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Need a little help?

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Occasionally students need extra help on an assignment or a friendly reminder about what is expected of them. On this page I'll put some useful tips relating to class projects so they can find the help they need even when I'm not available (e.g., on weekends or evenings). And I'll be sure to update the tips and hints when new assignments are due.





For example, if my algebra class is just starting to work with word problems, I might include tips on how to approach the next problem set. Or if they're working on a writing project, I could include some hints on how to construct a paragraph, a topic sentence, or a short essay.



General Study Tips

In this area I might include some tips and guidelines that students should keep in mind regardless of the week's specific assignment, such as:



Sleep More

During sleep our brains release growth hormones essential to growth, development and alertness. We should aim for an optimum of between 8.2 and 8.5 hours of sleep each night according to Charles Czeisler, Professor of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School.


Getting a full night’s sleep will enhance your cognitive performance. But even quick power naps can help you with tasks that require sustained attention and concentration. Did you know that Leonardo Da Vinci, Albert Einstein, and Buckminster Fuller were all avid nappers?


When writing, never forget who your audience is. The written word is meant to be read, but it won't always be read by the same audience. Tailor your writing style to suit the people who will be reading your work.



Have a nice day!