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The Personality Test

It’s the personality of others and how we interact with each other that can sometimes make life so interesting.  I’ve always been curious about the makeup of a personality, strengths and weaknesses, and so the quiz below (it really does take 15 minutes or less – I tested it) actually answered some of my questions about myself.  it’s a fun quiz and the results are fun to read.  So, when you are looking for a small break from your studies, take a look .. post your own results or comments if you wish.  I hope that everyone is enjoying this beautiful (and not too hot) Tuesday at PNWU!

Link to Personality Test: http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/mind/surveys/personality/index.shtml

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How to stay focused..even on a beautiful Friday afternoon!

It’s 10 minutes to five on a Friday afternoon and you probably are not thinking about the last thing your teacher just said, or that test you have might have in a few weeks or even a week from now. Instead, your mind is already drifting away to that day trip over to Seattle, sleeping in Saturday morning or maybe even getting ready for that 5K “Run For Your Life” Fun Run. At any rate, you have mentally checked out for the weekend, and you are ready to indulge in something other than your studies.

It’s easy to get side tracked, but it is important to stay focused, especially while you are still in school. Here are a few tips that I found from The Revolution Health Group website on different ways to staying focused on your school work:

Set Deadlines:
At the beginning of each semester, make a calendar of due dates. Be sure you know what the main assignments are (if the professor doesn’t mention them at the start of the semester, ask) and what format they will take (an essay, presentation, group project, etc.). Set clear goals.

Set your space:
It’s best to study at a desk or table where you can spread your work out. You’ll also need a chair that’s comfortable: It should support your lower back and allow you to keep both feet on the floor in front of you. To make studying less of a strain on your eyes, be sure you have enough light.

Have resources handy:
What do you need in your work area in order to avoid interruptions? Books, supplies, notes, research sources? Keep these in one place so you don’t have to go off in search of that book you know you just saw, somewhere around here.

Get focused:
Studies show that when people do lots of things at once, they tend to do a worse job at all of them than if they’d focused on just one thing at a time. So when you multitask as you study, you’re less likely to absorb and retain the information you need to do well on an exam.

**What are you doing right now to stay focused? Repost any tips you might have to stay focused … **

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