• What Your Instructor Wants to See on Your Exam

    What Your Instructor Wants to See on Your Exam

    I​t sounds like such an easy question:  ”What does your instructor or teacher want to see from you on your test paper?”  And the easy answer:  ”He wants to see the right answers.” H​owever, it’s a bit more complicated than that.  What an instructor really wants is to see that you are grasping the material […]

    May 30, 2011 | 8 comments | View Post

  • Pros and Cons of Studying with a Computer

    Pros and Cons of Studying with a Computer

    The question of whether a computer can help students in high school or college was settled long ago. It’s nearly impossible to find a student who doesn’t use a PC to help him type papers or look up things in encyclopedias. But what about major study sessions? The traditional form of studying has consisted mostly […]

    Feb 08, 2011 | 2 comments | View Post

  • 5 Steps to Making a Strong Study Plan

    5 Steps to Making a Strong Study Plan

    Have you been floating through life?  If so, here’s a warning for you:  Students can’t float through their classes and do well.  You must be organized and disciplined.  In short, you must have a plan.  The “study plan” has different meanings to different people.  At the college level, a study plan is a formal, highly-structured […]

    Sep 05, 2010 | 4 comments | View Post

  • Tips for Memorizing

    Tips for Memorizing

    No matter how easy or hard the class, no matter the topic of the course, you can’t get away from them: Lists are everywhere.  Whether you’re required to memorize the Elements, the systems in the human body, or the capitals of the fifty United States, any time you take tests, you can expect to have […]

    Jul 16, 2010 | 2 comments | View Post

  • Teaching Study Skills – What to teach

    Study on test preparation – The Test Preparation Study was conducted from 2004 to 2008 by researchers at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto, What Did Teachers Tell Us? Preparing Students for the Test We asked the teachers what activities or approaches they would recommend to a new Grade […]

    Oct 19, 2009 | 5 comments | View Post

  • How to Prepare for a Test

  • Tips for taking a test – Part 2

    8. Use your time wisely The most crucial factor in taking a test is time. You need to always be aware of the clock when taking a test. Organize your time wisely. If a test you are about to take

    Oct 23, 2008 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Tips for taking a test - Part 1

    Tips for taking a test – Part 1

    What should I do when I get my test? Want to do great on your next test? If you are just starting your academic career, you will be taking a LOT of exams of all different types.  So learning how

    Oct 21, 2008 | 2 comments | View Post

  • Teaching Study Skills

  • Teaching Study Skills – What to teach

    Study on test preparation – The Test Preparation Study was conducted from 2004 to 2008 by researchers at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto, What Did Teachers Tell Us? Preparing Students for the Test

    Oct 19, 2009 | 5 comments | View Post

  • Essential Products for getting students organzied

    Essential Products for getting students organzied

    Many schools publish a list of required back to school supplies. These lists are usually very detailed and contain everything your student may need during the school year. These lists can also be too broad and overwhelming in its requirements.

    Oct 05, 2008 | 8 comments | View Post

  • How Teachers Can Teach Study Skills

    How Teachers Can Teach Study Skills

    Teachers, especially at the higher grade levels, often assume their students learned effective study skills in prior school years. As a result, students often make it to the college and university level with few study skills and poor study habits,

    Feb 27, 2008 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Other Recent Articles

  • How to Take Notes Videos

    See our other posts on how to take notes Tips for taking better notes Note Taking Methods Split-Page Method Cornell Method Outline Method       Excellent video on Cornell Note Taking    

    May 28, 2012 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Yes, You Really Can Study Math

    Yes, You Really Can Study Math

    It’s a popular misconception that you can’t really study for math.  People who say you can’t will admit that you can do math assignments and math homework.  But actually studying it–looking at material in order to better on tests and upcoming assignments–that, they say, is impossible. They’re wrong.  It’s true that studying math is different […]

    May 23, 2011 | 2 comments | View Post

  • Effective Study with the Study Scrapbook

    Effective Study with the Study Scrapbook

    Scrap booking as a hobby is all the rage these days.  Go to any department store and many supermarkets, and you’ll find whole aisles or half-aisled devoted to scrap-booking.  Hobby stores, likewise, have caught onto the trend and started stocking scrapbooks, dividers, and stickers for making the best memory books. There are even scrap-bookers clubs […]

    May 10, 2011 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Myths You Might Believe About Studying–But Shouldn’t

    Most of the self-help myths that we tend to believe come from well-meaning people. Unfortunately, that doesn’t make them any less myths. In the field of study, for instance, what usually happens is this:  A person finds a technique that works for them, and helps them improve their grades. They then spread the word that […]

    Apr 15, 2011 | 2 comments | View Post

  • Acing Classes with Little or No Study

    Acing Classes with Little or No Study

    You’ve probably known people, either in high school or college, who seemed able to pass any class–even make A’s–with little or no study.  It wasn’t necessarily your imagination, either.  It’s a fact that people learn differently, and some people manage to absorb material without “study” in the traditional sense.  That is, they might have other […]

    Apr 05, 2011 | 4 comments | View Post

  • The Study Guide Exchange:  Great Group Study Method

    The Study Guide Exchange: Great Group Study Method

    Sometimes group study can be a productive thing, and sometimes, not so much.  Group study becomes less than productive when your study sessions turn into occasions for friends to get together to have a good time and share gossip.  Often, there’s little actual study that goes on during these sessions. However, that doesn’t have to […]

    Mar 28, 2011 | 2 comments | View Post

  • Should You Be a Coffee Shop Studier?

    Should You Be a Coffee Shop Studier?

    You’ve seen them, you’ve talked to them–but are you one of them? I’m talking about those people at the local coffee shop, who have their laptop computers and perhaps a textbook or two, along with their notebook and pen. I’m talking about the coffee shop studier. This is the person who, rather than going to […]

    Mar 23, 2011 | 0 comments | View Post