Category Archives: Study Skills

Get the Most from Your Study Reading

One of the worst things you can do as a study reader is to open your book and begin detailed reading on the very first page without any preliminary work. This is like setting out on a long journey without looking at a map to see where you are going and what you are likely to encounter along the way. It is also like trying to build a house without blueprints or any idea of what you want the house to look like.

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Different Kinds of Reading

There are different kinds of reading. Scanning the menu at a restaurant is reading. Skimming through a page of Google search result is reading. Glancing through a magazine while waiting for your turn with the dentist is reading. Devouring every word of a best-selling thriller is reading — even though you will not remember much beyond the barest outline of the plot two days after you finish the book. And “reading” is also the label given to the process in which we engage when we try to understand, learn, and retain complex material published in printed form. All of these activities are called reading, but they have very different purposes and results.

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Top 6 Reasons to Become a Genius

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By Kevin Paul, author of Study Smarter, Not Harder

1. The world is changing in favour of those who command knowledge.

Being a successful learner is no longer a matter of choice or mere preference. It is a necessity in order to survive and thrive in the “information age.” The future belongs to learners. As we are constantly told by the various media, we live in a time of rapid change. Every year, 20 to 30 percent of what we learned and understood about our world is obsolete. Continue reading