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How to Use Technology to Enhance Your Note-Taking Routine

Chuck Cohn | Posted 07.07.2014 | 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.

The New Meaning Of Up All Night

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 07.27.2013 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

I remember when the expression up all night involved parties, studying, and amour. Then my kids were born, and it took on a whole new meaning.

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...

5 Scientifically-Proven Ways to Get Better Grades

Her Campus | Posted 05.21.2013 | College
Her Campus

From food to music to learning styles, there are multitudes of proven ways to do better on every test you take, from midterms to MCATs.

Senioritis: It's Not Just For High School Seniors

Dan Johnston | Posted 05.14.2013 | College
Dan Johnston

It's important to keep your grades up throughout the end of your senior year of college. If you're suffering through senioritis the second time around, here are five ways you can try to beat back the fatigue, maintain your GPA, and still have fun.

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.

Do We Value Student Compliance or Student Empowerment?

Catherine Gobron | Posted 03.31.2013 | Education
Catherine Gobron

As the program director, I felt beholden to his parents. I had said that he would be having math tutoring. I worried that it would reflect poorly on the program if the math wasn't happening. I was faced with a choice. Should I bribe, cajole, or threaten him into doing his math? Or not?

Exhaustion, Hallucinations, and Sickness -- the Effects of College Sleeplessness

Uloop | Posted 03.31.2013 | College
Uloop

Ever since I arrived at college, I have been taking notice of the odd happenings in my life directly tied to little or no rest and have wondered if the same crazy things happen to my fellow classmates.

9 Specific Tips for a Successful Semester

Cristina Lara | Posted 03.25.2013 | College
Cristina Lara

To help you start your semester off on the right foot, I've compiled a list of specific suggestions. All of these tips come from students who are going through the same, or similar, stresses as you. They know what they're talking about.

Finding a Favorite Subject at School

Zach Veach | Posted 02.16.2013 | Teen
Zach Veach

About a year ago, I had the opportunity to write a book, "99 Things Teens Wish The Knew Before Turning 16," and my publisher has allowed me to pull a few tips to share with you on study habits.

How You REALLY Study For Finals

Posted 02.04.2013 | Comedy

It's almost the holidays, which means it's exam time for lots of students out there. So as you're all sitting at a cube in the library cramming you...

A Freshman's Guide to Final Exams

Her Campus | Posted 01.29.2013 | College
Her Campus

You may or may not have taken multiple AP, IB, SAT, ACT, etc. tests during high school, but how do these compare to college exams? And how can you go about studying without a Princeton Review study book? Will these exams cause your grades to plummet?

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.

The Malalas of the World Need Us to Step Up

John J. Wood | Posted 11.07.2012 | Impact
John J. Wood

It all comes down to a simple question: Who is going to win? The forces of darkness who deny education to girls? Or those of us who believe in the power of education, and believe in it deeply enough to fight for it every day?

'I Thought Adderall Would Solve All My Problems'

| Posted 10.27.2012 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Youth Communication, a nonprofit organization that helps marginalized youth develop their full pote...

The College Student's Ultimate Midterm Survival Guide

Her Campus | Posted 12.26.2012 | College
Her Campus

Now that you've aced your finals and taken the summer to recover, it's time to strut your (academic) stuff all over again -- with midterms!

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.

A Student's Ambition

Uloop | Posted 08.18.2012 | College
Uloop

We as college students need ambition, because without the desire to succeed, there is absolutely no way we can. When you have no one to encourage you, you must encourage yourself.