What are real-life examples of experiences that are 'shortcuts' to accomplishing something, even though they might be very difficult because of the required intensity? For example, military training supposedly develops a kind of physical and mental discipline that would take a civilian longer to acquire. Rapid learning techniques that allow someone to learn several languages faster than most people learn one is another example. What are others?
Lots of life experience/education, not so much work experience. Help me get ready to get a job. [more inside]
I've got an Associates and 14 years experience. Do I need a BS? [more inside]
If you have been a teacher for some time, what tips or advice would you give your younger self about the reality of teaching? i.e. things that are only discovered after being in a classroom for a few months/years. ESL-related things preferred but not essential.
How do I best explain to my employer, a prestigious & expensive American Ivy League school, that I won't be taking advantage of the incomparable tuition discount and will instead finish my masters with a small-but-well-regarded British polytechnic? [more inside]
What skills or subjects or topics or experiences -- not just academic but professional, social, and even personal -- do you wish you had learned or acquired in college? [more inside]
What are some interesting non-academic fellowships out there? [more inside]
My brother needs some advice on breaking into the games industry (different than this question, since he's not asking SHOULD, but HOW) [more inside]