Give Yourself a Mind Like a Steel Trap!

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Take a look at Unforgettable, a short pdf ebook on memorizing vocabulary easily and effectively. A quick read will give you the inside scoop on… The quick and simple way to learn vocabulary for language classes and standardized tests like the GRE and SAT. How to soak up that tricky vocabulary like a sponge! SaveContinue reading “Give Yourself a Mind Like a Steel Trap!”

Are You Taking Enough Study Breaks?

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Taking frequent breaks maximizes your brain’s ability to recall. Hundreds of variations on experiments first performed in the late 1800s have confirmed that taking a 5 to 10 minute break every thirty or forty minutes will help you get the most out of your overworked and underappreciated neurons. To help you remember to take studyContinue reading “Are You Taking Enough Study Breaks?”

Quick, clear study help on everything under the sun

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Okay. Maybe not EVERYthing, but a lot! Toodle on over to khanacademy.org where erstwhile educator to the world, Salman Khan has made it his goal to make education free for the masses. He’s got over 1800 short and sweet videos online covering everything from basic algebra to French history to bankruptcy restructuring. And he’s gotContinue reading “Quick, clear study help on everything under the sun”

Free Vocabulary Building Site

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VocabSushi, though still in beta, is proving to be a nifty tool for bulking up those flabby vocabulary muscles. You’ll need to sign up first (free) and pick the test your studying for (GRE, SAT, whatever). VocabSushi will give you short quiz to find out your current verbal expertise, and then you’re off! Quizzes, reviews,Continue reading “Free Vocabulary Building Site”

Free Online Grammar/Spelling/Style Checking

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Check your grammar, style, and spelling with After The Deadline, a free online tool. Just paste your writing into the box and After The Deadline will underline words or phrases that need a closer look. Click on the word or phrase for suggestions and explanations. This would be a great way to revise those roughContinue reading “Free Online Grammar/Spelling/Style Checking”

More Lectures Online

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Here are a few more sites similar to the aforementioned Academic Earth site for watching online lectures by top academics. For business related topics take a look at MBAvid.com, and for lectures in a larger variety of subjects try Lectr.com. For your thoughtful consideration I’ve included a random, hilarious (disturbing?) picture I found at Awkwardfamilyphotos.com,Continue reading “More Lectures Online”

Which SAT and GRE Prep Books Are Best?

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Updated from May 2008 post… God bless book stores.  For the low low price of zero dollars an SAT/GRE junkie like me can go take a look at purty much every test prep book out there.  I go through the various books on a semi-yearly basis to see if there is any new test fuContinue reading “Which SAT and GRE Prep Books Are Best?”