Posts Tagged ‘studying’

The Economics Of Skipping Class

I’ve recently read a number of articles, both on HackCollege and elsewhere, on the subject of skipping class. Some have attempted to determine when or how it is acceptable to skip, while others have attempted to determine the cost of skipping. I thought the idea of applying some basic economic tools and ideas to the ...

How To Make Studying Less Painful

How To Make Studying Less Painful

That textbook is just sitting there. The first hour of studying always appears to be unbearable. Luckily, we’ve got some solid advice to make studying less painful. Bestselling author Steven Pressfield calls this force Resistance in his book The War of Art. Resistance is a force that everyone faces, every day, in some way, shape, ...

The Importance Of Taking Notes

Being a college student means taking a few classes that make you take notes every single class. This can get a little boring sometimes, and it might even make you want to skip class. But why are those notes important? Here is why I think they are. Good Notes = Good Grades I’m not going ...

Helpful Advice For Pulling A Successful All-Nighter

Ah, yes – the infamously dreaded all-nighter, an all too common phenomenon of college life. Just about every student of the higher arts or sciences has had or will have to pull an all-nighter at some point during their collegiate career. The reasons for doing so are numerous: whether it’s procrastination, a busy schedule, or ...

Studying, And The Art Of Cramming

In college, there’s a lot to do. There are friends and parties and adventures and classes and, sometimes, one of these things can sneak up on you, forcing you to scramble to meet a deadline. And that’s where the cramming comes in. I’m not talking “three days until the midterm” cramming, either. I’m talking “this ...

The Stages of Procrastination

As inspired by the image circulating on Pinterest right now, we’re going to delve a little deeper into the five humorous stages of procrastination, which most college students have experienced over and over and over… 1. False Security: You look at your syllabus, and you see a 10-page paper due in six weeks. Six weeks? ...

Some Tips for Studying Greener

Think of the all the wasted paper you compile over the course of a semester. Between notes for class, term papers, and clunky textbooks, you’re practically carrying the weight of the forest in your book bag. This semester, try a new approach: Study greener. Want to be a better student and help the environment at ...

How to Improve Your Memory

Get the most out of studying with these tips to help keep your mind and memory sharp. As the new school year begins, it’s a good idea to brush up on how to get the most out of your study sessions before hitting the books. Luckily, a few simple actions can dramatically boost your memory ...

The Latest & Greatest Resources Online

Bookmarking useful websites in college is on every student’s to do list. Unfortunately, shuffling through your pages and organizing your online tools can be a hassle for everyone. When organizing my own weekly bookmarks this morning, I lost track of time and ended up spending 2+ hours picking the right pages, organizing by categories and, ...

6 Killer Tasks Students Should Accomplish Before Noon

While getting up before noon can seem like an awful horrible curse, mornings are crucial to setting your day off in the right direction! Here are six easy tasks you can do to be a killer student, all before high noon. 1. Get Up Early (We’re Talking Elderly People Early) Sure, the pain of getting up ...

10 Online Food Delivery Services You Should Know About

The number of nights where I lay in bed after a final with a petrified mind and body are countless. That being said, the chances that my section of the refridgerator has any consumable food is about zero percent. I realize that there are college students out there who decorate their fridge with a rainbow ...

3 Tips To Help You Get Smart About Your Studies

Finals week is back with a vengeance. Five plus days filled with cramming, all-nighters and nail biters. It’s no surprise 70 percent of students confirmed in a recent survey that they are more stressed during finals week than any other time during the school year. This time around, do yourself a favor and come up ...