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Adele Easy on Me lyrics

December 27, 2021

Adele Easy on Me lyrics

There ain't no gold in this river

That I've been washin' my hands in forever

I know there is hope in these waters

But I can't bring myself to swim

When I am drowning in this silence

Baby, let me in

Go easy on me, baby

I was still a child

Didn't get the chance to

Feel the world around me

I had no time to choose

What I chose to do

So go easy on me

There ain't no room for things to change

When we are both so deeply stuck in our ways

You can't deny how hard I have tried

I changed who I was to put you both first

But now I give up

Go easy on me, baby

I was still a child

Didn't get the chance to

Feel the world around me

Had no time to choose

What I chose to do

So go easy on me

I had good intentions

And the highest hopes

But I know right now

That probably doesn't even show

Go easy on me, baby

I was still a child

I didn't get the chance to

Feel the world around me

I had no time to choose

What I chose to do

So go easy on me 

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SOME test-taking tips to boost your grades this semester

February 14, 2021

 SOME test-taking tips to boost your grades this semester

School is back. Students, we know what you’re feeling. It’s a mixture of excitement, not so much excitement, and dread. But with the right study skills in place, you can step into the year with confidence.

Over the next few weeks, we’ll keep throwing some tips your way to help you get back into the swing of things. Today, give these simple test-taking tips a shot to boost those grades.

1. Flip the script

One simple way you can improve test scores is to change the experience by changing the story. We’ve written about this here, but it’s so important that we’ve decided to remind our readers of it. Students who go into tests with anxiety tend to do worse than those who go in with excitement.

But here’s the great thing about this test-taking tip: the physical experience is essentially identical. The difference is not a physical one, it’s a mental one.

Tell yourself a different story. Tell yourself you’re excited. Choose to be excited about conquering the test in front of you, and you’ll find that you really will conquer it.

2. Use a sheet of scratch paper(or a rough book) every chance you get

Scratch paper can be incredibly helpful is you use it the right way. So what is that “right way”?

Scratch paper is basically an easy way to make those thoughts that are swirling around in your head visual and concrete. Too frequently students attempt to answer the test questions without ever getting their thoughts down on paper. They remain abstract, floating concepts that aren’t really connected.

If you ever hit test question that you’re not sure how to answer immediately (which, for me, is just about every single test), always start with what you do know. Get those things out there on your piece of scratch paper.

Once the related ideas are out of your head, you can usually do a better job of figuring out the correct answer.

3. Connect, relate, expantiate

You can count these as five tips or three tips. It doesn’t really matter to us. All that really matters is that you know one of the really, really, really important test-taking tips is that you need to connect everything. Most of the time students hit test-taking troubles because they have learned loads of information, but they haven’t connected these ideas together.

Your memory works by connection. Do not short-circuit it by memorizing tons of info in isolated chunks. If you know how every idea you’re learning connects to every other idea, you’ll likely find answering test questions to be much, much easier.

choose to Fail at home, not in class

You will miss test questions. It’s inevitable.

Just choose to miss them at home, not on the test. Quiz yourself a lot.

If you haven’t quizzed yourself enough, you’ll miss easy questions on your test. If you’ve prepped by quizzing a bunch, you’ll probably nail most of the test super easily. I know you’re probably thinking, “It can’t be that easy!” But it can. Give it a shot.

What test-taking tips would you add? We’d love to hear them on social media!

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Few evidence to prove you are a Kinesthetic Learner

February 14, 2021


Here’s the situation. Some students think they can learn effectively by just absorbing info as it hits them in the face, a kind of a “learning-by-osmosis”.

But that’s totally false. Learning doesn’t work like that. You can’t learn calculus like you catch a cold. You have to do more than just be in the same room as people learning calculus.

As a part of this learning experience, a really helpful thing to consider is whether or not you’re highly kinesthetic. Dr. Richard Felder has demonstrated that everyone takes information in through movement; we’re all kinesthetic learners to a certain extent. But there are some signs that you might be a highly kinesthetic learner.

If this is the case, you’ll want to make sure that you’re processing information with movement. It will go much better for you.

Few evidence to prove you are a  Kinesthetic Learner

  1. Your knee is bouncing constantly — in fact, it is doing so right now.
  2. You regularly kick a soccer ball, or toss a baseball, or spin a basketball on your finger while having a conversation.
  3. You have ever grossed out your own family by cracking your knuckles too much.
  4. You talk with your hands… always.
  5. You pace when you really need to cram for a test.
  6. You mime things to boost your memory (or maybe you’re just a mime — and that’s really unique).
  7. You have gotten in trouble more than twice for tapping your pencil on your desk or clicking your pen… in the same class period.
  8. You think best when you’re exercising.
  9. You remember your notes best when you’ve written them down with your hand rather than typing them out.
  10. You touch everything you pass in a store without thinking about it. Seriously. Everything. Why? Because you’re a kinesthetic learner..

The more highly kinesthetic a learner you are, the more important it is that you move while you learn. This doesn’t mean do ballet in Chemistry lab. Just plain ol’ note-taking often does the trick.

Are you a kinesthetic learner? If so, we’d love to hear your tips in the comment box


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February 14, 2021




1. a. (i) What is the botanical name (classification) for Sorghum. (2 marks) (ii) List any 2 varieties of Sorghum. (2marks) b. Discuss the establishment/cultivation of Sorghum (6 marks) c. (i) List 2 modification (morphological) that enables Sorghum dispense natural resistance to pests. (2 marks) (ii) List any 4 genetically acquired traits that enables Sorghum resist moisture stress and wind damage. (4 marks) d) Discuss the Deficiency symptoms of (i) Nitrogen (ii) phosphorus (iii) potassium in sorghum. 9 marks (3 for each) 

2. a. Give a general classification of millet by giving the common name, Genus, Species. (3 marks) b. Discuss the husbandry and cultivation of millet. (6 marks) c. List 3 pests and 2 diseases of millet. (4 marks for pests) (2 marks for diseases) 

3. a. Give a general classification of rice by affording the Genus, species, Hausa, Igbo & Yoruba (2 mark) b. List any 3 varieties of rice each under (i) upland (3 marks) (ii) Shallow Swamp Variety (3 marks) (iii) Swamp varieties. (3 marks) c. Discuss the climatic and soil requirement of rice. (4 marks) 

 4. a. Describe cowpea by giving the (i) Genus, (ii) Species and 3 native names (Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba). (2marks) b. Discuss the husbandry and establishment of cowpea. (5 marks) c. (i) Write a short note on the botany of cowpea. (6 marks) (ii) List any five varieties of cowpea (2 marks) 

 5. a. Describe groundnut by giving the Genus, Specie and 3 Local/Native names. (2 marks) b. (i) Write a short note on the botany of groundnut. (10 marks) (ii) List any Five (5) varieties of groundnut (3 marks) 

 6. a. Describe soybean by providing (i) Family name (ii) Genus (iii) Species (iv) the centre of origin (v) Protein content 5 marks b. Discuss the establishment and husbandry of soybean. (5 marks) c. List five products that can be obtained from soybean. (5 marks)



most important things learning in the 21stt century

February 14, 2021


These days Students need more than just academic skills.

There are multiple frameworks by a variety of organizations who are thinking about this. We’re not the experts here. But based on the work done by the experts, let’s just say we’re confident in this reality. Twenty-First Century students need more than just “reading, writing, and ‘rithmetic.”

Students will find that soft skills are more important thanbefore.

You might argue that soft skills have always been incredibly important. This is a huge reason we focus so much on study skills (which are definitely in the soft skills category).

One company’s VP over recruitment recently told a group of job-seekers that the top 4 skills he saw that led to success in a high-pressure workplace included: “Planning and preparation” (basically your organization strategies), “Flexibility” (ability to adapt to multiple situations), “Breaks” (a key part of a comprehensive productivity strategy), and “Emotional Intelligence” (not a study skill, clearly; but still important in that ‘soft skills’ category).

Students will find that it isn’t just one study skill, but study skill areas, that matter most.

There are no magic bullets to study skills. No student just learned how to take handwritten notes and suddenly — BAM! — straight ‘A’s all the way. Academic success doesn’t really work like that.

Instead, we say students need proficiency in 3 big areas.

First, organization skills.

Eventually every student hopes to get a job with their education (well, every student’s parents hope that, anywho). Without quality organizational skills, no one will be able to get work done as quickly as it needs to be done. Things get lost. Co-workers get frustrated. And people get fired.

Students, now is the time to hone those organization skills.

Second, academic skills.

This has to do with how fast and effectively a student can learn. The world is changing quickly. If you don’t believe me (I’m sure you do), go find a telephone from 10 years ago. That’s all the proof you should need.

When change is so constant, students have to be able to flex, to adapt, and to learn. That’s what 21st Century Study Skills are all about, actually. Learning how to learn.

Third, a well-defined, internal motivation.

Is this a skill? We include it. It’s of serious importance. Internal drive will outlast parental or educator desires for a student every time. You can motivate them for a bit, sure. But long-term success will be almost entirely dependent upon your student’s personal motivation.

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adapting to the 21st century learning and advancement

February 14, 2021

This tends to fall into the category of “easier than it sounds.” It’s a bit like my Baylor Bears football team. If you’re familiar with Baylor, we’re doing well right now in football. But, when I was at Baylor (and for multiple decades), that wasn’t the case. I had a front row seat to teams putting 60+ points on us… and our beloved team scoring a big, fat “0”. (Even if you hate sports, surely you can understand that isn’t a good score.)

Now imagine if during the halftime speech of one of those 63-0 blowouts, the coach had just said something to the effect of, “PLAY BETTER!!”

Sure, that much is clear. But HOW do you actually do this? The same question hits us with study skills — sure, we need to study better, but HOW? Check out these 4 tips for a starting point on how students can improve their 21st century study skills.

 build Organization Skills

Organization isn’t everything. But it’s pretty important. We like the analogy of the ski lift. Does a ski lift help you ski? No. But it can help you get to skiing a lot faster.

Organization doesn’t help a student learn more, but it helps eliminate all the junk that keeps them from learning more. Students, if you’re in need of some organization skills, invest the time to work on them.

building Academic Skills

By “academic skills” we mean the actual study skills themselves. How do you learn? What are you doing in class? When some information hits you in the face, does it stick? You know, that kind of stuff. Find an area to work on, and then do it.

building your intrinsic motivation

Students, your parents can’t succeed for you. They also aren’t the ones who will ultimately have to experience the results of your academic success… or your missed opportunities.

If you don’t know where to start, try thinking through what you really want out of life. No one is going to get it for you. No one is going to make you earn it. But — if you know for what you want your life to count — you have all the opportunity you need in your education.

4. Focus on one skill at a time

Let’s not get crazy here. Don’t think we’re asking you to drop everything and change your entire life. Just pick one area. Invest a little each day. In the long run, you’ll find it’s worth it.

As a side-note, here’s a short video that will explain why we recommend students focus on these areas.

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does cramming work? Nope — Cramming still doesn’t work.

February 14, 2021

We’ve been teaching students for a long time that cramming for a test is perhaps one of the worst ways to get prepared for an exam. Seriously. There really isn’t an effective exam cram in the most basic sense of the word.

I know it feels effective. After a nice, all-night cram session, you really feel accomplished. Well, at least I always did.

Then I learned the truth. Cramming stinks. It’s awful. Not like the “this is clearly a terrible decision” awful. Really, it doesn’t usually seem too bad. It’s more like the “I ate 35 Peeps in one sitting last Easter because they looked good but then I felt like I was dying” awful. So, let’s chat about cramming.

Everybody crams for tests.

In a recent article by the BBC discussing cramming for tests, they noted that some studies show that 99% of students have crammed for a test.

That’s all of us. Sure, maybe one or two students here or there don’t do it. But all of us have.

We’ve written an e-book on why you shouldn’t cram for a test in our free essential study skills package, but we at StudyRight have to admit that we’ve done it before. And we’ll likely do it again at some point.

We’re not perfect students, and you’re not either. That means cramming will probably happen at some point.

But cramming for a test is literally one of the worst things you can do for your grades.

This is tricky. As we said, it feels fine. You go into your test and you at least recognize most of the material on the exam. If you recognize it, aren’t you good to go?

In a word, no.

Recognition isn’t the same thing as knowledge.

You haven’t necessarily learned anything if you just recognize the info. Learning is a far more complex experience of first becoming aware of information, then internalizing and reorganizing that information, and then often forgetting and having to re-learn and re-organize that information.

It’s not just soaking up info and regurgitating it on an exam. That’d be nice. But it’s not reality. You can’t soak up info as well as you think you.

How do we beat cramming?

Well, often the first step is beating procrastination. Proactive students who take control of their life and their time are those who will get on top of their cramming habits.

Not sure how to do this? You’re not alone. We find many of our students with whom we interact throughout our study skills courses recognize a significant need for better time management.

You beat cramming by studying. And they’re not the same thing at all. Saying you’re studying for a test when you’re really just cramming is a bit like saying “I’m really getting into running,” when you really mean, “I run 10 miles once every 6 weeks… and that’s it because it hurts like crazy.” Be proactive, start studying, and let’s beat this thing.

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