IELTS

Early starts are key to developing children’s talents, experts say. Eugene Partyzan from www.shutterstock.com Kenneth A. Kiewra, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Some people think talent is born. The often-told story of Mozart playing piano at 3 and composing at 5 reinforces such beliefs. But here’s the rest of that story: Mozart’s father was a successful musician, […]

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Parents collectively spend billions on tutoring. Is it money well spent?New Africa from www.shutterstock.com Surani Joshua, Arizona State University Private tutoring is a growing business, with people spending hundreds of billions of dollars. But is it worth it? And how does a person pick among all the options? If you are considering hiring a tutor, […]

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Good lighting can increase your productivity. An overhead light might not be enough – consider a desk or floor lamp with direct light. Avoid any distraction. Tum off your phone and the television, and check your social media updates only during the break time. Get enough sleep, especially the night before your exam. Have regular […]

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Don’t cram  Especially the night before the exam. Make sure to have the information prepared, and go over it the afternoon before. If you do it during the nighttime, you’re less likely to memorize the information.   Manage your time wisely: Preparing for an exam in advance is very crucial when aiming for a high […]

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READ, READ, READReading your textbook, academic articles and journals will broaden your understanding. Make shorter notes for yourself and then study your own notes. LISTEN TO AUDIOListen to audio on the topic and write down some key notes on what they’re saying that can help you better understand the subject you’re learning WRITE THINGS DOWNMake […]

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POSITIVE IMAGERY Spend some time visualising a positive exam experience. This will increase your confidence, help with nerves and enhance your mood. YOUR BEST PERFORMANCE Think about a previous good performance. What helped you do well that time and how you will apply that tomorrow? YOUR PREPARATION Boost your confidence by reminding yourself of how […]

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Charles Bell, Illinois State University When school officials suspend students, the idea is to maintain a safe environment and deter violence and other problematic behavior on the school campus. But when I interviewed 30 children in southeast Michigan who had been suspended from school, I learned that suspensions might actually be having the opposite effect. […]

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Matthew J. Mayhew, The Ohio State University and Benjamin S. Selznick, James Madison University Two college majors are better than one. That is the conclusion that researchers are beginning to reach. Prior research has already shown that students who double major can earn more than peers who majored in only one field. New research we […]

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Personal development is such a nebulous topic. In reality, every single book on this (now 200+ title) list is a great personal development book. For the sake of this list, my choices for this section all revolve around books that are more about igniting passion and giving ideas rather than a step-by-step action plan. This […]

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