Critical Thinking

As a child, you learned a lot of things without realizing – how to walk, how to speak, how to say ‘please’ to get what you wanted, or how not to say ‘please’ and be a jerk. But as we get older, we need to learn to consciously think for ourselves. Critical Thinking is the […]

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GoConqr – A Better Mobile Experience

GoConqr is making some changes for mobile users. We have decided to focus our efforts on enhancing the GoConqr mobile web experience. As a consequence, we will cease to support the native mobile apps (iOS and Android) from the 1st May 2020.  From this date, the mobile API will be inaccessible and the native mobile […]

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What is the Difference Between a Native App and a Web App?

As you may have heard, GoConqr is moving our mobile service from a native app to a web app. Sounds great, you may say, but what’s the difference? Well, let us briefly explain:   Native App – A native app is one installed directly on your phone or tablet. Most commonly, native apps are installed […]

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Mind Map to Help You Study

They worked for Leonardo da Vinci. They worked for Albert Einstein. Mind Maps can work for you. Mind mapping is a technique that helps in both memory and planning. It is a way for you to organize your thoughts in a form that your brain will understand, because it mimics the way our mind works. […]

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GCSE Revision 2019

GCSE Revision Advice. Exams are a bit like cake. You get out what you put in. Undercooking it will lead to a bad outcome. Overcooking it can do the same. Success will taste delicious. The GCSEs can be a daunting experience for a student. Unlike cake, it can be hard to find a simple and […]

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Spaced Learning Made Easy

Spaced Learning – On our last blog, we touched on a number of learning trends that are popular this year. This time, I want to look at one of those in a little more detail.   Spaced Learning.   Let’s begin with a truth. The theory of Spaced Learning is old. Older than you are. […]

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Learning Trends in 2019

Progress brings new technology and new approaches to learning. We have been investigating the big trends in learning and ed-tech so far this year. Here are four major trends we have discovered–   Mobile Learning Pew Research tells us that in 2018, 91% of teenagers in the US had access to a smartphone, with half […]

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Essential Tips for a Close-Reading Test.

For some students, this is a nightmare – the test which you can’t study for! But just because you can’t study for a reading test, doesn’t mean that you can’t prepare. Whether for the SAT reading test, or similar, follow these easy guidelines to improve your performance on the day.   1). Practice – Look […]

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Understanding English Literature

  Let’s face it, not everyone enjoys Shakespeare. For literature nerds, he may always be the gold standard but, for most people, Macbeth is much ado about a language that no-one even speaks anymore. Ah, but that’s the point. Language never stands still. It moves along with us. It is always evolving and with it […]

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What makes a good teacher?

What makes a good teacher? Why did you become a teacher? Some teachers have lost interest. There are teachers who see the classroom as a germ laboratory – an over-sized Petri-dish that mixes the scrapings of unwashed teenagers into something that might, one day, be sold to a Bond villain intent on disabling civilization. These mentors are […]

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