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Black History Month

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For the entire month of February, we pay tribute to many generations of African Americans in their past struggles to achieve full citizenship. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

Negro History Week was born in 1926, by the now, Association for the Study of African American Life and History. February was selected as a way to honor the birth of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass; two men who drastically altered the future of black Americans.

As time went on, many scholars and teachers demanded more information on the history of the subject. In 1976, the nation’s bicentennial, the week-long celebration was extended to a month. President Ford urged Americans to honor the too often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans.

Today, this month is filled with many events and celebrations are held all over the country. Rover would like to throw you some bones this month in honor of Black History month. Check out RoverTown for great discounts in your town!

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Top Five Greatest Study Tips

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Start the semester off right and get ahead of the class. Check out the top five greatest study tips.

5. Do the hard things first

If you are dreading a particular assignment or study session, do it first. Your brain will be fresh and you won’t dwell on it while working on other projects.

4. Study different subjects in different rooms

Avoid studying all subjects at the same time and place. You don’t have to study different subjects on different sides of town… However, if you can separate different study sessions by moving to a new room or taking a quick break, much confusion can be avoided.

3. Utilize sticky notes

As you read your textbook, summarize what you have read by jotting down the main points on a sticky note. When you go back through the section, you will know, in your own words, what you’ve red and how it applies to your overall studying.

2. Space things out

There is a limit to how long you can focus on a particular set of material. If you try to learn too much at once, your concentration abilities suffer. Not being able to concentrate will lead to poor recollection in the future.

1. Explain your thoughts to others

Utilize your roommates, parents, or friends. Explain your thoughts, answers, and ideas to them. It will help you realize whether you actually know the subject or not. If you aren’t able to fully explain it, you may have more studying to do.

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