Improve Your Writing by Studying Critical Thinking In the Education Tips series, education experts offer suggestions about how you can improve your English skills. This week, Babi Kruchin, a lecturer at the American Language Program at Columbia University in New York City, talks about writing and critical thinking. For VOA Learning English, this is the Education Report. Developing ideas in writing is the greatest problem that students face, says Babi Kruchin. She serves as a lecturer in the American Language Program at Columbia University in New York City. Apprendre et réussir Upload Mathieu Gagnon Loading... Working... ► Play all podcasts_meta_title Heart attacks are often life-threatening. Join us on In Good Shape with our expert in the studio, Dr. Dietrich Andresen, who will tell us more about symptoms and getting help quickly. The program also addresses hypnosis, the latest workout trend Crossfit, and explains when excessive perspiration is considered abnormal.
Why is English Spelling So Strange? - Video Lesson 1. Why Is There a ‘gh’ in Night? So, first question: why is there a ‘gh’ in night? We don’t say ‘ni-guh-hut’, so why put those letters there? Actually, the letters ‘gh’ in night used to be pronounced. The lesson you never got taught in school: How to learn! A paper published in Psychological Science in the Public Interest evaluated ten techniques for improving learning, ranging from mnemonics to highlighting and came to some surprising conclusions. The report is quite a heavy document so I’ve summarised the techniques below based on the conclusions of the report regarding effectiveness of each technique. Be aware that everyone thinks they have their own style of learning (they don't, according to the latest research), and the evidence suggests that just because a technique works or does not work for other people does not necessarily mean it will or won’t work well for you.
Listen to English and learn English with podcasts in English ► Level 1 For elementary and pre-intermediate students ► Level 2 For intermediate students How much input do you need to speak English fluently? by Tomasz P. Szynalski © Tomasz P. Szynalski, Antimoon.com How much information do you need? Few people realize that learning a language fluently is a much more memory-intensive task than, say, learning organic chemistry or the history of Europe at an expert level. Object moved While You Were Sleeping Everybody knows that rest is good for the body, and over the years, researchers have found evidence that sleep is good for learning and memory, too. The first reports of sleep’s positive effect on memory date back to 1924, when researchers taught people nonsense syllables and tested them hours later. Subjects who got some shut-eye before testing were better at remembering than those who had stayed awake.