How to Study for the GRE Test.

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When it comes to studying for the GRE test, you have four basic options: books, classes, a tutor, or online prep. While we’re obviously a little biased, there are definite pros and cons to each option.

Let’s take a look at each of these options:

GRE Books If you’re a self-starter with lots of energy and motivation, working with GRE books can be a good option. They’re inexpensive, and you can follow them at your own pace. 
On the other hand, without having taken the test or studied it, it can be hard to determine which books will actually equip you for test day (Chris shares some thoughts on this over it the Best GRE Books post). 
Also, just following a book straight through may not be the best option for you if you have particular weaknesses you need to address, as almost everyone does, and need special guidance.
With all of that said, Magoosh has an eBook you can get for free here, and an affordable paperback GRE Prep book that you can buy on Amazon. Both are excellent!

GRE Classes GRE class…

Top 10 Tips for Teaching Kids With ADHD

Earlier this week, we looked at what is attention deficit disorder, symptoms and positive effects. We’ve also learned few parenting tips for ADHD kids.


You can read these two posts from here:
Today we’re taking a look at top 10 tips for teaching kids with ADHD.

Kids with ADHD flourish in the homeschool and private tuition environment because of the flexibility and freedom to individualize their schedules, curricula and teaching methods.


 Here are 10 of our most effective tips for teaching a child with ADHD:
1. Keep A Meaningful Schedule 
Keep instruction meaningful and you will keep their attention.  Don’t be afraid to modify your lesson plans, customizing them for your child’s unique needs.
2. Allow Them To Move 
Get stretchy toys or stress balls for kids to play with when they are feeling fidgety but need to sit still.  Consider having kids sit on an oversized exercise ball instead of a chair.  Let them act out their vocabulary words.
3. Take Frequent Breaks  
This goes along with number two; taking a ‘brain break’ when they are feeling sluggish will refresh and re-energize them.
4. Consider using a reward system.  
This is especially helpful for establishing good habits with younger kids. Keep a chart with stickers and set up clear boundaries for what is expected and what the reward will be.
5. Diet.  
Limit simple carbs, drink a lot of water, get regular exercise.  Dietary measures may not be a ‘cure’ for attention issues but they absolutely help!
6. Repeat Instructions
Have them repeat instructions back to you to help with memory.  Also, don’t give too many instructions at once.  Teach older kids to write lists or speak their lists into a recording device to replay later.
7.  Start the day well
Start the school day with activities that require the most mental energy.  Get them over the hump early.  Our kids that don’t like math, do it first thing in the morning while I am nearby for accountability.  It is an amazingly freeing experience to check it off of their lists first thing every day.
8.  Experiment
Experiment with the use of a timer – 30 minutes and then a break or difficult subjects are only worked on for a set period of time.  Try a sand timer if the clicking noise is distracting.
9.  Maintain a regular routine. 
Knowing what to expect and when to expect it eliminates the frustration often experienced by switching activities.
10.  Keep work spaces clutter free.  
Consider playing soft, instrumental music in the background to keep other background noises from becoming distracting.
Above all, educate yourself and your child on what ADHD is and what that means for them.  Help them to understand their strengths and weaknesses.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this article as much as I loved writing it for you. I hope you’ve also got a ton of value from it too.

If you haven’t already, you can join our FREE Email Course design to help you and your child to improve your performance by learning the right way.


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