‘Productivity’ Posts

How to Reboot Your Notes

How to Reboot Your Notes

Note taking: love it or hate it, it’s one of the easiest and most common ways of keeping up with lecture material.  Despite its ubiquity, it seems that every student—and even every class—needs a slightly different approach for maximum study usage. If your notes seem to be slipping toward the end of the school year ...

Quick Tips: Advanced Google Search Features

Quick Tips: Advanced Google Search Features

Google search: every college student uses it, but not everyone uses it equally. At one end of the spectrum is the kid who hunt-and-peck types h-t-t-p-:-/-/-w-w-w-.-g-o-o-g-l-e-.-c-o-m into Internet Explorer before typing a fourteen-word question into the search bar. On the opposite end is the ninja who can find secret ancient documents just by looking at ...

3 Strange Productivity Hacks That Actually Work

3 Strange Productivity Hacks That Actually Work

One of HackCollege’s most popular topics–amongst both writers and readers–is productivity. I think we’re all addicted to getting more done, as well as discovering new tips and tricks to beat procrastination. We’ve covered a wide variety of productivity hacks to help students understand their procrastination habits, motivation, and discipline. Through the years, these tips have ...

10 Things I Learned About College This Semester

10 Things I Learned About College This Semester

This semester was definitely my most challenging yet, followed closely by the previous semester. Going from freshman to sophomore is not an easy transition. Classes get harder, you actually start getting into your major, and you also start thinking about what you’re doing to prepare yourself for life after college.  Even though this past semester ...

5 Tips for Successful Filmmaking in College

5 Tips for Successful Filmmaking in College

Film festivals are one of the many events familiar to colleges nation-wide. If your own college doesn’t have its own short student-led film competition, there’s usually one in the largest nearby city, and often more. Differing rules can range from certain genres to 24 and 48-hour races, but whatever the case, film contests can be ...

The Best Ways to Learn: Memorization vs. Comprehension

The Best Ways to Learn: Memorization vs. Comprehension

You’re in college to learn, but the number of learning styles out there are close to the amount of programs you can study and learn from.  Two of the more commonly talked about learning styles are memorization and comprehension.  You can probably–just by a glance–tell how they differ.  You might also think that comprehension is ...

The Least-Popular Habits Every College Student Should Form

The Least-Popular Habits Every College Student Should Form

College websites and student affairs professionals are always giving students advice on how they can improve their grades, get more involved, and so on. But how practical and useful is that advice?  Is “study more” or “use better time management” really going to help you get through four (or more) years of higher education?  Probably ...

9 Productivity Tips to Rock Second Semester

9 Productivity Tips to Rock Second Semester

We’re at an interesting point in the school year for college students. On the one hand, we made it to second semester without burning out or otherwise ruining our college careers. But on the other, we’re not even halfway through the semester, and Spring Break is still a month away! This is easily the most ...