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Monthly Archives: January 2017

Study For Next Test

Study Group
Study Groups are a great way to motivate yourself to study for a test if you know you have procrastination tendencies. (And who doesn’t?) Start a study group to review information before your test. Dole out the information you need to know in chances to each person. Now that person is responsible for learning that chance of information inside and out. The next time the study group meets, each person has to teach their information to the group and answer any questions. If you know you have to teach this material, then there is high motivation to really master the material yourself. The internal pressure of belonging to a study group the whole year will keep you on track in a way that you might not be able to if left to your own devices.

Know Your Limits
You have been there, cramming material the night before, not sure if anything is really getting inside your mind. Everything gets blurry and you realize that you have been on an imaginary tropical island the past 40 minutes. Time to get up! The brain can only focus on information for so long, about 45 minutes of concentration at a time. After 45 minutes you need to get some fresh oxygen to the brain. Take a short walk, do some sit ups, stretch your arms or some other kind of physical activity that will pump your blood around faster than sitting still in a chair. Sometimes you get the best ideas and insights while you focus your mind on something else.

Use What You Already Know
The brain learns new information best by attaching the new material to already mastered information. For example, before you mastered the menu at Starbucks you had to learn what basic coffee tasted like. Once you knew that, then you could add cream, milk, soy milk and discovered what you liked best. Then you learned what sweetener you wanted to add, but you had to learn about raw sugar, honey, artificial sweeteners, not to mention the whole world of flavored syrups. So, your brain mastered all of that information by adding bits at a time, adding the unfamiliar to the familiar.

Any other information is added in the same process. Think about what you already know about a topic, start will that and then add the new information to already mastered knowledge. If you were learning information about World War II, then think about what you already know about conflicts or artillery or leadership. Use what you already know and your mind will absorb the information faster and in a more effective way.

Ask For Help When You Need It
Okay, I know this is obvious, but there are so many stubborn people out there who don’t ask for help when they need it, so I had to add this tip. Listen, you need to ask for help when you need it! Use email or you could take the old school approach and meet face to face. People are more apt to help someone they can see, so make yourself visible. Every professor or teacher has office hours. Look them up. Make an appointment and show up.

Ensure Academic Success

Create Study Central

All kids need a place to call their own for studying. But not all kids need the traditional desk in room – in fact you may prefer to have them do homework and study in a central location so you can monitor them – and keep up with the subject yourself. But any study area should have good lighting, electrical outlets, a hard flat surface to spread out books and papers, an absence of distractions and a place to house supplies. Some kids will love the stationary desk and you can stock up on supplies. Other kids will move around, and to minimize the time spent searching for a pen, paper, etc, consider creating a mobile supply unit – a file box with separate folders for each item.

Invest in a filing milk crate and set up a hanging folder for each teacher/class. Use it to file papers – consider one file for “done” work and one for work in progress. Work with you child to ensure that papers filed in school folders or scrunched in the bottom of a backpack move into the filing system – set a two-week schedule for this and you’ll find that the task is manageable.

If you use a binder – one for all classes or one for each class, set up a system and schedule to move papers into the binder and out into the file box so that the binder doesn’t become mammoth and unwieldy.

Locker Organization

If your child is in middle-school, he or she might have a locker for the first time. The locker is an important storage space for kids and a great way to teach them organization skills. In most cases, the locker should be their space and off-limits to you. You can provide them with a locker shelf to help them stack books and binders, magnets, sticky note pads, and a magnetic pen box. A dry-erase board might also be helpful to jot down notes.

Since lockers can easily become a dumping ground, consider giving your child this list of Do’s and Don’ts

– Do Replace materials to their original location

– Don’t just throw things in

– Use magnets to hold up important papers

– Don’t just drop papers into your locker

– Don’t expect anyone else to organize your locker for you

Keep Safe at Collage

Know Your Surroundings

Take a few minutes to walk around the school. Get to know where the administration office is, and find out if there are security guards and if they are, where are they located.

No ATM’s at Night

Try to avoid using any banking machines to withdraw money at nights. However, if you choose to use one of them during the night, check to see if it is located in a well lit area and after withdrawing the money, put it away quickly.

Walk with a Buddy

It is also prudent to always walk with someone, especially if you are walking through an isolated or dark passageway. However, it is always encouraged to keep away from isolated and dark passageway. It is also worth mentioning that walking with two persons is even better.

Let Others Know Where You Are

Always tell a trusted person where you are or, where you are going to be, at all times. You can give them a copy of your study timetable and giving them a phone call everyday will not hurt.

Info Jobs for Graduates

Can you imagine being an employer in need of a person with this skill set of an MBA graduate but finding it hard to meet the salary expectation due to budgetary restraints? This is not a comfortable place for either party involved. In all honesty, not many organizations can afford this caliber of talent an MBA graduate possesses; however, they still employ MBA graduates against the restrictions because organizations know the value of acquiring these skilled people.

So with such high skill level demand throughout the corporate world why should a college graduate forgoing the workplace and choose making money at home? The main reason is surprisingly simple… To Be Their Own Boss! The ability and chance to build your own empire is just too good to pass up. When you think about it an MBA graduate has the business skills that a majority of organizations thrive upon. For such an individual having such a plethora of knowledge can open the same doors for the graduate as they would for an organization. So why make millions for an organization when an MBA graduate can use these skills and acquire the funds for themselves? The answer to this question is non-existent which is why many college graduates have decided to look for other opportunities outside of the usual job market.

An Income Earning Opportunity for College Graduates

On sure way to meet people and learn the ropes to becoming your own boss is by developing your own online business. Currently, there is a plethora of online businesses that seem to increase daily. For instance, online jobs such as internet marketing, free-lance writing, virtual assisting, online surveying, etc. gives college graduates the opportunity use their college skill sets and turn them into profitable business ventures. This is excellent news for any college graduate that may already have an online presence on social media sites such as Facebook or YouTube. There is nothing more exciting for a college graduate than to take their content and transform it into profitable masterpieces such as blogs, vlogs, and articles. Let’s face it college graduates are some of the most innovative minds on the planet; therefore, transitioning from college to an online businesses is a step in the right direction towards personal achievement and entrepreneurship.