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The Dos and Don’ts of Successful Studying

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Feb 23, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Your ability to retain information while taking college classes not only determines your final grade point average, but it also impacts the amount of information you are able to actually learn. Because each Saint Leo University degree program is designed to provide you with everything you need to excel in your career of choice, being able to process and apply this core curriculum is necessary when it comes to achieving higher levels of success in the field that interests you most. This all starts with the way in which you study.

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Topics: Study Skills, Academic Success

What's Your Learning Style?

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Nov 18, 2014 9:00:00 AM


Society has taught us to value 2 types of intelligence: linguistic (verbal) and logical-mathematical. This is all well and good; however, there are 5 other types of intelligence sulking in the corner! Which type of intelligence do you demonstrate?

Take this quiz to find out.

Once you are aware of your natural mental inclinations, you will come to know your learning style, making studying easier and more effective. Also, knowing yourself will allow you to find the best approach to your academic, social, and career lives. You will function optimally and in this way obtain a joy that many in our society are missing by forcing themselves into a mold that does not fit them. 

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Topics: Study Skills

4 Places That Are Great for Studying

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Nov 4, 2014 8:30:00 AM

Each person has their own idea of “a perfect place to study.” For instance, while some students prefer complete and total silence, others like a little background noise to help them stay focused. The key, then, is to figure out what type of location is good for you based on the attributes it has.

With that very thought in mind, there are four places that you may want to consider going when you’ve got homework to complete, a project to finish, or you need to prepare for a test or quiz. They each offer their own advantages, so you can pick the one that suits you best.

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Topics: Study Skills

How Do You Know if the Program You Want Is an Accredited Program or a Diploma Mill?

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Oct 21, 2014 8:30:00 AM

When you’re searching for a degree program to further your education (whether it is an associates, bachelors, or master’s degree that you desire), you certainly don’t want to sign up for one that won’t get you the job or career you are working toward. If you do, you’re wasting both your time and money – two commodities that are generally in short supply.

So, the question is: How do tell the difference between the real deal and what is commonly referred to as a “diploma mill”?

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Topics: Accreditation, Study Skills

3 Tutoring Myths That May Limit Your Success And How to Avoid Them

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Oct 14, 2014 8:00:00 AM

As a student, you likely understand what it feels like to feel lost academically from time to time. Maybe you have a class that you just can’t seem to “get” or perhaps there is a particular subject that feels foreign to you no matter how much you studying you do. It could even be that you understand the topic at hand, yet you want to do better.

These are a common phenomenon for many students, whether you are at SLU or any other university, yet getting a tutor doesn’t always seem like a good idea. Why?

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Topics: Study Skills, Academic Success

If You Want to Learn How To Ace Your Multiple Choice Tests, Here’s Some Good Advice

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Sep 30, 2014 8:30:00 AM

Although multiple-choice exams are created to test your knowledge, they oftentimes test something else – your stress levels. This is especially true if you’re not overly familiar with this type of test style, which can often be the case with students who have travelled from afar to attend Saint Leo University.

Firsthand Knowledge

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Topics: Study Skills, Academic Success

5 Ways to Make the Best Use of Your Study Time

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Sep 23, 2014 8:00:00 AM

In this day and age, time is a commodity. With obligations at work and at home growing at monstrous rates, you barely have enough time to take care of your daily duties, which can place added stress on you when you take college courses and need to study as well. How do you fit it all in and stay sane at the same time? Fortunately, there are things you can do to help.


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Topics: Study Skills, Academic Success, Adult Learners