Listening to Music while Studying: Benefits and Disadvantages for Your Focus, Memory, and Creativity

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Should I try listening to music while studying? Will it boost my concentration and protect from unwanted noises, or, on the contrary, are there only disadvantages for my focus? Although these questions have been sitting on the agenda for a while, now they are relevant as never. College students are outside of their habitual learning environments like libraries, co-working spaces, university halls, or coffee shops. All these places came not only with comfortable desks, caramel lattes, and occasional chats with friends. Each site is full of specific noises and background music that could have been helpful for our learning and concentration. At home, on the contrary, we struggle with unwanted sounds, lack of personal space, and poor focus. Is music an answer to these pains? 

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Handwriting or Typing Your Study Notes: Choose What Suits You Best (a bonus checklist inside)

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Most of the productivity-guru will demonize typing since it does not sharpen your memory as handwriting does. But the answer you reach for yourself should be much more nuanced — here we will go deeper than the top of the iceberg. We will discuss handwritten and typed notes not only in terms of the neuroscience of learning (as it’s usually done) but also contemplate the use of these two note-taking strategies in your everyday study routine. In the end, we will measure the costs of the process against the benefits of the result—our handwriting or typing checklist will help you to find the right approach that suits you best.

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5 College Textbooks You Want to Get Right Now

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Why don’t we value things that are next to us? The purpose of this philosophical beginning is not to scare you away but to actually show how amazing your college textbooks are! The awesomeness is obviously not an excuse for their skyrocket prices, but you know how to get your textbook cheap, right? 😉 

These are five popular university textbooks that we have found FABULOUS: they are informative and colorful with easy-readable texts and interactive assignments that enhance your comprehension. Moreover, they cover essential knowledge in the areas that we all need to understand a little bit better, like art, biology or movies. 

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Jack Ma and his Story of Success

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Main topics in this article concern the amazing story of the success of Jack Ma, the founder of the Alibaba group, self-motivation, self-improvement, inspiration and habits of successful people.

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2 Most Inspirational Ted Talks Ever

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Main topics in this article concern inspirational ted talks, ted talks topics, motivational videos, self-improvement, inspiration, how to be motivated, and successful people.
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How to Finally Beat Procrastination

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As a college student, you can’t deny the fact that procrastinating is one of the things we’re literally a PRO at. How easy it is to just shove our assignments, projects, responsibilities into a vault deep within the furthest regions of our mind and swallow the keys and go on with our easy-going students’ life, only for them to resurface later on when the word ‘deadline’ unexpectedly starts to crawl up behind us and then sh*t gets real! Yeah, I bet a lot of us are familiar with this process and the panic and frustration that comes with it. This is also the time we unlock our special ability to cram an entirety of Calculus III in one night which, although quite impressive, isn’t really efficient. When we procrastinate, all we’re doing is avoiding the inevitable while also adding mountains of college stress and deadlines to our plate. It may feel like we’re doing ourselves a favor but it’s actually the exact opposite. So, you’ve been trying to exorcise this demon of procrastination out but no success? Don’t sweat it! Here are some tips that are bound to help you in your battle with procrastination. Mastering these habits will help you keep up your college homework, minimize stress, and have more time for something fun!

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