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Study hacks: surprising tips on improving learning skills for students

In the previous post, we were talking about useful techniques that help you study quickly, efficiently, and painlessly. In particular, we have discussed switching between focused and diffused modes of attention, tackling procrastination by "just doing it" (starting on the task you want to avoid for 20-30 minutes and getting the job done), and we have talked about the importance of good sleep.

How to study more easily and efficiently: tips for students on improving learning skills

If you want to improve your high school and college grades, and to have more free time, you need to check out the free online course Learning How To Learn, where two professors from University of California San Diego will share with you scientific findings from psychology, cognitive sciences, neurophysiology and anatomy the pen out the best learning strategies. 

If you want to be successful in life you need to change your approach to college education

We are told that to succeed in life, we need to have good grades in school and in college. But when we look at the case studies of successful people, we find that most of them had low GPAs and many did not even finish the college. What's up with that? To solve this riddle, we need to think what contributes to a success in life, is it a good grade, or is it a real knowledge that comes from your inner love of learning? Do you need to comply with your teacher's expectations and invest time into something that the system expects of you, or do you need to follow your own path and delegate non-important tasks to writing experts?

How to make sure that your custom written paper gets a good grade

We all know these situations when you are burned out at school: too many classes to prepare for, too many exams, and then this stupid paper that is due tomorrow. You just have neither time nor desire to take care of it. It’s your least favorite subject and you know that this subject is just a filler, you will not need this knowledge in your profession. You decided to focus your efforts on subjects that really matter to your future and really interest you, you decided to prioritize. 

This article will change the way you write your college papers

Why do you think you write all these research papers? Is this an exercise in language, in writing, in neat formatting according to APA or MLA recommendations? Also, why do we study at school? Is there a point in memorizing a whole bunch of information when we can get that info on Google within seconds? Is this some sort of a contest in the ability to listen to boring lectures, or memorizing data and terms, or reading really long books without falling asleep? I think, the biggest point of education in general, and essay writing in particular, is to learn to THINK. “Think” does now equal “know”. Think does not equal remember. Think does not equal be sure of. There is a special type of thinking that our education is supposed to teach us (but it’s not emphasized very often, unfortunately), it’s called critical thinking.

How To Format Your College Essay Properly

This article covers all the basics of academic essay formatting: citation styles, spacing and margins, title pages, in-text citations. The readability of your essay depends on the formatting and the vocabularies you use. If you are doing an academic writing, your professor is going to score you based on your essay formatting as well as the content of your essay. If you are writing an essay for business purposes, you need to properly format your essay to increase readability and make your essay attractive.