Category: Study Skills

Playlist for study

Interesting article on the effect of different types of music on brainwaves.  The author suggests playing certain types of music will get you in the mood for studying. read more here

How to Study Spelling

Video on How to Study Spelling

Short-Term Study Strategies:  How to Ace the Exam That’s Just Around the Corner

Short-Term Study Strategies: How to Ace the Exam That’s Just Around the Corner

Sheila has an exam coming up in Advanced Biology.  It had been announced weeks ago, but she has a full course load.  She studies every night for several hours, and sometimes she gets overwhelmed with all she has to do.  And that’s the problem:  She is so overwhelmed that she completely forgot about the Advanced […]

Retaking That Big Exam

Retaking That Big Exam

Each year, tens of thousands of students take big, life-changing exams, such as the SAT or the ACT.  And every year, hundreds or thousands of students get a grade on that test which sorely disappoints them.  But what’s a person to do at that point? Many people, of course, consider retaking it.  That’s because most […]

You Weren’t Born a ‘Bad Test Taker’

You Weren’t Born a ‘Bad Test Taker’

Maybe you’ve heard somebody say this.  Maybe you’ve said it yourself.  Right after doing poorly on yet another test, the person exclaims, “I know the material; I’m just a bad test-taker.”  Or even worse, “I was born a bad test-taker.” It’s true that some people are bad test-takers, but few if any people were born […]

How to Stop forgetting What You Studied When You Take the Test

How to Stop forgetting What You Studied When You Take the Test

It happens to the best of us: We study, study, study for that big test, we think we have down all the information–and then we forget it. It’s frustrating, and unfortunately, it’s not entirely preventable. However, there are steps you can take to minimize the brain freezes. Here are some things to try.

Breathing Exercises to Relieve Test Anxiety

Breathing Exercises to Relieve Test Anxiety

Test anxiety is a very real psychological phenomenon. What’s worse is that it has the potential of severely derailing your test-preparation program. That’s why many people, who have learned to perform well on tests, incorporate breathing exercises into their strategy. Here are some good breathing exercises that are perfect for the testing room. They’re perfect […]

Myths About Exams

Everybody knows what’s involved in studying for exams, right? Well–maybe not. In fact, there are several myths that many people believe are true, but which actually do little or nothing to enhance the studying process. Chances are good that you’ve bought into one or more of these myths. Let’s take a look at some of […]

Passing the Mathematics Portion of a standardized test

If you’re getting ready to take an exam soon, you’re probably trying to study, in order to improve your score.  But how exactly do you improve your math score at this point? Let’s review.

studying and alcohol

Do Alcohol and Study Mix?

Any parent of a college student is going to hate this news being reported, but it turns out, according to a new study, that drinking a few beers the night before a big test probably won’t hurt your grade any. Reported in March, and published in the London Telegraph, , the Boston University School of […]