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Study Tips

5 Ways to Study Better

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 10.29.2014 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

Set up these helpful study habits early on, so that your child develops a healthy relationship with homework and studying for school.

Ink on Paper: Some Notes on Note-taking

Wray Herbert | Posted 03.30.2014 | College
Wray Herbert

Two Princeton University psychological scientists wondered if laptops, despite their plusses, might lead to a shallower kind of cognitive processing, and to lower quality learning. They decided to test the old and the new in a head-to-head contest.

5 Misconceptions About College Academics

Chuck Cohn | Posted 03.10.2014 | College
Chuck Cohn

You may have heard the phrases, "C's get degrees," or "D is for diploma," but grades do, in fact, matter.

10 Ways To Make Exams Less Stressful

Posted 04.25.2013 | Teen

Think twice before you pick up that highlighter. Did you know that taking a practice test or handwriting your notes instead can help you retain more i...

Highlight this Blog Post at Your Own Risk

Sam Sommers | Posted 04.02.2013 | Education
Sam Sommers

Where do your study strategies come from? Maybe a teacher gave you specific instruction on how best to learn material? Simple trial-and-error? All reasonable possibilities. However, here's some food for thought: it's also worth considering what psychological science has to say on the matter.

5 Things to Do When You're Done With Midterms!

Denisha Kuhlor | Posted 04.02.2013 | Teen
Denisha Kuhlor

Often, once people are done with midterms, they forget what to do with themselves because studying has consumed their whole life for so many weeks. Here are some tips for what to do once you completed your exams!

The Secret to Helping Your Kids Study Without Distractions

Dr. Larry Rosen | Posted 01.09.2013 | Parents
Dr. Larry Rosen

Our study found that if a student checked Facebook just once during the 15-minute study period, he or she had a lower GPA.

10 Study Tips That Actually Work

| Posted 09.18.2012 | Teen

By Ellen, University of Manchester When it comes to studying, different things work for different people. Your learning style definitely comes into...

Back to School, Use Music to Get Better Grades

Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D. | Posted 10.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D.

This article is not about using music get smarter. Rather it is about how to use music to optimize some of your natural skills that already help make you smart, as well as more successful.

10 Classroom Tips for Your First College Semester

Perry Binder | Posted 09.30.2012 | College
Perry Binder

To me, a college class is just like a Hollywood screenplay, with peaks, valleys, and escalating conflicts along the way.Try to keep in mind though, that professors are actually rooting for you to succeed. When you fail, they fail.

6 Siblings Set CRAZY Academic Record

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 06.15.2012 | Teen

When Richie Kogut graduated from Marley Middle School last Thursday with three years of straight A's, his parents were proud, but not surprised. For t...

Your Game Plan to Conquer Finals Week

Leslie Reece Schichtel | Posted 06.18.2012 | College
Leslie Reece Schichtel

Welcome to the most popular time of the year for complaining over schoolwork. Instead of adding to the unproductive noise that usually detracts from everyone's focus, combat it with these helpful tools.

Stop Stressing! 5 Ways To Chill Out Before Your Test

Yazmin is a junior at Huntley High School and a student reporter for The Mash, a weekly teen publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. T...

Guide to Studying for the GRE

Uloop | Posted 11.29.2011 | College
Uloop

If you haven't taken the GRE already, it may feel overwhelming to think about studying for it. There's a lot of material to cover. But don't despair: if you start reviewing now and do a little practice every day, you should feel calm and confident once it's time to take the test.

Your Worst Study Habits.. And How to Break Them

| Posted 06.28.2011 | College

Alex at College Candy writes... Almost every college student suffers from a bad study habit or two (or 1,237….) – something you just can’t se...

Want To Remember That New Fact? Take A Quick Nap

AFP via Google News | Marlowe Hood | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The best way to not forget a newly learned poem, card trick or algebra equation may be to take a quick nap, scientists surprised by their own findings...

How To Survive Your Finals

Hack College | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Hack College

Even if you feel like the horrificness of your hell week(s) will swallow you alive, don't panic. There are several steps you can take in order to ensure you get all of your work done on time.

12 Ways to Ace Your Finals

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

As finals approach, it can be difficult to remember that the stress, sleeplessness and brain drain shall pass (and, for that matter, so will you). But...

Behind In Your Work? Tips For Getting Ahead

David Leibow | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
David Leibow

The fall semester has been underway for only a few weeks and you're already behind in your work. This was not your intention. You'd planned to hit the ground running. You were going to turn over a new leaf this semester and become the student you knew you could be.

9 Awesome Study Tips For College Students

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Since grade school, most students have been taught the "right" way to study: Dedicate yourself. Memorize. Lock yourself in a quiet room and don't leav...

7 Ways To Learn More With Less Studying

US News | Nancy Shute | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The abundance of new research on how teenage brains work, aside from being cool for its own sake--teen brains are developing madly, pruning synapses ...