Interesting Articles




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How to Automate Your Learning

An expert shares some best practices to turn your study habits into an efficient routine and improve retention.

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Learning Tips from an Expert

Barbara Oakley responds to questions about learning from users on the popular question site 'Quora'.

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Want to Be Smarter? Sleep More

Eric Cohen explains some of the science behind sleep and its link to learning.

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Multitasking While Studying

An experiment shows just how strong the effect of frequent multitasking is on a student's memory.

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Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning

Simple and effective strategies for learning based on congitive psychology and neuroscience.

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To Remember a Lecture Better, Take Notes By Hand

Find out why a recent study shows t hat people remember lectures  better when they’ve taken handwritten notes, rather than typed ones.

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How to Succeed in College (and Life)

Learn how to use the WOOP method to focus on the  benefits of reaching your goal to increase motivation, while planning for potential  obstacles.

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Why Good Students Do "Bad" in College

Geddes discusses methods to transition your high school habits into successful college learning. 

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Why Phone Notifications are Ruining Your Life

New research finds that simply hearing your phone ring, ding or vibrate can d estroy your focus. 

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Recommended books

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Overview of 'A Mind for Numbers'

The most important tools laid out in Barbara Oakley's hit book are broken down for you here.

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Presence is Important

A powerful excerpt from a book by Amy Cuddy explains the power of being present in the moment.

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Skills vs. Passion

Cal Newport debunks the myth that following your passion is the best thing you can do when building a career.

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