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place. Are these the type of people that employers are looking for? I think not. Another disadvantage of crunch-time studying is when you get the type of teacher that actually tests your application of concepts rather than just pure memorization. I know, it’s evil, but it happens more often than you might think. These teachers know how students just look over their notes for hours at a time instead of taking time to think about the topics and actually learn them. They ask questions that you have never seen, let alone understand how they really apply. But if you have been paying attention and learning the material, you should be able to think things through and come up with a solution according to your knowledge. It’s usually not that easy if your brain is tired from staying up all night, blindly reading over your notes. Again, this is another scheme that teachers have of separating the good students from the bad ones; therefore, it is important to know how to prepare so you can succeed. It is the case that in some circumstances, things happen and there is no way around putting off some tasks given the huge load that all of your teachers have decided to pile on you all at once. No one knows better than I do the fact that every teacher feels like their class is the only one that you care about and that you would rather be doing extra loads of homework just for them because you enjoy the subject so much. The problem with this is that it doesn’t mix well when every teacher is fighting for your precious time. Despite this, prioritize your tasks and get started right away on the

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Learning to Succeed and Succeeding to Learn: The Smart Way to Earn Better Grades in School  

A light-hearted and informative guide to help dedicated students learn the keys to success in school and in life.

Learning to Succeed and Succeeding to Learn: The Smart Way to Earn Better Grades in School  

A light-hearted and informative guide to help dedicated students learn the keys to success in school and in life.

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