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Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Good luck to all the Terminales pupils for their mock exams !

Facebook fans do worse in exams

Monday, April 13th, 2009

Dear Facebook users,

Dear pupils, dear students

Be careful !

As oral exams are coming (BTS students , you know what I mean ! TSTG pupils : one week + Easter Holidays and we’re done !) you should be very careful about Facebook !

FACEBOOK users may feel socially successful in cyberspace but they are more likely to perform poorly in exams, according to new research into the academic impact of the social networking website.

The majority of students who use Facebook every day are underachieving by as much as an entire grade compared with those who shun the site.

Researchers have discovered how students who spend their time accumulating friends, chatting and “poking” others on the site may devote as little as one hour a week to their academic work.

About 83% of British 16 to 24-year-olds are thought to use social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace and Bebo, to keep in touch with friends and organise their social lives.

“Our study shows people who spend more time on Facebook spend less time studying,” said Aryn Karpinski, a researcher in the education department at Ohio State University. “Every generation has its distractions, but I think Facebook is a unique phenomenon.”

You can read the full article here

music for your week-end

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

I wish you an excellent week-end after your mock exams (for the Terminales and Première pupils). I’m sure you did your best. Enjoy Eva Cassidy with the classic “Over the Rainbow”.

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