With an open book and take home exam, you are tested on your ability to find and collate information. Some say they are easier, while others disagree. Visit University of New South Wales 3-part series to get tips on writing these types of exams.
A growing body of research shows the impact of music on how we receive and store new information.The Study Music Project provides some soundtracks students have played while studying and is reporting positive results. (Musical initiative founded by Dennis Kuo, a Taiwanese American composer, music producer, and doctor).
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