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Smart Kid Problem

As we all know, getting straight As in school doesn’t guarantee you a stellar SAT score. But why not? Smart is smart, right? Shouldn’t your grades correspond with how well you do on an annoying standardized test? Not really. The SAT is a critical reasoning test, which is different than the fact-based tests you’re used… Continue reading

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Three Tips to Ace Your Final Exams

Getting ready for finals does not need to be the anxiety-inducing, painful process that so many of us make it out to be.  Being a great test-taker is about learning how to maximize your time, so start planning now!  Just a little bit of extra preparation will help you learn and retain more for test… Continue reading

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How To Be An Active Reader

One misconception commonly held by students is that reading is a passive activity. Unfortunately, passing your eyes over words on a page does not automatically store the material in your brain. You have to work for it – coax the information into your memory by asking questions and taking notes. These strategies fall into one… Continue reading

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8 Strategies for Reading Difficult Material

We have all had to read painfully challenging material. Whether you are reading a short article on avant-garde scientific methods or a tome on medieval literature, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. Fortunately there are strategies that make it easier to comprehend complicated reading material. Scan Before reading the material, it is necessary to learn… Continue reading

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Does Delaying Gratification Lead to Better Grades?

Growing up in our culture today means having to deal with innumerable distractions.  We live in a society where we want everything and we want it now. This attitude is learned from a young age and it is difficult to change as we grow older. Delayed gratification, or the ability to pass up short-term gains… Continue reading

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Finding Your Learning Style

Students often discover certain methods of learning that work best for them. These learning styles can include verbal, visual, tactile, logical, social, or solitary.  It is also possible for students to respond well to a combination of styles or develop some of their own.  As you read, think about where you fit in and why… Continue reading

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