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An essay test item requires you to recall and organize information and to communicate the information in an extended writing form. Your response to an essay test item should meet the following three criteria: focused, organized, and supported. Read on to learn how to meet these criteria as well as tips that will help you write your best response to an essay test item.    
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Capitalization Rules

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Study Skills Curriculum
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There are many times when a word or words you write must be capitalized. Read on to learn ten capitalization rules you should know and use. An example is shown for each rule. The first rule is to capitalize the first word in a sentence as in "It is important to know when a word must be capitalized."  
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Roman Numerals

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Study Skills Curriculum for
LD/Struggling Students

- Grades 6-12
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Roman Numerals originated in ancient Rome as a simple means of counting in which certain letters were given values as numbers. The original system was modified during the Middle Ages and is still in use today. Read on to learn about the seven letters used in the system and the numbers they represent, as well as how to read and write Roman Numerals.  
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Free Study Tip I plan my study time and study topics before I start. First, I read the chapter to learn the main objectives of the chapter. I headline the main topics in pencil. Then I come back to the first portion of the chapter and start reading carefully through the chapter.
submitted by Parvez Alam
Student, IPS
Delhi, India
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Another free Study Tip You should not undertake serious study when you are tired, cold, hungry, agitated, upset or unwell. Use a study area away from household activities; a quiet enviroment; have soft music in the background - sometimes absolute silence can be a distraction; have adequate lighting; use a desk or table; don't have food or drinks on your work area; avoid 'cramming' just before an exam - keep up with homework - make revisions part of your study plan.
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Brisbane, Qld, Australia
A random study tip submitted by one of our visitors When memorizing facts and tables, connect the words to absurd images in your head. Your brain likes to have fun, and is very visual. This creates the most unlikely connections in your brain, which will all contribute to making the memory stronger and more long term.
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Student, 10th grade
Sydney, Australia - New South Wales
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