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Evidence-based tips from an economist and a behavioural scientist.
Our study is the first of its kind to test many of the possible mechanisms behind the positive effects peers may have on other students.
When mental focus and reflection are called for, it’s time to crack open a book.
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People tend to think of digital media as entertainment, so they devote less mental effort than when they’re reading a printed book.
Some schools are starting to open up after the coronavirus lockdown. But what if you’re worried about sending you kids back too soon. Unschooling might be one solution, so how does it work?
Basically, don’t do this.
You’re not as good as blocking out distractions as you think you are.
Like students, academics from working-class backgrounds may also prefer not to work at elite universities.
Does music usually put you in a better mood? That might help you try a little bit harder and stick with challenging tasks.
Research suggest it’s probably fine to listen to music while you’re studying - with some caveats.
Breaking homework assignments down into smaller parts makes it easier to complete.
When it comes to completing homework, getting organized and celebrating small victories along the way is key, an expert on learning strategies says.
Self-help strategies such as mindfulness now have a proven place for supporting the PhD journey.
Mindfulness exercises can help PhD students manage the stress of completing their thesis.
It isn’t clear whether or not block subjects are a form of cramming or not.
Block subjects at university are receiving a lot of attention, but research says they may not be as effective for learning.
Studying can be made easier by removing distractions and spacing study out over a couple months.
It can be hard to get into a study groove, but removing distractions, getting enough sleep, self-testing, spacing out your study and creating memory aids can help students succeed.
University students sometimes retake courses they had previously failed. How well do they perform on their second attempt?
The challenges of making new friends, managing schedules and the hormones of puberty can be overwhelming for new high school students.
An education psychologist offers tips for parents of new high school kids on everything from navigation to time management.
OK, I’ve got this….
Feel like something will be easy to remember? Your prediction may be influenced by how clearly the information was presented in the first place.
Many students often work part-time and have family responsibilities.
How we calculate university drop-out rates must be amended to reflect the changing cohort of university students, who often dip in and out of study and take longer to complete their degree.
Year 12 students in NSW will study fewer texts in their English course.
For the first time since 1911, students in NSW can now complete Year 12 without having read a novel or poetry.
Don’t give up.
Because exam season can be tough on parents, too.
Music can help if you’re pulling a late-night study session.
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