Articles tagged with Learning and Studying Tips

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

A Parent's Guide to Learning in the Digital Age

A Parent's Guide to Learning in the Digital Age

The technological advancements of the 21st century have changed nearly all aspects of modern life—including education. Working purely with textbooks, printed maps, and other physical resources was the norm for students until the 1980s and 1990s.  Today’s students have a myriad of technologies at their fingertips that can make the learning process more captivating and convenient. However, not all devices on the market are equally beneficial to students. So which technologies can help or hinder an early learner’s growth? See below for a brief guide to learning in the digital age.    [RELATED: 3 Emerging EdTech ... Read More About A Parent's Guide to Learning in the Digital Age

What is Summer Slide?

What is Summer Slide?

As the new school year begins, students may find themselves overwhelmed by the plethora of new information encountered. During the hazy first few weeks of back-to-school time, you may notice your child has lost skills they learned the year prior over the summer months. Summer learning loss, also known as summer slide, occurs when students don’t retain all of the important information taught in the classroom during the last school year. While this is often a common occurrence for young students, there are ways you can work to prevent it come next summer break.  Looking to increase academic retention in your student and ward off summ ... Read More About What is Summer Slide?