Effective Studying Techniques | History

Today we are wrapping up our series on Effective Studying Techniques. As we have said throughout the series, cramming is not an effective way to study.  Many students procrastinate and wait until the last minute to study, believing that reviewing right before the exam will help them retain knowledge.  Rather than helping, the last minute cramming actually causes more stress and anxiety, …

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Effective Studying Techniques | Foreign Languages

Today we continue our series on Effective Studying Techniques.  Studies have proven that cramming is not an effective way to study.  Students may be taught what to study, but are rarely taught how to study.  It is my personal belief that if we educate our students in the proper way to prepare for class, they will spend less time cramming at the last …

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Effective Studying Techniques | Science

We hope you have been enjoying our series on Effective Studying Techniques.  It is my personal belief that if we educate our students in the proper way to prepare for class, they will spend less time cramming at the last minute.  After all, cramming is not an effective way to study. As you are reading this series, remember that the best practice …

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Effective Studying Techniques | Math

Today we continue our series on “Effective Studying Techniques”.  Despite all of the evidence to the contrary, students still wait until the last minute to cram for their exams, thinking that this is the best way to study.  Well, it’s not.  Cramming can lead to sleeplessness, irritability, and confusion. The best way to study for any class is to spread …

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Effective Studying Techniques | English/Language Arts

Research has shown that cramming is not an effective study strategy.  It can lead to irritability, high levels of anxiety, and increased levels of stress.  Cramming can even lead to a loss of memory — which is probably the reason you decided to cram in the first place! With all of this research out there about cramming, why are so …

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5 Steps to Addressing a Bad Report Card

It’s almost the end of the first quarter.  Your student will be getting the first report card of the semester very soon.  (Or you may already have it!) Report cards can create a lot of stress for families.  But angry parents and upset students do not solve any problems.  In fact, they could create more.  Yelling and scolding can cause …

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Test Taking Anxiety – Part Three: Pre-Test Taking Techniques

Welcome to part three of our series on test taking anxiety.  The first two parts were addressed to the parents and educators.  These last two sections are addressed directly to the student.  In this post, we will discuss effective study habits and techniques to help before the test.  Remember to subscribe to the blog — the last post will be …

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