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Re-reading is inefficient. Here are 5 tips for studying smarter.

Memory researchers say most students don't have a clue how to study efficiently. They re-read their notes and textbooks, but it turns out that's one of the least efficient ways to prepare for tests.<p>Re-reading is a passive strategy. Active strategies like drawing diagrams, asking yourself questions, …

Missing Comma Gets Woman Out Of A Parking Ticket

The ticket was for parking more than 24 hours in a zone that didn't allow a "motor vehicle camper." The Ohio woman had a truck. She said that there needed to be a comma between vehicle and camper.<p>Transcript<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:<p>Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. It went all the way to an appeals …

NPR

10 reasons teachers do NOT use education technology

There are plenty of reasons teachers do not use education technology. It’s expensive. It’s hard to always find a reason to implement edtech into a …

Education Technology

Why failure is crucial for a student’s success

How crucial is failing to helping a young student learn? Photo by Flickr user KT KingIf you’re at all like me, somewhere in your home you have at …

Education

How To Be More Productive And Eliminate Time Wasting Activities By Using The “Eisenhower Box”

Dwight Eisenhower lived one of the most productive lives you can imagine.<p>Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States, serving two terms …

Time Management

20 French Phrases You Should Be Using | Mental Floss

As much as 30 percent of the English language—or roughly one in three English words—is believed to be derived directly from French. It’s a …

Language

Google just revealed the incredibly simple formula for killer résumés

It’s not exactly E=mc².<p>But for would-be job hunters, it’s probably a lot more useful.<p>In a Q&A-style interview with Google’s senior vice president of people operations Laszlo Bock, The New York Times’s Tom Friedman fished a few seriously helpful words of wisdom out of the search giant’s human …

Employment

Google offers schools unlimited Drive storage for students and teachers

Google wants to make backpacks a thing of the past by letting students store all of their files online, and it's going to start giving students enough space to actually do that. Students, teachers, and anyone else using a Google Apps for Education account will soon be given unlimited storage and …

How I Got Into College

Students all over are starting college this month, and some of them still have a nagging question: what, exactly, got me in? An admissions officer …

Education

How To Use An Apostrophe

Exploding Kittens

How and why to use whom in a sentence

Exploding Kittens

How to use a semicolon

Exploding Kittens

Congratulations Graduate! Eleven Reasons Why I Will Never Hire You.

Over the past 20 years, I’ve been in hiring roles and have received thousands of resumes from new college graduates. I’ve interviewed many for real jobs and done my share of informational interviews. Sometimes I’ve hired people into entry-level positions. More often though, I haven’t.<p>Those who did …

The punishable perils of plagiarism - Melissa Huseman | TED-Ed

Fighting plagiarism is serious business. From brainchild-snatching to wholly quotables, plagiarists have plenty of wily ways to pass others' work off …

Plagiarism

Reporter turns in article about procrastination on time

Procrastination is more than poor time management. It’s a serious problem that affects our health, our relationships and our work. But what makes us …

Procrastination

Famous Novelists on Symbolism in Their Work and Whether It Was Intentional | Mental Floss

It was 1963, and 16-year-old Bruce McAllister was sick of symbol-hunting in English class. Rather than quarrel with his teacher, he went straight to …

Literature

The Folly of the SAT Writing Section

Who can write a decent essay in 25 minutes?<p>The SAT is changing. Again. For the second time in just over a decade, the College Board, which administers the exam, is planning to redesign the exam. The details of the redesign aren’t public yet, but it looks like the result will be similar to the last …

Education

Online classes can be enlightening, edifying, and engaging — but they're not college

The future of higher education online is, at present, clear as mud. Do Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs — college-level classes offered online through a number of corporate providers — offer students better tools for study, increased opportunities at lower cost? Can they provide access to …

Study: Hand Gestures Help Us Learn Math

Gesticulation seems to drive home abstract concepts.<p>PBS<p><b>PROBLEM:</b> Math is terrible. And terrifying. It's so bad that just thinking about having to do math is enough to activate pain receptors in some people's brains. And few things can make it less terrifying. Muppets singing about math helps, …

Mathematics