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How to Develop Natural Talent: A Case Study

We focus on practice here at Study Hacks because practice is so amazingly effective. Practicing makes people more talented. The effort and repetition involved with practice are the foundation of talent. Many people believe talent is you are born with – that talent is something that cannot be taught. This is wrong.Talent is mostly the result…

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How to make The Ultimate Cheat Sheet – and why you’ll never need to use it after you make it.

It was rumored to be the hardest test in all of high school. The final exam for Advanced Chemistry had dozens of formulas, plus bizarre information about electron shells. It was hard enough, the teacher allowed us to create a cheat sheet! Yes, that’s right, the teacher allowed us to cheat on this test! There…

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The Single Most Damaging Mistake Every Loving Parent Inflicts On Their Kids

“You are smart!” I’ve said it to my kids thousands of times over the years. And it’s terrible, awful parenting. Really, it is. Telling kids they are good, or smart, or talented is a surefire way to decrease their motivation and reduce future performance. One of the most common parenting mistakes is to think they…

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Kids and Effort: When Will It “Kick In”?

We are huge here at Study Smart System on praising kids for effort instead of results. The research is in – and focusing on effort instead of outcome results in kids getting better results over time. The reason: kids can control their effort. Still, lots of parents see their kids still not really pushing the…

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80% of “Not Great” Students Have This One Unsolvable Problem – But They Can Still Be Great Students

Are you the parent of a student having problems like this in school? Getting Bs and Cs when you know they are easily capable of As Does not begin major assignments until too late Sometimes doesn’t hand in the homework they completed so they lower their grade Minor behavior problems in school, like talking too…

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How to Learn Sumthing Even if you are Stupid

“I am stupid.” Are these heartbreaking words something you’ve heard before from your kid? Some of the most heartbreaking words a parent can hear from their kid are “I am stupid.” How can you respond to these word without sounding like a dope yourself? Just saying “No you are not stupid” is closer to a playground taunt than…

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Why the Smartest Kids Don’t Always Get the Best Grades… and Vice Versa

When you were growing up, where you one of those kids who studied every night and diligently started your research projects the night they were assigned? Usually the kids who started early and put the most work into a project would receive the best grades and the ones who threw something together the night before…

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