QUESTION: a revolutionary method for learning from textbooks

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There are a bunch of notetaking and memorization methods out there: a two-column Cornell method, flashcards or mind-maps. These techniques are proven to be beneficial for enhancing one’s level of material’s memorization and recalling. Indeed, it is better to take notes and work through the textbook’s content instead of just reading! However, these methods can be extremely time-consuming and might not yield the expected level of memorization and comprehension. We want to share with you another very appealing and not so painstaking method of learning from a textbook. In a nutshell — instead of writing down quotes or whole paragraphs from your textbooks, you should be forming questions!

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How to Form Good Habits and Stick to Them—a Scientific Approach

The start of the new year is the best time to set new goals and embark on your ambitious projects.

Your mindset is open for new beginnings, you are full of strength and enthusiasm… or not? Is it only in the heads of marketing professionals? I bet these few days and weeks of 2020 were like any other day, week, or month, which are not devoid of procrastination, disappointments, and bad habits. We all know that we should break up our goals into manageable tasks and micro-goals, stick to the designed timetable, and apply some sophisticated time-management system.

However, some of our resolutions like doing sports regularly, preparing for classes in advance, or tidying up your dorm room are incredibly fragile, especially if you do not back them up with the right habits.

Here we won’t advise you on WHICH good habits you should adopt but we will tell you HOW—how to form a lasting habit, how to get rid of bad habits and how to modify your existing behavioral systems. This will help you to embark on a year- or decade-long journey of realizing your goals—be it for healthy wellbeing or improving your study performance.

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New Year’s Eve Decluttering Tips for College Students

New Year’s fuss and Jingle Bells tunes urge us to have a fresh start of the brand-new year—by setting ambitious goals, taking care of your body and soul, learning new skills and so on. As a college student, you are especially thrilled with the things you can achieve in this year. But the truth is we rarely succeed in these ventures if our environment—physical, digital, and mental—is cluttered and messy. If our lives are full of unwanted things that we do not dare to get rid of, in the end, we let the clutter drag us down. This is not a way to succeed in college and boost your learning achievements!

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4 Best Notebooks for College Students

 


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You remember that moment when you were taking notes during the lecture and you suddenly pierced the paper with your pen? This kind of experience does not help with the already daunting task of writing a lot of stuff for a long time! During your college years, it is important that you do your research to find out about the best means for taking notes which will simplify your student life. Previously, we wrote about the best pen options for you, dear students, so now it is the time to reveal our list of best notebooks for you! This should help you avoid disappointing writing experiences in the future!

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5 Best Pens For College Notes


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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 notes. Actually, it has been proven that jotting down your notes on a piece of paper improves your retention ability and makes it easier to recall things at a later stage.

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Avoiding Internship Scams

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For some college students who are graduating this summer, the prospect of finding an internship sounds more than ever important. There are plenty of legal challenges at college that students have to be aware of (like plagiarism, for example) so knowing in advance about internship scammers will definitely help you avoid extra problems and worries in the future. Following the months of winter, it becomes more and more widespread for inexperienced students struggling to find paid and unpaid internships, to get into the hands of unscrupulous people demanding money in exchange for an internship. Below we decided to cover this topic more in detail to explain what you should never believe when looking for your placements.

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An Exhaustive List of Dorm Essentials

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 on the run.

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6 Helpful Resources to Organise Your Daily Life

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 organising 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. 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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Tips for Balancing Work and Study as a College Student

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. Continue reading “Tips for Balancing Work and Study as a College Student”