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Paper or plastic?

Have you ever wonder if taking notes on your laptop is better than taking notes on paper? A group of researchers conducted an experiment to help you answer this question. Whether or not you will like their answer is a different story.

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Internet and 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 […]

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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 […]

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Blooming as a learner

Memorizing facts is not enough to get a good grade in college. You need to develop higher level thinking skills to succeed in most of your courses. If you’ve heard these statements before, blame Bloom’s taxonomy. There’s a big chance you’ve heard about this concept before, or maybe not. But what does it mean for […]

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.