The How and What of Note Taking – Academic Survival Skill #2

When was the last time you asked for someone’s phone number, and realized later that you were missing one of the digits?  Did you go into stalker mode, and replace that missing digit by calling the number with a 0, then a 1, then a 2… 3….4…..5……….9, until you got the appropriate person on the…

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Listening Tips to Improve Your Class Room Listening skills – Academic Survival Skill #1

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7.25 Academic Survival Skills that Every Student Must Develop

You might ask yourself, What are Academic Survival Skills? Well these are techniques to make learning more efficient and more rewarding. Students who know these skills and use these skills get better scores on exams, enjoy the “student life”, and experience longevity in their academic pursuit. Today, these skills can help you make the most…

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Inspire Me Radio – Kantis Simmons with Glenys Clarice

  Today I had the opportunity to spend time with friend and author G. Clarice on Inspire Me radio.  She asked me  to tell my story about my “mess” as a child and how I used that to not only lead to success but use it to empower other students. This powerful conversation lead us to talk greatly…

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Worldwide Radio is Making the “A” Grade with Kantis Simmons

In my line of work I get the awesome opportunity to meet great people all across the country. While visiting schools, conference, churches and colleges I am able to share so many stories about life, school, and success. But now I’m able to show some of those stories on worldwide radio. Hosted by JaQuanda Elder…

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“I Study, but Then I Forget” Syndrome

Question: “Dear Kantis….When I study right before the test I tend to get a good grade, however after the test I don’t remember any of the information. Awkwardly, when I study a week before the test it seems like I don’t remember anything and I end up with a bad test grade. Kantis, what should…

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Academic Success: Build Your Personal Study Shrine

“Location, Location, Location” is a popular phrase used when establishing a new franchise of stores in business. Location is also important when studying in school. Whether in the dorm, at the library, at home or in the park, you can have a study location that enhances your Academic success.You can build your personal Study Shrine…

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Academic Success: Change Some of Your Study Habits

After 30 something years of living on this earth, I am finally admitting I have a problem. I’ve battled with this problem for many years. My parents have tried to help me and so has my wife but today the buck stops here. Before you judge me and before I reveal to you my bad…

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Academic Success: Uncover your Attitudes

Have you heard the powerful statement, “Attitude Determines your Altitude”. Well that statement is so powerful and so true. It is even true where your academic success and college success is concerned. Today I challenge you to uncover your attitudes. What’s your attitude towards your teachers and professors? Is it negative or is it positive?…

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Failed, Flopped, and Forgotten: Recycling and Resurrecting Your Resolutions

Well the clock has hit midnight, the ball has dropped, and the champagne has been poured. It’s the New Year. It’s 2007! We’ve made new decisions, we’ve dreamed up new images, we’ve made new promises to ourselves and to God for this year. New Years Resolutions! We all make them every year, but where do…

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Hear Kantis Simmons and Teresa Bolen Talk About Exam Success

On last evening, I had a wonderful opportunity to interview Teresa Bolen during a teleseminar on “How to Discover your Hidden Abilites to Create the Success You Desire on Exams”. The call was content rich filled with practical action items for every listener. In the teleseminar we dealt with how to: * Deal with feelings…

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