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7 Tips To Make Revision Easy

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Getting In The Correct Mindset

My daughter did her year 6 SAT's and she was so nervous. So I thought about the things I have...
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Top Tips for the Well-Intentioned Slacker

So. You, or your child, are a well-intentioned slacker. Regardless of the many incentives or...
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There Are No Wrong Answers

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  • How to plan and deliver a successful presentation

    Krista Court Study Skills Tutor (Lancaster) Picture Oral presentations (given either individually or in groups) are a common form of assessment at British universities. If you're not used to them (and even if you are!), they can be a nerve-wracking experience.  Here is some simple yet effective advice to guide you through the process. Remember -...
  • There Are No Wrong Answers Editor's Pick

    Dr Nick Redfern Study Skills Tutor (Leicester) Picture "…of all the virtues related to intellectual functioning, the most passive is the virtue of knowing the right answer. Knowing the right answer requires no decisions, carries no risks, and makes no demands. It is automatic. It is thoughtless." (Duckworth 1987 in Robson 2006, p.3) To ponder the...
  • 8 Golden Rules for Notemaking

    Krista Court Study Skills Tutor (Lancaster) Picture I’d like to think that the skill of making notes (actually putting pen to paper) hasn’t died with the development of new technology.  But, I may be rather naïve.  The last time I was in the classroom, 23 adult students took out their Smart phones to take a photo of the homework tasks that...

 

  • Revision Techniques

    Kate Lake Study Skills Tutor (Sutton) Picture The amount of revision you do is only as good as the quality of the tasks you set yourself. Often people use the same revision techniques over and over again which are actually not as effective as first thought.     Are you revising by re-writing notes?  Listening to videos or audio tapes? Or...
  • Working Memory

    Kate Lake Study Skills Tutor (Sutton) Picture Did you know that assessing working memory at age 5 is a better predictor of academic success at age 11 than IQ? What is working memory? It is the ability to remember what you have just seen or heard in the last 90 seconds and to be able to manipulate this information. On average, people can...
  • Does emotional intelligence increase performance?

    Kate Lake Study Skills Tutor (Sutton) Picture According to Mayer and Cobb (2000) Emotional Intelligence (EI) involves the ability to acknowledge reason and respond to emotions. There is much controversy within the research to argue whether emotional intelligence correlates with performance at school/ work (O’Connor & Little, 2003; El,...