High School

Lucky Mascots, etc.

May 29, 2011

Lucky mascots can serve a very useful purpose besides sitting on a desk and getting in the way. They can act as memory aids provided that they are used in a sensible way and the method is taken seriously! Select as many small mascots, charms, souvenirs, etc., as you have subjects. These items might include […]

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Improving your learning ability

May 29, 2011

“You cannot teach a man or woman anything; you can only help them to find it within themselves.” Galileo “Just as eating against one’s will is injurious to the health, so study without a liking for it spoils the memory, and it retains nothing it takes in.” Leonardo Da Vinci The only way to make […]

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Setting up your study area

May 28, 2011

Setting up a study area will help you get into the “study habit”. If you always work in this one place your brain will begin to switch into “study mode” as soon as you sit down. In other words, you “activate” your ability to concentrate. In an ideal world the study area would be: QUIET […]

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Seven steps to dealing with problems

May 28, 2011

If you follow this guide carefully, the things you might see as difficulties now become enjoyable challenges. Seven steps to dealing with problems: WHAT EXACTLY IS THE PROBLEM? Make sure you know what it is!   WHAT END RESULT DO YOU HOPE TO ACHIEVE? Decide on what “success” means to you.   COLLECT INFORMATION What […]

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Looking back on what you’ve done

May 27, 2011

Keeping an eye on your own progress can tell you much more than any report made by a teacher. This will help you see where you are having difficulty so that you can deal with it before it gets worse! Try grading yourself (A, B, C, or whatever) on one or more of the following: […]

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Working out priorities

May 27, 2011

Priorities can be divided up into: URGENT – must be done now. IMPORTANT – must be done soon. UNIMPORTANT – must be done eventually. There is, of course, a lot of overlap so you might also list the things you have to do only in order of importance – the top one or two becoming […]

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Long term planning and timetabling

May 27, 2011

“Long-term planning” could mean what you intend to do in a week’s time to what you intend to do with the rest of your life! Many people fail tests or exams because they start their revision too late rather than because they lack ability. The reason for this seems to arise from the many other […]

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Getting organized: Using time available more efficiently

May 26, 2011

“Those who say it can’t be done are usually interrupted by those doing it.” Anon. When asked what they saw as the greatest time wasters, other people came up with the following: Watching television Idle waiting time (in queues, at home, etc.) Unnecessarily long telephone calls Travelling time Meetings (clubs, etc.) Unexpected visitors Inability to […]

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Organization

May 25, 2011

“If I spent as much time doing the things I worry about getting done as I spend worrying about doing them, I wouldn’t have time to have anything to worry about.” Beryl Phizer Those people who find schoolwork easy are those who can organize their work: – They are able to work on their own; […]

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Are you an effective learner?

May 25, 2011

This “question and answer” test may help you spot where you might start to improve your study skills. Just answer YES or NO. Do you plan, make a rough copy of, and check your homework or assignment before copying it out neatly?  Do you voluntarily revise a subject even if exams or tests are not […]

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