Category Archives: Study skills

Perseverance for beginners


Cool wee video, and it’s true, I wish someone had told me this when I was starting out
And another version :


The original is here :

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Close reading can be fun or awful

http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/classroom_qa_with_larry_ferlazzo/2014/11/response_close_reading_can_be_fun_or_awful.html
http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/classroom_qa_with_larry_ferlazzo/2014/11/response_close_reading_is_a_life_skill.html

http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/classroom_qa_with_larry_ferlazzo/2014/11/response_teaching_close_reading_-_part_three.html

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The music you should listen to at work

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/mediatechnologyandtelecoms/11179017/This-is-the-kind-of-music-you-should-listen-to-at-work.html

What do you listen to at work?

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How to own a Hilux and how to remember stuff

I’m a sucker for anything that makes fun of gender stereotyping (there really are no women in this ad.!) and there are so many in the latest Toyota spot I had to watch it over and over to catch them all. Love the ending too.

And an excellent description of the differences between short-term memory, working memory and long-term memory, with teaching hints for all three:

http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/oct14/vol72/num02/Which-Strategy-Works-Best%C2%A2.aspx

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A Glutton for Punishment

http://www.sillypuns.com/

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Is Uni 4 U?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/advice/factfile_az/university_is_uni_for_you
http://www.thesite.org/work-and-study/applying-to-university/is-uni-for-you-2087.html
http://www.go2uni.net/go/your-choices/is-uni-for-me
http://www.independent.co.uk/student/student-life/health/dropping-out-of-university-its-not-the-disaster-you-think-it-is-8532984.html
http://www.midcoastuniportal.com.au/is-uni-for-me
http://www.theguardian.com/education/2013/jun/03/top-tips-for-choosing-university

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Having trouble with your studies?

http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/publications/observer/2009/december-09/helping-failing-students-2.html
https://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/publications/observer/2010/january-10/helping-failing-students.html

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