Category Archives: Beyond Academics

Three ways on How to Stimulate Curiosity

Curiosity is the engine of intellectual achievement — it’s what drives us to keep learning, keep trying, and keep pushing forward. But how does one generate curiosity, in oneself or others? George Loewenstein, a professor of economics and psychology at Carnegie Mellon University, proposed an answer in the classic 1994 paper, “The Psychology of Curiosity.” Curiosity

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Boost cognitive performance of your children

Exercise for children may do far more than improve physical fitness. It may also stimulate brain growth and boost cognitive performance. The definition of cognitive performance  - Refers to processes such as memory, attention, perception, action, problem solving and mental imagery capacity. Let’s have a look at how - Exercise can boost cognitive performance of your

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Mistakes Done in GD and Personal Interview

1. Emotional outbursts: This is the biggest mistakes done by students during Group Discussion. Sometimes topic is close to their heart and hence they sway from the topic. They usually get emotional while discussing such topics and thus, tend to forget for a while that they are being evaluated. They aggravate other members on purpose,

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Can Hobbies Improve Concentration?

You’ve probably heard people say that students who are athletic or hobby oriented usually do well in academics. Ever wondered why that’s the case? Based on all the information gathered I think it has something to do with a refreshed mind, a positive attitude, exercise and most importantly concentration. So one is bound to ask

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Pros and Cons of Gap Years

Graduation from high school is one of the most important moments in a student’s life. It is a moment to shine, to rejoice with friends and to look not only backwards at ones accomplishments but forward as well to that which is yet to come. It is a moment of change, to say goodbye to

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Inspiring Gap Year Ideas

Many graduating high school seniors are of the view that a break from the usual grind of schoolwork and assessments is the best thing to do as it will refresh them and clear their mind. A gap year or as it is popularly known as “time off”, can be defined as a considerable amount of

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Guidelines for Taking a Break from College

Entrance exams, recommendation letters, college projects, late nights before exams and months of sleep deprivation in college students, are enough reasons to contemplate taking a break from college. After spending four consecutive years in college for graduating, the mental load can be quite taxing. These are probably the primary reasons to go on a break.

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