Many students have made the switch from pen and paper to laptops and tablets when it comes to note taking in class. In this article, James Doubek underlines the advantages of doing things the old-fashioned way.
Are you sick and tired of convoluted and cliché abstractions on how to overcome procrastination? Robert Montenegro summarizes Alex McClaffert’s work in order to provide 5 new fresh perspectives on how to tackle procrastination. Montenegro also provides resources such as a video by Charles Duhigg from The New York Times telling you, “How not to spend your whole day on Facebook”.
Theresa MacPhail talks about the truth behind The Confidence Gap in Academic Writing, specifically, how female students are more likely than the male students to feel as if something was fundamentally lacking in their academic writing abilities. She attempts to encourage anyone struggling with impostor syndrome and to promote confidence in all writers. Click here to read MacPhil’s four concrete tips on how to start writing with less self-doubt.
Looking for something to laugh and relate to? This Buzzfeed list of “20 Sentences Every Grad Student has Uttered” will have you smiling and nodding your head along as you read. Some of the best from the list include having to tell your younger relatives that you are in the 20th grade, and feeling guilty for relaxing. To read the whole list with a smile, click here.
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Feeling down about grad school? Maybe all you need is a furry friend to motivate you! This article discusses the positive changes that adopting a dog can make on the life of a grad student. These include better time management, healthier living and more socializing. Click here to find your own excuse to go out and find yourself a companion.
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As students, hours are spent sitting at a desk to study, attend class, write essays – the list goes on. So what can this prolonged sitting do to your health? Experts say that even with appropriate activity levels incorporated into every day living, nothing can counter the detrimental effects of sitting for long periods of time. It is for that reason that it is recommended that individuals stand for 2-4 hours of their workday. To read more about the benefits of standing, and the harmful effects of sitting, click here.
Busy with school work? Think skipping out on sleep is a good way to catch up? Think again. Depriving yourself of sleep is not only unhealthy, but it may backfire in terms of productivity. This article outlines both short term and long term effects of lacking your Z’s, including:
- Decreased accuracy of work
- Reduced ability to make decisions
- Increased blood pressure
- Risk of stroke, heart disease, diabetes
To read more of the justifications for getting your beauty sleep, click here.