Have you ever been listening to one of your teacher's lessons and thought that it had no relevance to your own life? You're not alone. Just about every student has felt the same way. Sure, you use critical thinking skills in the classroom to solve word problems in math, write essays in … [Read more...]
Tips for Teens
Below you’ll find posts with tips for teens, especially ways to boost your grades, prepare for college, figure out what you want out of life, and set your own course.
If you’re ready to start taking charge of your future, the best way to begin is to get control of your learning. Why? Because it’s the biggest part of your “working” life right now. And the number one way that others are sizing you up.
By showing you can excel at learning, you earn the clout to choose your path. The trust to define your next steps. The opportunity to make things happen.
But first, you’ve got to wrap your head around ways to master school content – even when it seems difficult and you don’t really feel up to it. Fortunately, you’re not alone. The advice and tips for teens that we share come from decades of research that’s been done precisely because so many teens have faced challenges similar to your own.
Feel free to browse through the articles. Or sign up for our study skills course and take a more focused approach to get in control of your learning.
It's natural to feel we have a deep understanding of the world. Unfortunately, we most often don't. On the whole, we tend to think we understand how things work in much more detail than we actually do. Scientists continue to show us just how complex the world really is. And the devices we … [Read more...]
School is unreal. Imagine you’re suffering through an algebra class. Graph this weird function. Can you solve for Y? You move on to physics. The teacher discusses electrons spinning around neutrons and protons. You shake your head. None of this is real. Pure fantasy land. What … [Read more...]