Reading is one of the most frequent learning activities you do while studying at college. But are you sure you read textbooks effectively enough? Although it seems like a very self-evident action — open and read — there are multiple ways to do it. Here, we will discuss the most successful techniques for effective learning from textbooks. And although scrutinizing a book from A to Z might be an obvious choice, it is not among the most efficient strategies. Have you heard of SQ4R, P2R, or backward reading? Let’s dive in — we will tell you everything about these and other study techniques that ensure you good grades and, most importantly, high-quality learning.Continue reading “Boost Your Learning From Textbooks With 5 Effective Study Techniques”
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A good pen simplifies your studying routine so much! It can improve the way you take notes, the way you remember things and as a result, it can even boost your grades. At the times when a lot of students type their notes on tablets or laptops, there are still a lot of students who prefer to follow their professor in a more traditional way: by taking handwritten notes. Actually, it has been proven that jotting down your notes on a piece of paper improves your retention ability, sharpens your memory and makes it easier to recall things at a later stage.
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”
‘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”
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”
The exam session is slowly creeping up on us…
It’s that time of the year again when all our hard work from the semester will be put to the test. Our thoughts are preoccupied, it’s preventing us from getting a good night sleep, we have so much to read but so little time! Any slip up and there might be consequences! But hey, don’t let that bum you out. We’ve taken our time to list out some tips that are sure to assist you in preparing for the exam session. Click here to check them out.
Do you know that feeling when you’re reading the same line for ten times and not grasping the sense at all? Because I do. And I’m pretty sure that’s a very common problem for students who don’t know how in the world is it possible to learn so many chapters in one night before the test (mind you, the “night” does not mean eight hours you should be sleeping).
Here are some tips that will help you. Nothing particularly mysterious or any terrible secrets passed down from generation to generation of people with straight A’s, just a small guide to improve your reading and studying habits and to help you cope with college homework.Continue reading “Am I Reading a Textbook Efficiently?”
Summer is finally here, and there is a wide choice of activities in front of you. Some students prefer to use their time for well-deserved rest, and some perceive it as an opportunity to work more. Regardless of what you choose, here are some tips useful for every student on a summer break.
1) Volunteer work
Any work experience is valuable enough to put on the resume. Volunteering, among other things, helps you build communication skills, networking, and group work. It also allows you to try out something new and learn as well as help the community.Continue reading “6 Tips for Students: What to Do in the Summer?”
It doesn’t matter if you’re a college student or someone else, every single one of us sometimes faces really stressful situations, which have unfortunately become a part of our lives. But one should never give up and panic when these situations come, so here is a collection of tricks which are intended to be weapons and help you in the war against stress.
First, take a break. If you have become too nervous and can’t even focus on the task, it’s best that you stop for a while and try to calm down. Continuing the task in a stressful state will most likely turn out to be counterproductive.Continue reading “How to Cope with Stress?”