As school starts up again, we're all reminded of the common advice: Actually go to class. Actually read the material if you're taking Lit. Join clubs. But what uncommon
advice would you give your college-age self?
posted by markbao
on Sep 4, 2014 -
What are some effective academic skills, techniques, and tools for effective learning and succeeding academically? — Looking for uncommon
, highly effective techniques that aren't the oft-repeated ones ("don't procrastinate!") but more like "use spaced repetition software to review the major concepts all throughout the semester". — I'll share some of my own. [more inside]
posted by markbao
on Feb 20, 2014 -
I'm interested in studying 2D Animation later on in life but is this idea feasible or just a pipe dream? [more inside]
posted by chrono_rabbit
on Dec 17, 2013 -
For my pal...What is a good physics study guide for:
a) 1st semester algebra-based college physics
b) lots of solved problems
c) without calculus
I remember liking Schaum's in undergrad, but I seem to recall it being calculus based.
posted by j_curiouser
on Dec 15, 2013 -
What is the best way to manage time while studying for upper-division undergraduate math classes that are proof-based/STEM classes in general? [more inside]
posted by Hey Judas!
on Mar 5, 2013 -
If I wanted to become an expert on Schizophrenia, and do field work on the subject, what would I need to major in?
posted by SarcasticSeraph
on Sep 21, 2012 -
My favorite study website removed its note-taking feature. I want to find another virtual backpack service with as many options as studyblue used to have. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by mekko
on May 11, 2012 -
Please help me make a plan to deal with the aftermath of this episode of severe depression. For various reasons I would really prefer not to be enrolled in college again
next semester. It's long, I'm sorry, but I wrote this too quickly to pare things out. [more inside]
posted by bilabial
on Nov 30, 2011 -
For those with experience of undergraduate study at both American and Australian universities, what were some of the most notable contrasts? I'm particularly interested in differences in student culture and in assessment methods / difficulty.
posted by nicolas léonard sadi carnot
on Jan 2, 2011 -
I've decided I have more of an interest in computer software than mechanical machines, so I'm contemplating switching to a lesser Bachelor of I.T. from my Bachelor of Engineering degree, even though they would both take the same amount of time to finish. [more inside]
posted by jord
on Oct 14, 2010 -
I have always been horrible at math, but somehow a great programmer. I have found that writing a computer program that demonstrates a certain mathematical concept enables me to better understand the concept. I'm a psych major and I brought this up once in the research lab I've been working in. My prof said he recalls that someone did research and/or created a system in which a student writes a computer program that is pertinent to a certain mathematical concept and upon completion is given the regular math problem (as it would appear in a math class). This enables the student to better understand the math problem, solve, and learn math. Has anyone heard of this or anything similar? A learning system such as this would be a blessing to my education.
posted by fightoplankton
on Apr 13, 2009 -
I am starting back to school for my masters degree after 3 years off. I graduated undergrad in '06 and to be honest i didnt have very good study skills. i did the least i could to get by. I know i'll have to focus and work much harder this time!
Can anyone suggest some good skills i might develop for managing my time and staying focused. Where do you guys study? my bedroom is a bad option i think. How do you organize notes? What kind of music do you listen to, if any at all? earplugs a good idea?
I just want do ideas i can implement to make my study time useful and productive!
posted by l2yangop
on Jan 8, 2009 -
I have a month in which to do a project. What kind of project, you ask? Good question.
Perhaps something fun, perhaps something educational, perhaps something mind-expanding. The options, they are endless. [more inside]
posted by Rinku
on Oct 13, 2008 -
I am looking for an article or a study, which I only dimly remember, that was a statistical/demographic account of which USA states had in-migration or out-migration of people with college degrees. [more inside]
posted by Mr. Justice
on Sep 23, 2008 -
What are some good free online study guides/helps for Chemistry and Biology?
posted by macsigler
on Nov 3, 2007 -