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Don’t work harder, work smarter: how to study effectively and get the grades of your dreams with winning review strategies, killer memory techniques and exam preparation tips you won’t hear anywhere else. Join Cambridge educated psychologist, study techniques researcher, coach and tutor William Wadsworth as we dive into the secrets of academic success.Looking for the grades of your dreams? Want to know the real secrets to preparing for and taking exams? Through a powerful combination of rich ...
 
The final section of Poems of American History covers The Reconstruction after the Civil War, the First Centennial, the continued expansion westward, the assasination of Garfield, The Spanish American War, and World War I. Poets in this volume include: John Greenleaf Whittier, Bret Harte, Oliver Wendell Holmes, William Cullen Bryant, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Wallace Rice, Vachel Lindsay, Joyce Kilmer, and many more. - Summary by Ed Humpal
 
The Daily Poem offers one essential poem each weekday morning. From Shakespeare and John Donne to Robert Frost and E..E Cummings, The Daily Poem curates a broad and generous audio anthology of the best poetry ever written, read-aloud by David Kern and an assortment of various contributors. Some lite commentary is included and the shorter poems are often read twice, as time permits. The Daily Poem is presented by Goldberry Studios. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Deadly Class co-showrunnner and executive producer Rick Remender joins hosts Jackie Jennings and Max Tedaldi for SYFY WIRE’s Deadly Class podcast - the official podcast of SYFY’s Deadly Class. Each week, we break down the latest episode of the show, as well as talk to the cast & creators, getting you all the insider info from the series. Deadly Class premieres Wednesday, January 16th on SYFY. Deadly Class follows a disillusioned teen recruited into a storied academy for assassins. Maintainin ...
 
A treasure trove of more than two hundred poems, this gem of an anthology compiled by Mary E Burt is indeed a most valuable set of poems to read or listen to. Published in 1904, Poems Every Child Should Know contains some well-loved verses like Thomas Gray's Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard, Lewis Carroll's delightful parody Father William, Felicia Hemans' deeply-moving Casablanca and other favorites. It also has lesser-known but equally beautiful pieces like Henry Wadsworth Longfellow' ...
 
LibriVox volunteers bring you a festive selection of Christmas carols for the 2016 holiday. his year's festive collection of 25 Christmas carols includes traditional favourites and lesser-known selections in English, French, German, Greek, Italian, and Latin. The singers wish all listeners around the world a happy and peaceful Christmas. Allons tous à la crèche; author unknown; music by Ezwa. Angels We Have Heard on High; words by James Chadwick (1813-1882); music traditional French. Away in ...
 
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Maya Angelou (/ˈændʒəloʊ/ (listen) AN-jə-loh;[1][2] born Marguerite Annie Johnson; April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) was an American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and is credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years. S…
 
Born in Waterloo, Iowa, poet and choreographer Harmony Holiday is the daughter of Northern Soul singer/songwriter Jimmy Holiday. Her father died when she was five, and she and her mother moved to Los Angeles. Holiday earned a BA in rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley and an MFA at Columbia University. She is the author of Negro Leagu…
 
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (February 27, 1807 – March 24, 1882) was an American poet and educator whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", The Song of Hiawatha, and Evangeline. He was the first American to translate Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy and was one of the fireside poets from New England. Bio via Wikipedia See acast.com/privacy for priva…
 
Li-Young Lee (李立揚, pinyin: Lǐ Lìyáng) (born August 19, 1957) is an American poet. He was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, to Chinese parents.[1] His maternal great-grandfather was Yuan Shikai, China's first Republican President,[2] who attempted to make himself emperor. Lee's father, who was a personal physician to Mao Zedong while in China, relocated h…
 
Richard Purdy Wilbur (March 1, 1921 – October 14, 2017) was an American poet and literary translator. One of the foremost poets of his generation, Wilbur's work, composed primarily in traditional forms, was marked by its wit, charm, and gentlemanly elegance. He was appointed the second Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress i…
 
Thomas Hardy OM (2 June 1840 – 11 January 1928) was an English novelist and poet. A Victorian realist in the tradition of George Eliot, he was influenced both in his novels and in his poetry by Romanticism, including the poetry of William Wordsworth.[1] He was highly critical of much in Victorian society, especially on the declining status of rural…
 
William Carlos Williams (September 17, 1883 – March 4, 1963) was an American poet, writer, and physician closely associated with modernism and imagism. In addition to his writing, Williams had a long career as a physician practicing both pediatrics and general medicine. He was affiliated with Passaic General Hospital, where he served as the hospita…
 
Another chance to catch perhaps the greatest "student story" I'll ever tell: how one man named Jo made it from primitive island village to the top of the career ladder in the Western world, through the power of education. But perhaps the most incredible part of it all: how he did it all while staying humble, gentle and incredibly generous of spirit…
 
Jorge Agustín Nicolás Ruiz de Santayana y Borrás, known in English as George Santayana (/ˌsæntiˈænə, -ˈɑːnə/;[2] December 16, 1863 – September 26, 1952), was a philosopher, essayist, poet, and novelist. Originally from Spain, Santayana was raised and educated in the US from the age of eight and identified himself as an American, although he always …
 
Wystan Hugh Auden (/ˈwɪstən ˈhjuː ˈɔːdən/; 21 February 1907 – 29 September 1973[1]) was a British-American poet. Auden's poetry was noted for its stylistic and technical achievement, its engagement with politics, morals, love, and religion, and its variety in tone, form, and content. Some of his best known poems are about love, such as "Funeral Blu…
 
Mary Jane Oliver (September 10, 1935 – January 17, 2019) was an American poet who won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Her work is inspired by nature, rather than the human world, stemming from her lifelong passion for solitary walks in the wild. It is characterised by a sincere wonderment at the impact of natural imagery, conveyed i…
 
Summarising and synthesising the How To Study Effectively course right here on the Exam Study Expert podcast. It all works together as a complete system - listen today to discover how! The 8th and final part of this special 8-part series on "How To Study Effectively" (abbreviated to H2SE in show titles). * Hosted by William Wadsworth, memory psycho…
 
Ayodeji Malcolm Guite (/ɡaɪt/; born 12 November 1957) is an English poet, singer-songwriter, Anglican priest, and academic. Born in Nigeria to British expatriate parents, Guite earned degrees from Cambridge and Durham universities. His research interests include the intersection of religion and the arts, and the examination of the works of J. R. R.…
 
Today, we’re talking about interleaving: a powerful but not widely-known study strategy for maths-style problems. Interleaving will help you master maths faster, and score more highly in tests and exams. This is Part 7 of this special 8-part series on "How To Study Effectively" (abbreviated to H2SE in show titles). If you haven't already listened t…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Book of Human EmotionsSubtitle: From Ambiguphobia to Umpty: 154 Words from Around the World for How We FeelAuthor: Tiffany Watt SmithNarrator: Suzanne TorenFormat: UnabridgedLength: 10 hrs and 16 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 06-10-16Publisher: Hac…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Send Him a SignalSubtitle: 61 Secrets for Indicating Interest and Attracting the Attention of Higher Quality MenAuthor: Bruce BryansNarrator: Dan CulhaneFormat: UnabridgedLength: 1 hr and 50 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 02-29-16Publisher: Bruce Bryans…
 
Philip Edward Thomas (3 March 1878 – 9 April 1917) was a British poet, essayist, and novelist. He is considered a war poet, although few of his poems deal directly with his war experiences, and his career in poetry only came after he had already been a successful writer and literary critic. In 1915, he enlisted in the British Army to fight in the F…
 
James Harrison (December 11, 1937 – March 26, 2016) was an American poet, novelist, and essayist. He was a prolific and versatile writer publishing over three dozen books in several genres including poetry, fiction, nonfiction, children’s literature, and memoir. He wrote screenplays, book reviews, literary criticism, and published essays on food, t…
 
William Blake (28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827) was an English poet, painter, and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his life, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of the poetry and visual art of the Romantic Age. What he called his prophetic works were said by 20th-century critic Northrop Frye to form "what is in proporti…
 
We catch up with Australian high schooler Rose from Episode 69, one year on, to hear about the impressive transformation she'd pulled off, and break down just how she did it. Learn the strategies she used to go from a C grade to an A grade in less than a year! * Hosted by William Wadsworth, memory psychologist, independent researcher and study skil…
 
Today’s episode brings you the solution to those toughest of memory challenges: by the end, you’ll have a toolkit of handy mnemonic tricks to help you learn those hardest-to-remember bits of your course. This is Part 6 of this special 8-part series on "How To Study Effectively" (abbreviated to H2SE in show titles). If you haven't already listened t…
 
Jamaal May is an American poet from Detroit.[1][2] May was included in the Best American Poetry anthology from 2014. May lived in Detroit, where he taught poetry in public schools. He received an MFA from Warren Wilson College.[3] May has taught at the Vermont College of Fine Arts, and was a fellow at the Kenyon Review between 2014 and 2016.[4][5] …
 
Discover how aspiring barrister Charlie passed his notoriously challenging law exams using techniques from the Exam Study Expert podcast. A story of success by studying smarter, not harder; how to achieve at the highest level in academic exams WITHOUT working all night! * Hosted by William Wadsworth, memory psychologist, independent researcher and …
 
Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev (English: /tʊərˈɡɛnjɛf, -ˈɡeɪn-/;[1] Russian: Иван Сергеевич Тургенев[note 1], IPA: [ɪˈvan sʲɪrˈɡʲe(j)ɪvʲɪtɕ tʊrˈɡʲenʲɪf]; 9 November [O.S. 28 October] 1818 – 3 September 1883) was a Russian novelist, short story writer, poet, playwright, translator and popularizer of Russian literature in the West. His first major publica…
 
Today, we’re talking about practice questions and past exam paper questions: a wonderfully effective study strategy that should always play a role in your exam prep. Includes 4 of my favourite creative strategies to study with practice questions - for advanced users only! This is Part 5 of this special 8-part series on "How To Study Effectively" (a…
 
Gabriel Charles Dante Rossetti (12 May 1828 – 9 April 1882), generally known as Dante Gabriel Rossetti (/rəˈzɛti/),[1] was an English poet, illustrator, painter, and translator, and member of the Rossetti family. He founded the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1848 with William Holman Huntand John Everett Millais. Rossetti was later to be the main ins…
 
Robert Laurence Binyon, CH (10 August 1869 – 10 March 1943) was an English poet, dramatist and art scholar. Born in Lancaster, England, his parents were Frederick Binyon, a clergyman, and Mary Dockray. He studied at St Paul's School, London and at Trinity College, Oxford, where he won the Newdigate Prize for poetry in 1891. He worked for the Britis…
 
Wendell Erdman Berry (born August 5, 1934) is an American novelist, poet, essayist, environmental activist, cultural critic, and farmer.[1] He is an elected member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, a recipient of The National Humanities Medal, and the Jefferson Lecturer for 2012. He is also a 2013 Fellow of The American Academy of Arts and Sci…
 
"I have never been a super great academic kid" - the multi-year story of how Michael turned his academic life around. From failing school to top 1% in the country, studying pure mathematics at University. * Hosted by William Wadsworth, memory psychologist, independent researcher and study skills coach. I help ambitious students to study smarter, no…
 
Do you like to write notes? They’re incredibly popular with students at high school, college, university and just about anywhere else you need to study for exams. The problem is that note-making or writing summaries are pretty terrible ways to get information into memory. In this episode, I offer you an upgrade to supercharge your limp old standard…
 
Sara Teasdale (August 8, 1884 – January 29, 1933) was an American lyric poet. She was born Sarah Trevor Teasdale in St. Louis, Missouri, and used the name Sara Teasdale Filsinger after her marriage in 1914.[1 In 1918 she won a Pulitzer Prize for her 1917 poetry collection Love Songs. Bio via Wikipedia. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out …
 
The Exam Study Expert student stories series: showing you how real students achieve real success in real exams using the strategies we teach on the podcast. Today, meet finance professional Divine from the Bahamas, who used the flashcards study strategy to devastating effect to achieve a spectacular 95% in her accounting exams, putting her in the t…
 
I LOVE studying with flashcards. Used well, they’re astonishingly effective, especially for very knowledge-dense subjects like medicine or science. But using them well is not trivial: today, I break down my 14 top "DOs and DONTs" for becoming a flashcard wizard - and mastering your memory! Part 3 of this special 8-part series on "How To Study Effec…
 
Our student stories series: a dose of inspiration plus actionable tips from those who've turned their academic fortunes around, overcome obstacles and achieved success in difficult circumstances. Today, discover how Australian high schooler Rose started to win in maths using the power of mindset and study strategies like memory journaling. Rose's a…
 
This week, perhaps the simplest study strategy of all: how to use blank page retrieval to memorise lots of information, fast. Discover blank page retrieval ("brain dumps"), plus my signature Memory Journalling strategy which is built around blank page retrieval. Part 2 of this special 8-part series on "How To Study Effectively" (abbreviated to H2SE…
 
Today, we meet maths graduate Katie, who tells her student story. Discover how a high-flying high-schooler found success at University, after initially pulling out of her course. Today's lessons include: Not being too competitive (see also Episode 43 with Dr Erika Patall on study motivation) How to persevere and "trust the process" in maths (see al…
 
New to the podcast? Start here! An overview of all the most important things I'd want you to know about studying effectively for exams: Prioritisation: "Know Where You’re Going" Mindset: "Know You Can Get There" Routine / Time Management: "Make Time For The Journey" Focus / Concentration: "Eyes On The Road When Driving" Learn Faster: With The Power…
 
In this episode, I share lessons from the 8 biggest "turning point" moments from my time as a student at Cambridge: The 4 things I got RIGHT in my student days (either through good planning - or good luck!) - the factors that contributed most strongly to graduating with a top degree (First Class Hons) from a notoriously tough course. The 4 things I…
 
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