Category Archives: Studying Myths

Free Online Spelling Bee For Young Learners

If you are looking for ways to sharpen the spelling skill of your kids or if you are a student who want to know your spelling skill, why not check out this Online Spelling Bee? This is a free tool that allows you to gauge you spelling level by joining a virtual spelling bee based on your grade level.

This online spelling bee is provided for FREE by BigIQKids.com, a company that specializes in children online learning. The program has exciting features that will help parents and teachers to provide a competitive learning environment for children.

It has a database of 35,000 grade appropriate spelling words wherein elementary & middle school students compete against their peers from around the world. The participants are being ranked and students who excel are featured in the weekly Top 5 Spellers.

The Online Spelling Bee is indeed a good alternative to encourage children to improve their spelling skills.  And because the program is interactive, the children will definitely enjoy playing it. Interested to try this free program? Check out the demo here.

Do External Aids Really Improve Our Memory?

I bumped upon this short article about using external aids such as planner, diary, alarm clocks, and asking someone to remind us to help us remember better. And it is interesting to know that although these things really help us remember, many people believe that the use of external aids does not really improve our memory.

And yes, this is partly true because we can develop a tendency to rely on these things to remember important dates or appointments. And as a student, we often forget to do our homework or bring something that our professor told us if we did not write it down on our notes.

But of course, developing a habit of writing down in a planner or writing a list of what we should do is good because whether it does not really help us to improve our memory, it can help us to be more organize and confident that we can miss any important things. Keeping a planner or writing down notes also improves our efficiency and it helps us to be more organized.

However, we can help ourselves improve our memory if we will try to remember the things we should do or the homework that we should complete without looking at our notes first.  Let our mind work first and figure those things without reading your planner. Then, just verify later if you remember it right by checking your notes afterwards.

Is It Really Bad To Study In Bed?

I just asked myself that question when someone told me that it is not advisable to read or study in bed. Whew! Is this really true? I am really puzzled because I always study in my bed. My bed is one of my favourite studying spots and of course, afterwards, I really feel sleepy…

I browsed the net to check out the truth about studying in bed and I found a lot of websites stating that reading and studying in bed is not really recommended. They said that our body tend to be too relaxed to absorb anything well. This is because we associate bed in sleeping and our bed is the consistent place where we sleep at a consistent time. It is not the subject or the topic that tends us to feel sleepy, it is the place where we study. So stay out from your bed when you want to study efficiently and effectively.

Well then, thanks for my friend who unintentionally told me that bed is not a good place to study. But of course, that is for studying only, when you want to read to fall asleep, there is nothing wrong about it. I only wish that I realized this thing when I was still studying but anyway, now I know another technique on how to study effectively.