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Scoops to empower college students to study better and achieve greater academic and career success
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MyCollegeSuccessStory.com: Empowering Academic Success

MyCollegeSuccessStory.com: Empowering Academic Success | College Student Study Skills | Scoop.it
Succeed in college. Designed to empower college-bound and current college students to study better and achieve greater academic and career success.
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Welcome to College Student Study Skill, sponsored by MyCollegeSuccessStory.com. Regular Scoops about college student success and study skills.

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Taking Notes: 5 College Success Tips

Taking Notes: 5 College Success Tips | College Student Study Skills | Scoop.it
Few people realize how fast memory fades. Studies on memory have shown that, without review, 47% of what a person has just learned is forgotten in the first twenty minutes and 62% is forgotten after the first day. (University of Texas at Austin). Therefore, having good lecture notes to review can determine how well you are able to perform on exams.
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6 More Study Skills Resolutions To Achieve Academic Success

6 More Study Skills Resolutions To Achieve Academic Success | College Student Study Skills | Scoop.it
Last week we offered 6 resolutions students can make to enhance their study practice. Here are 6 more from which to choose that are equality effective, and that if implement will help you to achieve academic success for the results students want.
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Does Athletic Success Come at the Expense of Academic Success? : Education Next

Does Athletic Success Come at the Expense of Academic Success? : Education Next | College Student Study Skills | Scoop.it

We found that high schools that devote more energy to athletic success also tend to produce more academic success. In particular, we looked at whether high schools with a higher winning percentage in sports also had higher test scores as well as higher rates of educational attainment. We also looked at whether high schools that offered more sports and had a larger share of their student body participating in sports also tended to have higher test scores and higher attainment.

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Circle of Excellence: Study skills for smart students

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How do smart students study? What specific skills do they use? What are their optimum learning habits? Do they apply any special strategies? How do they learn faster, study better and score higher at exams? What are their secrets?

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School Academic Success and Athletic Commitment Boost Each Other, Study Finds

School Academic Success and Athletic Commitment Boost Each Other, Study Finds | College Student Study Skills | Scoop.it
High schools that succeed athletically are not necessarily punting on their academic success, according to an analysis published recently in the Journal of Research in Education.
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[Disclaimer: "Kathy's Insight" is usually simply another pithy excerpt from the Scooped article] ... academic and athletic success may actually be correlated. The authors [of the new analysis] found that schools which emphasize athletic success and participation also tended to have higher scores on standardized tests and higher graduation rates.

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5 Last-Semester Tasks for College-Bound High School Seniors

5 Last-Semester Tasks for College-Bound High School Seniors | College Student Study Skills | Scoop.it
Search for scholarships and keep your grades up during the home stretch of high school.
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[Disclaimer: "Kathy's Insight" is usually simply another pithy excerpt from the Scooped article] Many college application deadlines fall before the end of the year, so once a high school senior's second semester has rolled around, it may seem like it's time to take the foot off the gas. But the second half of senior year is the ideal time to tackle things that may have fallen through the cracks during the push of college applications.

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PLOS ONE: Spread of Academic Success in a High School Social Network

PLOS ONE: Spread of Academic Success in a High School Social Network | College Student Study Skills | Scoop.it
PLOS ONE: an inclusive, peer-reviewed, open-access resource from the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE. Reports of well-performed scientific studies from all disciplines freely available to the whole world.
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[Disclaimer: "Kathy's Insight" is usually simply another pithy excerpt from the Scooped article] "We found that students whose friends’ average GPA (Grade Point Average) was greater (or less) than their own had a higher tendency toward increasing (or decreasing) their academic ranking over time, indicating social contagion of academic success taking place in their social network."

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The road to academic success is paved with stylish academic writing | British Politics and Policy at LSE

The road to academic success is paved with stylish academic writing | British Politics and Policy at LSE | College Student Study Skills | Scoop.it

Treat academic writing not as a set of inviolable rules but as a series of stylistic choices, writes Helen Sword, who has found that a conversational yet authoritative tone coupled with attention-getting titles, compelling openings, anecdotes and illustrations is the key to accessible, interesting academic work.

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'Soft Skills' Pushed as Part of College Readiness

'Soft Skills' Pushed as Part of College Readiness | College Student Study Skills | Scoop.it
Resiliency, grit, and self-efficacy are among the so-called "soft skills" increasingly being viewed as vital for college success.
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[Disclaimer: "Kathy's Insight" is usually simply another pithy excerpt from the Scooped article] To make it in college, students need to be up for the academic rigor. But that's not all. They also must be able to manage their own time, get along with roommates, and deal with setbacks. Resiliency and grit, along with the ability to communicate and advocate, are all crucial life skills. Yet, experts say, many teenagers lack them, and that's hurting college-completion rates.

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Test Taking Skills

Review Before Tests Begin your test preparation activities as far in advance as you can. Go over your texts, notes, and homework. Make sure you understand and remember every part.

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➽ How To Get Through College With Greater Success

➽ How To Get Through College With Greater Success | College Student Study Skills | Scoop.it

You will have a large number of decisions to face when you decide to go to college. Which way you choose to go can affect your whole life. 

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Tips for First-Generation College Applicants

Tips for First-Generation College Applicants | College Student Study Skills | Scoop.it
Admissions officers seek a diverse student body and want to hear what has shaped a student's life, including if you are the first in your family to attend college.
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[Disclaimer: "Kathy's Insight" is usually simply another pithy excerpt from the Scooped article] If you’re among those who are applying to college as a first-generation student (meaning your parents never attended college) and you’re hesitant to talk about your parents’ educational attainment, you’re not alone. Thirty percent of entering freshmen in the United States are first-generation college students.

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College Tips for Juniors From an Ivy League Dean

College Tips for Juniors From an Ivy League Dean | College Student Study Skills | Scoop.it
Eric Furda, the dean of admissions at the University of Pennsylvania, was on the "Today" show and shared admissions tips with college-bound students and their families.
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[Disclaimer: "Kathy's Insight" is usually simply another pithy excerpt from the Scooped article] Our Counselor’s Calendar tells us that now is the time for juniors to begin their college search in earnest. So it was very timely to see that Eric Furda, the dean of admissions at the University of Pennsylvania, appeared on NBC’s“Today” show on Wednesday to share admissions tips with college-bound students and their families. Watch the full interview below.

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Why running your college kid's life may be doing more harm than good

Why running your college kid's life may be doing more harm than good | College Student Study Skills | Scoop.it
Turbo-charged parents still running their university-aged childrens schedules, laundry and vacations could be doing more harm than good with a study on Wednesday showing these students were more likely to be depressed and dissatisfied with life.
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Researcher Holly Schiffrin from the University of Mary Washington in Virginia found so-called helicopter parenting negatively affected college students by undermining their need to feel autonomous and competent.

Her study found students with over-controlling parents were more likely to be depressed and less satisfied with their lives while the number of hyper-parents was increasing with economic fears fueling concerns over youngsters' chances of success.

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