Just about everyone who has ever been in school knows what it feels like to sit in front of the computer, staring at a blank screen. Hoping their term paper would write itself. Or tried reading a textbook only to find that they have read the same paragraph ten times and still don't know what they … [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.
Have you ever sat down to study for a test only to find yourself reading the same paragraph over, and over? Or have you ever read a chapter in a text book only to realize after you were done that you didn't understand the information any better? When we try to learn something new, we can … [Read more...]
It’s almost the end of class. Lunch next. You’re so ready to head out. Then it happens, just before the bell rings. Your teacher assigns a reading from your textbook. Read this section for Thursday, and we’ll have a short quiz. Sure, you can read the section. But what’s the best way to read … [Read more...]