Maintaining Your Creativity While in College

Sure, being a college student isn’t one of the easiest things in the world. It’s definitely not like what we see in the movies, and it’s definitely not like high school. Even though we’re given the opportunity to create our own schedule, i.e choose which classes we want to take and on what time of the day, it doesn’t mean we’re guaranteed enough free time. We are tasked with having to do schoolwork, keep up with extracurricular activities, uphold our social life, try to have a balanced diet, and attempt to have a consistent sleep schedule. Having all of this in mind, it would seem highly impossible trying to fit in some kind of hobby or any creative activity into the list. But that’s not true. (Click to read more)

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How to Celebrate Thanksgiving on Campus?

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Going home for Thanksgiving holiday might be just what college students need in order to relax before the tests: a lot of real food, meeting your old friends and family, clean laundry, even showering without flip-flops (which is a luxury for dorm dwellers). However, not everyone can afford such a trip, and there are a few options that can help you make your Thanksgiving enjoyable.

  • Get invited to a local friend’s house

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Tips for College Freshmen: Make It Memorable!

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The end (of the summer) is nigh! It’s already time for freshmen to buy textbooks, learn about new dorm roommates, and simply get ready for the college in all senses. Everyone standing in front of this new experience does not really know what to expect, and for sure you will encounter all the good and the bad sides of being a college student. But in order to make these years more memorable, you can engage into many activities which can expand your horizons and make your life more fun.

  • Meet new people

Don’t be afraid of going out and making friends, socializing is a skill that will always be useful. Also, getting to know a bunch of new people makes you look at things from a different perspective, and college is a perfect place for this. Continue reading “Tips for College Freshmen: Make It Memorable!”

How to Prevent Your Textbooks from Being Stolen?

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On-campus thefts are no rarity, and when you think about important items that could easily be stolen you usually imagine money, bicycles, laptops, mobile phones… but almost never textbooks. We tend to take care and ensure that our laptops and smartphones are in a safe place that thieves cannot reach, but college textbooks do not enjoy this kind of attention.

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7 Easy Tips for Study Breaks

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Every student wants their study routine to be as efficient as it can get. Many surveys have shown that taking breaks significantly improves the performance and memorization, and it has been known for quite a while that “sharpening the saw” and not letting your brain overwork helps you “cut the tree”, or get things done quicker and more effectively. It’s important to know that there is a certain time for taking breaks, which is approximately every ninety minutes, and certain activities that will allow you not to get too distracted from the studies.

Here you will find a list of the most relaxing and energizing activities. Remember that they shouldn’t make it difficult for you to get back to studies, and don’t make them longer than they were supposed to be! Varying different activities also enhances your performance and helps you find which is the best for you.

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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”

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