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Staying Motivated

WYZANT WANTS TO KNOW: What are your tips to stay motivated through finals and the end of the school year?   I'd have to say that one of my motivational tips is maintaining two calendars, Make a countdown calendar that only includes the days between today and the absolute last deadline you have, whether it's a final exam or the last day a final paper is due; whatever's latest... read more

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3 Time Management Tips to Increase Productivity

Unless you are traveling in a spaceship and moving close to the speed of light, time passes at the same rate for everyone. The Earth takes approximately 24 hours to complete one full rotation on its axis, which has resulted in a day being 24 hours long. So why do some people seem to be able to accomplish so much more when we all have the same amount of time in our day? Simply, they have mastered... read more

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Time Management vs. Self Management

When we talk about time management we are inevitably thinking externally. There is this thing called time, which hangs out in the corner of your eye, always present yet elusive. Strategies for time management are thus often externally focused: Use software like Leechblock, an add-on to Firefox. This software blocks access to social media and other websites that tempt us to waste... read more

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King Arthur's Circles: Thoughts on Time Management

I talk to a lot of people who struggle to bring sanity to their schedules. Time management is one of those areas in life where we can become very ingrained in our patterns of thought and behavior, like King Arthur's thoughts at the very end of The Once and Future King. He sits in his war pavilion, having lost two battles, his round table, and the people closest to him. Struggling to make... read more

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Crunch Time!

Time is a very important tool to learning academic information efficiently. If you have been working with a tutor then you should be aware of the time that you spend in tutoring assistance. Most students and parents believe that the longer they are tutored; the more successful they will be in executing the output of information. Set your tutoring goals in advance and submit them to your... read more

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Multitasking: Why Not?

Hello all, I found this article from Fox news very helpful. We might relate to it differently but at the end of the day, we may all agree that multitasking might not be as effective as it feels! Hope you enjoy it!   12 Reasons To Stop Multitasking   "We all do it: Texting while walking, sending emails during meetings, chatting on the phone while cooking dinner. In... read more

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Time ticking away.

Your schedule is congested: walll-to-wall study, activities, community service. You're lucky to have time for food and sleep.   And you have to be ready for class the next day. But how?   There are many things you can replace if lost or stolen: smartphones, laptops, tablets, to name a few. You cannot, however, replace lost time. Whether an hour, a day, or a year--lost... read more

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Back to school on a time-budget

My household of 2 two people is always buzzing- my fiancé and I both work and attend a university. We have to drive to various places, do daily chores and always be on time. There needs to be room for studying, maintaining a social life, and last but definitely not least, maintain healthy life-styles. To keep ourselves out of the way of junk food, clutter and less... read more

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Finding the time to study

Finding a way to give yourself adequate time to study can be daunting, especially for those who are working, or have children. Below are four important concepts to keep in mind: 1. The amount of time is not as important as the quality of time: Figure out your individual learning style, and use that. Spending hours reading will not be as effective as fifteen minutes listening... read more

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Time Management for "The Jack of all Trades."

Hello fellow tutors and students! This is my first blog post, but I do feel that it is an appropriate one. If you are the type of person that loves to get involved in every single thing, but still love to get good grades, don't fret. I'm one of those people, too, and even though it can get mind-boggingly stressful sometimes, it all pays off in the end. I'm here to give you a few tips on how... read more

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Efficiently Preparing for the School Year

As summer comes to an end, we see the crazed effects that the back to school season brings with it, a chaotic maelstrom of bodies flying about through the campus bookstore, the enduring lines of disgruntled faces waiting to be served by the cashier, a babe crying while the mother withstands the impatient glances around her. If you are anything like me, you would cringe at the thought of having... read more

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Preparing to get back into your school routine.

Are you worried about yourself or your child not having enough time to prepare getting back into the school routine? Instead of getting worked up over it, set aside the little time you have each day to do something simple like getting organized, making sure you have everything you need, stop at the store for a few last minute things. Simple things like going to bed earlier, throwing in a quick... read more

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Limited in time?

My number one advice to everyone is to never focus on obstacles; but instead, always keep your goals in sight.   As someone who spent most of her life in grad school or as a professor, the top excuse for not going back to school is time limitations. But that's just an excuse. You no doubt know people who have managed to accomplish what seems to be a million things at once. How... read more

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Going to School with Small Kids

One of the challenges that women in particular face is the challenge of balancing family life and school work.  I've totally been there and done that.  When my son was just three months old, I returned to school for my nursing pre-requisites.  It wasn't easy, but I did it.  After a few short months, I was enrolled in an accelerated BS to MSN program with a deployed spouse... read more

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Preparing for School When You Only Have a Few Minutes Each Day

In response to Wyzant's question, "How should students prepare to go back to school if they only have a few minutes to spare each day," I say focus on time management. How are you going to keep track of assignments? How are you going to remember your homework? When are you going to study for tests? How are you going to keep on top of long term projects without procrastinating?    If... read more

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Test taking means getting your timing right

Just because you feel that you have a concept or subject well in hand does not mean that you can pass a test on it with flying colors. This is especially true in math and in tests where a broad level of subject matter is covered. And, there is one simple reason why.   Students are taught content and more content, but are not often taught to practice that content quickly. Over years... read more

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prepare for school with a few minutes to spare each day

"Inch by inch its a cinch!"  The thirty minute work out.  All it takes is a little time each day (every day) in a given activity and you will see major progress.  In music, math, exercise anything!  With my students, I require them to keep a time journal to record how they spend their time each day.  Then we work with a planner, to schedule time each... read more

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Welcome back to school! A few tips...

Many of the students I tutor want help with general study skills as well as specific subject matter. Now that many students are heading into a new semester, perhaps it's time to review some basic tips for how to improve your grades this semester. 1) Manage your time. A good way to do this is by downloading a time management app, or keeping track of how you spend your time manually. Allotting... read more

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Three, two one to one, two, threE! And it's done!

In order for students to go back to school with little time to spare each day, they have to get organized and also make a list of priorities. Organization is key to time management.  The student is to create an agenda for the day with time specifics.  Wake up time, breakfast/lunch time,  traveling time, work time, even rest time.  At work the student can make arrangements... read more

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Prepping For School

In order to avoid last-minute rushes in the morning at the beginning of a busy school day, consider prepping as much as possible the evening before.  Pack all the materials you'll need into your backpack, pack your lunch and put it in the refrigerator so you can grab it and go, even decide what you'll wear the next day.  You'll find your mornings will go much more smoothy with a little... read more

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