Leading Learning Strategies Website, Smart-kit, Hosts Study Tip Contest to Help Students Learn and Leverage Best Study Practices
Posted by Media Relations on Thursday, February 22nd, 2007 - Comments »
Smartkit contest aims to compile new, healthy ways for students to capitalize on study sessions learning more in less time.
Boynton Beach, FL — February 22, 2007 — www.smart-kit.com — Smart-kit.com, a leading website dedicated to providing studying techniques, is hosting a contest to create a compilation of study tips from its readers and help others learn how to study smarter, not harder.
“Almost all students have been forced to pull an all-nighter,” said Dr. R.L. Kaplan, Board Certified Neurologist and author of Smart-kit.com. “But few realize the negative effects sleep deprivation can have on brain function the following day, decreasing the likelihood of performing well on tests.”
According to the journal, Occupational & Environmental Medicine, after 19+ hours without sleep, performance on cognitive tests reached levels equivalent to those associated with a BAC (blood alcohol concentration) of 0.1 percent. In the majority of states, a BAC of 0.08 percent is grounds for a DUI. This means that students pulling an all-nighter don’t have enough brain function to legally drive a car.
“It is important that students learn more effective and healthy study habits,” said Kaplan. “That is the goal of this contest, to educate students on a variety of ways to increase information learned while decreasing study time.”
The contest, which begins on February 22nd, allows visitors to submit their favorite study techniques with a chance to win 1 of 2 prizes donated by Hearthmath Company. The prizes include a/an:
1. emWave Machine
2. TestEdge Interactive Learning Program
To submit your favorite study technique, visit: http://www.smart-kit.com/s394/smartkit-contest-submit-your-favorite-study-tips/
SmartKit is an eBook written by Board Certified neurologist Dr. R.L. Kaplan. The SmartKit: Student Guidebook provides learning strategies for students of all ages.
The SmartKit website and its contents are owned and published by Synaptic Blue, LLC.