Let’s get one thing straight: studying is boring, right?
You know the feeling: every time you have to read a textbook or review for a test, you start thinking of a million things that you’d rather be doing – like skydiving, or watching paint dry. You know, fun stuff.
Of course, studying is just something you have to do – which leads to the obvious question: if I have to do it, is there at least a way to make it fun?
The answer is yes, and today, we’ll be covering some mindsets and practical tricks you can use to make studying something you look forward to more often.
We have talked a lot about how to do well academically here at CIG. That includes:
But of course, successful students don’t just do well academically; they usually do well all around.
So, the question is:
What separates truly successful students who have it together and do well in all areas of their lives, from the ones who just do well on the academic side of things? Read More…
Procrastination. There’s a good chance you’re doing it right now. It’s one of the biggest problems we hear about from students and it’s absolutely still a problem after graduation. There’s no escape.
Or is there?
Business, business, business. Say what you will, it drives much of the world we know. Sure, we’re both graduates of a business major, but today we’re going over a book filled with lessons and concepts from business that can be useful for almost anyone.
As humans, there are many numbers we have to care about in life: number of years lived, the phone numbers of other cute humans, Twitter followers, etc.
Unfortunately, if you’re a student, you’re probably also worrying about the numbers in your bank account and your GPA (even more unfortunately, one of those doesn’t go away… but I digress).
Have you ever dreamt of being the kind of person who works from a different coffee shop every day? Maybe you just want to build some extra work experience after class, or you want to be your own boss and set your own schedule?
If so, freelancing is one of the options that may be able to fill that hole in your heart.
When you pick a major, you inherently don’t pick another major. You give up infinite potential lifetimes for whichever one you’re going for now.
Opportunity costs like this are the perfect breeding ground for uncertainty — and that uncertainty is bred very successfully. Various studies have found anywhere from 50% to 80% of students changing their major at least once in their college career.
If you took a foreign language class, you may have noticed something: almost no-one ends up actually able to speak the language.
For some, this is fine. It’s just a graduation requirement for them — but for those of you who are excited for the chance to study a new language, this can be a bit discouraging.
Fortunately for you, we’re spending today’s episode talking about how to get the most you can out of your language class, increasing the likelihood that you’ll remember more than how to say hello.