More for less–Getting the most From your mind

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Most of us feel like we are pretty good at using our brains; I mean, we’ve been doing it our whole lives, right? But are you really getting the most out of your mind when it comes to memory, study, and creativity? There are loads of little tweaks and changes you can make to yourContinue reading “More for less–Getting the most From your mind”

Read and Reap: Suck the Facts Out of Your Texts

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Holy-frikkin-mooses. I just read three paragraphs in my Whirled History book, and I don’t have clue one on what it was about. How can I fish the beefy info chunks outta the steamy cesspool of facts that is my reading assignment? If that’s your main pain, then consider this simple drill to make your mindContinue reading “Read and Reap: Suck the Facts Out of Your Texts”

Simple Way to Boost Reading Focus

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Anyone who has ever tried to bulldoze their way through a narcolepsy inducing SAT or GRE reading comprehension passage will know just how hard it is to maintain focus when reading. No matter how hard you try to feign interest in scintillating topics like “The History of Corn Prices in 19th Century Dubuque” or “AnContinue reading “Simple Way to Boost Reading Focus”

Metaphors; Crowbars for the Brain

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Construct your own brilliantly apt metaphors to ratchet up your understanding of difficult concepts. Metaphors map difficult concepts on to easier concepts to produce new insights, promote understanding, and supercharge recall. Here’s how… [hidepost]Example Metaphor; metaphors are to learning what binoculars are to vision; they help concentrate and focus our thoughts, often enabling us toContinue reading “Metaphors; Crowbars for the Brain”