Articles tagged with Learning and Studying Tips

How to Deal With Group Projects

How to Deal With Group Projects

Everybody has their own views on the quintessential group projects that are inevitable throughout school. While some students claim it makes the assignments more difficult to complete successfully, others feel the group aspect creates a safety net that will make failing far less likely to happen. One thing that appears to come up frequently, however, is that every group tends to hold a mix of these views – especially when the groups are randomly assigned and students can’t just gravitate toward their friends. Having clashing perspectives on how the work will get done can often be what hurts a group the most, so communication is key ... Read More About How to Deal With Group Projects

How to Take Notes in a College Lecture

How to Take Notes in a College Lecture

There are students everywhere. The room is intimidatingly huge. All you face is a giant powerpoint screen and a professor who appears to be miles away. As this professor shuffles through papers and produces a plethora of static to get their microphone clipped on sufficiently, you are probably feeling utterly clueless as to how you are ever going to learn anything in there. The classic college lecture hall is a setting you’ve seen in many movies and T.V. shows throughout your life, but once you’re actually there, you may find yourself having to take a step back to figure out just how you should approach it. It’s easy to hopel ... Read More About How to Take Notes in a College Lecture

How to Deal With Deadlines

How to Deal With Deadlines

What do big exams, small quizzes, research papers, math problem sets, and all homework assignments have in common? Deadlines. You have until a specific due date to complete the work or studying necessary for all of those things. It’s perfectly understandable how quickly that can stress a student out and cause major procrastination, forgetfulness, or weakened effort. When all of this work must be done in a shared time period, deadlines can easily get the best of you in a negative way. Organized scheduling and time management are absolutely necessary for meeting these deadlines successfully, and there are several tricks that can ease your ... Read More About How to Deal With Deadlines

How to Give a School Presentation

How to Give a School Presentation

Public speaking is different for everyone. Some people are indifferent to an audience, some embrace a crowd, and some absolutely freeze up when faced with so many staring pairs of eyes. Unfortunately, class presentations will come your way no matter how you feel about them, so public speaking is a skill you need to acquire. Firstly, never think that public speaking can only be mastered by extroverted people. If you are particularly introverted, a little shy, or maybe just even lacking strong self-confidence, that doesn’t mean you can’t give a great presentation. Anybody can stand up in front of the class and present their material ... Read More About How to Give a School Presentation

How to Find Your Study Space

How to Find Your Study Space

Sometimes, when it comes to studying, it’s all about where you are. If you’re having trouble getting through the material or focusing on the task at hand, don’t immediately assume it’s because the work is too difficult and that you can’t handle it. Students are quick to get frustrated and give up when an assignment becomes too strenuous. They may end up blaming the material for being too complicated or the teacher for not explaining it logically enough – or worse, end up blaming themselves for seemingly lacking the comprehension skills. That negative train of thought must be avoided. Students should not be ... Read More About How to Find Your Study Space