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Zines as Study Tools

I tend to fidget. I fiddle with my pens, bounce my knees, and doodle while listening. When I was in school, I resisted my fidgets as much as I could. In fact, the only times my fidgeting really got me into trouble was when I would get caught playing with beeswax under my desk or drawing in the ... Read More

 

The Four Stages of Competence: Math Edition

We all like to think of ourselves as active participants in our lives. We make decisions from sun-up to sun-down: when to wake up, what to eat for breakfast, what email to answer first, what podcast to listen to on the drive home. However, the uncomfortable truth is that our behavior is more ... Read More

 

In Defense of the Thesis Statement

If your student has had a hard time writing essays, whether for history or English class, the difficulty often comes from one single sentence: the thesis statement. A lot is riding on the thesis statement. Most teachers (and AP exam graders) expect the thesis statement to do many things well: ... Read More

 

How to Study Science: The Art of Understanding Tough Topics

We were all students once, so we all remember the much-dreaded or much-anticipated “science class.” The suffixes “-ology” and “-istry” still haunt some of us to this day. You may have blocked them out, but remember these conversations? “Did you cram for that terminology quiz? ... Read More

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