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The Best Study Strategies Ranked Practicing retrieval is better for learning Effective Learning: 10 Tips

The Best Study Strategies Ranked

A group of psychologist conducted a meta-analysis (a study of multiple studies) to determine what are the most effective study techniques. The group analyzed more than 700 research studies and identified the ten most common strategies used by students in multiple contexts. Here are the top ten strategies ranked in order of effectiveness.

Practicing retrieval is better for learning

"Educators, researchers and students are often focused on getting things 'in memory,' so techniques that encourage students to elaborate on the material are often popular. But learning is fundamentally about retrieving, and research shows that practicing retrieval while you study is crucial to learning."

Effective Learning: 10 Tips

Learn in multiple ways; teach others what you learn; utilize previous learning. These are some tips offered by Kendra Cherry in the article, How to become a more effective learner. Kendra provides 10 excellent tips to enhance your learning experience. The tips are simple, yet very powerful. Here is one of my favorites: Keep Learning […]

Education can make you healthier

Here’s some added value for your college degree. A recent study from John Hopkins University concludes that educated brains are 7 times more likely to fully recover from moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries.

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If you need to choose a word to describe yourself, what word would that be? What acts from your life will define your identity? Do you believe every person is given a fair chance to create their own successful identity? In this compelling presentation, civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson invites us to reflect on our identities through the lens of one of our most challenging and saddening realities: the mass incarceration of young people in the United States.

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The hard stuff often matters most

People avoid the hard things, even if it’s the most important, because it’s hard. But In lots of areas the hard stuff that people avoid is what matters most. It’s what’s most effective. So what are we to do?

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Internet habits could impact your reading comprehension

The superficial manner in which we read material online is making it difficult for us to understand works that require more than a momentary commitment to comprehend them. Practices such as key-word searches, scanning for salient words, skimming for comprehension, scrolling, and link-clicking are not conducive to acquiring a deep understanding of the material being interacted with, says Maryanne Wolf, a cognitive neuroscientist at Tufts University.

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Improving reading comprehension takes time

Reading can be a daunting task for a lot of students. Sometimes because of boredom, others because of poor reading skills and in some cases due to a learning disability. ESL students can also face challenges when reading college level textbooks. These five reading comprehension tips could benefit any body struggling with reading and interested in improving reading comprehension skills.

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