New SAT Math Prep Site Focuses on Mastery

Written by Ron Scott

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Asrepparttar individual student works through XLMath,repparttar 142718 site’s server not only keeps track of scores andrepparttar 142719 percent of problems answered correctly, it keeps track ofrepparttar 142720 time spent solving each problem so each student can concentrate on those concepts posingrepparttar 142721 greatest difficulty. Once students have identified and overcome conceptual problem areas, they can put their skills to test in real time, taking a number of simulated 25 minute, 20-question exams that simulate testing time constraints.

The company offers three affordable programs. The cram course, designed for students who are looking for an interactive tool they can use to reinforce what they already know, costs $29.95 and lasts for 30 days. The mathematically challenged can take advantage of two extended programs at slightly higher cost. An additional $10 extendsrepparttar 142722 “drill and kill” program to three months;repparttar 142723 All-Star program for $49.95 provides user access for nine months.

Parents interested in enrolling their children inrepparttar 142724 company’s program are encouraged to visitrepparttar 142725 XLMath’s web site to give it a test drive. Those interested in making direct inquiries can email XLMath’s administration team usingrepparttar 142726 hyperlink found inrepparttar 142727 right hand column or call (310) 500-2234.

The author, Ron Scott, is a seasoned internet publicist who provides affordable public relationsservices to local, regional, national and international businesses.

Study Smartly and not hard: Part II

Written by Lieutenant Colonel Anil Kumar Nigam

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How about Lectures. Do you say let us bunkrepparttar class, as such I do not understand any thing inrepparttar 142282 class. But before that studyrepparttar 142283 habits ofrepparttar 142284 toppers in your college, do they always bunkrepparttar 142285 classes. You will get surprised… are not you????

The key to do well in examinations and interviews is to stay withrepparttar 142286 teacher always and each time. You may do well in examinations by mugging uprepparttar 142287 chapters but thorough understanding will come throughrepparttar 142288 regular classes only. You will be rewarded sooner than later.

I understand everything but do not retain anything! Is your memory trained?

Understand and follow Memory Principles Why certain things go in memory forever while others are hard to remember?

Memory Principles:

Selectivity: You cannot memorize every thing in your textbooks. Use chapter subheadings, end ofrepparttar 142289 chapter questions and graphs and charts to help choose what is most important.

Distributed Practice: Recognize that you can concentrate on difficult subjects for short periods so breakdownrepparttar 142290 topic in small portions and concentrate on one at one time. Move on to next only after you are comfortable withrepparttar 142291 previous one.

Mental Visualization: You remember and understandrepparttar 142292 things best when you see them. So try to picture things in your mind that you need to remember. Be quick to make a note somewhere to revise.

Interest: You always understand and remember things in which you are interested. Before studying a subject try to invoke your interest in that subject. Use power of autosuggestion for that if possible. It will run for sure what it requires is a little patience.

Association: Try to connectrepparttar 142293 information, which you are learning with what you already know and try to establish a connection. At exam time you will be able to userepparttar 142294 connection and retrieverepparttar 142295 required information.

Consolidation: It takes time forrepparttar 142296 information to sink in and be secured in long-term memory. So take good notes and review these often. Also plan gaps between two different topics lest these get mixed up.

Recitation: You can learn difficult concepts in any subject you can remember them more clearly if you explainrepparttar 142297 ideas aloud I your own words.

Meaningful Organization: It is easy to remember isrepparttar 142298 material is arranged in logical groupings and category wise. Try to break up things and arrange these in various categorical blocks.

Intent to Remember: Halfrepparttar 142299 time you just listen/ study with a mental set up of not remembering it. Make up your mind and fix up your attitude for what is coming. Remember you can do a thing only if you want to do it.

Key to Memory improvement is timely revision

Regular revision improves your memory and gives you a better understanding ofrepparttar 142300 subject. You should aim to do such general revision in week 5 and week 8 of each semester. Remember revision involves attempting questions, writing out definitions, proofs, drawing diagrams etc. and not just reading your notes over and over again. At least 3 weeks beforerepparttar 142301 exams start, draw up an exam timetable and revision plan and stick to it. A good starting point is to summarizerepparttar 142302 notes you have on each topic. You should try to reduce your notes to key words and phrases. This will formrepparttar 142303 basis of your revision notes. You can reduce your notes further so that information fits on one side of an A4 page or an index card. Use diagrammatical notes if you memories material more easily in a visual form.

Use your original revision notes to check where there are gaps in your notes. Check your answers by usingrepparttar 142304 original notes. Fill in forgotten facts with another color pen. Repeatrepparttar 142305 process until allrepparttar 142306 gaps have disappeared.

It’srepparttar 142307 quality of your revision that’s important notrepparttar 142308 quantity!! Don’t kid yourself that if you are reading something you are revising it- you need to be actively reading in order for your study time to be constructive.

Keep a record of your productivity, not just how long your revision sessions last.

Revision Strategies

Plan your revision: Make a revision timetable atrepparttar 142309 start of your revision period and keep it up to date. Never forget that a plan should be flexible and should be revised periodically as your work progresses. You will remember far more if you make your revision an active learning process.

Do not plan to study one subject for a long period. Break your study into periods of between 40 and 60 minutes depending on your concentration stretch. Allow for short breaks in your revision - have a snack, walk around for five minutes etc.

Try using Mnemonics. This isrepparttar 142310 way of remembering by using abbreviations, words or phrases. For each course sort out your lecture notes, handouts and other material. Use allrepparttar 142311 relevant material available for making notes but be careful WHEN YOU SET OUT FOR REVISION YOU SHOULD RESTRICCT YOUR SELF TO YOUR NOTES ONLY.

Arrange and cross-link: your knowledge in each course. It helps to make "concept diagrams" where you link together groups of separate topics in a course.

Checkrepparttar 142312 format ofrepparttar 142313 each examination: It will give you a fair idea ofrepparttar 142314 examination you will be taking. How many questions must you answer? How long will you have? How many choices you will be having and which arerepparttar 142315 chapters which require more attention and what is that which can be left conveniently. Look at past examination papers: You should use these as a guide torepparttar 142316 material you need to know.

Create a revision group: You can form a group with friends takingrepparttar 142317 same course(s). Meet regularly to discuss questions and topics. However you should be careful in choosing its members. They should not be wasting your time and their standards should be compatible with those of yours neither too high nor too low.

Put together notes on questions and issues that you cannot jointly answer: Take these with you when you seek advice from tutors and lecturers.

Try writing: Always try to write downrepparttar 142318 salient points about a question with out referring your notes. It will show your real preparation other wise it may happen that by looking at a question you may feel that you know all about it but when it comes to writing you may fail miserably.

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Author has 28 years of experience in the field of Teaching and Management. He is M. Tech from IIT Kanpur and has worked in different capacities including Signal corps Indian Army, Regional Manager for a Telecom Company. Currently he is Associate Professor with ITM, Gurgaon that is rated as best Engineering colleges of North India.

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