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 Calendar Apps for Staying Organized at College

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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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How Much is My College Textbook Worth?

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It is clear to every student doing his or her studies at an American university that college books are a great expenditure in the budget. Moreover, there are certain degrees that require the purchase of textbooks that cost a fortune: it concerns science and business books in particular. Your wallet will start to feel the effect immediately! Through the analysis of your used textbooks’ publication date, condition and prices online, you can understand how much they are really worth. We outlined this information in more detail below, and we hope it should help you sell your used textbooks at the best price!

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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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6 Helpful Resources to Organise Your Daily Life

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Despite the fact that in winter we gained one extra hour from Daylight Saving Time, it looks like we manage to do even less than in the summer. Taking into account, we decided to cover some helpful tools and tips for organizing your time. This should make you more effective in managing your daily tasks as well as enable the after-holiday transition into working mode somewhat easier.

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What We Can Learn from Oprah Winfrey’s Success Story

TV show host, actress, producer, business woman, philanthropist, publisher, chairman of Oprah Winfrey Network, spiritual leader… it is not a full list of accomplishments of the most powerful media personality in the world  – Oprah Winfrey. Her name denotes a business phenomenon, “Oprah Effect”, when her TV show has helped many businesses to raise their profit and many people to launch their TV careers. With her books, such as The Path Made Clear, Oprah inspires ordinary people to pursue their goals and live happier. Here we are going to have a look at what qualities help Oprah to enjoy such an overwhelming success and what can be learned from her success story.

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Does Cramming Really Work?

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I’m pretty sure that we’re all familiar with the phenomenon called ‘cramming’. It’s a skill that almost every student has come to possess from years and years of getting used to leaving tasks until the last minute. Although it’s known that cramming won’t probably land you an A, it surely might prevent an F (and what more could one possibly ask for?)

Cramming is a last-minute study technique that students have depended on for decades, and although it has proven to have a beneficial outcome for some, it might have its consequences. Cramming is pretty much trying to memorize a large amount of information in a short period of time. We usually do it the night before a test, exam, or during revision week.

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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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Efficient Habits of Successful People

We live in the 21st century, at the time when the competition is high and we have a lot of responsibilities expected of us and a lot of tasks to be completed. This is draining and most of the time it feels like it is easier to lie on the bed rather than get up to all this which is awaiting us. Very often the absence of strategy and management life hacks is the main reason for procrastination, which has become a catchy word for the past decade. Very often people who have mastered time management skills are the people who have found balance in their life: this includes their professional and private life, self-growth, health, psychological well-being, managing their interests and etc. All of them were not born with a guide on how to become happy and satisfied with their life. This came with the experience of experimenting with what helps to boost focus and productivity over the course of the day. In this article, we are going to have a look at some ideas and principles which can help you organize your daily routine, find your work and study balance, and become more efficient.

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How to Make the Most of Your College Years

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‘Is that even possible?’ You’re probably asking yourself as you read the headline. I mean, college is all about studying to get good grades so that you can graduate with a diploma and hopefully get a job, right? Well, no, not really. Even if you do get good grades and a diploma, it’s not a guarantee that you’re going to get the job of your dreams. But this doesn’t mean that in the end, it’s going to be all for nothing so you should just spend the rest of your college years not giving a damn and partying to the break of dawn. You see, college is a mixture of everything. Here you learn to balance your responsibilities with the things you do for fun, as well as seek knowledge not only while learning from textbooks but also from your surroundings. Sure, studying is important but if you spend all your time with your head buried inside a textbook you might miss out on a lot. Just as if you spend most of college hovering between a state of drunkenness and a hangover, your college years might pass you by on a whim. So here are some tips on how to make the most of your college years, so that when you look back on them you’ll have no regrets!

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