In the article “Forget What You Know about Good Study Habits” by Benedict Carey, the author talks about the different ways parents can make children study. These theories are certainly different from what most people are doing. There are classic ones people use such as “clear a quiet work place” and “stick to a homework schedule.” Carey introduces ways which people have studied. The article contains much scientific data to prove many different aspects of studying. The method that has influenced me the most in my life is “alternating the room where a person studies.” The method “Alternating the room where a person studies” has helped me get past high school. In my Junior Year English Class, the teacher would let us write a lot of essays which included a lot of reading to do. When I alternated my studying rooms, it has helped me with getting the reading done. Also the teacher did write and administer vocab tests. Carey explains that, “In one 1978 experiment, psychologists found that college students who studied a list of 40 vocabulary words in two different rooms has done better than those who stayed in one room”, which helped me pass those vocab tests. This method has also helped me outside of the school-related stuff. It has helped me plan out what I would have done in my recent vacation to Antigua and Barbuda. For starters, I needed to figure out where was everything at the resort. Next, I had composed a schedule in my mind about where I was going to go at certain times. Then I would obviously go to these events. In the article, this can be considered “varying the type of material studied in a single setting”. It can be related to this quote because that I am taking in the environment that it inside of the resort to the outside of the resort. It was revealed to be two completely different settings. Some may argue that doing different types of a certain problem may…
Literacy Narrative Final Draft
Spring 2015-RHET 105-Writing and Research-Section F1, instructor: John Musser
February 3rd, 2015
Pursuit of a Higher Place
The first time when I started to practice the writing part of TOEFL, I got completely lost. Before that, I had not practiced my writing skills for a long time, so I just sat hopelessly at the desk, with eyes absentmindedly fixed on the laptop and words flashing in my head. I could think of some ideas, but was unable to compose them into…
Evaluation Paper Rough Draft
Have you ever wondered why some teachers never have any tests throughout the regular semester, and only have one final test at the end of the semester? Wouldn’t it be easier to have multiple tests throughout the semester to develop better test taking skills as well as study skills? In Patrick O’Malley’s essay, he believes it would work much better to have multiple tests, and I agree with O’Malley.
O’Malley makes some very good points in his essay “More Testing, More…
6 Apr. 2015
Research Paper First Draft
Imagine an international student got the offer from a university in the United States, and had an opportunity to live in a new environment, how excited he/she could be! It seems like the life for those who study overseas should be enjoyable since they are surrounded by different things. In real life, international students are facing many difficulties such as culture shock, and language challenges…
Connection between poverty and obesity
Author (Reggie L. Brown)
Professor (Jennifer James)
4 December 2011
Connection between poverty and obesity
It is said that obesity can be caused by not knowing how to combat and prevent this common disease before it begins in poverty stricken areas. Additionally the availability of nutritious food choices and the means to have safe active life style are not available to those who suffer from poverty…
One of the biggest questions I now have and have seemed to have a lot if times in my is ,
“What if?” I feel this simple question can change everything not only with this assignment but
with everything I do in life. I can say I study in my room but just because I am in my room does
not stop or prevent someone from coming in and interrupting me anyway. I might think a medical
career is what I’ve always wanted to do, but will I feel the same once I finish school and actually…
Participants were contingently chosen at a pre-university college in Westmead so as to complete a questionnaire about eating habits, food intake and some changes after coming Australia.
Results showed that international students may have undernutrition in Australia compared to their home country.
The results suggest that it should have more studies which can educate overseas students about what healthy eating is, how to cope with different food and dietary environment.
Instructor Name Mary Christian
W131 IE first draft
Is studying abroad always a good thing ?
Cultural diversity is important because our country, our workplaces and our schools include persons of various ethnics groups and interests. For me, I was born in a Cultural diverse family, my parents were born in different region of China. Because they have different culture background, they shaped me a diverse worldview and made a good arrangement for education. It’s no doubt that basic education yields…
who are successful in achieving their goals typically take responsibility for their actions and efforts and strive to reach the goals they set, both short term and long term. So consider the responsibility we take towards preparation in class, study habits, test taking, paper writing, and more and we can even make each a separate short term goal. Improving upon and making efforts to achieve in each will just allow us to reach the long term goal. Personal responsibility means preparing; it means…
English 1101/ 38
Rough Draft 2
I can’t focus. I switch my attention to check twitter and Facebook, just in case something has changed in the past 10 minutes, when I last attempted to relieve my anxiety about writing this paper. Joanne Simpson, author of the 2006 article titled “Multitasking State of Mind” in Johns Hopkins Magazine, warns us of the millennium generation’s weakness to multitasking. Our generation is so involved with social media that we are…
often been subject to a stereotyped image over the years, which started in the late 1960s.Their culture has been an object of numerous unproven legends and myths and unreasonable prejudice. Their stereotype included long hair, men with scruffy beards, draft dodging, a “make love not war” philosophy, a displeasure for hard work, and the use of mind-altering drugs and psychedelic music has often been seen from the negative side. People used to over generalize their appearance and exaggerate their behavior…