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Making Learning Meaningful

Learning something new can be challenging, but connecting it to something familiar or personal can make all the difference.

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Armadillo Strategy

Recognize, recoil, and counteract!

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Body double. Sit on a phone call with a friend, but don't talk! Just study independently. Every 30 minutes take a brief break, chat for a little, and then go right back to sitting silently on the phone while working.

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Both CH and TCH have a similar sound in "ch". The way to tell the difference is if there is a short vowel in front of the "ch" sound, use TCH, like Clutch or Scotch. When there is no short vowel in front of the "ch" sound, just use CH like Porch.

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Chunking to Improve Learning and Memory

Chunking involves breaking down information into smaller, manageable parts that can be easily remembered. This strategy can be especially useful for individuals with ADHD, who may struggle with information processing and memory retention.

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Do a little each day. Studying a lot of material at once is intimidating and can keep you from getting started. Prevent this by doing a little studying each day.

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Remember, you are not born with Executive Function skills. But you are born with the ability to learn and develop them over time. It takes years to see the biggest changes!

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Finding Emotional Balance

Feeling overwhelmed is a common experience that can take over your life. However, there are steps you can take to overcome these feelings and regain control.

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Some people are early risers and some are late-night folks. Find the time of day when you are most alert and use that time to do your most important work.

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Flexible thinking exercises

Quick... name 6 different ways you could use a tennis ball! Flexible thinking requires time and effort in order to first build the skillset, and then know when and how to apply it in various settings. Lets focus on some exercises that can help warm you up!

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Create a crazy phrase, rhyme, or repetition to remember things. For example, someone who is "capricious" means they have heavy mood swings. You have a friend, Cabela, who has heavy mood swings. Memorize Capricious Cabela!

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A fun way to improve working memory is through card games - you'll have to remember the rules and keep in mind what cards your opponents have already used.

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When spelling, remember to use "-ck" after one short vowel and use "-k" after a vowel team, like in lock, tank, or peak.

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Never be afraid to raise your hand and repeat your understanding of the instructions back to the instructor and make sure you're on the same page as them!

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"Working memory", it refers to remembering information. But working memory is also related to the idea of understanding something. That's because memory and learning go hand and hand. You need both to do one or the other.

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Committing Lists to Memory

Committing lists to memory can be a challenging task, but there are some tips and tricks that can make it easier.

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Note Taking

Taking notes can be a challenging task for students with weaker working memory processes. However, with a little personalization, note-taking can become a valuable tool for retaining information.

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Optimizing Study Strategies for Efficient Learning

Studying can be a frustrating experience, especially when the information doesn't seem to stick. However, by following a structured approach, you can optimize your study strategies to make the most of your brain's strengths and learn anything in the fastest way possible.

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Paying Attention When You're Disinterested

Studying can be a frustrating experience, especially when the information doesn't seem to stick. However, by following a structured approach, you can optimize your study strategies to make the most of your brain's strengths and learn anything in the fastest way possible.

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Relate the material you are studying to your life. For example instead of just memorizing 4x8=32, tell your yourself "4x8=your sister". Because she's 32 years old!

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Powerful Persuasive Writing

At a basic level, writing is about persuasion. Standing by your idea, and trying to bring others into your line of thought.

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The three R's

Let's make information stick by improving our retention using this strategy.

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COPS: Capitalization Organization Punctuation Spelling

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When learning something new or difficult, give yourself a small reward to reinforce your effort.

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Shifting word problems

A good way to approach word problems in math is to think of them as investigations! Shift away from a strictly quantitative and analytical approach to a comprehension and principle based approach.

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You may be tempted to multitask. instead, when you are working on something, block everything else out. Don't try to do three things in one hour. Do three things over three hours with clear breaks in between to refresh your mind.

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Taking a stretch break every 15 minutes can keep you mind and body alert - just lift those arms above your head and hold!

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Three kinds of topic sentences: 1) Questions 2) Opening statement (starts affirmatively) 3) A hook (something exciting that will hopefully educate the reader)

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Transitions between subjects

Studying can be a wild ride, but transitions between subjects can make it feel like a roller coaster of emotions!

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Music can help you focus and block out background distractions. However, make sure it's music you have heard plenty of times or isn't distracting. New songs steal your attention away.

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Shifting & flexible thinking

Shifting and flexible thinking are similar but different. When used together they're a powerful duo that are fundamental to working through tough problems.

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When you read: 1) Ask questions 2) Make connections 3) Formulate predictions 4) Visualize what you are reading

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Word problems in math

Word problems can be a real doozy, but don't worry! You've got this! Just like a superhero putting on their cape, take a deep breath, relax, and get ready to tackle that word problem like a pro.