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3 Tips to Improve Your Memory

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Memory is everything when it comes to passing your exams, but when it comes to improving our memory most of us consider it to be a static value. The reality is that you can train your brain to be better at remembering things, just like you can become better at tennis or maths.   In this article, we’ll be looking at three easy ways for you to improve your memory through simple memory expansion exercises. Work in Chunks If you’ve ever been introduced to a whole room full of people at once, you’ll know that your brain struggles to hold..


How to Talk to Children About the Coronavirus

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The constant news cycle about the current epidemic of novel coronavirus COVID-19 is enough to cause uncertainty and anxiety in adults, and those same feelings filter down to children of all ages.    Talking about a situation as complex and potentially frightening as the COVID-19 and its repercussions with children can be difficult, but there are some steps you can take to help children cope with the stress of this outbreak Recognizing Signs of Stress in Children According to the World Health Organization (WHO), common signs of stress in children include:   Changes in behavior Mood swings Being unusually clingy..


5 of the World’s Hardest Tests

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Are your exams on the horizon? Is your world filled with nothing but textbooks, revision, and deadlines? Well, it might be cold comfort, but there are probably harder tests out there than the ones you about to take and to make you feel just a little bit better, here are five of the world’s hardest tests that you don’t have to take. Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert Really more of certification than say,  an entrance exam for an education institution, the Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert (CCIE) is a test used by networking giant Cisco as part of its network engineers recruitment..


How to Properly Prepare for Your Pearson Vue Test

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As one of the leading career colleges in Las Vegas, Northwest is committed to providing the highest levels of service to its clients and students. As part of that commitment, we’ve partnered with Pearson VUE testing centers. Their focus on cutting-edge technology has enabled us here at Northwest Career College to provide a state-of-the-art, low-stress environment for our test-takers.    To make your Pearson VUE testing experience as smooth as possible, we’ve put together some tips on how to best prepare for your exam. Before the Exam Pace Your Studying - When preparing for an exam, the temptation is to..


8 Easy to Follow Tips for Exam Success

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Exam season is always a tough time for students. It’s stressful, hectic, and most people are glad to see the back of it.   While we here at Northwest Career College are proud of the effort our students put into their exams and the excellent results they achieve, we recognize that exam time is hard on them. So, to make things as easy as possible and lend a helping hand, here at 8 easy to follow tips to help you on the road to exam success. Make the Most of Your Study Time The best way to study isn’t just..


How to Stay Healthy During Your Exams

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Your exams can be one of the most stressful periods of your life and involve long nights cramming and days filled with library visits and sitting in cramped exam rooms. Staying healthy during that time can be difficult, with the temptation being to mainline on junk food and energy drinks while you say up as late as possible to revise.   While that might work in the very short term, in the long term sacrificing your health won't make you any more likely to pass your exams and, in fact, a lack of sleep, exercise, and good food will make..


How Best to Revise for Your Exams

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Exams can be one of the most stressful periods of your life, with all the hopes and effort that you have put into your education coming down to a few hours of exam time. One of the key factors in passing your exams is correctly preparing for them. So, to help give you the best chance of coming away with the mark you want, here are nine easy tips for how best to revise for your exams. Start Early An early start can make all the differencewhen it comes to revising Effective revision is not something that can be rushed..


A Brief History of Exams

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Did you know that written examinations didn’t become part of the western educational system until the late 16th century? It’s true. They actually originated in China! Millions of Americans every day take exams, assuming they have always been a key part of our schooling system, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Medieval Universities The western educations tradition, as best exemplified by the university system in the middle ages, looked quite different from the exam and coursework system we know today. That system was actually adapted from the Greek and Roman model, which emphasized debate as the best form..


10 Tips to Help You Pass Your Exams

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The purpose of any exam is not just to help you get a good job, but also to create a well-rounded, accomplished professional. Passing exams can be challenging, expensive and time-consuming, but if you follow these top tips you will have a greater chance of success: 1. Believe in Yourself If you don’t believe that you will pass the exam you won’t, you will be defeated before you even start. If you believe in yourself, you are committed to doing your best both in your preparation and in the exam session. 2. Invest in Yourself Qualification as a professional accountant..


Unusual Study Techniques For Your Pearson Vue Test: Part Two

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Studying for a test is the time most people dread. The pressure on you to learn and retain the information you’ll need to come away with the results you want can be intense. There is plenty of advice on how to study out there, but just as people learn in different ways, they also study in different ways. If you’ve tried the standard methods and they don’t seem to be working, then try these unusual techniques based on cognitive, audio, and visual learning methods. Key Techniques Rather than saving all your stress for the actual exam, plan from the moment..