Just about everyone who has ever been in school knows what it feels like to sit in front of the computer, staring at a blank screen. Hoping their term paper would write itself. Or tried reading a textbook only to find that they have read the same paragraph ten times and still don't know what they … [Read more...] about 7 Ways to Improve Your Motivation to Study (Backed by Science)
Below you’ll find articles on learning skills and related tips, especially ways to boost your grades, prepare for college, figure out what you want out of life, and set your own course.
If you’re ready to start taking charge of your future, the best way to begin is to get control of your learning. Why? Because it’s the biggest part of your “working” life right now. And the number one way that others are sizing you up.
By showing you can excel at learning, you earn the clout to choose your path. The trust to define your next steps. The opportunity to make things happen.
But first, you’ve got to wrap your head around ways to master school content – even when it seems difficult and you don’t really feel up to it. Fortunately, you’re not alone. The learning skills and advice we share come from decades of research that’s been done precisely because so many students have faced challenges similar to your own.
You can read all about learning skills under this topic. Here are 3 essential articles to get started:
5 Study Skills to Accelerate Your Learning
What Intelligence Means to You
21 Study Tips: Learn the Strategies that Set Top Students Apart
Feel free to browse through the articles. Or sign up for our study skills course on Thinker Academy, and take a more focused approach to get in control of your learning.
Have you ever sat down to study for a test only to find yourself reading the same paragraph over, and over? Or have you ever read a chapter in a text book only to realize after you were done that you didn't understand the information any better? When we try to learn something new, we can … [Read more...] about Using Deep Processing Strategies to Master Any Subject
It’s almost the end of class. Lunch next. You’re so ready to head out. Then it happens, just before the bell rings. Your teacher assigns a reading from your textbook. Read this section for Thursday, and we’ll have a short quiz. Sure, you can read the section. But what’s the best way to read … [Read more...] about A Simple SQ3R Reading Method and Study Strategy
Imagine you are sitting in a classroom waiting for your grade on a big test. You listened in class, you reviewed your notes the night before, you even read parts of your textbook. You feel great about your grade. Until you get your paper. Darn! What went wrong? That grade on the top … [Read more...] about 9 Learning Techniques from the Modern Science of Mind
Do grades feel like a crap shoot? A chance outcome in an uncertain world? When school gets hectic, it’s easy to flail aimlessly. After the dust finally settles and your final grades arrive, you wonder what happened. One of the best ways to stay on track is to set academic goals for your … [Read more...] about Academic Goals: Focus Your Effort and Make Better Grades
Can’t wait to break out of high school and dash off to college? College is a lot of fun. Late nights, parties, sporting events with thousands of people, on-campus concerts and thousands of potential new friends combine to make college some of the best years of a person's life. Yet, in the … [Read more...] about 3 Study Habits of Successful Students in College