reading strategies

Light Reading VS Deep Reading: What You Read Matters More Than You Realize

By | October 3rd, 2016|Categories: Brain Power, Human Brain, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

Nowadays, we have moved to the light reading of websites and have left behind the deep reading of books and journals. As information becomes more and more web-based, so too does the attention of the younger generations. We rely on the internet to give us everything, from news to research, and it is having a [...]

10 Key Skills of Successful People

By | September 7th, 2013|Categories: Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , |

If we note the behavior of many successful leaders in business, economics, politics, or personal development, you will find out that there are at least 10 key skills possessed by all these people. 1. Critical thinking All successful leaders have a powerful skill of critical thinking. The ability to quickly assess and analyze the situation to identify the main possible problems that should be solved is the key to success in any business. 2. Creative thinking Many leaders have different skills and talents that help them think “differently”. They have the ability to […]

Expanding Your Mind – Learning For Success

By | April 11th, 2013|Categories: Brain Power, Education, Education & Technology, Self-Improvement, Tips for Students|Tags: , , , |

When learning, it’s important to broaden your horizons as much as possible; this means reading widely, and learning more about subjects that you might not normally be interested in. It also means making use of the many free and inexpensive resources available to you on and offline, as well as changing how you learn; doing so can help you towards a higher degree of employability, and can also set you up for lifelong learning. Reading More  Just taking the time to read more every day can make a big difference to your education; try to read the newspaper online, and cover multiple papers to get a different point of view. It’s also possible to broaden your horizons by reading a wide range of different genres, which can be particularly useful if you’re into the habit of reading the same authors. While it’s not a good idea to force yourself to read things you don’t want to, it’s worth sampling as much as you can.  […]

4 bad study habits and how to break them

By | February 22nd, 2013|Categories: Education, Tips for Students|Tags: , |

Implementing and adhering to good study habits can be tricky; for some students formulating any kind of study plan or revision timetable is something of an unknown world. As assignment deadlines loom or examinations draw closer a student starts to feel the incipient signs of panic and begins to dread possible failure. There are four particularly widespread study mistakes, and yet they are easily remedied once noticed and acknowledged. Once these faults are banished it will be much easier for a student to review their study habits and get their revision and progress back on track. […]

Tips on How to Balance Homework

By | February 18th, 2013|Categories: Education, Tips for Students|Tags: , |

These tips are fundamental and target the root cause of why many students are struggling with school and homework. No impractical “make a to do list” tips here. Only raw structural advices to help you make it. The best tactics for getting through school are these. Live on campus. Many studies have shown, and every school will confirm, that students living on campus have on average higher grades than their off-campus counterparts. Don’t do all Gen. Eds. right away. Spread them out and mix them with major classes. Some people like, say international students, find it easier to leave all the general education classes for later. […]

What is the Best Music To Listen To For Exam Revision?

By | January 25th, 2013|Categories: Education, Tips for Students|Tags: , , , , , |

Revising for your exams is a stressful time and it is important to keep yourself healthy, both physically and mentally. We all have a physical health and we all have a mental health. Both need taking care of, particularly at times of a heavy workload as when revising. Relaxation is a key factor when revising [...]

How to prepare your memory for an exam

By | January 29th, 2012|Categories: Education, Tips for Students|Tags: , , , , |

The night before an exam Make sure to have enough sleep at night before an exam. During sleep the nerve endings, activated during the day, are being rehabilitated and are getting stronger, and the accepted information is moving from the short term to the long term memory. That is why sleepless nights before an exam are useless and even harmful. Planning a brainstorming preparation, you should know that in addition to time for studying information you will need a night for its “maturation”. Information is easier to memorize if: […]

How to read faster

By | January 18th, 2012|Categories: Education, Tips for Students|Tags: |

I love reading books of different genres, from fantasy to science fiction, from psychology to computer books. So I wonder how to have time to read all the books of interest in a relatively short time? Here is a summary of some speed reading techniques. If you follow the recommendations listed below, you can increase the reading speed at least twice. For example, you will be able to read the book “The Da Vinci Code” in 8 hours! Spend a few minutes for reviewing this book. You need to know what this book is about and what genre it is of. Look through the contents, the summary, glance through the book to find pictures. Decide on what part of […]

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