Make studying a part of your everyday school routine and don’t be limited to ‘cramming’ for exams and tests.

1. Establish a routine: Set aside a particular time each day for study and revision and stick to it.

2. Create a study environment
This should be away from interruptions and household…

I don’t want to sit around and hope good things will happen. I want to make them happen….I want to be in control of my own destiny.
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1. Be approachable – Someone who’s standoffish, or likes to keep their distance, tends to make other people feel uncomfortable. But if you’re warm and friendly, and have open body language, you’ll help other people to feel much more at ease.

2. Be natural and genuine – We can tell if other…


Roughly 20% of the population struggle with high sensitivity. Typical traits include the following:

1. As students, they work differently from other people. They often pick up on subtleties and may think deeply about a subject before sharing in a discussion or contributing in a classroom setting….

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“Infinitesimal: How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Shaped the Modern World” (Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux), by Amir Alexander, out April 8th. The paradoxical idea of infinitesimal quantities preoccupied ancient Greek mathematicians, especially Archimedes, who used the concept to calculate volumes of circles, cylinders, and spheres. But the mathematical mysteries the idea presented were largely ignored until the fifteen-hundreds, when the problem of the infinitesimal became a source of philosophical dispute. In his new book, Alexander, a professor of history at U.C.L.A., explains how the mathematical debate was a battle over differing visions for modern Europe, between those who sought to protect the status quo and those who embraced progress and reform. The divide was most pronounced in Italy, where the Jesuits opposed Galileo’s ideas about infinity, and in Interregnum England, where a “drawn-out gladiatorial fight” took place between Thomas Hobbes and the mathematician John Wallis. Alexander writes that “the infinitely small was a simple idea that punctured a great and beautiful dream: that … all things, natural and human, have their given and unchanging place in the grand universal order.”—R.A.