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4 proven study hacks that will boost your memory

4 proven study hacks that will boost your memory

Have you ever wanted to remember something so desperately but have found it nearly impossible? Often, it’s not your fault for not being able to remember the content- but the fault of how you are trying to remember the content. Mental Imagery/ stories One great […]

Staying positive during exams

Staying positive during exams

It’s the day of your exam. You know you’ve studied hard, but you can’t seem to shake the feeling that you are destined to fail. When it comes to exams, your mindset is as important (if not more important) as your studying habits. In fact, […]

5 tips to improve memory in test conditions

5 tips to improve memory in test conditions

It’s test day. You’ve prepared well, read over your notes 400 times and are convinced that you’ll score a top mark. “You may start writing” Your teacher says these words and you can’t remember anything that you’ve studied. Memory blank. This has happened to most […]

Procrastination- how to stay on track

Procrastination- how to stay on track

Have you ever been in the middle of a study sessions and it’s going great Until…. You see that speckle on your wall that’s sooooo much more interesting than the work in front of you. You focus on the speckle for approximately 2 minutes until […]

Multiple choice questions- the dos and don’ts

Multiple choice questions- the dos and don’ts

  Multiple choice questions are easily the most underrated academic related thing EVER. “It’s only multiple choice don’t stress” “Just pick B) the whole time, you’ll get a couple right” Even though multiple choice questions are seen as easy, they are often the worst exam […]

Know the content but not getting the grades you want? – Discovering the power of context

Know the content but not getting the grades you want? – Discovering the power of context

In school, I didn’t understand why one student got 90% and another student got 50% even though I knew that they both knew the content very well (and were reciting it to me from first to fifth period). These differences in scores can be blamed […]

Do study groups work? – Social and solitary learners

Do study groups work? – Social and solitary learners

When I was at school, the students who did not perform very well on tests were practically forced into going to after school “study clubs” organised by the teachers. Soon, everyone was urged to attend these sessions where teachers would sit down with students and […]

Learning style quiz – how do you learn?

Learning style quiz – how do you learn?

How you should study really depends on who you are and what helps you remember and understand. This is where learning styles come in. There are 4 learning styles- auditory, kinaesthetic, visual and read and write. But hey, you may even be a mix of […]

How top students take notes

How top students take notes

Making notes may be boring and seem like a waste of time. It may be exactly that if you’re not making good notes! Make sure to stay on top of your notes and finish them before you start your exam preparation routine. Often it takes […]

Study tips – study yes, no and maybes

Study tips – study yes, no and maybes

Studying isn’t the most enjoyable activity I can think of. It would be even worse if you spent time on studying, only to find that you don’t remember anything and have to do it again. Many students find themselves in this situation, but it can […]