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Loquacious! No, that is not an obnoxious word. It means someone who is verbose, or garrulous, antithetical to someone who is taciturn or reticent. Remember Deadpool from X-Men? Now he personifies loquaciousness with his constant blabbering! You may differ: but I opine that just his incessant prating would suffice to vanquish his enemies! Continue reading
For those people who don’t follow our Facebook page, here’s a round-up of the SAT Pro Tips that we posted this week! Remember the TPT SAT Champ Camp is kicking off on May 6th, so if you’re signed up for the June SAT this is a great way to get a headstart on your SAT prep! Continue reading
Most of us have our hearts in the right place, but we all procrastinate when shopping for gifts, whether it’s Christmas or your best friend’s wedding, and especially when studying for a test. At the last minute, you scramble for the perfect, personalized solution, but that’s not possible. Just kidding, it totally is.
Scratch is a software developed by the MIT Media Lab that allows you to create your own stories, animations, pools, study guides and much more. These can then be shared with as many people as you like. Continue reading
We’ve all had a catchy song stuck in our heads for ages so we all know that it’s easier to remember things when there’s an associated jingle. The same is true for easy-to-remember and familiar acronyms, say, SALT. Our brain is better at absorbing information in simpler, bite-sized pieces, and that’s what personalization does. It’ll make your task easier to remember, so you’ll learn more and process faster. You shouldn’t need more than this during test week.
Here’re some ideas on how to personalize your learning.
Picking the right tune
It goes without saying that picking the tune you hum best to is not a thing to do the night before your test. It’s a process of trial and error, and you need to get this figured out a few days in advance. Once you find the perfect tune, you’ll know it because your grades will reflect it.
Here’s how you find your music —
Are your kids not wild about going to school? Do they make excuses to skip it everyday? Do they have mysterious conflicts with their teachers, and have trouble getting into and finishing homework? Are their grades erratic and starting to lag behind? Have they stopped being excited about school and don’t talk about it?
If your child is showing any of this behavior, it might be time to get proactive. We all know that students have different learning styles and the traditional classroom of 20 or so students isn’t the best way to learn for everyone. Often there are other, deeper causes. We at TPT are dedicated to devising customized study plans for each student, so no one falls behind. The good news is that as you make your way through this article, you’ll find out that you don’t have to watch your child be unhappy in school. Get involved and give us a call, and we’ll help your kids realize their academic potential.
Does Music Help You Study?
For those parents who are skeptical of their children’s assertions that constantly wearing headphones and being plugged into an iPod or similar, relaxes them and helps them think—it’s true! Even though your kids might not be able to explain to you exactly how, they have a point. Here are some commonly held beliefs about music and its relationship with learning.
Would you rather ask for directions than study a map? Do you hum along when listening to music? When you read a novel, do you enjoy reading mysteries and thrillers with lots of conversation? Do you often find yourself chatting to the person next to you, when waiting in line at the movies? When preparing for a test do you like to work in study groups and voice the important points out loud? Are you better with names than with faces?
Do we hear a yes? If so, then now you know that you’re an auditory learner! Your ears and your sense of hearing are your most effective learning aids. Now that we’ve identified your learning style, let’s discuss some methods that will help you boost your learning potential. Continue reading