Matter of Motivation: 7 Tips That Do Help

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There are two types of motivation: internal and external. I presume we all know what external motivation is: I will earn a lot of money; everyone will like me more, and I will finally eat this piece of cake that has been waiting in the fridge for a whole hour when I was studying. But internal, on the other hand, makes the process the goal itself – for example, you’re performing an operation on a patient, but you’re not doing it because you’ll be paid a lot of money, but rather because you want to improve patient’s life and better your technique. Long story short – study not for a grade, but rather for yourself.

One of many researches has shown that people with weak external and strong internal motivation achieved better success than the ones having high external motivation levels. Apparently, genuine interest and ambitions guide the person better than a will to get rich and famous. Of course, no one says that external validation does not work completely—but the fact remains: internal just works better. In the 21st century, the carrot-and-stick motivation to do work well and get rewarded is not enough in many cases, Continue reading “Matter of Motivation: 7 Tips That Do Help”

Debunking Five Myths of Study Habits

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What is the reason the results of our tests and exams turn out not as we expected them to be? Of course, that doesn’t apply to the case when you get a highest mark for the essay you wrote at 4 a.m. because we don’t discuss supernatural here. The point is, why do the study guides we rely on do not yield the results we expect out of them?

Turns out, no one could definitely say which habits are good for both memorizing and grades and which are not; it was mostly urban legends. But now we can rely on the trustworthy research and bust some of the most widespread myths about studying habits.

Myth One. Find a quiet location (like your favorite chair in the library or that comfortable corner near the window) and stick to it when studying.

Turns out the brain does not entirely focus on the material you’re trying to keep in your memory at this point, but also paying attention to the outside world as well, which is not surprising. Continue reading “Debunking Five Myths of Study Habits”

Keep Calm and Sell Your Textbooks!

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It’s quite obvious that the education fees and book prices are incredibly high and are continuing to rise with time. For this reason students are trying to save as much money as they can, and buying and selling used textbooks is one of the popular ways.

The market for used textbooks has expanded in the recent years. A huge amount of websites was created specifically for this purpose, not to mention all the other digital and physical sources, and it’s very important for a struggling student to find the best deal.

As an owner of used textbooks, you have the opportunity to use venues like eBay or even Facebook to resell all your study materials to the ones that need them; there is also an option of selling books to your friends – though not a tremendously beneficial one. However, in all these cases the responsibility of arranging the deal falls only on you. When opting for such an alternative as BooksRun.com, you can be certain of getting the payment for suitable textbooks.

Do not hesitate when having such a convenient opportunity to earn some money! Visit our website and find more about preparing textbooks for a resale, used books prices, and free shipping.