10 Foods to Sneak into the Library to Improve Your Productivity

When I visit the library for research, I’m most efficient if I plan on staying there for as long as I can. I don’t want to leave until I accomplish certain research goals – which mean I’m usually there for at least 4-hours at a time. I usually get … [Read more]

How to Improve Your Memory Power – 7 Effective Techniques

When I was an undergraduate student, I had to take 5 classes in a foreign language to complete my degree. I took classes in Spanish, classical Latin, and ancient Greek to fulfill my requirement - and needless to say - Im glad thats over with. Ive … [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]

3 Breathing Exercises to Help You Reduce Stress

While on Winter break, I’ve been spending a lot of time with my family. I’ve also been trying to catch up on some reading. Lately, I’ve been reading Dr. Weil’s articles on how to reduce anxiety through breathing exercises. Here are some excerpts … [Read more]

Top 2011 College Commencement Speakers Videos

Its college graduation time, so Im compiling a list of my favorite 2011 college commencement videos. Please leave a comment to let me know what great speeches Ive missed or email [email protected] Harvard College Amy Poehler Amy Poehler … [Read more]

Where to Buy Cheap College Textbooks – 29 Nifty Websites

Classes are starting up for me this week, so that means I need to start ordering my textbooks. Buying textbooks is always a pain because of the inflated costs involved. Last semester, I had to buy a 150-page textbook written by my professor that … [Read more]

How to Hack Google Scholar to Get Search Results by Email or RSS

Im in love with aggregator sites like Yahoo Pipes and Dapper.com. These nifty mash-up tools allow you to hack feeds and/or search results to get the information you want as a filtered RSS feed, XML, email, or website widget. And whats great is that … [Read more]

How to Relax During a Hectic Holiday Season

Its easy to get caught up in the commotion of the holiday season - rushing around buying gifts, visiting family, preparing big meals - it can be exhausting. And sometimes the stress you feel during the holidays is just like finals week. So here are … [Read more]

8 Unconventional Student Research Projects

As the Fall semester approaches, its time to start thinking of potential research projects to focus on this year. Here are some unconventional student research projects to get your creative mind going . . . 1. Crickets Playing Pac Man Grad … [Read more]

How to Save Time in School

Here are some easy ways to help you save time – and stay more productive when the Spring semester begins: Get up 30 minutes early. By simply waking up 30 minutes earlier, you’re giving yourself time in the morning to accomplish some tasks … [Read more]