Posts Tagged ‘studying’

How to Function on Little to No Sleep

Being a busy college student, there will probably be times when you’re running on little to no sleep. As unhealthy as it is, it’s a reality that a lot of students face. If you couple a busy schedule with procrastination, then you’re going to run into a lot of late-night study sessions and days where ...

How to Get Over and Work Around Distractions

When you’re trying to work, you’re sure to be distracted by various things — people, cell phones, loud music, Facebook, etc. While it’s easy to turn off your cell phone or put on some noise-canceling headphones, not all distractions can be so easily ignored. Roommate having a giggly snuggle sesh across the room? Is a ...

6 Signs You Should Switch Your Major

Have you been questioning whether or not you chose the right major when you enrolled in college? You’re not alone. The truth is that a majority of graduates don’t even end up working in the field they got their degree in. According to a study from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, only 27% ...

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 ...

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 ...

Productivity 101: How to Get Through Your To-Do List

You’re a few weeks into the semester and it’s time to really learn how to buckle down and get things done. If you thought you had a lot of work the first week, just wait until your teachers start adding last-minute assignments to the syllabus. Here are a few easy ways to make your day ...

Why You Shouldn’t Study for 12 Hours Straight

We all do it: the all-nighters, the one-day cram sessions, the 12-hour rush to complete 7 days worth of work for all of your classes. There are so many different methods for studying and completing assignments, and many of them work, at least for the short term. However, if you want to remember anything from ...

Freshman Week: How to Make the Dean’s List

Many of us are aware that there is a Dean’s List. Some of us come close to making it, and even fewer have actually made it onto the list. Here are a few things that you can do to make the Dean’s List and stay on top of your studies, no matter what your major ...

The Best Studying Techniques to Help You Ace Exams

I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve been an awful studier in the past. My notes were mediocre, I barely opened my textbooks, and studying for a test consisted of looking over pages of notes the night before the test. Since I was able to get by with my bad study habits for so ...

How to Stop Being ‘Busy’ and Prevent Burnout

If you find yourself increasingly busy — with no time for friends or anything outside of your work or studies — you’re likely headed toward a burnout that will leave you sick, tired, and utterly useless. There is a bright side, though: You recognize your problem and want to prevent a burn out. Because busyness ...

6 Ways to Overcome Writer’s Block

Writer’s block is the mental equivalent of having quick-dry cement poured into your ear, filling up your brain. Soon afterwards, everything comes to a sharp halt and you can’t put a thought together. It’s difficult to overcome writer’s block, but its binds on your brain can be broken. You have some work ahead of you, ...