Posts Tagged ‘Reading’

How to be a Better Reader

How to be a Better Reader

Take a trip to your local elementary school, and you’ll likely see one subject touted more than the rest on bulletin boards, classroom doors and motivational posters: reading. Reading is crucial to the scholastic success of grade schoolers, and even more so to college students. Obviously, you know how to read. But do you read ...

How To Pass The Class While Passing on the Reading

How To Pass The Class While Passing on the Reading

Studying efficiently is a vital part of earning good grades in college. Students don’t have unlimited time to complete assignments or prepare for tests, and they must manage their time appropriately. It’s important for students to prioritize their study material, and part of that is determining which reading assignments are worth completing, and which are ...

How to Improve Your Attention Span and Work Smarter

It’s a crazy and distracting world out there, but that doesn’t mean you can’t tune it all out. It’s hard to follow along in a three-hour lecture, and even harder to focus on boring reading assignments or uninteresting work. Make improving your attention span your goal for 2014 with these simple tips. Related: 50 Productivity ...

10 Memorization Tips for More Effective Study Sessions

You sit down to study for a test you have coming up next week. You crack open your book and pull out your notes. You start reading over everything, but it seems like nothing is sticking. You start to freak out wondering how in the world you’re going to pass your test if you can’t ...

5 Books to Read Before College

There’s the standard list of must-read books for high school and college — and I get that — but there are a ton of books beyond the standard literary canon that college students should delve into. Some are contemporary fiction, others are inspiring nonfiction, and all are going to make you think a little bit ...

The Summer Reading List for College Students

If you’re an avid reader like me, you’ll be using your extra time to read the books that you’ve been waiting to read. Even if you’re just beginning to read more, there are many different books that you can read that will help you in many different aspects of your life. And it can be ...

6 Ways to Stay Sharp Over the Summer

There’s something about summer that really helps our brains turn to mush. We quickly go from coffee-fueled brains to brainless (borderline) alcoholism. It’s important to keep that brain from sleeping all summer long if you want to get through the next semester. The same goes for recent graduates. First you relish the break from thinking, ...

10 Free-Time Activities for College Students

With exams coming up (or over with for some of us), you’re about to have quite a bit of free-time. Some might spend that time doing absolutely nothing, and that’s completely okay because you probably deserve it. But for those of you who want something to do, here are a few simple activities that you ...