Articles tagged with Learning and Studying Tips

How to Balance Work and Grad School

How to Balance Work and Grad School

Congratulations on your decision to attend grad school! According to the Census Bureau, just 9.3% of American adults over 25 have earned a master’s degree. Pursuing a master’s degree is no easy task, but it is an endeavor that can yield a number of benefits. Grad school allows you to explore your academic passions on a deeper level, participate in cutting-edge research projects, make valuable contacts in your field, and strengthen your employment prospects. Some graduate students choose to work and study at the same time, while others do so out of necessity. In any case, a proper balance between both responsibilities is indispens ... Read More About How to Balance Work and Grad School

How to Create a GRE Prep Plan

How to Create a GRE Prep Plan

If you’re applying to graduate school and need to take the GRE, it’s time to create a plan. With a plethora of advice and study material available, the choices can be overwhelming.  Which books should you purchase? How long should you review questions for each section? When should you take the official exam? The first step in answering these questions is to create a GRE prep plan. To establish a study plan, take GRE practice tests, identify your goals, and create a prep schedule.  Hoping to make the most of your GRE test date? Keep reading to learn how to create a GRE prep plan.  GRE prep plan tip #1: take a full- ... Read More About How to Create a GRE Prep Plan

3 Common Back-to-School Issues—and How to Address Them

3 Common Back-to-School Issues—and How to Address Them

For many elementary school students, the start of the school year is an exciting time to reconnect with friends and teachers, and to resume learning. Yet, after a long summer off, the exciting return to school is also a time when many classroom issues emerge. If you don’t address these challenges early on, it’s possible they’ll become more challenging to your student as time goes on. So it’s helpful to help them as soon as you can. If your elementary school student is having a hard time getting into the swing of a new year, read on. Here are three common back-to-school issues and advice on how to address them. Back-to ... Read More About 3 Common Back-to-School Issues—and How to Address Them

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