How to Ace A Test

How to Ace Any Test
How to Ace Any Test

Hey GirlMoguls, it’s Poppy here.  I’m actually pretty good at taking tests, so the other GirlMoguls thought that I should share some of my best test taking tips with you before we all headed off back to school.

  1. Know you test – before the test, get as much information from your teacher as you can – like is it multiple choice, true/false, essay or short answer.  What topics or chapters will it cover?
  2. Study smart – sometimes we like to talk about how effective multi-tasking  can be – watching tv, texting, folding laundry, but well that strategy doesn’t work so well when you’re trying to study for a test – trust me – I’ve tried.  You actually spend less time studying if you get rid of distractions and just focus on studying.  So lose the email, the iPod and the cell and hit the books
  3. Don’t Cram – umm, you really don’t remember more if you try to fit in the entire Revolutionary War into night.  If you’re having a big test, repetition of smaller blocks of info is key.  Schedule study time every day leading up to the test – spend a small part of the time reviewing your last study session and the rest of the time on the new stuff.  Save the night before for a review session – not a cram session
  4. Get a study buddy – some people study better with other people – if you’re one of them then find a study buddy – quiz each other on vocab words or practice those word problems together
  5. Use flash cards – simple index cards can be a big help.  Write key concepts – the words, people or events on one side of the index card and on the other, put the facts or definitions.  Study the cards until you know the answers and then use the flash cards for a quick review quiz.
  6. Eat right and sleep well – yup a good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast will make you smarter – at least on test day – so don’t skimp on either.

With these few GirlMogul Poppy tips – you’ll be acing just about any test that comes your way.

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Seaglass Summer – Tween Book Review

Have you ever wanted to be a veterinarian?  Well so does eleven-year-old Poppy.  And when she gets to stay with her uncle Sanjay on a quiet island off the coast of Washington, she may get the chance.  A great book for any tween who loves animals.

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The first Adventures of the GirlMoguls

The Adventures of the GirlMoguls
The Adventures of the GirlMoguls
Hey Girls – guess what – we’re so excited. We’re just about ready to release our first book – Saving Hannah, a GirlMogul Adventure Story – yup – it’s our first book and it’s all about how we become the GirlMoguls. It’s going to be out real soon, available here, on amazon.com and at bookstores all over – so get set, get ready and get pumped! We’ll keep you posted!

Yup – you heard it here – the GirlMoguls have their very own book – and you can buy it here. And yes, it’s a real book, with a real cover and real paper…

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An engaging tween novel by Andrea Stein, Saving Hannah is the sort of book that encourages girls to think beyond reality television and fruit-flavored lip-gloss. Meet Rose, her parents decide to start an organic farm, which transplants her from Manhattan to rural Weston. She’s not happy about this until she takes part in a contest sponsored by the Atlas Institute for Leadership-the grand prize is a trip to New York City. Her teammates in the challenge are Poppy, a science geek, Daisy, a bad girl gamer, and Lily, an overachieving know-it-all. With her eye on the Big Apple, Rose recovers a diary in the library that clears a founding member of Weston of wrongdoings and learns that each of her new gal pals brings something to the table to outsmart the mayor, rival teams, and the cagey Dr. Smith who concocted the entire contest as a plot that’s anything but civic-minded. This debut is first in a series about their girl power adventures.

Recommended for Ages 9-12.

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Other Details: Publication Date: Jul 28 2010
ISBN/EAN13:061537378X / 9780615373782
LCCN:2010928759
Page Count: 140
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 6″ x 9″
Language: English
Color:Black and White
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The Secrets of Body Language

The Secrets of Body Language
The Secrets of Body Language

Hey GirlMoguls, it’s Poppy here. I thought today I’d talk a little about body language – that’s when what you to with your body tells a story just as much as what you’re saying – sometimes body language will even reveal what you’re really feeling or thinking, even if you’re words are saying something totally different.  Like if you’re totally bummed out your mom had to cancel your latest trip to the museum because of work, but you tell her it’s ok so you don’t hurt her feelings.  Your words might be saying, it’s ok, but your body could be telling a whole other story.

So there’s actually scientist who study body language and they’ve found that the reason our bodies can’t lie – even if we’re saying something different, is because of our physical reactions to something.

Here’s a rundown of some common situations where body language may help you decode the full story….

Guilty or Nervous – Maybe you’ve seen it movies or cop shows.  A suspect sits in a room under a bright light while the good cop and bad cop goes to work.  They tell the suspect we know you did. The suspect looks guilty – she’s crossing her legs and kicks her foot up and down.  The cops keep badgering her, but then find out she has the perfect alibi.  Turns out that she was just nervous – not guilty.

So what should you do if you ever find yourself accuses of something you didn’t do – like making breaking your mom’s favorite vase or cheating on a quiz – well don’t let your nerves make you guilty.   You’ll want to calm those nerves and project innocence by sitting still.  Keep your knees been and cross your legs at the ankles. Don’t kick or fidget and you’ll look like one cool – and innocent customer.

Stand and Deliver – You just got a chance to be a counselor in training at summer camp. You’re talking to the director and you think you’ve just about sealed the deal.  Not only will you get to hang with your friends all summer, you’ll pocket some cash and get to play all day – what could be better.  But wait, the camp director has just paused and put her finger together to forms a steeple.  What could be coming?  Well – she’s probably about to ask a serious question where the answer is pretty darn important – like if you really have enough experience to handle a busload of kids on a sugar high…So what do you do if you really want the job?

Stand up tall and straight, don’t fidget or fiddle, and channel your inner superhero – look confident and you’ll feel confident and guess what – you’ll sound super grown up and mature (and confident) when you answer the question.    And hey – this trick works when you’re trying to convince your parents that you really, really need the new microscope from ScienceWorld to finish up your algae facial research – or whatever else you might be jonesing to do – like go to the movies on your own….

Fiddle-Faddle – You’re the new girl in school and you’ve picked out your outfit, down to the cute necklace.  You take a deep breath, enter the classrom and find your hand straying up to your favorite lucky charm necklace.  You touch it, feel the charm and instantly feel so much better, you keep playing with as you try to find a seat.  So do you look cool, calm and confident, ready to own the school?  Or are you projecting insecurity and nervousness?  Umm, if you guess insecure and shy, you’re right.  Fiddling and fidgeting – either with your legs, hands or some piece of jewelry is a dead giveaway that you’re a bundle of nerves.  So if you want to appear cool, calm and confident remember these three things – Stand up straight, Don’t Fidget, and smile.  You’ll look totally awesome and put together and people will smile back – and soon you’ll be making friends left and right.

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