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How to (Finally) Finish Your College Degree, According to a University Dean

How to (Finally) Finish Your College Degree, According to a University...

If you’re a Gen Xer or a millennial, you remember a time when college was pitched to you as a value-add, rather than a necessary expense. We all know how that turned out. And while many of us graduated and hopefully put our degrees to work, as many as 40 million Americans were classifiable as…
An elementary school in Kansas is combating bad behavior — by putting kids to work

An elementary school in Kansas is combating bad behavior — by...

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A pilot program in elementary schools gives kids meaningful work as a way to handle post-pandemic behavior problems.
Try This Three-Step Method the Next Time You Take a Test

Try This Three-Step Method the Next Time You Take a Test

We may earn a commission from links on this page. We talk a lot about test prep, but not as much about what you should do when it’s time to sit down and actually take a test. Whether it’s for a class, a certification, an entrance exam, or something else, there are some simple ways…
When to Study With ‘Blocked Practice’ (and When Not to)

When to Study With ‘Blocked Practice’ (and When Not to)

We may earn a commission from links on this page. When you’re studying for a class, you have to strategize to determine how much you study, how fast you do it, and how well you retain the information—not to mention for how long you retain it. Typically, I recommend distributed practice for maximum retention, but…
I Tested Three AI Essay-writing Tools, and Here’s What I Found

I Tested Three AI Essay-writing Tools, and Here’s What I Found

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We may earn a commission from links on this page. Writing essays can be draining, tedious, and difficult, even for me—and I write all day long for a living. If writing isn’t your special skill, it’s even harder, which is why there are so many sites and products out there that are designed to help…
Use ‘DiSSS’ Method to Study More Effectively

Use ‘DiSSS’ Method to Study More Effectively

If you’ve heard of the DiSSS method, it’s probably been in the context of learning a new skill, like a hobby or new proficiency at work. The process, from productivity and learning guru Tim Ferriss, is all about breaking things down so you can learn them quickly—and it applies well to studying, too. Here’s what…
Gastrointestinal disease explodes in Ala. elementary school; 773 kids out

Gastrointestinal disease explodes in Ala. elementary school; 773 kids out

Enlarge / An electron micrograph of norovirus. Officials in Alabama have shut down an elementary school for the rest of the week and are conducting a deep clean after 773 of the school's 974 students were absent Wednesday amid an explosive outbreak of gastrointestinal illness. Local media reported that only 29 students were absent from…
To help these school kids deal with trauma, mindfulness lessons over the loudspeaker

To help these school kids deal with trauma, mindfulness lessons over...

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A student named Royce closes his eyes during a mindfulness session in class at Patricia J. Sullivan Partnership School in Tampa, Fla. Students say the daily lessons help them cope with their feelings. Octavio Jones for NPR hide caption toggle caption Octavio Jones for NPR A student named Royce closes his eyes during a mindfulness…
Use ‘Direct Admissions’ to Make Applying for College Easier

Use ‘Direct Admissions’ to Make Applying for College Easier

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Getting through high school is stressful enough—and then there's the anxiety of preparing college applications. Students have to keep track of deadlines, fill out a seemingly endless amount of forms, ask for letters of recommendation, write multiple essays to help them stand out from other applicants, and take the requisite standardized tests.These days, however, more…
Use the Black-Red-Green Method to Prepare for Your Next Test

Use the Black-Red-Green Method to Prepare for Your Next Test

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Most of the time when you’re studying, you’re doing it because you have a test coming up. Yeah, it’s nice to retain information long-term to use throughout your life, but at crunch time, you want a good grade on that exam. One method for studying in a way that will help you during the test…

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