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 [...]
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 [...]
Have you ever faced an exam with only one question? It’s the essay exam that we all dread. You’ll get a single question on the page like “Explain the causes of the American Civil War including parties involved, issues and key people.” followed by 2 hours and 1500 words to answer.
It might be the [...]
How do you prepare for an exam? Do you read your classroom notes until your eyeballs hurt? Do you highlight your textbook with a bright yellow marker?
When teachers prepare tests, they don’t spend hours highlighting pages and neither should you. Instead, teachers read through the textbook and lecture notes, writing down possible test questions [...]
How do you like to prepare for your exams? Read your classroom notes till your eyeballs hurt? Do you highlight your text book with a bright yellow marker? Isn’t there a better way?
Ready to spend less time studying and more time doing the stuff you enjoy? Consider these two items from fancy, PHd university research studies:
1) Most people are interrupted by text messages, phone calls, walk-in friends and other interruption about 20 times per hour these days. Yes – twenty times each hour. That’s once every [...]