Smart is in… And that’s intimidating. Most thinking people quietly belittle their own great brains. They envy the geniuses around them, wanting to know how to be smart like "those guys"? There’s currently a lot of confusion about how to be smart, what it means to be smart, and whether ...
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.
My dad used to say, “It’s not the dog in the fight, it’s the fight in the dog.” He had several other antiquated gems for expressing that core idea – success is often less about natural talent than it is about persistence in pursuit of one’s goals. Emily Hanford describes a study about the ...
More and more we reach out to the web to get answers to our questions about the world. When we’re seeking to understand why oil spills, financial crises, and other major events take place, it seems natural to go to the internet for the latest analyses and reporting. The desire to get a grip ...
A recently released review of studies finds no evidence that working memory exercises improve general cognitive performance. In the last several years, working memory exercises have gained popularity. This is due in part to their claims to benefit students. They are often sold as help for poor ...