Procrastination is something we all face at some point, even though we know we should just get our work done. I am always so amazed by students who finish assignments before the deadline – I’m one of those people submitting at 11:59pm. So how can we beat procrastination? The first step is figuring out theContinue reading “How to Beat Procrastination”
Reading and assessing academic articles can be challenging when you’re new to it. They’re not always clear, and they tend to be really long and complicated. If you set out to read every article from start to finish, you will never get your research done! It’s important to learn how to read academic articles effectivelyContinue reading “How to Read Academic Articles Effectively”
This post is for university students who would like some guidance on doing academic research. Maybe you’re working on one of your first research papers, or you didn’t do so well on the last one and you want to level up. Below, I’ll focus on on how to do academic research, rather than writing upContinue reading “How to do Academic Research: A Beginner’s Guide”
After working with so many students around study and time management skills, I have realized that these two topics actually encompass numerous other skills that often overlap. So I can’t talk about study skills without talking about time management, and I can’t talk about time management without talking about motivation. What is Motivation? Motivation refersContinue reading “Motivation to Study”
I get this question all the time from students. How can I study for 8, 12, 20 hours a day? Have a look at all the study questions over on Quora – this comes up all the time. As always, I have to say that I don’t think setting study goals by the number ofContinue reading “How Can I Study 12 Hours a Day?”
It’s happened. You failed a course, failed a semester, failed an exam, got a bad grade on a test, failed a course. We’ve all been there! It’s a terrible feeling. It can feel like your world is ending. Especially if you’ve always been a good student. I have worked with probably hundreds of students whoContinue reading “Getting a Bad Grade”
It’s getting close to midterm time. You’re tired. You’re stressed. You have so much work ahead of you. It’s getting dark and cold out (or warm and sunny as we head toward summer). You’re tired of studying. You need to increase your motivation to study! We’ve all been there. First, please don’t be hard onContinue reading “Seven Tips to Increase Study Motivation”
How I manage my time as a PhD student: Semester schedule, weekly priorities and weekly to-do list. Read more here!
Are you a soon-to-be university student starting in September? Or maybe you already started university but you are returning for the next semester? I recommend following these tips for the first week of university to get your courses started off right! 1. Make a Friend in Each Class2. Attend Every Class3. Meet Your Professor4. ReviewContinue reading “Tips for the First Week of University”
Let me share my top study tips with you! I experimented a lot to figure this out, and you should see what works for you, too. Good luck!