I just found this great article called The Science of Memory: Top 10 Proven Techniques to Remember More and Learn Faster. In the article, it describes the different types of memory and how to use that knowledge to improve your memory. Want to learn how to improve your memory? Just click on the link and learn how you can learn, better and faster.
The Commission on the Future of Undergraduate Education released its first report. Check out some of what they learned about today’s two and four-year colleges.
- Almost 90% percent of students who graduate from high school attend college within eight years.
- But only 40% of students complete a bachelor’s degree in four years and 60% graduate in six years.
- At two-year colleges, 29% of students graduate in three years.
- In 2015, 50% of women aged 25-29 had a bachelor’s degree; 41 percent of men did.
- 72% of Asian, 54% of white, 31% black and 27% Hispanic students aged 25-29 had earned an associate degree or higher
- 50% of high school students have to take remedial classes because they are not prepared for college.
- 28% of two-year college students who took remedial classes earned a degree in 8.5 years.
- In 2012, about 50% of students took out loans to pay for college.
- In 2014, 52% of low-income high school graduates immediately enrolled in college; 81% of high-income graduates did the same.
- 85% of students who graduate from high school have taken some kind of post-high school classes before turning 30.
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From ESL Expressions
When a person studies information that information goes in one of two places. Short-term memory and long-term memory. Quite often students cram information which places that data in short-term memory. The problem, the information does not stick. If long-term memory is the goal then check out the strategies below I recently found in a great educational article. The article is geared towards teachers but the strategies are for students to try.
- Explain it to yourself as if you were doing a Tutorial 30-second speech. It makes sense, right? If someone is explaining the information then that information must not only be comprehended by the speaker and the bonus, the speaker is processing the information too.
- Reset your OWL. Most teachers at Sussman practiced this technique a few years ago. A person’s brain needs a break. I have read varying opinions on the time frame, I say do what’s best for you. Anywhere between 30 minutes to an hour a student should take a 5 or 10-minute break.
- Students should test themselves by trying to guess what will be on the test. The better a student guesses the less time will be wasted on studying unimportant information.
- Students should use their Pioneer Passport to make a study schedule.
- Students should teach the information to a friend/dog/ little brother or sister. Just like a tutorial, teaching helps a person master the information.
Be sure to read the entire article for more great tips and ideas on how to study. Click here and tell me what has worked for you by commenting below!
Ever play the game M.A.S.H. when you were a kid? Play the grown-up version to find out how much money you need to make to live the lifestyle you dream about. Want to play M.A.S.H.? Click here.
So what did your salary come out to be? Mine was some crazy number like $300,000 dollars a year. Try this site for numbers that are a little bit more realistic.
Here is another site that gives a different opinion on what a typical budget for a person who lives in Los Angeles, California. Click here.
What if you decide to live somewhere else besides the Los Angeles area? Click here to compare where you want to live with Los Angeles.
How Much do you have to make to be considered rich in the United States? Click here.
Debt means a person spends more than they earn. Check out the top 25 reasons a person goes into debt by clicking here. Why would you go into debt?
I recently found this great map that allows you to color in all the places you have been. So I decided to give it a try. Below are all of the states that I have visited in the United States.