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# ASVAB Articles

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## Better Learning Through Biopsychology

Professional athletes hire personal trainers and learn as much as possible about getting the most out of their bodies. They study things such as exercise’s effect on muscles, the vitamins and minerals they’ll need to rebuild muscle, and how much water they’ll need to drink to stay hydrated while working out. Students can use the same approach by learning about biopsychology and learning - related biopsychology research to get their brains in tiptop shape. This article will teach you a few things about biopsychology so you can get your brain ready for maximum learning.

## Brain “Cheats” to Maximize Learning

Your brain has “cheats” and shortcuts to make it work more efficiently, just like some video games! There are things students can do to “glitch” their brains so they soak up information like a sponge. All of these “cheats” are things we should do to keep our brains healthy to ensure they keep working at maximum capacity throughout our lives. This article lists four brain “cheats”, how they help students learn, and a brief explanation of why they work.

Brain “Cheats”

When I started playing video games in the 1980’s, gamers were nothing like they are today. The Internet (GASP!) didn’t exist...

## Molecular geometry, electron geometry, covalent bonds: N-A equals S equation

The equation below is used for Covalent Bonds, Molecular geometry, electron geometry, and structural formulas to figure the number of bonds in a molecule.

N-A = S equation to figure the number of bonds in a molecule

N = needed: the sum of the number of valence electrons needed by each atom (2 for hydrogen, 8 for all other atoms)

A = available: the sum of the number of valence electrons available for each atom

S = shared: the number of electrons shared in the molecule

S/2 = the number of covalent bonds in the molecule

## What to Expect From Tutoring Sessions

Ever wonder what happens during tutoring sessions? If you’ve never hired a tutor, you may not know what tutors can do to help. This article will take some of the fear out of the tutor hiring process by helping you understand what you should and should not expect from tutoring sessions.

What Tutors Can Do.

In a previous article, I listed several basic things tutors should do (see my article titled “Are you getting your money’s worth from tutoring?” from November 5, 2012). Some examples are gather student’s academic background information and have a long – term plan with goals for their students...

Families hire tutors for a variety of reasons. In general, though, tutors help students and professionals learn some skill or information. So, how do you know whether you are getting your money’s worth from tutoring? Here are five areas you can use to grade your tutor.

1. Communication.Tutors should communicate a lot! Tutors should conduct a background interview before starting lessons. They should gather information about student strengths and weaknesses, academic background, learning styles, and schedule information at a minimum. You can feel confident that they know what they’re doing if...

## Do You Need a Tutor, pt. 2

Part 2 of this article relates to professionals, “non – traditional” college students, and military candidates who are making the tutoring decision. (Part 1gives advice and tips to parents and college students.)

Professionals

Professionals have different tutoring needs. Sometimes, employees are contractually obligated to earn college credits every few years. Some employers withhold pay raises if education and training requirements aren’t met. Most employers also list a minimum grade requirement for courses.

Once you have gone to class the first time, review your course materials and syllabus...

## Do You Need a Tutor?, pt. 1

Deciding to hire a tutor can be tough. Tutoring requires schedule adjustments, coordination, and clear expectations on everyone's part. Part one of this article gives some advice for parents and college students in making this decision. Part two relates to professionals, "non - traditional" college students, and military candidates.

Parents

First, consider the academic and social expectations you have for your child. Do you expect “C’s” and above? All “A’s” and “B’s”? Are extracurricular activities important? Do you expect participation in one, school – related activity (a common parental...

## Assigning Homework

Assigning homework gives the student/client a chance to practice what they are learning. It should challenge them enough to keep their interest level up. When you meet for the next session, allow student/client to demonstrate their newly acquired knowledge and make corrections with examples where necessary.

## Free courses online

Some free online courses are available through www.alison.com. ALISON stands for Advance Learning Integrative Systems ONline. They offer free courses if you are able to study on your own online in a wide variety of subjects. These are perfect for preparing you for an exam in a topic that you are weak in or in need of a refresher course. They also have courses and diploma programs for professional development.

## Physical Exercise and Nutrition DO affect our brain performance and brain health.

As you may know, I am a big fan of the well-known author and brain specialist, Dr. Daniel Amen. He mentions in several of his books that Physical Exercise is good for the brain. I have read of research studies that showed a clear correlation between IMPROVEMENT in students' test scores in math and science, and their level of physical activity (for example, when math class followed PE class, the students had significantly higher scores). Maybe we should schedule PE before all math classes in our schools. What do you think about that idea?

This morning I read an online article on the myhealthnewsdaily...