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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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Confusing Words

 
Many pairs of words look and sound nearly alike, but have different meanings. For example, affect means to influence something, while effect means the result of some action. Each of these words is pronounced slightly differently. You must be careful to use the correct word from a pair of confusing words when writing and speaking. Here are commonly confused pairs of words and their meanings.
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Participating in Class

 
Class participation is a valuable part of learning. In many cases, participating in class is an important criterion that teachers use to assign final grades. Here are some suggestions that can help you be an effective class participant. As you prepare for class, think about important questions and concerns that may come up in class. Be sure that you are prepared to handle these.
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Free teaching tip An effective way to keep your students motivated during in-class reading is to vary the format you use. Here are some variations. ... Another free teaching tip The more your students write, the more they will learn. Many students resist writing. Try to vary the types of writing you have your students do to break down their resistance. Here are some types of writing you can have your students do. ...
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Free Study Tip When I come back home from school, I take a nap, and then I open my books to study.
 
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Another free Study Tip If you take notes on loose-leaf sheets of paper, be sure to number each page at the top right. This way you can always keeep them in the right order. I dropped my notes once, so I learned the hard way to number the pages.
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Austin, Texas
 
A random study tip submitted by one of our visitors I monitor my fifth grade son's schoolwork. But I'm not all over him. It's his responsibility and his learning. I give support and reasonable help but, I don't do his work for him. If he doesn't do his assignments the right way, the consequences are on him.
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