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Keep an open mind when you read information in your textbook. You will not be able to think critically about what you read if you approach your reading with a rigid set of opinions and attitudes.
 

 
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Pegwords

 
The pegword strategy is a good strategy to use when you must remember a number of ideas such as five reasons we should conserve energy. Pegwords are words that rhyme with number words. Each pegword is substituted for a number word and is then associated with information to be remembered. For example, 'run' is substituted for 'one.' Read on to learn about the pegwords for one through ten and how to use them to remember information.  
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Raising Self-Esteem

 
Self-esteem is your general attitude toward yourself. It is your overall sense of your competence and worth. With high self-esteem, you will have confidence in your ability to learn, and willingness to try new things. Students with high self-esteem tend to be high achievers. Here are ten things you can do to raise your level of self-esteem. First, be positive about yourself.
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Free Study Tip It is important to write notes about what your teacher says. Then you can study them and make a+ on the test.
 
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Another free Study Tip Study in comfortable area that has a low sound level. Draw pictures and sketches of whatyou study so it could even be fun. Always ask someone to test you on what you read.
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A random study tip submitted by one of our visitors It is important to focus on your school work. It is also important to be kind to your classmates.
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