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The ACT is a widely used college admission standardized test. It contains four mandatory subject tests: English, Reading, Mathematics, and Science. There is also an optional Writing test which some colleges require. Read on to learn some general tips for taking the ACT. Then read about specific tips for taking each of the five sections of the test.    
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The loci strategy for remembering information is based on your familiarity with a place, such as your home. The strategy helps you remember lists of items through organization, visualization, and association. Read on to learn about each of the steps in the loci strategy.  
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Proofreading your Written Work

 
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Study Skills Curriculum for
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Proofreading is the process of checking your written work for what are often referred to as surface errors. These are errors in spelling, punctuation, and grammar. Read on to learn about 10 guidelines that will help you to identify and correct surface errors in your written work.  
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Free Study Tip 1. Sleep at least 8 hours a day. 2. Your brain can't work for more than 4 hours a day, so don't exceed this or you will tire too much and you won't be able to study much the next day. 3. Put aside a time for yourself to practice your exam papers. 4. If you aren't used to studying for a long time without getting up after 10 minutes, don't push yourself to sit for an hour all of a sudden. Gradually work your way up, adding a few minutes every day. This way your body will get used to this easily.
 
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Student, 8th Grade
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
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Dr. Charles T. Mangrum and Dr. Stephen S. Strichart are two former university professors who formed Mangrum-Strichart Learning Resources in 1997. The study skills curriculums & instructional programs they have developed for students from elementary school through college are used in schools, tutoring centers, and homeschooling throughout the United States, Canada, and many other parts of the world.

Dr. Mangrum and Dr. Strichart have authored textbooks and curriculum materials for many major publishers. They have published numerous articles and research studies in professional journals, and have made major presentations at state, national, and international conferences.

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Another free Study Tip STAND UP, STEP FORWORD, and TAKE ALL THE RESPONSIBILITY ON YOUR SHOULDERS. AND KNOW THAT YOU'RE THE CREATOR OF YOUR OWN DESTINY. ALL THE STRENGTH AND SUCCESS YOU WANT IS WITHIN YOURSELF! SO ALWAYS BE POSITIVE, BE YOURSELF. REMEMBER YOU CAN DO SOMETHING BETTER THAN ANYBODY ELSE. SO ALWAYS LISTEN TO YOUR INNER VOICE AND TRY TO OBEY THAT!!! AND REMEMBER WINNERS DON'T DO DIFFERENT THINGS, THEY JUST DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY.
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Moscow, Russian Federation
 
A random study tip submitted by one of our visitors 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.
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Delhi, India
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