Handwriting or Typing Your Study Notes: Choose What Suits You Best (a bonus checklist inside)

student thinking of handwriting or typing their study notes

Most of the productivity-guru will demonize typing since it does not sharpen your memory as handwriting does. But the answer you reach for yourself should be much more nuanced — here we will go deeper than the top of the iceberg. We will discuss handwritten and typed notes not only in terms of the neuroscience of learning (as it’s usually done) but also contemplate the use of these two note-taking strategies in your everyday study routine. In the end, we will measure the costs of the process against the benefits of the result—our handwriting or typing checklist will help you to find the right approach that suits you best.

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Sustainable Packaging Solutions for Everyone

The general availability of e-commerce has increased our everyday convenience: we can shop across the states and the whole world, we can easily reach out to local producers, the ordered items are delivered at our doorstep, and we can rely on various postal companies to take care of our private shipments. But as always, we should be aware of the downfalls of this often corruptive convenience and should act sustainably.

Sending items by post (be it textbooks, clothes returns, or gifts for your friends) is only natural and inevitable, so let’s make this process more sustainable and eco-friendly together. Here is some information about sustainable packaging materials and a few simple steps you can implement right now that will amount to a huge benefit for the environment.

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7 Best Note-Taking Methods of Excellent Students

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As a student, you understand very well that it is crucial to organise your notes effectively in order to succeed in the upcoming exams. We have all been there when the professor is talking quickly about the unknown subject and you are struggling to get grips of the new information without even mentioning that you have to record all these details. In this situation, students note down separate words or phrases that do not prove themselves useful at a later stage of revising — this makes students’ life in college even more stressful. So in order to simplify your life and make sure you avoid having a mish-mash of scribbles in the future, we decided to cover 7 effective note-taking methods which should help you pass your exams well.

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4 Best Notebooks for College Students

best notebooks for students

You remember that moment when you were taking notes during the lecture and you suddenly pierced the paper with your pen? This kind of experience does not help with the already daunting task of writing a lot of stuff for a long time! During your college years, it is important that you do your research to find out about the best means for taking notes which will simplify your student life. Previously, we wrote about the best pen options for you, dear students, so now it is the time to reveal our list of best notebooks! This should help you avoid disappointing writing experiences in the future!

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4 Calendar Apps for Staying Organized at College

calendar apps for staying organized

If you have just started your college degree, you must be feeling overwhelmed with all the never-ending tasks and assignments that your professors want you to submit before the deadlines! Traditional methods of organising your daily routine usually mean keeping a diary to write what you have to do and when. It is definitely a useful habit and will help you stay on top of many things. Nevertheless, taking into account your frantic state of mind at university, what happens if you forget to write something down and you miss a deadline? On top of that, it takes a lot of perseverance and diligence to keep your diary in an organised and readable manner. Given the fact that we live at the times of AI technologies and robotics, it is a shame if we do not benefit from something that makes our life easier! One of such examples brought to us by the technological revolution is the calendar app that lets you stay afloat even at the busiest periods of the year. 

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Top College Blogs

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If you are a new student to be going to college this fall, you need to understand what you have signed up for! It is a new chapter of your life and it is useful to find out about other people’s experience to get a better idea of what student’s life is like. Now at the age of Facebook it is popular among students to publish posts about their academic and extra-curricular achievements, personal problems, dorm friends, sports activities etc… It is interesting to read this information but very often it provides just an abstract from a certain person’s life. It is hard to understand the impact of this particular event on their overall life and their experiences at college.
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Brainy Foods That Will Help You Focus

avocado is a brainy food for concentration

Have you ever noticed that from time to time during the exam preparation period your mind switches to thinking about what you can eat? At the time when you are trying to focus, your mind is craving for food, in particular, sugary snacks that apparently boost your energy and improve your concentration. But you have probably noticed as well, that very soon you will be craving for chocolate again… and again. Eating lots of sugary and fattening foods during concentration times comes unnoticed which over time leads to such unpleasant problems as overweight, allergies, and high cholesterol.

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Tips for Balancing Work and Study as a College Student

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A lot of college students get jobs for various reasons. It could be in order to get some work experience or earn some extra cash. For some, it’s a necessity because their college tuition may be just too expensive. Some students immediately go for multiple jobs depending on how urgently they need the money. So how is it even possible to handle multiple jobs and school at the same time? If you’re not careful you might burn yourself out before mid-quarter and have to drag yourself to the university. You start to fall behind on responsibilities and your grades go downhill. There’s the potentiality of this leading to chronic stress, and let’s not even talk about the consequences of that.

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College: Expectations vs Reality

expectations and reality of college life

So, you just completed high school and are looking forward to College, huh? I bet you’re as excited as a clam at high water. The endless freedom, no more piles of homework, fun parties, and let’s not forget an awesome roommate who will end up being your partner in crime. Yes, so many things to look forward to. I bet you’ve seen enough movies and TV Shows that give the idea that college is gonna be the best 4 years of your life, but you shouldn’t get your hopes too high. Don’t get me wrong, your time in college is definitely gonna be an unforgettable one, but it’s always best to be prepared so that you don’t face utter heartbreaking disappointment. So here are a few expectations vs reality of starting college.

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What to Do with Old Textbooks: Where to Donate Textbooks, Sell, and Recycle

old books for donation recycling and selling

If you are a book lover like me or a student, the chances are that you have large stockpiles of books lying around your house which you no longer find useful and want to get rid of. You might want to give them away for a good cause, sell them for some quick cash or just plan on making some space in your shelves; no matter why you want to do it, there are many ways to get rid of your old books.

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