Studying

Mind Maps–A Quick Guide

Do you ever wish that learning could be easier? Sometimes, it’s a struggle to get new information into your memory. Learning and studying become a drag when you just can’t seem to hold onto that you are learning. Your mind does not process information in a linear fashion, but that’s how you take notes. It … Read More >

Time Boxing or Time Blocking—The Benefits

Have you ever watched an entire two-hour movie, even though you didn’t like it from the beginning? It’s an interesting phenomenon of human behavior that, once we start something, we tend to want to finish it. Even things we find unpleasant will be completed if we start them. The same goes for the work of … Read More >

Ways to Overcome Test Anxiety

On your way to a degree you will face many tests and exams—those few minutes to prove what you know. Many people feel anxious before an exam—the butterflies in the stomach, an outbreak of sweat, the total mind blank when all knowledge vanishes—but “anxiety” seems like too small a word to describe the experience.  Jitters … Read More >

How to Take Notes—Laptop or Pen & Paper?

Walk into any college classroom and there they are—student faces lit up by laptop screens. A few students still have notebooks, pens, pencils and a handful of highlighters. When they all leave class, who will retain more of the professor’s lecture? Taking good notes is arguably the most important component to your academic success. Writing … Read More >

Learning Styles – How Do You Learn Best?

You have a unique learning style.  Do you know what yours is?  Understanding how you learn helps you retain information more effectively.   Visual Are you a visual learner? Do you learn best through pictures, diagrams, graphs, and videos?  If you are a visual learner you may be talented at art, visual planning and organization, utilization … Read More >