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...]
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 annoying, isn’t it? You see them in every class. The students who seem to breeze on through. Coolly killing one test after another. How do they do it? Is it something you can master? Yep, it is. You see, scientists have been snooping on these top students for decades. It’s … [Read more...]
One of the important study skills we need in our increasingly technology driven world is the ability to learn from hard-to-understand text. Maybe you’re trying to grasp a biology textbook chapter on sexual reproduction. Or perhaps you’re reading articles on the web to figure out how to extend … [Read more...]