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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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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.

Read more > “Brainy Foods That Will Help You Focus”

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.

Read more > “Does Cramming Really Work?”

Like a modern Renaissance man, it is difficult to choose a domain where Michael Bloomberg has not tried his hand at. A banker, entrepreneur, philanthropist, author, billionaire, politician, activist, media mogul, avid pilot… and it is not a full list of accomplishments of just one single person. His name has even been used to name the “Bloomberg” information terminals which have become indispensable for traders, working in the financial markets industry. His quick thinking and unbelievably rigorous work ethic have let him foresee how accurate early information from first hands can become a valuable asset in our information age and construct a whole eco-system around this idea. Here we will have a look at how a man who was made redundant at his well-paid job at 40 years old, managed to change the whole financial world, and even win the elections for the mayor of New York.

“Life is too short to spend your time avoiding failure,”
— Michael Bloomberg

Read more > “What Can We Learn from Michael Bloomberg’s Story”

Perfectionism is the quality that has a dual connotation to it and therefore it is often confusing to people to decide whether it is a negative or a positive thing to have. Very often people think that it will help them to work harder, to achieve more, and to learn better. In reality, it leads to inefficiency, loss of focus, and very often procrastination. In this article, we are going to discuss how this trait prevents you from achieving your goals in the long run.

Read more > “Too Perfect or How to Conquer Perfectionism”

Here is a great video with some tips on saving money for students of Medical School and College (and not only). We are glad to be a part of the student community and help you guys to gain more knowledge and improve yourself! It’s also important that you minimize the amounts spent on books and study materials. Check out BooksRun to rent, sell, and buy textbooks for great prices! And don’t forget to sign in for the BooksRun Loyalty Program!

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.

Read more > “Efficient Habits of Successful People”

Hi there, it’s Tom! I am glad to announce the winner of our scholarship contest.  It was difficult to choose out of 127 wonderful essays, but we did it.

We congratulate Carol Tally, the student of the Massasoit Community College for winning the $1000 scholarship.  You can read a part of her story below.

Dear BooksRun Scholarship Committee:

Thank you for the opportunity to apply for the BooksRun scholarship.

Returning to college in my mid-fifties started out as an intimidating experience but I realized with resources such as BooksRun, the journey was going to be possible. My college-age children shared their experiences, introduced me to ISBN and navigated around www.booksrun.com with me. This was an amazing introduction and surpassed my experience of standing in a long bookstore line to learn the book just sold out or is selling at a higher than usual mark-up.  Read more > “BooksRun $1000 scholarship winner”

It is autumn, another academic year has started and for many students out there it will be their final year at university. This means that they will have to find an internship or graduate work and transform gradually into adult life.  If it happens to be one of you, dear reader, you know that now is the right time to start thinking about what you are going to do after graduation.

There are different phases of the job-hunting process that include deciding what you want to do in your professional life, asking yourself if you have the experience to match the requirements of the job you are interested in, the actual application process, and the final stage — winning performance at the interview.

Although it might be partly true that getting a job is about being at the right place at the right time, such an extra effort as getting organized about your job hunting approach will serve you well in the years to come. So let’s get started!

Read more > “How to land a graduate job”

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