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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEARNING CURVE

    New school year resolutions

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:41pm by Anjali Hazari

    ... International Baccalaureate Diploma, is also looking forward to "catching up with school friends". However, having visited eight universities in Britain this summer, she says that she's highly motivated to study hard and give her best, because her "first choice university seems within reach". Socio-emotional changes along with the biological and cognitive changes ...

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    Handling stress: a biological view

    Posted Aug 19th 2013, 12:00am by Anjali Hazari

    ... conditions may not be the same people who perform best under stress Adele diamond, university of british columbia When viewed that way, the exam itself has a purpose. "Children benefit from ... Normal University in Taipei, compared scores on the National Basic Competency Test of 779 young teenagers from four schools with each student's COMT genetic make-up. Students with two copies ...

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    Learning Curve: the tyranny of predicted grades

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by Anjali Hazari

    ... Anjali Hazari anjali.hazari@scmp.com Predicted grades are an unfair basis for university admission As students sit their exams for the International Baccalaureate (IB) and International ... affected my students’ admissions to universities? Researchers Nick Everett and Joanna Papageorgiou, from Britain, investigated the accuracy of predicted GCE A-level grades as part ...

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    Theory of knowledge improves critical thinking

    Posted May 27th 2013, 12:00am by Anjali Hazari

    ... But he believes students do realise the intrinsic value of the ideas they are presented with when they go on to university. TOK gives students an opportunity to consider the role and nature ...

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    Stress busters put to the test

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Anjali Hazari

    ... that female students demonstrate a proclivity to increase food consumption under stress. Psychology researchers from Montclair State University in New Jersey found that while a group of students ... more soda and junk food. Can we help the body cope with stress? Nutrition research expert Rohini Tiwari, of Avinashilingam University in India, points to serotonin, the brain’s stress-relieving ...

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    Learning curve: best revising secret? Just do it

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by Anjali Hazari

    ... on the power of intent. Collating research findings from several universities including Princeton, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford, she concludes that intent generates its own ...

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    Learning curve: parent-teacher conferences

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by Anjali Hazari

    ... child’s strengths and weaknesses before you leave the conference Laurie Curtis, Kansas State University I can’t recall the number of times parents have come to me saying their child’s performance ... Write out common goals and deadlines, and remember to be realistic. Laurie Curtis, an assistant professor in the college of education at Kansas State University, offered this tip on making ...

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    Learning Curve: relieve anxiety the Hindu way

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 12:00am by Anjali Hazari

    ... of clutter and making it more receptive to learning is well known. Common sense dictates that one cannot add to a full pot. New research from the University of California, Los Angeles Laboratory ...

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    Learning curve: summer school

    Posted Jan 20th 2013, 12:00am by Anjali Hazari

    ... schools. These days, the number of letters of recommendations I write for students applying to prestigious summer schools also seems to be on the increase. Attending university-run courses during ... universities such as Stanford, Oxford and Princeton seem enormously popular. Locally, the University of Hong Kong, Chinese University and the University of Science and Technology have developed similar ...

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    Learning curve: what to do when heroes become zeroes

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Anjali Hazari

    ... on children. Another study led by Warren Payne from the University of Ballarat in Australia showed significant gender differences in the way athletes are viewed as role models, with males being more ...




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