Scott Young has really outdone himself this time, the long term blogger has put together a program which I’m about half way through. If you’re not just looking for study skill tips but a multifaceted study skills system to improve your learning skills then I highly suggest you check it out. So I’m not going to beat around the bush, here is exactly what you’ll get.
Learn More Study Less Review – Here are all the videos you get
I have spoken about college study spaces vs social spaces at length throughout this blog and with my online tutoring program. I think finding a solid study space is probably the best thing any student can do to focus their study methodology and get ahead of the daily workload college demands. With that in mind here is a quick review of the fundamentals of college study spaces.
Location, location, location
The same thing they say about real-estate is true in college study spaces, location is EVERYTHING! I’ve had a few great study spaces throughout my undergrad and graduate degrees which have served me very well, all those places had excellent location in common. Here are the fundamental things I look for:
Ideally you should be more than 10 minutes away from a social space. This is important because you don’t want to tempt yourself with a visit to a friends place or a beer that’s only 5 minutes away.
So my buddy Stefan (see previous post on paper editing) has put his new book out. For a guy who learned english from friends episodes, I’m amazed that he can keep an English blog running. He’s got a new book out and guess what, he wants you to have a free copy. Here is a small snippet of some of the things you’ll learn.
How multitasking can actually be a good thing
This title is probably against everything you’ve read the last couple of years. Multitasking can’t be good, focus is the way you should work. Focussing on one thing at the time is the mantra on a lot of blogs, myself included, hackcollege included and all the other big blogs also. But I believe you probably could implement multitasking, in a good way.
Why even bother, my system works
It does. I’m convinced your system for focus works. But does it feel right? Do you feel right about shutting everything off, about getting at a place where nobody else is, about leaving your friends, just for the sake of focus? I don’t think so. And during your focus session, are you thinking about twitter, about texting someone about watching youtube? The point I try to make is that this form of productivity doesn’t bring you any comfort, it only exhausts you. You will feel tired, and after a big focus session, you can’t do anything but the things (i.e. twitter, facebook and texting) you tried to avoid during your focus session.
I just finished editing my buddy Stefan Knapen’s free ebook he’s giving away. For a guy who learned English from watching ‘Friends’ episodes I’m thoroughly impressed that he runs a completely English blog on study hacks. As I was editing I thought I’d quickly share with you the fundamentals of editing college papers or any paper for that matter.
1: Before you start:
Before you even start, make sure you know what you’re writing about or editing. I can edit a social science paper in less than 5 minutes (correcting thousands of undergrads papers will give you superhuman editing skills!). Editing a paper on mathematics or chemistry on the other hand is a much slower process. I’m not saying that you couldn’t edit a paper on a subject you’re not familiar with but it is much easier/faster if you do know the content. This brings me to my second point; make sure you have enough time to do the job. Many students don’t give themselves enough time at the end of the day to properly edit before they have to submit their paper. Editing is the most overlooked step in paper writing but crucial to secure a top grade.
I’ve been keeping a big secret from everyone over the last few months and now I’m finally ready to unveil what I’ve been working on all this time. I’ve been studying how premed students succeed (and fail) by talking to thousands of students, premed students, teachers, admission officers, medical students, doctors and education experts to put together a system that is going to completely change the way you see premed. The product is in my opinion amazing and we will be announcing the price really soon. In the meantime you can check out the product and get a free premed course component here.
I’ve been working on this project for 6 months and I’m sure you won’t be disappointed as we’re going to have a ton of free tips, tricks and content, even if you don’t want a copy of the paid program you can still try out the intro program absolutely free. As an example, here is a free snippet of what you’ll get for free when you check out the free program.
In Canada “where I’m from” we have two official languages, French and English which was formally instituted into our national charter in 1982. This came into being to give the Quebecois people official language status and quell the rebellion of the Quebecois people which climaxed during the ‘October Crisis’ where Quebec was placed under martial law due to increased terrorist/freedom fighter activity. As a result almost all governmental positions within the country require that the employee learn both French and English and almost all citizens have a basic understanding of French and many are considered fully bilingual.
I’m talking about this to show you the context in which I’m coming from. Since I’m currently living in Montreal, most people speak French instead of English and I’ve grown up with both languages all my life. Everyone that I talk to can speak at least two languages and it isn’t rare to meet people who can speak three, four or even five languages which I find isn’t the case when I travel to the U.S. I recently had to take a government French exam to do some contract work and thought I would go through my sure fire, 5 step plan for learning a second language.
So as some of you may know I got horribly burned by hot oil about a week and a half ago. This gave me the opportunity to experiment with various salves and anti-scaring techniques. So the following video diary is the steps that I took to solve my burn and the resulting successes and failures from my various techniques. Instead of taking the regular route of apply a cold compress and polysporin I instead decided to integrate vitamin E and pineapple which I was told worked wonders on repairing burns and suppressing scarring.
Step 1: Immediately applied a cold compress to the effected area for approximately 15-20 minutes
Step 2: Applied pineapple to the effected area’s 2-3 hours after burn. I also applied polysporin to seal the skin.
Step 3: At night I applied a thin layer of vitamin E cream to the effected areas to help with skin regeneration.
As the video will show, my face has completely healed whereas my arm is still seriously burned. Now facial skin is different from the skin on your arms, however from my experimentation I highly suggest the pineapple as a treatment.
In my continuing series on basic college study tips I’m going to talk to you today about my favorite health tips for college students. Many students have horrible health, ‘freshman 15 anybody?’ I’ve been relatively healthy throughout college due to the ability to keep myself accountable to basic health tips. I’ve used the following tips throughout college to stay trim and healthy and they don’t require much work at all.
Follow a regulated circadian rhythm and get 8 hours of sleep per night. This is a very simple college health tip, however crucially important in order to develop a healthy and academically successful college student. So this means getting up and going to be at the same time EVERYDAY. Therefore, if you’re going to bed on Saturdays at 3 in the morning and it can’t be avoided I’d suggest that you actually go to bed at 3 in the morning every night rather than go to bed early during the week and late on the weekends as this would damage your circadian rhythm.
For my continuing series on basic college study skills, I’m going to discuss the basics of how to create a foolproof college study schedule. I’ve already touched on this a little bit in a previous article but on further reflection I’ve decided this subject needs more input.
Most of you have probably heard the old adage a stitch in time saves nine. It’s great advice, however very few college students remember these words of wisdom when it comes time to build a college study schedule. I’ve battled with a lack of organizational skills as well; it wasn’t until I stopped trying to be solely accountable and brought in other people and tools to keep me accountable that my college study schedule really started to stick. So with that in mind I’m going to concentrate on a few tools that you can use TODAY and in the next 30 MINUTES to get yourself back on track.
In my continuing series on basic college study skills, today I’ve decided to discuss what I’m personally very good at, writing an A paper!
I’ve been a teaching assistant for almost 5 years and have literally marked thousands of papers. In my experience I’ve seen the worst and best in paper writing and from the interviews I’ve done with successful students for my book, I’ve come to the conclusion that effective paper writing boils down to sticking to the fundamentals and proper planning. So here are the basic skills you are going to need to write an A paper quickly and effectively.
There are four major stages when writing an A paper; research, brainstorming, writing and editing. Each stage should be disconnected from each other and should be given a specific start and end date. Starting and finishing papers are crucial as you will either not get a paper started or get hung up on a particular step and have to hurry the entire process along.