Reading articles and writing papers – study tips from a recent graduate

When we look at a text, we often see an engaging narrative spinning a cobweb of intrigue and plot. That is a sensible approach to enjoying a book. But when the essay is due at 7:30am the next day and it’s already almost 9pm, sensible won’t cut it! Here’s my system for approaching a paper, straight from a recent graduate’s experience.

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Announcing the Successful Student Series

Here at the Wisdom of Learning Blog, we strive to help students improve their academic performance, confidence and joy of learning. We are starting a new series focused on specific “essential” learning skills. 

If you happen to be a friend or family member of a student who wants better grades and test scores or seems to “underperform” or “under enjoy”  in school, you may want to pass on the link to this page!

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What is no fear learning?

“My mind is going blank; I can’t remember anything; I will fail this test” – this is how anxiety feels when trying to study for or take an exam. These thoughts create an echo-chamber in our head and can quickly overwhelm us, making learning and remembering difficult. But the good news is, that’s all they are – just thoughts.

Imagine entering a classroom with a peace of mind fully trusting your study techniques, filling out the answer sheets without double-guessing yourself, and leaving the classroom with complete confidence you did great! Yes, confidence can be learned!

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