Common Test Errors


Some of the difficulties students face taking tests are related to poor study habits. However, that’s not always the case. Even when you study¬†sufficiently,¬†you can still get a bad grade if you’re not careful enough. Retrieved from the Cuesta College Support Services website, here is a list of common mistakes to avoid on a test: […]

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.”

Want to be a better listener? Stop Multitasking


We have discussed before the myths behind multitasking. One of the most important aspects of focusing on a single task is avoiding distractions. Via Mashable we share this article discussing the multitasking challenge in a gadget-driven society: WHY MULTITASKING MAKES YOU LESS PRODUCTIVE … If you need to get things done, turn off all non-essential […]

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 […]

Can a drug make you smarter?

On this blog we normally talk about things you should do to become a better student. Today we’re making an exception. We’re sharing this video that talks about something you should not do, and that is using artificial means to help you succeed. The Today Show reports on a dangerous trend taking place in some […]