Screw Up To Succeed

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Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there. -Will Rogers Most of us think of a screw up, a failure, a crash-and-burn, as a bad thing. It can be. BUT… It can also be a very good thing. If you fail in the right way.Continue reading “Screw Up To Succeed”

9 Tricks to Learn Everything 10 Times Faster [LifeHack]

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Chloe Chong, an editor over at lifehack.org, posted this simple, powerful infographic on powerful learning tricks. It nicely sums up many concepts I’ve hit on in my posts, such as teaching to learn, quizzing yourself, and studying in small bursts. Which of these works best for you? Let me know in the comments! © CodyContinue reading “9 Tricks to Learn Everything 10 Times Faster [LifeHack]”

Step-by-step recipe for meeting your academic goals

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If you could just make yourself study… If you could just make yourself read the textbook… If you could just quit wasting so much time on FaceBook… If you could just make yourself get up in the morning… Psychology research has unlocked the secret to willpower. Discover the step-by-step, simple method for achieving your goals,Continue reading “Step-by-step recipe for meeting your academic goals”

Find out how to do a single, 10 minute review of your notes that can DOUBLE your recall one month later

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Find out how to do a single, 10 minute review of your notes that can DOUBLE your recall one month later. A simple trick I used to get the highest exam grade in the class with only 30 minutes of study. Note taking secrets that will enable you to write half as much while remembering moreContinue reading “Find out how to do a single, 10 minute review of your notes that can DOUBLE your recall one month later”

4 Simple Steps to Beat Procrastination

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Motivation done right lets you motor through your to-do list like magic. Try this simple trick from London-based writer, Sidin Vadukut. Pair each chore on your daily to-do list with a short, sweet reward. You are using a to-do list and a calendar to make short work of your academic tasks, aren’t you? Paper worksContinue reading “4 Simple Steps to Beat Procrastination”

5 Simple Ways to Rule at Back-to-School

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Yipe! School is hurtling at us like a ton of hurt. What to do? How can you prep now to kick massive academic kiester? Here are five quick and easy ways. Get a calendar you’ll actually use. I like gCal (Google’s calendar that comes with a gmail account) for its ease of use on mostContinue reading “5 Simple Ways to Rule at Back-to-School”

Get smarter during the summer?

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Is it possible to actually get smarter during the summer whilst basking at the beach? Absolutely, yes! How? Take this semester’s notes and give them a light going over every week or two–while at the beach, if you like. Quiz yourself over them. Practice a bit. I’m not saying you’ve got to spend hours; justContinue reading “Get smarter during the summer?”