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How to Develop 5 Critical Thinking Types

How to Develop 5 Critical Thinking Types

Great leaders think strategically. They can understand and appreciate the current state as well as see possibilities. When dealing with today’s issues, they operate from a broad, long-term perspective rather than focusing only on short-term implications. And they can...
How to Use Technology to Make You Smarter

How to Use Technology to Make You Smarter

Can a calculator make you smarter? The QAMA calculator can. You use it just like a regular calculator, plugging in the numbers of the problem you want to solve — but QAMA won’t give you the answer until you provide an accurate estimate of what that answer will be. If...
Study Smart: Drawn from Research Tips

Study Smart: Drawn from Research Tips

You probably think you know how to study. After all, you’ve made it this far. You’ve successfully turned in homework assignments and passed exams. And there’s a good chance that you have your study routine set, whether it’s a cup of tea and...
New Study Shows How to Increase Learning

New Study Shows How to Increase Learning

In a new study provided by the University of Dallas, evidence demonstrates that new memories can enrich the human experience, they also can interfere with old ones and make them more likely to be forgotten—especially when a new event is highly similar to a past...
Dartmouth: Taking Lecture Notes

Dartmouth: Taking Lecture Notes

TAKING LECTURE NOTES I. There are many reasons for taking lecture notes. A. Making yourself take notes forces you to listen carefully and test your understanding of the material. B. When you are reviewing, notes provide a gauge to what is important in the text. C....
What Happens to Children During the Summer?

What Happens to Children During the Summer?

THE American ideal of lazy summers filled with fun has an unintended consequence: If students are not engaged in learning over the summer, they lose skills in math and reading. Summers off are one of the most important, yet least acknowledged, causes of...
What you need to know about the PreACT

What you need to know about the PreACT

THE NEW PSAT: ACT announced a new test on March 22: the PreACT, a multiple-choice test for 10th grade students preparing to take the ACT. It will be available to schools, districts and states in fall 2016. According to ACT’s press release, the test’s...