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Taking Notes in Class

Taking good notes is a three-stage process in which you should get ready to take notes before class, take notes during class, and rewrite your notes after class. Read on to learn about these three stages and what you should do in each stage.    
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An idiom is an expression that is characteristic of a particular language, but which means something different from the literal meaning of the words that form the idiom. For example, the idiom 'having the upper hand' has nothing to do with position or hands. It means to have the advantage in a situation. Here are some commonly used idioms and their meanings.  
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Study Groups

A study group can be helpful when you trying to learn information and concepts and preparing for class discussions and tests. Read on to learn about the benefits of a study group, how to start a study group, the characteristics of a successful study group, and possible pitfalls of a study group.  
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Free teaching tip Thinking is hard work for anyone. It's natural for students to take the easy road and avoid thinking. Here are some ways you can get your students to think. ... Another free teaching tip Humor is an effective tool for engaging students and enhancing their learning and retention. The appropriate use of humor can decrease student anxiety (especially before a test), defuse tense situations, and maintain student focus and interest. Here ...  
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Free Study Tip I videotape myself or audio record myself reading my notes. Then in my free time or before I go to sleep, I just look at the video or listen to my voice on the tape. This helps me remember what I just covered when I was studying. You should plan your time effectively, because if you fail to plan, you planned to fail.
submitted by James Banda Jr.
Student, secondary school
Bobonong, Botswana
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Another free Study Tip Wake up early in the morning and try to study...Before exams do not study more than three hours or you will go blank.
  submitted by Barkha Prasad
Student, 8
Suva, Fiji
A random study tip submitted by one of our visitors It is important to value your own effort. If you do, you will apply yourself to your studies in spite of distractions from any source.
  submitted by Abu Thoufeeq
Student, PLUS TWO
Trivandrum, Kerala, India
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