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Trouble studying? Follow these tips to better study habits

Trouble studying? Follow these tips to better study habits

By Sai Sreenivasan, Staff Writer

May 26, 2015

Final exams are coming up and students are preparing for the tremendous amount of studying that is soon to come. Here are some ways to change your study methods for a more effective study session. Thinking out Loud According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, saying information al...

Colleges less likely to give credit for APs

Colleges less likely to give credit for APs

By Emilie Plesset, Senior Writers

April 29, 2013

Colleges have become increasingly stringent in their acceptance of AP exam scores for college credit. Many top-ranked universities are now only accepting a score of either a four or five on an AP exam, if at all. Dartmouth College recently announced that beginning in Fall 2014 it will not accept any ...

iBooks take weight off students’ shoulders, literally

iBooks take weight off students' shoulders, literally

By By Nicole Weltmann, Staff Writer

February 24, 2012

Four binders, four journals and two textbooks are what sophomore Erik Roberts carries each day in his backpack, each adding up to a large amount of weight being carried each day back and forth from class to class. According to a July 2009 New York Times article, the average weight of a middle-school...

County libraries serves as perfect escape for students

Senior Taynya Bagheri goes to the Potomac library to study AP Biology without distractions commonly found in other places. The library also provides multiple resources, like the quiet study room pictured above.

By By Allison Srour, Features Editor

November 21, 2011

Loud music, family members, video games, TV, computers and Facebook are just some of the distractions that students often face while trying to study or work at home. In order to avoid such distractions, many students have sought out an alternative place where they can focus and work after school. The ...

Sporcle provides way to learn, procrastinate

By Lori Koenick, Staff Writer

May 28, 2010

Naming all 44 presidents in ten minutes without help from Google? Sound difficult? Don’t worry, there’s hope. CHS students are improving their random trivia knowledge on In simple terms, is a trivia quiz website. The site calls its quizzes “mentally stimulating diversions.”...

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