Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Online Learning: 8 Study Tips for Making Remote Classes Effective

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Are you prepared for online learning at college? Whether you enjoy it or not, it is our new reality, and every student should know how to make the best out of it. E-learning is not about a “virtual instructor in front of a virtual whiteboard delivering virtual bullet points,” as Aaron Barth has ironically put it. On the contrary, it is an entirely different studying environment with its advantages and disadvantages, and some of the traditional teaching and learning methods simply don’t work there. With the following tips, you will be able to enhance your online learning experience! 

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10 Best Productivity Apps and Digital Tools for College Students in 2020

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Summer is the best time to get equipped with the best productivity apps for college students. These digital tools help you be productive at college, manage your homework and lecture notes, save money, schedule classes, sell textbooks, and much more. Of course, some of these apps can be substituted in an analog way: taking handwritten notes and flashcards, keeping a Filofax agenda, or writing in a good-old Bullet Journal.

But maybe you’ll get seduced by how amazing and life-changing these apps are. In the end, you will opt for a blended system, integrating productivity apps with other analog time-management and studying tools. If you prefer to store all of your study-related information digitally and have instant access to any information from your phone or laptop — you will fall for these apps immediately!

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Pomodoro Technique: a time-management tool so many students swear by!

You have noticed a tomato icon in your app store before, right? You might have even downloaded the app and tried using this time-management tool. If this technique with a funny name ‘Pomodoro’ worked for you—well, good to go!

You might not even need to read this article on how to use the technique (no rocket science anyway), but you can still find some advice on how to deal with Pomodoro-related anxieties and other problems eye-opening. If you’ve never heard of this time-management miracle technique or it didn’t work for you the first time you tried, this article will help you to nail this productivity tool down! We will also advise on what kind of apps to use and how to deal with anticipated problems.

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College Tips for Freshmen Students: on Your First Days on Campus, Homework, and Mental Health

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It is the beginning of autumn! It’s the time for freshmen students to buy textbooks, learn about new dorm roommates, and simply get ready for college in all senses. Everyone facing 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 in many activities which can expand your horizons and make your life more fun. You also should get ready to refute osme of the myths about what it means being a college student… And last but not the least — how can one handle all that college homework and preserve your mental health? Let’s have a look at these tips prepared for you by BooksRun below!

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Tips for Balancing Work and Study as a College Student

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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.

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Efficient Habits of Successful People

We live in the 21st century, at the time when the competition is high and we have a lot of responsibilities expected of us and a lot of tasks to be completed. This is draining and most of the time it feels like it is easier to lie on the bed rather than get up to all this which is awaiting us. Very often the absence of strategy and management life hacks is the main reason for procrastination, which has become a catchy word for the past decade. Very often people who have mastered time management skills are the people who have found balance in their life: this includes their professional and private life, self-growth, health, psychological well-being, managing their interests and etc. All of them were not born with a guide on how to become happy and satisfied with their life. This came with the experience of experimenting with what helps to boost focus and productivity over the course of the day. In this article, we are going to have a look at some ideas and principles which can help you organize your daily routine, find your work and study balance, and become more efficient.

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