Ever get stuck? You may have tried flash cards, iphone apps, chanting and more. you still can’t figure out how to remember facts like the atomic weight of Molybdenum for your Chemistry class. Why? Because it doesn’t connect to anything meaningful or connected to your life. Sure … there might be [...]
Ever tried to memorize a long list of facts for an exam? Then you know how painfully boring it can be. A seemingly endless list of words or concepts can be mind numbing. Reading the list out load can help you to remember. Turning the list into flash [...]
Saskatoon is a cold and distant place for many of us. Yet students there are warming up their bodies, and their grades, with exercise!
Does Answer Underground put an on-line, global study group into your pocket? Maybe. Their smart phone application hooks you up through Facebook with special groups to chat and get answers to your homework questions. Or you can provide an answer to someone else’s question. It’s like twitter for [...]
You reach for your school text book and then … your phone buzzes with a text message. You are logging into the school test preparation web site and then this cool link pops up. It looks a lot more fun. You weren’t planning to skip studying today but somehow … it just happened.
Distractions. They can [...]
Can your own writing learn from fast and furious newspaper writers? You bet it can! An essay exam is a race to finish your story in a desperately short time. Did your teacher ask for 1500 words on the causes of the American Civil War? [...]
When OpenStudy picked up a very prestigious 2012 Edison Award for innovation we wondered … can online community really be as good as live study group? We all learn more when we learn together. Why not just use Facebook? Or a chat group?
At first [...]
What did 50 million students do last year? Study using flash cards in Quizlet! If that seems like a lot … it is. Quizlet was started by high school student Andrew Sutherland back in 2005 to help him study for French class. He wanted the computer to flip [...]
Could you use a fast way to improve your grades? Then get ready to slow down. Many exam and test errors come from the same source. Not reading the question well. We get stressed and hurry through the questions, missing the main points. We trip into an answer that ‘looks right’ because we haven’t fully [...]