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How to Make Your Hours of Studying Productive

How to Make Your Hours of Studying Productive

You may be familiar with the poignant phrase, “Work smarter, not harder.” Now, this could mean plenty of different things, but when you’re a student and you’re crunched for time – this only means one thing: BE PRODUCTIVE! One of the major roadblocks of university students is that they often find themselves wasting time. They carry their bad habits from high school into college, and never shake it off. College is a different beast altogether, and should be treated in such a way in order to not get blindsided by all of your homework and studying. (more…)

Expert Tips on How to Write a Great Speech

how to write a great speech

Palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy. Vomit on his sweater already, mom’s spaghetti. He’s nervous but on the surface he looks calm and ready. Sometimes we feel how Eminem felt, when we’re giving a speech. You find your way up to the podium, clearing your throat, looking down at your notes and you see absolutely nothing on the page – and you’ve forgotten everything you think you wrote, so now you’re in front of a crowd totally caught off guard.  (more…)

How to Optimize your Winter Break Studying Routine

Winter Break Studying

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! There’ll be much hollying and jollying, but there will also be plenty of stressing out about the upcoming semester as well. Final exams have mostly been completed, essays and projects have met their deadlines, so students on their winter holiday should be focused on relaxing and chilling with their friends and family during the holiday season. But there is also plenty of work and studying to be done before the next semester begins, and this is a complete drag. No worries though, there are a number of things to optimize your couch potato schedule and your busy bee schedule to make it all work together. (more…)

How to Improve Research and Analytical Skills

Research and Analytical SkillsHave you ever wondered why the sky or the ocean is blue? Maybe ponder the science of physics by dropping things? Curiosity is something ingrained into the human brain – begging to grasp the concepts that we experience at a young age and even into adulthood and old age. The way we come to conclusions though, vary from person to person, as we all experience things differently. Knowing things and understanding things are two totally independent skills that develop and grow as you learn about pretty much anything, and school has taught us to hone those skills with doing research projects and book reports and other sorts of assessments. (more…)

10 Tips to Stay Focused When Self-Learning Programming and Coding

Self learning programming

Learning new skills and trades is something that everyone could benefit from, no matter what skill it is. Adding to your repertoire can advance your professional or academic career and lead you down better paths in life. Picking up new skills isn’t easy though, especially if you are doing it on the side or by yourself. Self-learning is quite a difficult task knowing that you are the only person involved in this process, and your success depends on how disciplined you are. (more…)

Are Some Students Unteachable?

Unteachable student

Sometimes it seems like school can be a drag and the biggest waste of time for students. Either they’re stuck and aren’t learning much, or they’re just not motivated to do anything anymore. The idea that some students are “unteachable” is an opinion growing among educators and students alike, but because of the advancement of technology and an ever-changing society, the idea of education and learning has evolved just as well. (more…)

How to Effectively Write an Argumentative Essay

Argumentative Essay

Opinions are a dime-a-dozen so there isn’t anything inherently original or outstanding as the next one. There will always be a contrarian to these opinions and their need to explain their side. The way you write about it, however, can give girth and power behind it so that these arguments have a persuasive meaning and critical thoughts. Writing about a personal opinion is more than just spouting your idea to others, but rather a way of communicating your thought process and critical thinking skills. (more…)