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False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and Satirical “News” Sources

False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and Satirical “News” Sources | Study skills (KES, Stratford upon Avon) | Scoop.it
False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and/or Satirical “News” Sources Some of contents of this educational resource/google document, specifically the list of potential false, misleading, clickbait-y, and/or satirical news sources, have been removed in order for it to be transferred to and expande
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Fake news seems to be a big topic of discussion recently (November 2016). Here is a link to Melissa Zimdars' document on how to spot it. She is an assistant professor of communication & media in the USA.
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The way you're revising may let you down in exams – and here's why

The way you're revising may let you down in exams – and here's why | Study skills (KES, Stratford upon Avon) | Scoop.it
Most people practise the wrong tasks, reveals a psychologist. Take your head out of those textbooks for a few minutes and read his advice
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Study Skills for 6th Form

Study Skills for 6th Form | Study skills (KES, Stratford upon Avon) | Scoop.it
A range of resources and interactive games for information literacy developed by Newcastle University Library for 6th Formers. Find information on how libraries work, how to identify good sources, how to use and evaluate sources as well as knowing how to cite and reference your work.
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These resources are very useful if you are teaching 6th formers the research skills they need to start university.
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These resources are very useful if you are teaching 6th formers the research skills they need to start university.
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How to Get the Most Out of Studying

How to Get the Most Out of Studying | Study skills (KES, Stratford upon Avon) | Scoop.it
This video series on how to study represents the latest in cognitive research on how people learn and Samford University professor Stephen Chew's many years of experience teaching undergraduates.
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Lecture Me. Really.

Lecture Me. Really. | Study skills (KES, Stratford upon Avon) | Scoop.it
The vogue for active learning blinds us to the value of ancient teaching methods.
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Listening to a lecture whilst making notes is a skill that takes practice.

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Ten Tips for Asking Good Questions - For Dummies

Ten Tips for Asking Good Questions - For Dummies | Study skills (KES, Stratford upon Avon) | Scoop.it
No one says everything you want to hear in the exact order, depth, and detail that you prefer. That's why the chief tool of a good listener is a good question. ...

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A good basis for research question framework

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Content Volatility of Scientific Topics in Wikipedia: A Cautionary Tale

Content Volatility of Scientific Topics in Wikipedia: A Cautionary Tale | Study skills (KES, Stratford upon Avon) | Scoop.it
Wikipedia has quickly become one of the most frequently accessed encyclopedic references, despite the ease with which content can be changed and the potential for ‘edit wars’ surrounding controversial topics. Little is known about how this potential for controversy affects the accuracy and stability of information on scientific topics, especially those with associated political controversy. Here we present an analysis of the Wikipedia edit histories for seven scientific articles and show that topics we consider politically but not scientifically “controversial” (such as evolution and global warming) experience more frequent edits with more words changed per day than pages we consider “noncontroversial” (such as the standard model in physics or heliocentrism). For example, over the period we analyzed, the global warming page was edited on average (geometric mean ±SD) 1.9±2.7 times resulting in 110.9±10.3 words changed per day, while the standard model in physics was only edited 0.2±1.4 times resulting in 9.4±5.0 words changed per day. The high rate of change observed in these pages makes it difficult for experts to monitor accuracy and contribute time-consuming corrections, to the possible detriment of scientific accuracy. As our society turns to Wikipedia as a primary source of scientific information, it is vital we read it critically and with the understanding that the content is dynamic and vulnerable to vandalism and other shenanigans.
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Actual evidence showing it is wise to always evaluate Wikipedia articles and treat them with caution.

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Is the Cornell Note Taking Template Really the Best? - Learn U

Is the Cornell Note Taking Template Really the Best? - Learn U | Study skills (KES, Stratford upon Avon) | Scoop.it
We recently talked a bit about the importance of note taking when studying in our recent post, How to Create Your Own Study Skills Curriculum. This really got
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A look at a variety of note-taking methods that concludes there is no one-size-fits-all method.

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The Ultimate Students Guide to Search Engines

The Ultimate Students Guide to Search Engines | Study skills (KES, Stratford upon Avon) | Scoop.it
The Ultimate Student’s Guide to Search Engines Table of Contents 1. Introduction 2. How Search Engines Work. 2.1. Function 1: Crawl Sites and Build Indexes. 2.2. Function 2: Provide Ranked...

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This is a really interesting article on the history of search.

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study skills Archives - Oxford Summer School 2015 with Oxford Royale Academy

study skills Archives - Oxford Summer School 2015 with Oxford Royale Academy | Study skills (KES, Stratford upon Avon) | Scoop.it
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What examiners are tired of reading, how to improve your essay writing and loads more similar subjects.
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Editing and proofreading

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Part of the Studywell website from Queensland University of Technology centering on study skills.
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How to Take Notes: From a Textbook

How to Take Notes: From a Textbook | Study skills (KES, Stratford upon Avon) | Scoop.it
You can view this post in video form by clicking here. This method is best suited for textbook or article notes, and is a version of revised notes. It is also well suited for books you plan on returning to the bookstore or books you have rented, as it does not involve writing directly in…
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One student's method of taking notes from textbooks or library books.
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The CRAAP Test: An Easy & Fun Way to Evaluate Research Sources - RefME | Free Reference Generator – Harvard, APA, MLA, Chicago...

The CRAAP Test: An Easy & Fun Way to Evaluate Research Sources - RefME | Free Reference Generator – Harvard, APA, MLA, Chicago... | Study skills (KES, Stratford upon Avon) | Scoop.it
Kendra Perkins is the Coordinator for the Shanghai Librarian Network, the International Librarian Network Ambassador for China and Head Librarian at YK Pao Secondary School in China. For more inspiration, check out her blog.   What is the CRAAP Test & How can I use it? It’s common knowledge that that the Internet can be …

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Blog on the CRAAP test: evaluating sources through Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, Purpose.
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Evidence-based links about study skills from a physics teacher.
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13 Awesome Wolfram Alpha Tricks for the Average Person

13 Awesome Wolfram Alpha Tricks for the Average Person | Study skills (KES, Stratford upon Avon) | Scoop.it
Wolfram Alpha is a great search engine for data geeks, but it has plenty of computation tricks up its sleeve that are useful for the rest of us too. Here are some of the most useful.

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This has some really good ideas - shows just how useful Wolfram Alpha can be. 

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Spaced repetition: a hack to make your brain store information

Spaced repetition: a hack to make your brain store information | Study skills (KES, Stratford upon Avon) | Scoop.it
Using spaced repetition as a study technique is effective because you are deliberately hacking the way your brain works
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Revision techniques: how to build a memory palace

Revision techniques: how to build a memory palace | Study skills (KES, Stratford upon Avon) | Scoop.it
Spatial memory techniques tap into the most fundamental capacities of our brains, and help us learn more information than you ever thought you could retain. They are rather fun too, explains Ed Cooke.
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Be like Sherlock and enter your mind palace.

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A Learning Secret: Don’t Take Notes with a Laptop

A Learning Secret: Don’t Take Notes with a Laptop | Study skills (KES, Stratford upon Avon) | Scoop.it
Students who used longhand remembered more and had a deeper understanding of the material
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Evaluating Web Sites: Criteria and Tools | olinuris.library.cornell.edu

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How to Teach Students to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information | Edudemic

How to Teach Students to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information | Edudemic | Study skills (KES, Stratford upon Avon) | Scoop.it
Becoming critical consumers of online material requires knowing what qualifies as quality content and how to judge what is good material and what is not.

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The Common Thread: Weaving information Literacy

The Common Thread: Weaving information Literacy | Study skills (KES, Stratford upon Avon) | Scoop.it
RESOURCES IN PRESENTATION Literacy video (Martin) 10 things learners pay attention to (Sh!ft) QUESTIONS Essential questions (Wiggins) essentialquestions.org Essential questions (te@chthought )...
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Kathy Schrock has been a school district Director of Technology, an instructional technology specialist, a middle school, academic, museum, and a public library librarian. She is currently an online adjunct graduate-level professor for Wilkes University (PA) and an independent educational technologist.

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Why you should take notes by hand — not on a laptop

Why you should take notes by hand — not on a laptop | Study skills (KES, Stratford upon Avon) | Scoop.it
Research shows that taking notes by hand forces you to actively listen.
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