You probably noticed that your learning outcomes not always depend on the time you spend studying. Sometimes hours of looking into the book and rereading mean nothing. In other cases, only half an hour of working with course materials makes a huge difference.
Mystery, nah? It’s all about the mechanisms through which your brain functions. The key to success in college is not simply studying, but studying effectively. And here are 5 cool psychology tricks to boost your cognition and show you how to succeed in college without going insane.
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Most of the world’s greatest inventions were made by chance. You don’t need to be an outstanding researcher to come up with a big invention. And that’s exactly what the following 10 student inventions demonstrate.
10 World-Changing Inventions from Students
While their peers were making selfies or wrote ‘I hate doing homework’ on Twitter, these students did amazing things:
Check yourself: do you think it’s not a coincidence that there’s the word ‘dying’ in ‘studying’?
If your answer is something other than a chuckle, check the following hacks which will help you study for a test.
Hack 1: Use Colors
There are many ways how you can use colors to your advantage to study for a test:
We hope that you had a great Thanksgiving!
But Halloween is approaching and y’all probably have your costume ideas sorted out. We can’t wait to see all of those people, trying to wear an Ebola costume. It’s going to be hilarious:)
We love Halloween, as it’s a staple college holiday and a great way to have some silly fun. That’s why we’re starting a contest today. The rules are pretty simple.
Go to our Facebook page and check out this pic, we’ve posted for you. Isn’t it cute? Animals have their right to celebrate too, you know.
Think of a funny or least humorous caption for this picture. The caption with the biggest number of likes will get the prize. You’re welcome to invite your friends on Facebook to ‘like’ it.
As for the prize: the winner will receive a chance to have a 5 page paper completed by us, 100% on the house. That’s right – you don’t need to pay anything.
First, we’re really grateful for the questions you send to us. This time we’ve decided to cover some of your recent questions in this post. So, here are our recommendations on how to write an essay:
Q 1: How to Make Myself Do My Homework?
Well begun is half done. However, it’s often the hardest and most time-consuming part at the same time. Here are a few tips which might help you:
Raise your hand if you hate group projects. One of the biggest college surprises is that study group work requires special mindset and smart strategies. Organizing your own work is hard. Yet, depending on a variety of schedules and mood of your groupmates can be a problem. Big problem.
That’s why you may need the following quick guide on how to succeed in different types of study groups.
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Success in college requires a full set of skills and talents. Pretending you’re listening at lectures. And making teachers believe you’re interested in class. However, even more your success will depend on your ability to deal with different types of professors.
Type 1: A Non-Stop Lecturer
This one is probably one of the most common types. This professor type tries to demonstrate his/her deepest knowledge through lecturing you 99.9% of the time in class. Ready your fingers for note taking marathons. Your smoking pencil is a sign that you’re doing it wrong.
“A way to your first million starts from a single dollar” (might have said someone famous and successful). Anyway, college is just right for learning some basics of personal finance. It appears that the key secret behind successful budgeting is actually planning and counting.
And nowadays it’s easier than ever. Simply choose any of the following student budget apps:
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Even after you’ve already dived into your studies, you can be missing one important thing. Motivation. Overburdened with too many tasks, you can easily take your eyes off your long-term goals and focus on short-term difficulties.
Check yourself: If you see only obstacles instead of opportunities, it’s high time to boost the level of your student motivation.
And the following three TED talks can help you:
There are many views as to what are the main ingredients of college success. Some scholars say IQ is the key. Others claim that self-confidence and communication skills are necessary.
Anyway, we’re sure that you’ll create your own puzzle. And below are some ingredients you might want for your personal cocktail of study, social life and personal development in college.