All too often we look at the big stuff and miss the details. Let’s face it, college is all about details! But with big events and decisions like exams, your job now, your potential career, who you’re going to the party with, the minor details can easily fall through the cracks. But they don’t go away! I’ll go over two minor mistakes that can have a major impact on your grades and even your future career.
As daylight begins to fade, cold beads of sweat form on your forehead – for the nth time you have a long exam tomorrow morning and you are nowhere near prepared. You call on every divinity, pray to every God, to be miraculously given effective study skills. Then your mind wanders to darker thoughts. “I’d KILL to get this paper done!”
What if I said you are on the right track to acquiring effective study skills? Not by killing but through M.U.R.D.E.R.
It almost goes without saying, but not quite, that you should thoroughly research your subject before you contemplate writing about it. Why? If you are going to write a college term paper or essay on a subject, you will be expected to have opinions and substantiate those opinions with hard facts to back up them up. Therefore, researching your subject means that you get straight in your head what your opinions are before you write.
High school students take having free books for granted. Most incoming college freshmen are in for a big shock when they see the price of their new calculus book. That’s what my advice is here for. $150 for one book is a lot to swallow, not to mention the $30 lab manual that comes with it. Oh and did you forget the $15 CD too? Buying textbooks is very, very expensive. On average a student buying his/her books from the school bookstore can expect to pay anywhere from $300-$400. So you’re looking at spending nearly $750 for books the whole year. In this article I am going to discuss some of the unconventional means of acquiring your books for the semester.
Ever wondered what it would be like to be taking college courses online? This post will give you a flavor of how online classes are conducted and what you as the student have to do to be successful. The course I am discussing is a U.S. History course for an Honors degree but it is similar to all that I’ve taken.
Exams, midterms, or finals; call them whatever you want. They are all part of the hurdle in the education system that must be overcome if you wish to get your degree in whatever field you are studying under. Many students either work diligently to prepare for the fateful day or they don’t even bother at all because without a doubt they realize somewhere inside their conscience that no matter what attempt they might desperately engage in, the inevitable will still arrive right on time. Continue reading →
Half of summer is gone. You’ve had enough time to experience its beauty and enjoy the long-expected freedom to the fullest. What remains of summer is opportunity. Whether the last semester was tough or not, don’t you think by getting a head start you’ll make your studies in the coming year much easier?
Writing a research paper can be the edge you need to stay ahead of your full school schedule. At Time MGMT 101, we talk about ways to manage time and stress in college. Preparation is the best way to deal with stress, by preventing it!
Don’t feel like writing a research paper? Check your feelings at the door and let your mind work instead. You will definitely see that there is great use in writing a research paper on vacation. In fact, writing a research paper in summer has far more benefits than you could imagine. Continue reading →
You’re in the big leagues now, you’re in college! Just a few more years and the career you have been dreaming to achieve for a long time is finally within your grasp. However, the path is a very thorny bed of roses. The cost of tuition, books and other necessary expenses can, individually or combine to, make your college student life miserable. Of course, you can get a part time job to and support yourself. The consequence will be precious time away from your studies. Your future and financial health is on the line. It’s imperative you learn how to plan your schedule to pull it all off. That planning includes using a calendar. Continue reading →