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Gifts for 18 yr old nephew about to travel then start university

My nephew's birthday is coming up - this summer he will be travelling by rail in Europe with friends then starting university (degree in Chemistry) in September. I want to get him two birthday gifts - one for each. My first thoughts were something like a decent stationery set or laptop bag for college, and maybe a multi-language phrase book (if such a thing exists) for his summer adventure. But these seem obvious and I would appreciate more ideas before I go shopping. If it were you, about to turn 18 and excited about the future, what would you appreciate? [we are in UK and he will be studying here]
posted by Hugobaron on Feb 25, 2014 - 21 answers

Effective learning: looking for the best academic skills and techniques

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 - 22 answers

Help me learn graphic / visual design fundamentals.

I’m a fine artist who wants to move into design (for web) and I want to get up to speed on graphic / visual / communication design fundamentals. [more inside]
posted by halcorp on Sep 2, 2013 - 5 answers

I was banned from collegeconfidential just for asking for some help?

Summer vacations are coming up and I am going to use some of my free time to learn physics and math, subjects that I love. In order to do that i asked collegeconfidential.com if anyone had "exclusive study materials" from their university which they could share. I mentioned that I would like to have acess to tests and exams from other universities and I could give some good materials collected by my colleagues of the physics and math course in exchange. [more inside]
posted by tsuwal on Jul 12, 2013 - 27 answers

I have some questions about studying abroad

Has anyone ever studied abroad before? [more inside]
posted by earthquakeglue on Apr 24, 2013 - 26 answers

Tell me about teacher stereotypes

I want to know what typical ideas of typical teachers the public has. [more inside]
posted by b33j on Apr 9, 2013 - 30 answers

Is Ritalin working on me?

I have recently been diagnosed with ADHD, at 22, and prescribed Ritalin. I am unsure to which extent it's supposed to be helping me, but I do notice subtle differences in my day to day life, like my place suddenly not getting messy anymore. While I notice I managed to get more done (school work) since starting it, I still have a hard time sitting down and just going ahead with projects. I study graphic design, so things are usually quite mental, and need time to develop, but I am wondering if it's really helping? Occasionally it feels like it's slowing me down too much. Should I suggest my psychiatrist to try another drug? (Adderall is not an option, I am curious about dexedrine)
posted by ahtlast93 on Nov 8, 2012 - 24 answers

Trying to find the best option to get more Photoshop savvy

What sort of course should I be looking at to hone my Photoshop skills? [more inside]
posted by PussKillian on Oct 31, 2012 - 8 answers

Understanding current gene therapy research

How can I learn enough about biology and genetics to understand current research into cystic fibrosis? [more inside]
posted by Stark on Aug 2, 2012 - 14 answers

I want to learn about ecology, coming from a mathematical background

Help me learn about ecology. [more inside]
posted by vogon_poet on Jun 26, 2012 - 11 answers

Calculus final? OH GOD OH GOD OH GOD

Please help me prepare for my Calculus I final. Difficulty: no trig. [more inside]
posted by cobain_angel on May 5, 2012 - 9 answers

A taller-than-average desk

Where can I get an attractive desk at least 80cm high in the UK? [more inside]
posted by fightorflight on Apr 24, 2012 - 3 answers

Song-learning playlist!

I am trying to learn a couple of songs really well for an upcoming drag performance. Is there any way to make either itunes or grooveshark(or other online music services) make these songs come up unreasonably often while shuffling through a larger playlist? [more inside]
posted by rosken on Dec 5, 2011 - 3 answers

Will the Mormon kids come back to teach me their religion?

Can I get the Mormon kids who stopped by my door the other day back to teach me their religion? [more inside]
posted by akomom on Dec 1, 2011 - 44 answers

Music like The Conversation soundtrack?

Hey, did you ever see The Conversation? Remember how the soundtrack was mostly one dude on a piano? Can you recommend more music to me like that, where it's really engaging and moody like The Conversation soundtrack, but it's also just one guy? [more inside]
posted by malapropist on Nov 5, 2011 - 17 answers

How do I get through all of these books????

How do I tackle studying for the CFA exam? [more inside]
posted by triggerfinger on Nov 2, 2011 - 4 answers

How can I learn animal anatomy in an online, interactive way?

Can you recommend online resources to help me memorize the anatomy of several animals for a biology test? [more inside]
posted by chocolatemilkshakes on Oct 17, 2011 - 7 answers

Discernment for the People-Oriented Free Spirits

Are there any ENFPs (Myers-Briggs Type) medical doctors out there with advice on how to get through all of the mundane, logical coursework that prerequisites and medical school classes entail? [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88 on Aug 16, 2011 - 10 answers

Beautiful study spaces in Toronto?

Are there any beautiful or inspiring study spaces in downtown Toronto? We're graduate students living in the Annex neighbourhood of Toronto looking for somewhere to think and write. We know the cafe scene, Robarts library, and have been to the Pratt library. Are there other interesting and exciting (but still quiet) places to get some work done when we want to get out of the house?
posted by rumbles on Aug 9, 2011 - 4 answers

Becoming an amateur architect?

How do I take my interest in architecture to the next level without going to architecture school or going pro? [more inside]
posted by Foci for Analysis on Jun 21, 2011 - 17 answers

Find This Article on Gender Differences and Free Time

I'm trying to find an article from the past year or two that discussed a general difference in how men and women spend their free time. The article posited that women are more likely to pick up activities that require work/responsibility (volunteering, etc), and men are more likely to pursue activities that are more fun-based (sports, etc). [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Jun 21, 2011 - 2 answers

Pell Grant: What is the process?

Pell Grant: What is the process? [more inside]
posted by lampshade on Mar 5, 2011 - 10 answers

Some dates to remember, some dates to forget...

What are the historical dates you are always glad you remember? Are there any well-recognized, history book dates that help you pin your sense of history together more than other dates do? [more inside]
posted by circular on Mar 3, 2011 - 33 answers

How to REALLY read a book?

I am about to embark on a massive technical book reading escapade. Please share your information retention methods. [more inside]
posted by Sentus on Mar 1, 2011 - 7 answers

From the "duh" files

I'm looking for a certain study online, or just an abstract. Scientists at a British (?) university apparently did a study years ago that revealed -- news flash! -- that cookies and milk are a good combination. [more inside]
posted by trillian on Feb 25, 2011 - 4 answers

I Need All the Help Ever: Calculus Edition

Help me arm myself for a future-determining showdown with calculus. [more inside]
posted by geneva uswazi on Feb 10, 2011 - 28 answers

Study strategies for parents

Parents who had/have to study with young children around: what strategies did/do you use to help integrate the kids into your study sessions? [more inside]
posted by angiep on Feb 7, 2011 - 6 answers

How do you satisfy financial travel visa requirements when you're a poor college student?

UK Travel VisaFilter: There is a possibility that I might leave the US and attempt to get a post-graduate degree at the University of Edinburgh.... [more inside]
posted by donquixote on Jan 13, 2011 - 8 answers

GRE HELP!

What is the best GRE study software compatible with Windows Vista? [more inside]
posted by Kale Slayer on Oct 31, 2010 - 4 answers

How can I bring myself to study when I want to but I just can't focus?

I want to study and do well, really, I do. I have full intentions of spending the whole day reading my materials but when I sit down I just can't bring myself to do it. Help me! [more inside]
posted by cruncheweesy on Oct 24, 2010 - 24 answers

Finish my engineering degree? Or switch to I.T.?

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 - 10 answers

Middle School Technology

Calling All Current Middle School Teachers and Parents of Middle Schoolers For Technology Information [more inside]
posted by Elsie on Sep 19, 2010 - 9 answers

I'm not planning my graduation outfit just yet...

I'm going back to school after a 25 year break. I'm excited but increasingly nervous. What do you wish you knew when you returned to study but were out of practice? (Or when you embarked on distance education online?) [more inside]
posted by malibustacey9999 on Aug 29, 2010 - 14 answers

Office Renovation

I've a lovely office at work and I want to redecorate. The result should be a cross between a Victorian scholar's study and Captain Nemo's cabin. Suggestions and sources appreciated!
posted by alaaarm on Aug 18, 2010 - 14 answers

Silent headphones?

I need help building a quiet work environment in a noisy house. Headphone recommendations needed. [more inside]
posted by andlee210 on Jul 31, 2010 - 12 answers

It's only 3 more weeks of my life - but what if I get hit by a bus? I want to enjoy myself but am trying to be sensible

I am 3 weeks away from finishing my first on-campus semester of university. After much though, last week I decided that I will definitely not be continuing my studies - and now I am struggling to motivate myself to finish the semester. How can I get motivated? Or should I just not bother (secretly want to hear this but know it's not sensible, and I should at least try to pass so as not to burn bridges) [more inside]
posted by Chrysalis on May 18, 2010 - 11 answers

Visa Problems

I'm supposed to be at the Spanish Consulate in Miami getting a student visa tomorrow (appt. at 9:25am), but I don't have all the paperwork I need because some of it hasn't arrived from the school that I'll be studying at next semester(as a visiting student). What do I do? What can I do? Fun complications after the jump. [more inside]
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew on Nov 23, 2009 - 5 answers

Becker and Wiley and Bisk, oh my!

Have you taken a CPA review course? Which one, and why did it work / not work for you? [more inside]
posted by otters walk among us on Nov 11, 2009 - 6 answers

How can I most effectively use an MP3 player to study math for the GRE?

How can I use an MP3 player to study math for the GRE? [more inside]
posted by ramenopres on Oct 23, 2009 - 3 answers

Common characteristics of scientific fraud or misconduct

Article or book that discusses common characteristics of scientific fraud or misconduct? [more inside]
posted by Mapes on Oct 15, 2009 - 9 answers

Where can I find a list of Postgraduate Photography courses in the United States?

Where can I find a list of Postgraduate Photography courses in the United States? [more inside]
posted by stackhaus23 on Oct 14, 2009 - 2 answers

Hydrogen and Oxygen bond to make water... but why?

Please help me really grok chemistry. [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Sep 24, 2009 - 14 answers

Clinical Psychology reading

My friend is applying for clinical psychology postgraduate study at the end of this year and she would like to make sure she is well read on relevant books (nb. not text books) and blogs etc before the interview. Can anyone reccomend any books, websites or blogs that would be good for my friend to review prior to her interview?
posted by curious zoe on Jul 21, 2009 - 3 answers

Virus Scan Company That Accepts Submissions?

Do any of the major virus-scan software sites permit sending in a questionable programs for possible addition to the ongoing alerts? [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher on Jun 16, 2009 - 3 answers

SparkNotes en francais, s'il vous plait.

Help me find a (really) quick, easy way to familiarize myself with French literature. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by Tamanna on Apr 30, 2009 - 3 answers

Note to myself: Use better notes

I'm doing my comp. exam (also called doctoral exam here) this summer. This involves reading a whole bunch of books and articles (about 30), and writing a long paper that answers a few questions from my committee. I am looking for good note-taking methods. [more inside]
posted by ddaavviidd on Apr 24, 2009 - 9 answers

Is there a career out there for someone who wants to go to medical school but doesn't want to practice medicine?

I'm very interested in studying the human body and mind, particularly illness and disease. However, being a doctor isn't for me. What else is out there? [more inside]
posted by biochemist on Apr 13, 2009 - 22 answers

Why am I so fucking stupid?

Drunken Japanese Filter: I just got home to find my JLPT test results. I took level two of the Japanese language test for the second time, two years after the first go-round, and got 41%. Should I just give up? If not, what the f can I do? [more inside]
posted by Ghidorah on Feb 14, 2009 - 21 answers

I want to study political science in an english speaking country. Help?

I don´t have a brilliant academic career or anything. I live in Brazil, I just turned 24, and just recently majored in communication/journalism. For the past few years my main interest has been political philosophy and political science. I would like to study abroad, preferably in the United States or United Kingdom. [more inside]
posted by sumo on Nov 27, 2008 - 5 answers

Study on the science of PowerPoint comprehension?

Can anyone point me to the study in which the main takeaway was, "Don't just read the text off of your powerpoint slides because it hurts audience comprehension"? [more inside]
posted by Gucky on Feb 8, 2008 - 12 answers

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