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Secrets of the Most Successful College Students

What the Best College Students Do

An article on Time.com, by , and based on the work of Ken Bain, provides a useful list of 8 traits that Mr. Bain's research found were common in highly successful college students

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Posted in College, Learning Styles, Educational Reference, College Admissions

Kids Master Mathematics When They're Challenged But Supported

Math test scores soar if students are given the chance to struggle.

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Posted in Learning Styles, Test Prep- Math, Educational Research

Hilarious Physics Lessons!

Check out this extremely funny look at the laws of physics by Christoph Niemann of The New York Times. This is a great way for students to learn or reinforce their knowledge of the basics of physics. Christoph Niemann is an illustrator, designer and author whose work is featured in The New Yorker Magazine, Newsweek, Wired, The New York Times Magazine and American Illustration. His work has won numerous awards from the American Institute of Graphic Arts, the Art Directors Club and American Illustration.

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Posted in Study Techniques, Learning Styles, Educational Reference

Don't Forget To Write!

Writing is the most complex activity that most students will encounter during their years in school. If you stop to think about it, writing requires students to bring to bear a wide variety of different skills, all at the same time. Here are just some of the skills required:

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Posted in Learning Styles, Writing Skills, Tutoring

Mathematics Explained!

Steven Strogatz, a professor of applied mathematics at Cornell University, has a wonderful series of essays in the Opinionator section of the New York Times website. Strogatz attempts to explain some of the more fundamental concepts of mathematics in terms understandable to those of us not pursuing our Ph.D.s in the subject.

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Posted in Learning Styles, Test Prep- Math, Educational Reference

March 2010 Newsletter

Click here to read the March 2010 A+ Newsletter

In This Issue

Z-Z-Z: The Benefits of Napping

A study done at the University of California, Berkeley, by a team headed by Matthew Walker, focused on whether napping prior to learning helps us store information better

Exercise and Academic Excellence

"After exercise, kids have greater amounts of attention, respond more correctly to decisions, and perform more efficiently"

Toastmasters: Promoting Public Speaking Skills

Fear of public speaking (also know as glossophobia)is often ranked among the most common phobias, right along with fear of spiders.

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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Run for Global Children's Health 2010

For more information on how you can contribute to this worthwhile cause, please visit CHOP 2010 Team Global Health.

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Posted in Educational Trends, Learning Styles, Educational Reference, News, Educational Research

Rethinking "Learning Styles"

An article that appeared in the December 15, 2009 issue of the The Chronicle of Higher Education, reports on a new study published in the journal Psychological Science in the Public Interest. The study, conducted by four psychologists, Harold Pashler, Mark McDaniel, Doug Rohrer, and Robert Bjork, concludes that there is no evidence to support the commonly held notion that teaching students in their preferred learning styles leads to enhanced learning.

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Posted in Learning Styles, News, Educational Research

Perceptual Processing & Executive Functioning

by Jill E. Adaman, Ph.D.

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Posted in Learning Styles, Learning Disabilities, Educational Reference

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