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Melody: Hi, I'm Melody, and when it comes to tests, I'm as guilty as anyone for leaving revision to the last minute. But that can’t be the best way. So today I'm going to be speaking to learning scientist Dr Carolina, to see what I can do about it.
Carolina: So leaving revision for the last-minute means that you're cramming a lot of studying into the last day or night and that is not only stressful. But, it makes you forget that information much faster. So a better way, is to plan smaller learning sessions and distribute those sessions over the course of time. How can I find a better way to work this year? You can look at when your exams are and then you would plan backwards. So you would schedule different study sessions. They can be half an hour long, an hour long or even shorter if you just want a short reactivation of what you have learned. That's absolutely fine.
Melody: So, once I’ve made my study plan, how do I actually start my session?
Carolina: So the first thing you should always do is try to remember information from memory. So do a quick quiz before looking at any of your notes or any of your material. Try to remember from memory first, as a starter, and then use your materials and your notes to get feedback, to see if you're right, or where you've got wrong answers and why they were wrong. So always use it as a kind of feedback. Also, when you do a study plan, always make sure that you also schedule some time for, for fun stuff. For stuff that you really enjoy, for hobbies, for meeting with friends and so on. That's really important as well, to keep you healthy and happy.
Melody: And if there's a day where I'm really busy, is there something I can do instead?
Carolina: If you only have five or ten minutes, that's what you're going to use, and it's absolutely fine. Do a quick quiz, try to remember information from memory, try to make different connections between different concepts that you learned. Do not stress. Just take it one step at a time and make sure that you're continuously studying.
Carolina: Thank you so much for your help.
Are people with great study skills just naturally gifted? Research from cognitive science tells us that a lot of the skills can be developed. If you are looking to optimise your study habits, here are some useful, evidence-informed strategies to keep in mind. All you need to know from the expert Radhika Zahedi, School Director, The Green Acres Academy.
STUDY ACTIVELY, NOT PASSIVELY: RECALL, DON'T RE-READ
Many students trick themselves into believing that they are studying. They re-read the same material over and over again. This is not an effective way of studying because it does not actively engage the mind. Instead, what you should be doing is practicing and then recalling the study material without looking.
STUDY ACTIVELY, NOT PASSIVELY: USE NOTE-TAKING TECHNIQUES TO STAY ACTIVELY ENGAGED
Making notes or drawing or any kind of written work to demonstrate your learning (to yourself) is another way to ensure that you are not fooling yourself while studying. After studying, you may try to reproduce what you have learned in many different ways, for example, by writing key points down, by creating a mind-map of connected ideas, by drawing a mental model, by listing ideas, etc.
STUDY ACTIVELY, NOT PASSIVELY: INTERLEAVING INSTEAD OF BLOCKING
Another compelling way to ensure active studying is to use interleaved study. Interleaving is the process of working on different subjects during your study schedule.
We often see students make a plan where they block 4 days for science only. Research tells us we are better off different subjects, for example an hour of science, social studies, language etc. Why? Because changing subject forces us to recall meaningfully by making connections, seeing patterns and differences across subjects.
ENGAGE LONG TERM MEMORY, AVOID SHORT TERM 'MUGGING': FORCE YOUR BRAIN TO MAKE MULTIPLE CONNECTIONS
When we access new information, it is first processed in our short-term memory. As the name suggests, this information is held in our brains for a short period of time and usually lost after. It needs to get encoded into our long-term memory so that it can be pulled out or retrieved at a later time. One way to help our brains store information in long term memory is by making multiple connections to what we are studying. These connections might be created by using emotional, visual, cognitive means.
ENGAGE LONG TERM MEMORY, AVOID SHORT TERM 'MUGGING': USE SPACED RETRIEVAL INSTEAD OF ONE-TIME CRAMMING
Spaced retrieval is another way to ensure you are studying deeply. When you study you retrieve or recall what you have studied after intervals of time (days or weeks), instead of only doing it immediately after learning it. This is helpful because it encourages the learner to study in a way that promotes deeper, longer-term retention, instead of simply 'mugging' things up in meaningless formats.
USE BOTH, SLOW THINKING AND FAST THINKING WHILE STUDYING
The methods listed above encourage slow thinking i.e., deliberate, thoughtful studying. However, in many situations it is beneficial to build fluency or automaticity with the material. Fluency with mental maths skills or testing speed can be valuable. For fluency, the age-old wisdom of repetition and practice works. The more you practise, the better you get.
STUDY WITH FOCUS AND DISCIPLINE, REDUCE PROCRASTINATION: USE THE POMODORO TECHNIQUE TO MANAGE TIME
Building discipline and focus to study isn't automatic or easy. We get mentally exhausted and distracted. Mental focus requires learners to build stamina just like we need to build stamina for physical fitness.
One fantastic way for students to build the stamina to study and stay focused is a technique called the Pomodoro Technique. The Pomodoro technique (you can google more about the name!) helps us manage time. This technique helps the learner break the study into smaller periods of high focus with breaks in between.
These alternating, timed, high focus sessions encourage us to stay on task. Learners can also start with short periods of focus time until you have built up more study stamina.
STUDY WITH FOCUS AND DISCIPLINE, REDUCE PROCRASTINATION: USE CHUNKING TO MANAGE LARGE AMOUNTS OF CONTENT
The previous technique helps you chunk your time, but the same thing can be done when you have large amounts of content to study. Breaking up the content into smaller manageable chunks that the short-term memory can process, instead of resulting in an 'information overload'. This can help you cover large volumes of material systematically and in an organised manner.
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The following Cognos system reports (login required) are recommended by Accounting Services for Research and Sponsored Programs (ASRSP) for administrators to use when monitoring their unit's sponsored projects.
This report displays balances for active projects including totals for direct and indirect expenditures as well as encumbrances by department and/or principal investigator
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Drill through available by project to the GM045 - Sponsored Project Budget Statement
Displays direct and indirect expenditure totals by project against the total budget amount along with project demographic data
Dollars are broken out and shown by Current Accounting Period, Fiscal Year to Date, and Inception to Date
A relationship manager is a member of a business’ sales team who builds, maintains, and improves relationships with its clients and/or customers. Being a good relationship manager requires good communication, conflict management, and people skills, in addition to knowledge about the technical aspects of the relevant business or industry.
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At RIT, you can combine your talents, interests, traditional or alternative higher education, work experience, and career goals to create a personalized master’s degree highly regarded by industry and academia.
The master of science in professional studies degree is unique in that you will pursue two to three strategic areas of study, also known as concentrations, with faculty distinguished in those specialized fields. You’ll take courses along with other students who may be majoring in those subjects. You’ll get the benefit of acquiring substantial knowledge in multiple areas within one degree.
According to a 2019 Burning Glass report, high complexity jobs—requiring multidisciplinary and hybrid skill sets not normally associated with one role—are growing at twice the rate of the overall job market, are higher-paying than their more traditional-single-skill counterparts, and are immune to automation. And these jobs are growing in all fields. Today an increasing number of jobs are “hybrids,” combining skill sets that never used to be found in the same job, such as marketing and statistical analysis, or design and programming.
The World Economic Forum recommends that to prepare for the jobs of the future, workers must possess a broad, multidisciplinary skill set. RIT offers a wide variety of fields of study to combine for your customized degree. Your advisor will help customize your plan of study based upon your experience, interests, and academic and career goals.
The MS in professional studies allows you to create a degree plan of study combining skills into one degree to help you climb the earnings ladder, make you more competitive in your field, and be immune to the threat of automation. Here are the four
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A PROFESSIONAL bikini waxer has revealed her top tips for those preparing for a Brazilian wax, to ensure that it doesn’t hurt too much.
So if you have a wax booked, or are debating whether to organise one or not, you’ll want to take notes quickly.
Sydney Morgan is an esthetician and a Brazilian wax specialist from Illinois, United States.
She posts on TikTok under the username @smskinandbeauty, where she regularly shows what it’s like to be a beautician.
Sydney has amassed 10.7k followers and 977k likes on the video sharing platform.
In a latest video, the beauty fan shared her top advice for those preparing to get a wax.
She shared her clip with the caption ‘My top tips for preparing for your Brazilian wax! 🐱🦋’
Regardless of whether you’re a waxing megafan or have never had one before, you will have heard that it’s not the most pain-free of experiences.
As a result, the waxing whizz advised: “How to prepare for a Brazilian wax.
“Grow your hair out.
“Two-three weeks long in length (about the length of a grain of rice).
“No aspirin, caffeine, or alcohol, at least two hours prior to wax.
“Take ibuprofen 30 minutes before.
“Exfoliate two days before appointment.
“Relax, breathe, you got this.”
In another video, which has quickly racked up a whopping 612.2k views, Sydney revealed that as a bikini waxer, she has “seen it all” during her waxing appointments.
Not only does she get extremely up close and personal with many women on a daily basis, but she explained that she even got pooed on during a wax - yes, you heard that correctly.
She said: “The time someone farted during their Brazilian and ended up sh****ng all over my glove.
“Only posting this because she had NO IDEA she did it.
“Just kept having a full conversation and cleaned it up without her even knowing.
“When I say I've seen it all I’ve LITERALLY seen it all.”