Articles tagged with Learning and Studying Tips

What's Going On In Your Middle Schooler’s Head?

What's Going On In Your Middle Schooler’s Head?

Middle school can be a challenging time for children for a variety of reasons. When students reach middle school age, their brains begin to undergo changes that can cause disruptions in various aspects of academia. While these changes are many, they specifically focus on your student’s ability to utilize the rational aspects of their brain, their preference for active vs. passive learning, and their identity development.  As a parent, it’s important to understand what these intellectual changes are and how you can best support your student during their middle school years—such as implementing a routine and encouraging o ... Read More About What's Going On In Your Middle Schooler’s Head?

4 Common Midterm Study Mistakes

4 Common Midterm Study Mistakes

After you’ve settled into the semester and found your bearings, midterm season may seem to suddenly sneak up on you. Halfway through the semester, you’re likely to have your routines in place, and midterms require their own arrangement of time and energy. While these exams can feel like an upheaval, there are common midterm study mistakes you can work to avoid—including prioritizing the wrong concepts, not getting sufficient rest, and not considering the test formats while studying.  Hoping to successfully tackle your midterms this semester? Keep reading to learn four common midterm study mistakes.  Common midterm ... Read More About 4 Common Midterm Study Mistakes

5 Educational Podcasts Every College Student Should Be Listening To

5 Educational Podcasts Every College Student Should Be Listening To

As a college student, you’re busy with classes, extracurriculars, meetings, and friends—not to mention keeping up with current events. With all of that, you’re likely to have more than enough to read. An excellent bridge between reading—for fun or for class—and watching TV is the podcast, which walks the line of entertaining and educating.  Looking to enhance your learning this semester through podcasts? Keep reading to discover five educational podcasts every college student should listen to.  Educational podcast #1: Invisibilia Produced and hosted by NPR, Invisibilia is the Latin term for “inv ... Read More About 5 Educational Podcasts Every College Student Should Be Listening To

4 Ways to Connect with Your Lecture Professor

4 Ways to Connect with Your Lecture Professor

College is back in session, and it’s time to focus on the task at hand: academic success. Hopefully you have some exciting and challenging classes that you’re looking forward to this semester. One specific type you may encounter is a lecture-style course.  These are unique academic experiences, as you do not get as much individualized attention as you would in a class like a seminar. However, these classes can often be essential to your major or to your general education requirements, making it critical to do well and to connect with your lecture professor. You can connect with your lecture professor in many ways, including p ... Read More About 4 Ways to Connect with Your Lecture Professor

What to Know About AP World History: Modern

What to Know About AP World History: Modern

This school year, the College Board has implemented curricular changes to AP World History. The renamed course (now AP World History: Modern) will now cover material from 1200 CE to present day, when in the past, the AP World History course included curriculum about the Paleolithic Era.     Are you enrolled in AP World History: Modern and plan to take the exam in the spring of 2020? Keep reading to learn what to know about AP World History: Modern.  AP World History: Modern focuses on relatively modern history In this course, you’ll be learning about human history from 1200 CE to the present day. In the past, the curric ... Read More About What to Know About AP World History: Modern