Have you ever dressed up well specifically for your exam? If yes, did you do it with an intention to stay focused and score well in your test? Surprisingly enough, a lot of people tend to follow the “Dress well, test well” mantra in their life to gain extra advantages when they cannot control certain outcomes. In particular, this applies to students, who are surrounded by these myths of sleeping on a textbook under the pillow or not washing their head to retain knowledge before the exam. They tend to think that dressing up smartly will boost their level of self-confidence and attract a positive look from their professor.
Medical students have to read tons of professional literature over the long course of their studies. Most of the time it is inseparably linked with anatomy, organic chemistry and other subjects which formulate the core knowledge of all the doctors. Here we decided to select the books for medical students which are not assigned to the syllabus but at the same which will make you contemplate about important and interesting issues that doctors have to confront in their professional world. We are sure that reading a surgeon’s memoir of his own death or a Pulitzer-winning history of cancer will encourage you to question certain traditional beliefs in the medical industry. Below is our non-syllabus list of must-read books for medical students.
Ebooks… they appeared rather recently but nowadays they play an important role in our life by giving us a cheaper, space-saving and weight-free option to enjoy their contents. When you purchase your eBook, you read it on your device and you finish it, your eBook stays unused since after. So what can you do about it? The first idea is to try to sell it to someone else. When you buy an eBook it means that you are purchasing the licence to this eBook but not the actual book. The copyright law on licensing can be very misleading: some terms can be very strict whereas other terms can be up to the licence creator.
If you are planning to begin your new life chapter by going to college in September, you should be already thinking about a list of dorm necessities that will make your university life comfortable and transition from home barely noticeable. By thinking about the things you might need in the long run at university, you will make your college time productive and you will be able to save some money while also being sustainable.Continue reading “An Exhaustive List of Dorm Essentials”
According to the latest research in terms of what is driving people’s business acumen, it has been found that most successful entrepreneurs have higher levels of dopamine in their brains than other people. It is a sort of chemical tendency or a genetic deviation that brings two upgrades: it makes people more creative and enables them with extreme determination for achieving their goals and ability to bear risk in unpredicted situations. Below we will have a look at what makes up an entrepreneurial mind and how to make use of it.Continue reading “Do You Have Enough Dopamine to Be Entrepreneurial?”
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. Continue reading “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!Continue reading “How to land a graduate job”
‘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!Continue reading “How to Make the Most of Your College Years”
It is undeniable that college costs have risen exponentially throughout the years, with U.S. News noting that this is due to soaring tuition prices. Based on an annual survey obtained by U.S. News, the average cost of tuition and fees for the last school year was $34,699 at private colleges, $21,632 for out-of-state students at state schools, and $9,528 for state residents at public colleges.Continue reading “Are Online Textbooks Making Education More Affordable?”
Whether you’re a science student whose primary interest lies in maths, physics, and all that complicated stuff or a humanitarian student who, like me, is interested in the artsy stuff, learning a foreign language, especially while in college, is an important asset that is bound to come in handy in the future. It doesn’t only boost your CV or make traveling abroad much easier, but it also makes you smarter, more decisive, and even better at English, as Anne Merritt says in The Telegraph. It’s not necessary to be a language major in order to learn a foreign language — there are a bunch of language textbooks suitable for self-studying. Language skills complement any course or degree and it gives graduates a competitive advantage across all job sectors. But these are just a few out of numerous advantages of learning a new language. Here are some more advantages below.Continue reading “Advantages of Learning a Foreign Language”