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A measurement system is a set of units which can be used to specify anything that can be measured. There are various measurement systems used across the world. The system used in the United States is the U.S. customary system. Here are the common units used in this system along with examples of their use to give you a frame of reference.  
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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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Taking good notes is a three-stage process in which you should get ready to take notes before class, take notes during class, and rewrite your notes after class. Read on to learn about these three stages and what you should do in each stage.
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Free Study Tip Be sure you know what information will be covered on a test. You don't want to study stuff you don't need to. Stick to what you have to study.
 
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Another free Study Tip Try reading out loud, especially if it's something confusing like Shakespeare. Reading out loud to yourself helps you focus, and it helps you understand the context better.
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A random study tip submitted by one of our visitors Make index cards with notes that you take in class.
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