Simple Ways to Prep for Your GRE While You’re In School

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With fall semester college classes back in swing many students are tempted to postpone their GRE prep. Whether it’s GRE quantitative, GRE verbal, or GRE analytical writing, there’s a better solution than postponing it; a very simple solution that will keep you from losing hard-won ground as you prepare for the GRE test. © CodyContinue reading “Simple Ways to Prep for Your GRE While You’re In School”

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”

4 Simple Steps to Beat Procrastination

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Motivation done right lets you motor through your to-do list like magic. Try this simple trick from London-based writer, Sidin Vadukut. Pair each chore on your daily to-do list with a short, sweet reward. You are using a to-do list and a calendar to make short work of your academic tasks, aren’t you? Paper worksContinue reading “4 Simple Steps to Beat Procrastination”

5 Simple Ways to Rule at Back-to-School

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Yipe! School is hurtling at us like a ton of hurt. What to do? How can you prep now to kick massive academic kiester? Here are five quick and easy ways. Get a calendar you’ll actually use. I like gCal (Google’s calendar that comes with a gmail account) for its ease of use on mostContinue reading “5 Simple Ways to Rule at Back-to-School”

Prime Yourself for Success

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What do the words in the following list have in common? reliable rock steady trustworthy Abe true honest Did you figure it out? They are all words that have to do with being reliable or trustworthy. Did you realize, however, that just thinking about these words has primed you (predisposed you) to view things inContinue reading “Prime Yourself for Success”

Get smarter during the summer?

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Is it possible to actually get smarter during the summer whilst basking at the beach? Absolutely, yes! How? Take this semester’s notes and give them a light going over every week or two–while at the beach, if you like. Quiz yourself over them. Practice a bit. I’m not saying you’ve got to spend hours; justContinue reading “Get smarter during the summer?”

Quick Formula For Mastering New Academic Material

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Need a step-by-step formula for puttin’ the hurt on your current course load? Want to muscle through those killer classes and become a legend of learning? Here’s an idiot-proof way to step-up your academic game in three simple steps. Caution: This works best for non-skill-based classes such as, history, political science, sociology, biology, etc. rather thanContinue reading “Quick Formula For Mastering New Academic Material”

Mini-Course

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Study Skills To Help You Study Smarter, Not Harder! I’ve found that most of the students who have taken my study skills seminar, GRE prep course, or SAT prep course aren’t studying too little; they’re studying too much in the wrong way! That’s why I’m making this study skills mini-course freely available to any studentContinue reading “Mini-Course”

5 Easy Review Tricks That Maximize Learning

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Part One — See the other parts at the bottom of this post. Choose the answer below that best completes the sentence: Aaaargh! I’ve been through this ____________ 50 frakkin times, and I still can’t remember it all! A. Asinine text book chapter B. Drool-inducing stack of flash cards C. Styooopid vocab list D. BummunchingContinue reading “5 Easy Review Tricks That Maximize Learning”

Get the Most Out of Your College Study Group

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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”

Best Study Schedule

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Rank these professions in order of average IQ, highest to lowest (just give it your best guess). Neurosurgeon Nuclear physicist Professor of Law New York cab driver Yeah, yeah. I know what you’re thinking. There are probably some real idiots in those first three professions, and there are probably some certifiable egg-heads driving cabs. ButContinue reading “Best Study Schedule”