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Watercolour painting of a Haida painted wooden mask. Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford 2014.89.1a

Here’s why you should care about the scrapping of A-level anthropology

With the refugee crisis, Brexit, and the rise of populist extremism, we must defend the teaching of anthropology. And in doing so, we might expand and rethink ideas of "the humanities".
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How to overcome exam anxiety

There are ways to manage exam anxiety so that it doesn’t hugely impact your performance.
Cramming does’t help you retain information, so the effect of a long night on the books may not be for much. from www.shutterstock.com

Revising for exams - why cramming the night before rarely works

An intense night of study won't help you remember information in the long-term – and the stress of revising under pressure will likely impact on your sleep and thus your exam performance.
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What causes mind blanks during exams?

Mind blanks are typically triggered in response to a perceived threat. The chemical process that takes place essentially clears out your working memory, quiets logical processes, and walls off memory.

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