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Lectures given by teachers are usually organized in one of the following lecture styles: topic-list, question-answer, compare-contrast, series of events, cause-effect, and problem-solution. Identifying the lecture style used by your teacher will help you take good notes. Read on to learn about each lecture style.  
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A simile is a comparison made between two things that are not alike in most ways, but are alike in one important way. In a simile, the words 'like' and 'as' are used to signal that a comparison is being made between two things. Similes are used to emphasize a certain characteristic of something. The comparison made in a simile is often unusual, but allows the listener or reader to form a mental image of the comparison. Here are some examples and a strategy for dealing with similes.
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Managing Time

To be successful in school, you must carefully manage your study time. At the beginning of a term, prepare a Term Calendar. Update it as the term goes on. Each Sunday before a school week, prepare a Weekly Schedule. Update it as the week goes on. Each evening before a school day, prepare a Daily Organizer for the next day. Place a check next to each thing to do as you accomplish it.
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Free teaching tip Spelling is a difficult skill for many students. Many words in English are not spelled the way they sound. Further, even when rules apply, the number of rules ... Another free teaching tip The "broken record" technique is a simple yet effective classroom management technique you can use with students at any level. All you have to do is assertively, yet calmly, repeat a ...
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Free Study Tip I feel sometimes that it is hard to study where I am at the time. But now it is easy. I go and sit outside which gives me comfort. Nature is the best thing because it is so peaceful and I can relax and do my studying.
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Another free Study Tip As a 12 year old who has a heavy passion for music, I listen to it while I do my homework. But, if you choose to do so, you MUST find something calm such as mellow jazz or Brazilian jazz. Don't listen to music that you know will distract you from your focused environment. This can be your time to explore music while you study.
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Student, 7th Grade
Los Angeles, California
A random study tip submitted by one of our visitors I have a teacher that when she repeats something, it's always on the test. So I make sure to write down anything she repeats and also make sure that I know it for the test.
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Student, 9th
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
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