Posts Tagged ‘Motivation’

Why Every Student Should Take a Philosophy Class

Why Every Student Should Take a Philosophy Class

I am a philosophy major.  When meeting new people, I am often asked what I plan to do with a philosophy degree.  My favorite response is, “I want to ask why you want fries with that.”  In all seriousness, I expect my philosophy training to serve me well. The study of philosophy—whether an entire degree ...

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 ...

How to Recover from Your First College Slump

How to Recover from Your First College Slump

Throughout your college experience, you’re going to fall into some peaks and valleys in your academics. You’re going to work really hard, but the results won’t seem to satisfy you. You’ll fall into a slump, and to be honest, that’s 100 percent okay. It’s perfectly normal to be at a point in your life where ...

6 Ways to Improve Study Sessions

6 Ways to Improve Study Sessions

Sure, it might be easy to improve your study sessions by pairing up with a good-looking study partner, but that might not be the best method if you’re trying to learn. Here are a few ways to improve your study sessions so they’re useful without being completely miserable. Related: 10 Memorization Tips for More Effective Study ...

Opinion: On Quitting and Being the Best

Opinion: On Quitting and Being the Best

HackCollege is not the type of site that presents “inspirational” advice. You won’t find pictures of climbers with quotes about “reaching new heights” or “never letting go [of dreams].” Instead, we present practical advice that students can apply to their lives to become better students and future graduates. Occasionally, we post opinion pieces that deviate ...

Life Question: Where Do You Want to Be in a Year?

Life Question: Where Do You Want to Be in a Year?

Have you ever asked yourself this question? It’s about reflections of the future, how your past has shaped the person that you are today, and how to set your sights for all of your tomorrows. We’ve all been there before, whether it’s someone else asking us or we muster up the confidence to ask ourselves. ...

Fighting Procrastination to Become a Better Student

Fighting Procrastination to Become a Better Student

Procrastination is the ability to reorder tasks of high importance with ones of less importance, which is usually to the benefit of the person at hand. For example, if a person is faced with the task of filling out dreaded tax returns, vacuuming, dusting, and washing clothes might all be completed before the person gets ...

How to Organize Your To-Do List and Motivate Action

How to Organize Your To-Do List and Motivate Action

There are endless ways to write and organize your to-do list. Some people have a tried-and-true method that fits their work and lifestyle perfectly, while others struggle to find a flow. If you’re reading this, you’re likely not looking for an alternative to your effective method, so it’s safe to assume you’re still experimenting with ...

10 Skills That Will Make You More Employable

10 Skills That Will Make You More Employable

Looking to land a great job after college? Unfortunately, just having a degree isn’t enough to guarantee you anything. Sure, having a great resume that outlines all of your achievements is nice, but there are certain intangibles that employers look for in a new hire. Many of these in-demand skills are a result of the changing ...

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