Articles tagged with Learning and Studying Tips

What is a College Lecture?

What is a College Lecture?

The spring of your senior year of high school is an exciting time—within the next few months, you’ll be finding out where you’ve been accepted to college and making concrete plans for the future. Shortly after that, you’ll be expected to create a course schedule for your first semester. Colleges offer many different types of classes—from focused laboratory sessions to small discussion-based seminars. One of the most commonly offered courses is the college lecture. College lectures often have large class sizes, necessitate avid listening skills, and incorporate required reading assignments. Curious if a lecture-st ... Read More About What is a College Lecture?

4 Mnemonic Devices for Elementary Students

4 Mnemonic Devices for Elementary Students

Using mnemonic devices is an excellent way to help elementary students learn and retain important information. If you’re not already familiar, these are memory devices that rely on language or numbers as a strategy to trick your brain into remembering facts. The mnemonic device that begins with “Thirty days hath September, April, June, and November...” for example, can help students remember which months have 30 days and which have 31. Types of mnemonic devices for elementary students include rhymes, acronyms, mini-stories, and associations. Looking to use mnemonic devices to enhance your student’s learning? Here are f ... Read More About 4 Mnemonic Devices for Elementary Students

What to Do When You’re Waitlisted by a College

What to Do When You’re Waitlisted by a College

Unlike a definitive yes or no response, being placed on a college waitlist means that you can only attend if a space becomes available. It can feel frustrating to get this kind of response from a college, especially if it’s your dream school. How do you move forward if you know a school is theoretically willing to accept you, but only if a spot opens up? When you’re waitlisted by a college, it’s important to decide whether or not you wish to remain on the waitlist, have a backup plan in place, and touch base with the admissions office of the school at which you were waitlisted. Have you been placed on a college waitlist, but ... Read More About What to Do When You’re Waitlisted by a College

3 Research Skills for Elementary School Students

3 Research Skills for Elementary School Students

The development of research skills begins in late elementary school and will benefit your child throughout their education. While the projects will be on a smaller scale at this age, they’re still helpful to instill an understanding of academic research and to build a strong foundation for future projects. Additionally, research skills will benefit your child outside of the specific project, giving them skills that are transferable to other subjects and academic habits. Research skills for elementary school students include locating sources, evaluating gathered information, and recording key details.   Hoping to instill research sk ... Read More About 3 Research Skills for Elementary School Students

3 B-School Application Mistakes to Avoid

3 B-School Application Mistakes to Avoid

Your b-school application is your key to entering business school. If you follow the directions provided by your school regarding how to submit your application and what components to include in your package, you should be on your way to MBA success. However, double- and triple-checking your MBA application would be prudent, especially if you’re applying to multiple programs. You’re competing with qualified applicants from all over the world for a spot in your school’s class. To make your application stand out, it’s important to avoid application mistakes—including submitting your first draft and missing the appli ... Read More About 3 B-School Application Mistakes to Avoid