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Okay technically I lied.

Milgram Experiment: Give me examples of other psychological experiments which involved false pretenses. [more inside]
posted by shakespeherian on Nov 9, 2012 - 17 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

College major question

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 - 25 answers

What's a good self-study program?

What's a program that will help me stop memorizing the answers to practice exam questions and actually test me on the material? [more inside]
posted by princeoftheair on Sep 13, 2012 - 6 answers

talking to strangers waaaahaa

Studying abroad for a semester. I'm rather shy, so any advice for getting out of my shell and making the most of my time in a foreign country? [more inside]
posted by myntu on Aug 24, 2012 - 9 answers

What does it take to be a genetic engineer?

What does it take to be a genetic engineer? The sort that modify gene sequences to make organisms better suited for humanity. Is it possible to be a self taught genetic engineer with textbooks and home made lab equipment without endangering myself? I can spend 10-20 hrs a week on this endeavor. Going to college doesn't seem like a good idea due to my work schedule and because I already have an advanced degree and don't see the appeal. [more inside]
posted by savitarka on Aug 17, 2012 - 26 answers

One of these things is not like the other one.... (or is it?)

LPCC or MFT Filter: Are the NCE and NCMHCE tests similar enough in content to use this study guide? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by luciddream928 on Aug 2, 2012 - 3 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

Do I listen to 8 year old or let her read quietly for summer homework?

Should I let my 8 year old read out loud to me for summer reading comprehension? [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Jul 6, 2012 - 20 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

"You are going to SCHOOL!" "but what is a school?"

Got into an MFA! ...now what? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jun 24, 2012 - 7 answers

Have you ever studied in a foreign country, in the local language?

Getting a 2nd Bachelor's in a European country "as a local" - no courses in English. Please share any and all of your experiences! More details inside. [more inside]
posted by Pieprz on Jun 16, 2012 - 6 answers

Language learning website using bilingual stories?

I came across a very neat online language learning tool a few weeks ago, but I didn't bookmark it and now I can't find it again. Basically it worked like this: you choose a preset text or story (I think they were mostly fables and fairy tales), your native language, and the foreign language you're trying to practice. Then it shows the text of the story with a few of your native words replaced with their foreign equivalents, letting you learn them in context. [more inside]
posted by pont on May 25, 2012 - 4 answers

Are we wrongly telling our participants that they don't get taxed?

I'm trying to find information about taxes and volunteer paid experimental (non-clinical) studies. I work in a lab, and one of our participants told us a week ago that if a study pays (the volunteer) over a certain amount, it gets taxed. Can anyone tell me if this is true and give me an official link? We're in Philadelphia, PA, USA. I can provide any other relevant information you need. Thanks!
posted by two lights above the sea on May 24, 2012 - 6 answers

Where can I find studyblue alternatives?

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 - 5 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

We're gonna write! Cite! And write again!

Help me write a research paper all at once by providing me with the ultimate late-night write-a-thon soundtrack. Pop/Dance/Electronica edition, specifications within. [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Apr 24, 2012 - 29 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

A book to help us read the Book of Books

Could anyone suggest a book or other resources with a Bible study plan for a mostly secular Bible study group? [more inside]
posted by chrchr on Mar 27, 2012 - 14 answers

Le souris est sur le table... la chat est sur la chaise... le sange est sur la branche. Et je suis le président du Burundi.

DILF? DELF? DALF? Which French foreign language exam is right for me - and how should I prepare for it? [more inside]
posted by jph on Feb 14, 2012 - 5 answers

All these dense distraction/so beautifully complex

What micro-subject should I tackle next? [more inside]
posted by holdkris99 on Feb 11, 2012 - 15 answers

How should I use my iPad at university?

How can I best use my iPad at university (and avoid buying a new laptop)? [more inside]
posted by robcorr on Jan 20, 2012 - 13 answers

How does a non-science major structure a self-guided science/engineering course of study?

How does a non-science major structure a self-guided science/engineering course of study? [more inside]
posted by holterbarbour on Dec 23, 2011 - 9 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

My brain wants me to hate myself. My self wants me to finish college. Help.

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 - 12 answers

Should boyfriend do sexual arousal study without talking to girlfriend about it first?

Should my boyfriend have done sexual arousal study without consulting me first? [more inside]
posted by crawmama on Nov 18, 2011 - 68 answers

How to rebound from mediocre grades?

How to rebound from two almost failed midterms? [more inside]
posted by The1andonly on Nov 7, 2011 - 7 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

San Francisco - Looking for a sweet spot where I can study during the day.

San Francisco - your recommendations for public study spots with WiFi please! [more inside]
posted by LivinginYes on Oct 31, 2011 - 8 answers

Can single, working adults study abroad?

How does study abroad work for adults? [more inside]
posted by veganfilmjunkie on Oct 18, 2011 - 17 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

Where Should I Study Abroad?

I'm a junior, and I have until tomorrow (!) to figure out where I want to study in the spring. I'd like to be somewhere in Europe - I study medieval European history in school - but I can't chose the right place. I want to go somewhere beautiful and culturally rich, continually stimulating and well located. I don't care about the language, and I grew up overseas so I don't need to choose a place that will expand my 'comfort zone'. Give me suggestions? I'm open to anything!
posted by howgenerica on Oct 13, 2011 - 10 answers

I see child actors.

Teaching an on-camera acting class to kids age 8-12. Looking for interesting TV and film scenes featuring kids. Can you suggest scenes, ideally as YouTube links or online scripts? [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Sep 21, 2011 - 6 answers

Masters in Creative Sexytimes

Which grad schools in the Bay Area are open to interdisciplinary approaches, especially with regards to creativity & sexuality? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Aug 31, 2011 - 8 answers

How to best prepare your writing skills for university...

How do I learn to write better to prepare myself for university? [more inside]
posted by Bacillus on Aug 29, 2011 - 19 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

Please give strategies for a quick review of Calc I & II

Best way to review college Calculus I & II in as short a time as possible to prove competence in the subject? Any website, book, or methodology recommendations? I need to test out of these courses to make sure I'm not paying for an extra year of school. [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Aug 5, 2011 - 14 answers

Further study after failure?

I'm in my forties and have a really bad academic record, but I want to do a Masters. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 19, 2011 - 13 answers

Yes, it's for a boy.

My little sister spent a semester last year in France as a college student. She met a nice boy. She wants to improve her French. How can she do it? [more inside]
posted by caoimhe on Jul 1, 2011 - 9 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

US student going to be living in Germany for a month would like some guidance.

I'm going to be living in Berlin for a month, studying. I'm a USA traveler looking for information! Any travel savvy mefites and/or Germans want to help me out? [more inside]
posted by makethemost on Jun 15, 2011 - 5 answers

What is this thing called?

A multicenter drug study takes CT scans of all subjects at various points. These scans are all sent to a central committee for evaluation. What is this committee called? My Google-Fu is failing me, and I don't get any convincing hits for "Central CT Scan Evaluation Committee" etc. etc.
posted by zachawry on Jun 10, 2011 - 9 answers

What else can I do to prepare for the FSOT in June?

Do you have any tips in the final weeks of my FSOT prep? [more inside]
posted by msk1985 on May 24, 2011 - 9 answers

Structuring your time before exams

I'd like some diverse ideas on how to "design" a study plan for final examinations. What works for you? What are your theories on the best way to study? (*example scenario inside) [more inside]
posted by KLF on May 23, 2011 - 6 answers

Help me pick a way to share essays online with classmates

I'm a college student looking for a way for to pool essays with 20-30 of my classmates in preparation for finals. We've tried emailing, but it got unwieldy very quickly. Are there any good sites/easy to use cloud-based services out there which might fit the bill? I've looked at Dropbox but would prefer a method where we don't have to download specific software.
posted by emergent on May 18, 2011 - 12 answers

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