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When you read a short story or a novel, look for the following: the main and secondary characters, the location where it takes place, the time when it takes place, the problem the main character must resolve, the various attempts to resolve the problem, and the eventual solution.

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Reading a history textbook requires a different approach than the way you read a science or math textbook. Use the following strategies when reading a history textbook.  
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Getting into the college of your choice has become increasingly competitive. While there is some variability in what admissions offices look for, the following are the factors considered by most schools. One thing colleges look for is a rigorous high school class schedule. Doing well in AP and honors classes is a major plus.
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Free teaching tip I seat my students in groups of four or five at tables. This allows students to face each other and interact ... ... Another free teaching tip Whenever you wonder if itís all worth it, think about teachers you had as a student. You will no doubt recall teachers who affected your life in a positive way ...
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Free Study Tip I am more likely to remember things that have been written. So what I do is make index cards or get flash cards. This helps me study a lot. And you can take the cards with you anywhere on the bus,train,and even for any of those free periods you have. Give it a try!
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Another free Study Tip Identify your best time for studying. Everyone has high and low periods of attention and concentration. Are you a "morning person" or a "night person?" Use your power times to study. Use your down times for routines such as laundry and errands.
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Chitungwiza,Peri-Urban of Harare, Zimbabwe
A random study tip submitted by one of our visitors Revision is a very important part of studying. Set time for both studying and revision each day. When an exam approaches you will not get worried because revision plus studying equals full confidence and good results.
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