Tag Archives: Study Skills

Don’t stress about stress, lessen your stress for studying and exams

https://hbr.org/2014/11/how-to-handle-stress-in-the-moment/?utm_source=Socialflow&utm_medium=Tweet&utm_campaign=Socialflow

http://campusmindworks.org/students/self_care/managing_stress.asp

http://www.stressbusting.co.uk/how-to-deal-with-exam-stress/

http://www.independent.co.uk/student/student-life/10-ways-to-beat-exam-stress-9055969.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/student/student-life/the-science-of-exam-stress-beating-the-study-blues-9049100.html

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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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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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Pontificating Professors and pointless Powerpoints

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/16/opinion/sunday/kristof-professors-we-need-you.html?_r=0

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/education/2014/03/powerpoint_in_higher_education_is_ruining_teaching.html

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What’s it like to live and study in New Zealand?

http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/international/studying-overseas/what’s-it-like-to-study-in-new-zealand/
http://study.innewzealand.co/disadvantages.html
English immigrants talk about living in New Zealand :http://e2nz.org/migrant-stories/chapter-three/whats-it-really-like-in-new-zealand/
http://www.sovereignman.com/expat/7-hard-truths-about-new-zealand-1489/

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Chinese Student Life in Christchurch, New Zealand


A video made by Chinese students studying in Christchurch, New Zealand. They talk about food, travel, accommodation and their studies at the University of Canterbury.

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Are you ready to study again?

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