Here’s some great advice that I assumed my favorite candy, the Kit Kat © Bar, was trying to tell me about studying.
Sometimes when I stare at the computer screen for a long period of time, I start to feel like a robot. I even begin to hear that lonely robot voice playing over and over in my head, “I am a robot. I do math problems. Must. Find. Square. Root.” When this happens, stop what you are doing before you short circuit! We are humans! We require breaks from studying in order to retain information.
Take a hint from Kit Kat © and GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK! Leave what you are doing for five minutes. Get a glass of water. Do something to wake up. Then come back to your studying with a fresh attitude and get at it!
“Double Your Pleasure, Double Your Fun”
Some good old’ educational advice I inferred from the Double Mint Gum © campaign.
You guys, I know studying isn’t always fun. But it doesn’t have to be JUST looking at a book in the corner of the dark library. Figure out other ways to learn. Let us help!
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“Taste the Rainbow”
Some practical advice a package of Skittles©
What does taste the rainbow even mean? I like to think it means to follow your dreams… Accomplish the impossible… Do what can’t be done!
But to reach our dreams, we need to have practical goals. You can’t just walk into the exam center and expect to pass without studying, any more than you can expect to actually “taste” a rainbow. Rest assured, we have some ideas for you.
To pass the GED©, you should begin by:
- making a study schedule
- finding a motivating factor
- following through with your plan
If you can do these things, you can pass the test! Maybe success will taste like a rainbow, maybe it won’t. Either way, it will be very, very sweet.
“Need a moment, chew it over with Twix©.”
Here’s some great advice implied from the Twix© slogan to help you get through those tricky math questions.
Rome wasn’t built in a day, you know? And mastering math topics and other lessons for the GED© can’t be done quickly either. It takes time! Don’t get frustrated with yourself.
Here are a few tricks for when you’re stuck on that super hard math problem. Take a moment and think:
- What do I know? Go over what you already did. Maybe you missed a step. Or maybe retracing your steps will help trigger what you should do next.
- What are different ways to do the problem? Often in math problems, you can do a task many ways. So, if the way you’re doing it isn’t working, try something else.
- How did I do this problem before? If you are working in a series of problems and you become stuck on one, you should go back and look at the other questions you have already completed. Maybe they follow the same pattern. If you can retrace what you did on previous problems, it may show you the steps you missed on the current problem.
“How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie roll? The world may never know.”
And one last piece of classic advice from a childhood goodie Tootsie Pop©!
I’m leaving you with this advice because I think it may be the best. You guys, don’t set unrealistic goals for yourself! We may never know how to get to the center of the Tootsie Pop©, and that’s okay. You may not understand ALL of the GED© math topics in one week, and that’s okay. You may need to go into a testing center and ask for help studying, and that’s okay.
Challenge yourself, but be realistic. Set small, attainable goals and build your way up! Accept that learning is a process. It may take more work than you initially thought, but passing the GED© is not impossible. Work through your struggles and don’t bang your head against a wall if you find something you cannot complete. Ask for help. After all, you’re just studying, not counting the licks to the center of a sucker!