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Aggression and Weak Study Skills Linked to High School Dropout Rates

Many school systems struggle with a high number of students who do not finish high school. The factors that may lead to a student's decision to leave school are complex, but a new study sheds light on how two behaviors -- aggression and weak study skills -- contribute to the problem.


Difference Between Study Skills, Study Techniques and Study Methods

The ability of any learner to study successfully depends to a great extent on his fundamental study skills, i.e. his ability to concentrate, to perceive correctly and accurately, as well as the ability to remember what has been perceived. Study skills should not be confused with study techniques and study methods.


The History and Art of Mnemonics

A mnemonic is a specific reconstruction of target content intended to tie new information more closely to the learner's existing knowledge base and, therefore, facilitate retrieval. There are a variety of mnemonic techniques, including keywords, pegwords, acronyms, loci methods, spelling mnemonics, phonetic mnemonics, number-sound mnemonics, and Japanese "Yodai" methods.