalizes Quiet...

How to Memorize Quotes, Poems, and Book Passages Verbatim

Quora | Posted 06.12.2015 | Education
Quora

This is the method that I use to remember information word-for-word. If you work with this method you will be able to remember any written information with ease. You can use it to remember quotes, poems, definitions or verses from religious text.

Five Ways to Become a Quick Learner

Quora | Posted 05.15.2015 | Education
Quora

I would consider myself a fairly quick learner in the sense that in my brief 24 years here on this planet called earth, I have "mastered" a variety of skills and crafts.

Of Course I'm Stressed, I'm In College

McKenna Bulkley | Posted 06.21.2015 | College
McKenna Bulkley

When my eye started twitching fairly consistently for about week, I was annoyed. I can't be talking to customers or writing an essay if my eye won't stop twitching. The doctor's orders were to "Get more sleep, drink less caffeine, and alleviate stress."

Get In, Get Info, Get Out: The Awesome Art Of Skimming

Uloop | Posted 05.26.2015 | College
Uloop

Whether you blatantly ignored the assignment the night before, had nine more to do or genuinely forgot, everyone has missed a reading assignment. The sheer volume of reading asked of college students is onerous and unrealistic.

The Best High School Hack for Students Wanting to Free Up Time

Quora | Posted 05.12.2015 | Education
Quora

I found that quite a bit of high school work could be completed during the school day. During my adolescence, I wanted to become a professional gamer. I was playing World of Warcraft at an extremely competitive level, and I was spending as much time as possible on my computer. In order for such a feat to occur, I needed all the free time I could find.

Understanding Test Anxiety and What We Can Do to Help Children

Rebecca Jackson | Posted 05.10.2015 | Education
Rebecca Jackson

A staggering 16-20% of students have high test anxiety, making it the most frequent academic impairment in our schools today Another 18% are troubled by moderately-high test anxiety. These students actually draw a "blank" or "freeze-up" during tests.

Forget What You've Learned About Learning

Karen Frankola | Posted 03.31.2015 | Education
Karen Frankola

Let's say you've just taken a training class on your company's new benefits program and you want to make sure you remember the key points. What's the better strategy?

Why Determination Matters More Than Smarts In Getting Ahead

Fast Company | Vivian Giang | Posted 12.08.2014 | World

If you are constantly told you’re a genius, how would it affect your work ethic? Would it make you work harder because you know your ability, or mak...

7 Helpful Study Apps For GRE, LSAT And GMAT Preparation

Uloop | Posted 01.18.2015 | College
Uloop

Among standardized tests required for admission into various higher educational institutions, the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) measures verbal ability, quantitative reasoning skills, critical thinking ability and analytical writing skills and is used for admission into graduate school.

How Can You Learn Things Without Having to Memorize?

Quora | Posted 01.03.2015 | Science
Quora

Do you ever wonder how Jeopardy champions have so much seemingly unrelated knowledge in their brain, how many hours they must have spent memorizing trivia? Ask any of them how they memorize so much information, and you would be missing the point.

6 Tips For Smarter Studying

Posted 10.08.2014 | Healthy Living

By Anne Miller for OZY Boning up for a work course or a school test? Trying to learn a new skill? Cramming late, devoting a whole day to nothing bu...

Fellow Law Students, Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

Michael Shammas | Posted 11.17.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

Resist the tide. Leave law school not as an attorney, but rather as a human being who happens to be an attorney.

Dear Ernest, #1: The College GPA Myth Exposed

Ernest Owens | Posted 11.02.2014 | College
Ernest Owens

College students spend more time trying to unify themselves to the same expectations that high school required without appreciating the opportunity to create their own unique standard.

10 Tips to Rock Your Brand New School Year

Gina DeLapa | Posted 10.08.2014 | Education
Gina DeLapa

Here are 10 tips to help you manage your workload, make the best use of your time and get the greatest return on your educational investment.

Free at Last! How to Spend Your Post-Bar Exam Days

Stacy Slotnick | Posted 10.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Stacy Slotnick

Ignore bar exam white noise. Have faith you studied and did your level best. Never look back, unless you've concocted a sturdy and reliable time machine that allows you to adjust your answers accordingly.

How to Use Technology to Enhance Your Note-Taking Routine

Chuck Cohn | Posted 09.06.2014 | College
Chuck Cohn

Note-taking is a central skill for both high school and college students, and it is a skill that requires instruction and practice to be of true use to students.

7 Brain Foods to Help You Power Through Finals

Spoon University | Posted 07.22.2014 | Taste
Spoon University

Let's make the best of the situation by focusing on brain food. Follow the guide below to amp up your energy and focus so your time in the stacks is well spent. Then hit the beach.

Freedom With a Twist of Maturity

Susan Kaufman | Posted 07.05.2014 | College
Susan Kaufman

The only reason I actually studied and did my work in high school, I thought, was to get into a good college and to keep my parents out of my hair. But now that I am at good college, why am I still working hard?

Repeat After Me: 'I Am More Than My GPA'

Katie Atkinson | Posted 03.22.2014 | Teen
Katie Atkinson

If you are in high school, there is a good chance that you have felt defined by your GPA, ACT scores, numerical averages, test grades, or the number of AP courses you take. You may have felt inferior to a peer whose class rank is above yours.

The First Of The Three R's Makes All The Difference

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Gregory P. Demetriou

If you can't or won't help yourself by seeking out the newest and best, you and your company will eventually become irrelevant. It's your job to lead the way into the new territories, but you can't go blindly.

Advice for a Student Starting College

Derek Bok | Posted 11.03.2013 | College
Derek Bok

Several million students will soon be entering college. If you are among them, you will have received much advice from parents and friends, and you will soon hear more from college officials. But you might also want to know what researchers have discovered about some important choices you will make that could have much to do with what you gain from your next four years.

The Two-Faced Nature Of Stress

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

The effects of stress on willpower are a staple of romantic comedies. A character goes through a difficult romantic breakup, and in the next scene, she is sitting on the couch smeared in ice cream with empty wrappers strewn on the couch. Because these breakdowns of willpower are so clear when they happen, you might think that stressful situations bring out your worst behavior.

The Decline of the American Homework

Matt Nestor | Posted 08.10.2013 | College
Matt Nestor

Of those 25 hours that students used to spend working, what portion was wasted leafing through library catalogs? And mailing book-loan requests? And re-spooling typewriter ribbons? The computer makes everything easier to do.