How to Cram for Final Exams

Its final exam time, and that means many students are having all night cram sessions right now. Cramming isnt the best way to study, but sometimes its your only option especially if you havent been keeping up with your class readings. Here are … [Read more]

The Biggest Money Mistake College Students Make

If you avoided math and business classes in college like me, you probably get a little bored when studying financial charts. Okay, not only bored but personally offended by all the numbers (and any kind of calculations involving letters). I mean, … [Read more]

How to Get a Great Recommendation Letter

Most graduate schools want you to have at least two letters of recommendation. The typical strategy is to submit a recommendation from a boss (who can discuss your leadership qualities and character), and a professor (who can discuss your … [Read more]

8 Mathematic Tattoos You Need to See

Ive been really enjoying Carl Zimmers Science Tattoo Emporium a blog dedicated to showing science-based tattoo art. So here are some of my favorites posted on his site along with some others that Ive found: 1. Quadratic Formula 2. Elliptic … [Read more]

Hack Your Mind with These Memorization Techniques

California Polytechnic State University provides 10 tips to help students memorize information better. Here are some of my favorite tips: Use all your senses. When we are learning, we should try not only to get a strong impression but to obtain as … [Read more]

How to Add RAM to Your Brain – 8 Memory Hacks

You can instantly retrieve more information faster and easier by memorizing data in organized patterns. Here are 8 ways to make information cement in your mind: 1. Acronyms I’ve used acronyms throughout my college and grad school career. They’ve … [Read more]

How to Write a Research Paper – Step by Step

Ive probably written over 70 research papers over the last 7 years of school. And Ive gotten to the point where writing research papers is like second nature for me. Its not that Im a better writer than anyone else, its just that I know how to … [Read more]

Pimp Your USB Thumbdrive – 8 Nifty Apps

I carry around a USB thumbdrive at school because Im always using different library computers. Over the weekend, I discovered 8 useful apps that can be added to a thumbdrive to aid in productivity. I hope you find some of these useful as well . . … [Read more]

5 Online Libraries You Should Know About

Here are five great online resources that can help you research prior to writing your next paper. These online resources can help you save time, and can really help if you don’t have time to visit a library. Google Scholar The advanced features … [Read more]

How to Improve Your Reading Comprehension

If youd like to improve your reading comprehension, try the SQ3R method. This is an acronym that means: Survey, Question, Read, Recite and Review. Heres how it works: Survey Your Text Prior to reading, take a few moments to scan through your … [Read more]