Getting Motivated to Study – The Complete Guide

Exams are just around the corner and you’ve got 2 or 3 deadlines to meet coming up fast.  I don’t believe any student looks forward to this, and most put it off until the last minute which is not advised if you want to get the highest grades. Studying on any level can be overwhelming; however, just like most things that will benefit, it requires a huge amount of discipline.

Here are some steps to get you motivated to study.

Getting Disciplined     Your Purpose     Get into Game Mode
Small Actionable Steps     Reward Yourself     Read-Watch  Motivational
Visualize    Study Partners/Groups      Get Rid of Negativity

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How do you study textbooks? A Quick Survey

Best way to study textbooks?

1. Here is the method that I used successfully. Whenever I have a textbook to study, I first divide it into four main sections. After reading each section I make notes in a book not the textbook, using my own words of the most important points. I also make notes and marks in the textbook. When I want review I review my own hand written notes, because it is smaller in size and direct to the point. This system has always helped me out. Continue reading “How do you study textbooks? A Quick Survey” »

7 Steps to Developing Good Study Habits


How to Develop Good Study Skills

Why is it that there are some students who spend every waking hour studying and others who don’t appear to put in as much effort but still get good grades? Is this due to genetics? Are some people just naturally more intelligent than others? Is it IQ?

The truth is that being a successful student has little to do with intelligence but everything to do with knowing how to study. Studying is a skill, and once you have mastered it, you will excel. Continue reading “7 Steps to Developing Good Study Habits” »

Learning Styles Quiz

So What is Your Learning Style?

This article will help you distinguish your preferred learning style and offers you a range of study tips and advice to help you get the most out of learning. The first step is to complete this simple questionnaire. Try and do this before reading the explanations that follow, and answer the questions honestly. Remember, there is no right or wrong answer, this is designed to help you reach your full learning potential. See the Complete Guide to Learning Styles

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Learning Styles – The Complete Guide

When it comes to learning, it’s probably no surprise to discover that we all learn differently. Most teachers are very aware of the different learning styles and use a variety of strategies to help pass information on to students, like yourselves, in the classroom. However, it is possible to take matters into your own hands in order to improve your own learning. If you are aware of your own learning style you will be able to make your study and revision time much more effective, which will not only help ensure academic success, but leave more time for all the fun stuff!

Not sure what your learning style is?  Take the Quiz

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How to Study for a Math Test – The Complete Guide

math15Every subject has its own particular way. Math is mostly numerical, not verbal and  requires logical thinking; it has its own way to be studied. Before touching on significant points of studying a math test, lets look at some of the  fundamentals of “learning.”

 

 

How to Study for a Math Test

1. Learn Day-by-Day.  Learning is a process not an event

2. Attend Class

3. Find your Learning Style

4. Never Skip Something you Don’t Understand

5. Practice Every Day

Learning is not an instant experience; it is a procedure.  Learning is a process not an event.  Rome wasn’t built in a day, and learning anything (or everything) isn’t going to happen in a day either.  You cannot expect to learn everything in one day, at night, before the test. It is important and necessary to learn day-by-day. Good time management plays a considerable role in learning. When you manage your time, and begin test preparation well in advance, you will notice the subjects are easier than you thought, or feared,  and you will take the test without the stress of a sleepless body and an anxious mind.

Tips on preparing a study schedule
Managing your study time

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Learning how to Study

Most students have no idea how to study effectively. Many teachers focus on getting good test scores, and understandably so, without focusing on teaching the basics of study skills. The result is that the students either don’t study, or spend hours studying with poor results, or study at the last minute and burn out.

Here are some techniques that have been successfully utilized by middle school and intermediate school students to study and prepare for tests.

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Listening Comprehension Practice Questions

Practice your listening comprehension.

Tests that have Listening Comprehension questions:

Canadian Firefighter TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, CAEL and CELPIP

Below are practice questions – you can click on the link for an audio file, or print and have someone read the passage to you.
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