Posts Tagged 'Top 5 Lists'

5 Tips to Avoid Burning Out

burned-outAng batang masipag, pag laki… pagod. – Ai Ai de las Alas (Filipino comedienne)

Translation: A hardworking child grows up to be… a haggard adult.

I came across this hilarious quote a few days ago. It’s true, isn’t it? Hardworking kids do get burnt out. They lose all enthusiasm for work and sometimes even for life. But no matter what your age, too much stress will take all the fun out of the things you once loved to do. It’ll make you look older than you actually are, and it can eventually kill you. You may still be on holiday right now, but you know all that unfinished work’s going to catch up with you by next week. These 5 easy tips can help you avoid burning out.

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5 Ridiculously Easy Ways to Improve Your English

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Most people think they need to exert an enormous amount of effort to get better at English. This isn’t true. Studying for a few minutes every day is more effective than studying for a few hours every once in a while. The following tips are so easy, you won’t even feel like you’re studying seriously.

These tips are baby steps on the path to better English. Taking a few baby steps every day may not seem like much, but over time they translate into substantial gains.  Continue reading ‘5 Ridiculously Easy Ways to Improve Your English’

5 Reasons Why Students Write Bad Essays

 examsIt’s really easy to fail essay exams. I’m not talking about those exams in which you’re only asked to give your opinion (ex. “What do you think about Barack Obama?”). No teacher can fail you on those because you have the right to free speech.

I’m talking about the essay exams that require you to cite facts (ex. “Explain the effects of the Industrial Revolution on the French colonies of Southeast Asia”). This is the type of exam that students fail regularly, and I’m going to tell you why. Continue reading ‘5 Reasons Why Students Write Bad Essays’