What better way to zombie-proof yourself than to shrink your brain? That’s right, you can easily make yourself too stupid to be a target for the walking dead with these five simple techniques. © Cody Blair, All Rights Reserved.
Recently, a student asked me for my hot list of academic life-changers; key study skills you can use to dominate your grades. Here goes… 1) Get help. It’s the 21st Century, fellow netizens! Flying cars, robotic house maids, and personal jet packs are now commonplace… okay, well, maybe not. But it’s still the 21st Century!, whichContinue reading “Study Skills – Five Fast Fixes”
(Continued) DON’T study with a group all the time. Remember, you recall best [hidepost]under the same circumstances in which you learned the material. Since you won’t be taking the test together the majority of your studying should take place outside the group. However, a good group can really supercharge your comprehension and fast-track your timeContinue reading “Study Group Don’ts”
(Continued) DO set the agenda at the start of each meeting. You propose the agenda; don’t wait on someone else to do it. No need to get all fancified (or to even write anything down). I’m just talking about having a game plan. You might say something like, ” I was thinking we could maybeContinue reading “Study Group: Agendas and Breaks”
(Continued…) DO set a start and stop time (and stick to it like stink on a skunk)! At your very first meeting, enter the room, greet everyone, and say, “Guys, I’m going to have to go to another meeting in two hours (or whatever). Can we go ahead and get started with item x? ByContinue reading “College Study Group: Start and End on Time”
I loathed and detested study groups when I was a sniveling college noob. Study groups tossed together by professors like a scholar salad were usually total wastes! There was always somebody(s) who was irritating and/or distracting, and the group frittered away more time trying to keep them on task than we did actually studying. MyContinue reading “Get the Most Out of Your College Study Group”