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How To Fight Fair In Relationships

  Unfair Fighting Assumptions  Fair Fighting Assumptions Conflict is awful My needs are more valid than yours Only one can win ... Read Full Post

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Study Effectively

Many study reading methods have been evolved. Although known by different titles and utilizing slightly different steps, all of them have one thing in common, an organized approach to material to be learned. The... Read Full Post

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Tips For Participating In Class Discussions

Preparing for discussion classes demands more time and effort than getting ready for lecture classes. Most of the work is done before class: time is spent reading, evaluating, taking notes.  Before Class:  Read the... Read Full Post

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How To Take Exams

Some of the following suggestions pertain to any type of examination; others may be useful for a particular type of examination.    *Get relaxed just before the examination.* This can be done by engaging in... Read Full Post

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How To Prepare For Exams

The purpose of the written examination is to provide the instructor with evidence regarding the amount of knowledge the student has acquired in the course. It is not feasible to ask questions about... Read Full Post

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Effective Listening and Note-taking

You can think about four times FASTER than a lecturer can speak. Effective LISTENING requires the expenditure of energy; to compensate for the rate of presentation, you have to actively intend to listen.... Read Full Post

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Stress Management

Stress is a normal part of life; in fact, people need a certain amount of stress in order to function at high levels. Adjusting to a different culture is almost always stressful and... Read Full Post

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Stress Management Strategies

Exercise–regular, routine, and aerobic. Engage with support systems: peers, community, etc. Express yourself—talk it over with family, friends, counselors, clergy. Eat right—select a healthful diet high in fruits... Read Full Post

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Sleep Hygiene Rules

The following rules can help you to achieve a better pattern of sleep. It can take at least several days, and often up to a week before you will see improvement. It... Read Full Post

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Facilitating Classroom Discussions After A Disaster

In the wake of a crisis or disaster such as the flood, it is often helpful to provide students with a structured opportunity to discuss their experience of it. Even those not directly... Read Full Post

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