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3 Tips for a More Effective Study Session

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Sometimes, having a good study session is about more than simply opening a book and reading. Often, you need to be in the right frame of mind to open your mind to learning. Here are some tips for things that you can do to have an effective study session.

Use the Right Music

Sometimes the brain needs more than just straight intellectual activity. Some people find that the right music in the background can help prime the brain for studying. Left to its own devices, the brain may disengage after a certain amount of time, and music can act as a motivator. Pastest explains that  you must make sure that you find the right type of music for your studying. Otherwise, listening to music will be counterproductive, and it will keep you from being able to fully focus on the task at hand. Make sure to try several types of music to find out what works best for you.

Use Essential Oils

Certain essential oils can invigorate and energize you. doTERRA points out that peppermint oil is a great way to stay alert on long drives or late-night study sessions since you can inhale it for a non-stimulating, invigorating pick-me-up. These are more natural alternatives to those products that can either work too much or can cause you to crash after a short period of heightened awareness. Not only are essential oils invigorating, they can also promote clearer thinking and can help you relax. These oils can take away some of the anxiousness that comes when faced with a difficult task.

Exercise Beforehand

There have been many studies that have demonstrated that exercise can help boost your cognitive function as well as your memory. Both of those are necessary ingredients for an effective study session. Exercise works by pumping extra blood to your brain. The impacts of the workout are felt for some time even after the exercise is done. The hormones produced during exercise mix with something called brain-derived neurotrophic factor and the combination helps to stimulate brain function. People who exercise are 23 percent more productive than on days when they did not exercise. Therefore, a workout in close proximity to your study session can boost your academic performance. American University of Antigua suggests that many incorporate studying into their workout routine with great results.

There are things that you do before or during your study session that will help enhance your productivity. Try to find what works best for you for the best results. Adding these things to your routine can also help you to gain some confidence in your academic performance and further increase your success.

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Cracking The Study Code: Mastering Study Habits to Raise Your Scores Fast with Dr. Ken Kern

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98% of people want to do good in their work, especially in school. Do you want to improve your grades and raise your test scores? Do you know that study habits can be taught and learned? There’s a secret sauce in learning how to go from a “C+” student to an “A” student just by learning how to create better study habits, the power of the mind, to achieve your academic dreams and goals.  Join San Diego’s #1, Dr. Ken Kern, Former Cancer Surgeon, Speaker, and Best-Selling Author of “CRACKING THE STUDY CODE” as he shares his secrets of how to raise your grades and test scores….Now!

4 Helpful Habits for Writing Stronger Essays

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Some people absolutely love writing essays, while others find it to be tedious and painful. If you’re in the latter group, it might be because you have trouble bringing your essays together. They might lack a focus or proper structure. When you figure out the mechanics of an essay, they can be better and much more enjoyable to write. Here are four helpful habits for writing stronger essays.

Have Strong Sources

Great writing starts with great research. You need to select sources that are credible and relevant. They should back up the arguments that you make in your thesis statement (which should close your opening paragraph). Look for ones that can be properly verified, and don’t use Wikipedia as a named source. You also need to learn how to cite properly. Without correct citations, you could seriously compromise your grade.

Source: Elite Editing | Where to Find Credible Sources for Your Research Paper

Know What Kind of Essay to Write

Essays tend to generally fall into four categories: persuasive, narrative, expository, and descriptive. Be clear on what the difference between each type is and how to ensure your essay flows properly. A persuasive essay shouldn’t suddenly become a narrative, and a narrative essay shouldn’t suddenly become persuasive. Take the time to read examples of essays of each type to get a better understanding. You want anyone who reads your essay to be clear on what your intentions are and what the focus is meant to be.

Source: Word Counter | The 4 Different Types of Essays

Quote Correctly

Once you have your sources, you need to figure out how to quote them properly. Don’t just throw in quotes in order to pad out your word count. Instead, use the quotation sandwich method. This means introducing an expert, delivering their quote, and then elaborating on the significance of their statement as it relates to your essay. Quotes are intended to strengthen your essay.

Source: College of Western Idaho | The Quote Sandwich

Recognize Counter-Arguments

One of the main purposes of an essay is to make an argument and back it up. Your thesis statement serves as your argument. To show the power of your arguments, you need to acknowledge the opposing side. Bring up counter-arguments, and then use other evidence to further assert your points.

Writing essays should be embraced, as it’s your opportunity to express yourself. While you still need to have supporting documents and other evidence, you can still showcase your unique voice. Remember to start on all your essays early and to revise them as much as necessary.

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Tutoring in the Clouds: Starting an Online Math Tutoring Business with Professor LaTishia Jordan

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It was a pleasure interviewing our very own group member, LaTishia Jordan. Please be sure to check out the replay: https://bit.ly/2QwDwp4


Do you want to know the latest trend in the online tutoring market? Are you interested in tutoring online or starting an online tutoring business? This is the episode for you. Join Dr. Alise and Special Guest, LaTishia Jordan, Online Tutor Business Coach, Online Math Professor and Tutor, as she gives us secrets about the online tutoring market, what it take tutor math online, and gain some pearls of wisdom and intuitive insights to help you on your tutoring journey.

 

Tutoring in the United Kingdom: Tutoring Secrets for Parents and Tutors with Dawn Strahan

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Are you interested in expanding your tutoring business to the United Kingdom? Are you a parent looking for quality UK Tutors? Are you a private tutor or business owner wondering about the curriculum for your tutoring practice? Come Join Special Guest, Dawn Strahan, UK’s Tutor Busines Coach and Owner of STAAR Tutoring and Dr. Alise as she gives us the inside scoop on tutoring in the UK. This is an episode that you don’t want to miss.

 

Beyond Tutoring Sessions: Guiding Families to Building Spheres of Learning with Arziki Phenyo

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Ms. Phenyo, the director of The Stimulus Effect, will discuss how families and community organizations can help in reinforcing academic principles and concepts; expanding knowledge; creating and capitalizing on “teachable moment”; and, ultimately, promoting achievement outside the classroom. Additionally, free and low-cost options, across communities, of which families can take advantage along with ways tutoring organizations can coordinate with community partners–toward expanding the boundaries of learning environments, and mutually raising enrollments–will be explored. Ms. Phenyo will also share examples of how The Stimulus Effect has effectively promoted “spheres of learning” across grade levels.

 

Tutoring in the Clouds: Starting an Online Reading Tutoring Business with Joanne Kaminski

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Do you want to know the latest trend in the online tutoring market? Are you interested in tutoring online or starting an online tutoring business? This is the episode for you. Join Dr. Alise and Special Guest, Joanne Kaminski, Online Tutor Business Coach and Online Reading Tutor, as she gives us secrets about the online tutoring market, and gain some pearls of wisdom and intuitive insights to help you on your tutoring journey.

 

 

Learning After the Bell: Why After-School Programs are Key in the 21st Century? with Dr. Charice Hayes

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Do you wonder why after-school programs are key in the 21st Century? Did you know that after-school programs are still in high demand for school-aged children? Join Dr. Alise and her special guest, CEO and Founder of ALL 4 One Tutoring, Dr. Charice Hayes, as she shares more about the benefits of after-school programs that cater to the whole child, what to look for in after-school programs, and gain some pearls of wisdom and intuitive insights to help you on your tutoring journey.

In-Home Tutoring Vs. Online Tutoring: Which One is Best for Your Child? with Dr. Makeba Butler

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Are you looking to get a tutor for your child? Are you a tutor business owner who is looking to expand your tutoring offerings? Join Dr. Alise and her special guest, CEO and Founder of Elite Minds Tutoring and She Mogul Enterprises, Dr. Makeba Butler, as she shares more about the benefits of both in-home tutoring and online tutoring, what to ask tutor business owners when looking for tutoring, and gain some pearls of wisdom and intuitive insights to help you on your tutoring journey.