What better way to zombie-proof yourself than to shrink your brain? That’s right, you can easily make yourself too stupid to be a target for the walking dead with these five simple techniques. Continue reading 5 Simple Ways to Zombie Proof Yourself from the Walking Dead© Cody Blair, All Rights Reserved.
Too much academic work to do and not enough time to do it.
You need a strategy, my friend!
There is one super study-skill that saves me more time than any other. Continue reading Most Powerful of All Study Tips© Cody Blair, All Rights Reserved.
It can be hard to avoid student stress and stay healthy while keeping up with the quick pace of college. Many college students must take on self-maintenance tasks that, prior to college, a parent reminded them to complete.
Does stress keep you from doing your best in college? Are your health and your grades suffering because of stress? Continue reading Simple Ways to Stop Student Stress
Which of these works best for you? Let me know in the comments!© Cody Blair, All Rights Reserved.
A psychologist named Von Restorff noticed that when he gave test subjects a random list of words. . .
cat, bench, art, canopy, Zimbabwe, fish, etc.
. . . they remembered best the words at the beginning and end of the list. No big surprise there. That’s the serial position effect I talk about in my book.
BUT: they also recalled unusual words, such as “Zimbabwe.”
Now it gets a little weird; subjects also showed better recall for the words near the uncommon word.
This effect is called—appropriately enough—the Von Restorff Effect.
Use this in your studies.
Do something novel, strange, fun, interesting, or just flat out weird during your study break. (You do take study breaks, right?)
Anything you do to make the break interesting and different from the study time can boost your memory of the studying on either side of the break.© Cody Blair, All Rights Reserved.
I know what I should do.
- I should study more.
- I should read the text BEFORE the class.
- I should begin working on that research paper long BEFORE it’s due.
But how do I make myself do it?
Fear not; there’s a super simple way to give yourself instant willpower.
When I was in college I made some very basic mistakes that made my life much harder: answering honestly when my girlfriend asked if a new dress made her look fat, co-signing on a lease with a guy who collected smurf dolls, and eating some left over meatloaf that smelled a little “off,” just to name a few.
More to the point, I also made some study mistakes that made my life tougher than it needed to be. Many of my friends made the same study mistakes. Make sure these study mistakes don’t cost you time and energy. Continue reading 5 Study Mistakes Students Make© Cody Blair, All Rights Reserved.