Practicing Critical Thinking In Life
Elsewhere in this edition, we’ve provided some ways of developing critical thinking from the academic perspective. Sometimes it’s also beneficial to apply a new habit in our personal lives as well. There’s an old critical thinking maxim: challenge everything. While that may not be necessary (and could end up exhausting […]
Learning A New Sport To Help Our Studying
While it’s understandable that students prioritize homework and study time as they pursue their highest academic goals, too much of one thing can ultimately bring diminished returns. That is even true of studying. Knowing what we do about the neurological benefits of exercise and sports, it’s important for non-athletic studiers […]
When Preparing for Finals, Start With Your Toughest Class
If you are a math whiz, studying for your trig final can be very comforting. Going over material that comes naturally to you builds confidence and helps lessen final-time stress. Before you realize, your evening of study is over and you have avoided (again) US History and Latin preparation. Don’t […]
Most Teachers Reject Wikipedia As a Reliable Source
Over the last several years, Wikipedia has emerged as a popular resource for students. From detailing the colony cycle of bumblebees to the history of Arsenal Football Club, Wikipedia has become a super-center for encyclopedia information. However, Wikipedia is an open site, meaning that anyone can contribute material into it. […]
When Studying for Finals, Work Backwards!
Finals can often mean stress, frustration, and more than a few tears. The key to handling this time of year successfully is having a reliable game-plan. For example, when studying for big tests, the first thing to do is create your own calendar with each exam date. Work backwards from […]
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