‘Student 1.0’ Posts

5 Ways to Live Life Like an Improv Game

Scott, the podcast camera guy, and I are both on Laser Squad Bravo, the LMU improv team. While not performing with UCSD’s Foosh, racing go karts and partying to no end this past weekend (thanks guys), we got to thinking: many rules in good classic improv are generally good rules to follow in everyday life. ...

Holiday Gift Guides

Still looking around online for what to get your geeky friends or family? First, be sure to have the following Firefox addons: The Easiest Way to Get Those Coupon Codes [HackCollege] Get Price Comparisons while You Shop with PriceAdvance [Lifehacker] Second, check out the following Gift Guides: Gift Guide ’07 [Gizmodo] Holiday Gift Center 2007 ...

10 Tips for Healthy Eating During Exams

While us here at HackCollege basically pass our exams before we even start taking them, some lesser peons (like those that don’t read the site) can use some extra help every once in awhile. If you need some extra help, then this tasty post might be just what the waiter ordered: 10 Tips for Healthy ...

Another Writing Assignment? Construct a Topic Skeleton!

We’ve all learned how to outline a paper. Roman numerals, letters, numbers, and nonsense, according to Cal over at Study Hacks. ;) He recommends constructing a topic skeleton instead. Forget hierarchies. Your outline should capture the topics you want to discuss in your paper. A topic is more general than a specific fact or observation, ...

How To Register For Classes

How To Register For Classes

This week among all the craziness that’s going on, everyone at LMU, Los Angeles has started receiving reminders about one particularly dreadful thing: class registration. Don’t worry, we’re here to help make sure you get the best schedule possible. Here’s a walk-through of everything registration: organizing your schedule to a tee, getting into those quick-filling ...

Eat Cheap and Healthy with a Microwaveable Diet

Eat Cheap and Healthy with a Microwaveable Diet

Every college student knows that eating healthy is a difficult task when you have $5.27 to your name.Yahoo Food suggests eight different microwavable dinners that are actually good for you. You’ll find classics like Mac N’ Cheese to something a little more exotic such as kashi lemongrass coconut chicken. So when eating Ramen noodles ...

Don’t Do What Johnny Don’t Does

We’d like to introduce guest author Cal Newport –from Study Hacks. Author of   How to Become a Straight-A Student, Cal is a graduate of Dartmouth College located in NH and currently a Ph.D. candidate at MIT. Definitely on top of his game. Thanks, Cal! I spend so much time thinking about how to squeeze ...

How To: Fit 10+ People into a Single Hotel Room

How To: Fit 10+ People into a Single Hotel Room

Studying abroad is all well and dandy, aside from the hotel costs especially with the suffering Euro-Dollar exchange rates (triple ouch!). One part cheap students, two parts thrifty customers, my friends and I have nearly mastered the art of cramming 4 up to even 11 people into a hotel room with a single queen bed. ...

How To Memorize Anything

October midterms are coming up. Some say if you can’t understand, just memorize. And to memorize, try the “stacking” method: 1. First, use a pencil or word processor (I prefer the latter because it’s faster) to type, in complete sentences, any fact you think might appear on the test. Use short sentences because they’re easier ...

Studying a Week in Advance

Cal over at StudyHacks recently posted a great article on the effectiveness of spreading out your studying. He recommends starting a week in advance, and if this is a possibility for you (around all your other social obligations, of course), we would agree. Important to note in this method, however, is the fact that each ...