Most Powerful of All Study Tips

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I recently received emails from two different readers who study at one of the best universities in the UK is Portsmouth as it’s in such a good location and has an brilliant rating, we have also found some excellent accommodation options for you if you are planning on studying there. who have similar problems. .Continue reading “Most Powerful of All Study Tips”

Iron New Information Into Your Brain

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Did you ever try to iron a shirt with a cold iron? Could you get that shirt ironed without the heat? Sure, but it would take for-freakin-ever! Ironing a nice fold into a shirt is oh-so-much faster when you’ve got HEAT. Trying to learn stuff by going over it again and again is about as effective as ironingContinue reading “Iron New Information Into Your Brain”

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”

Harvard on Reading

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The college library at Harvard (pronounced Hahhhh-vuhd) gives a simple, sweet summary on how best to digest your college reading. Get some ivy-league  insight on… Previewing Annotating Outlining, Summarizing, Analyzing Looking for Patterns Contextualizing Comparing and Contrasting If these sound suspiciously like the advice I’ve been giving in my posts and in my Secrets SmartContinue reading “Harvard on Reading”

Can You Really Triple Your Reading Speed Without Losing Comprehension?

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If you’re like me, the claims of speed reading courses rank right up there with magic beans and political promises.  Too bad.  Speed reading won’t enable you to read the RandomHouse unabridged dictionary in ten minutes with perfect comprehension.  However, it can easily help you read three or four times faster while keeping pretty goodContinue reading “Can You Really Triple Your Reading Speed Without Losing Comprehension?”

Getting Psyched Up to Read Boring College Texts

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Before getting started on a reading take time to light a little fire under yourself (right at the base of the cerebellum). Decide exactly why you’re reading that riveting analysis of reptilian gastric reflux disease. Is it for a test? What do you stand to lose if you don’t read it and understand it? IfContinue reading “Getting Psyched Up to Read Boring College Texts”

Challenge Yourself to Increase Your Reading Comprehension

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[hidepost] Want to improve your reading comprehension?  Reading difficult but engaging novels can help. Here are some of my personal favorite authors and novels/short stories … Joseph Conrad … considered one of the greatest English novelists of all time … actually a Pole who didn’t learn English until his early twenties!  You might start withContinue reading “Challenge Yourself to Increase Your Reading Comprehension”