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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

How do I learn math for CLEP?

Help me learn math for my CLEP test, please. [more inside]
posted by 3dd on May 15, 2011 - 10 answers

Being a lawyer had better be awesome...

What fun things can I do for my wife so studying for the California bar doesn't suck as much? [more inside]
posted by captainawesome on May 11, 2011 - 17 answers

Entertaining oneself while doing nothing?

What can I do to get through having to sit 12 hours for ten days doing nothing? Nothing! [more inside]
posted by JJkiss on Apr 29, 2011 - 84 answers

Lacking academic motivation...

It's finals week. It's an hour before my calculus exam as I'm typing this out right now. I finished up my reviewing, written up my formula sheet (we're allowed to bring handwritten notes on one 8.5x11 piece of paper). Still, I feel like I'm going to fail the class. If I'm lucky enough, I'll pass the class with a C. [more inside]
posted by RaDeuX on Mar 22, 2011 - 12 answers

Tips for a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship interview?

Anyone have any experience with the Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship? I'm applying (this week!) and it was indicated to me that almost all applicants go through an interview process. Any tips, suggestions, ideas on how to sell myself? (Additional info: I'm a doctoral candidate in English, focusing on contemporary world literature from places of long term conflict. I've heard that literature folks are not as well received because they don't "Focus on humanitarian projects.")
posted by mrfuga0 on Mar 13, 2011 - 4 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

How do I end up in a decent group of people for group assignments?

Group work at University: How do I maximise my chances of ending up in a group with people who possess at least medium-to-high intelligence / conscientiousness? When who you sit next to determines what group you end up in, what "cues" can I look for when deciding who to sit next to? [more inside]
posted by mjao on Feb 26, 2011 - 31 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

English Novel Study

What is a great pre-1980's novel to read and write about for English class? [more inside]
posted by Dmac_rocker on Feb 16, 2011 - 38 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

Good places to study at odd hours?

Best study spots, particularly late-night, in and around Chicago? [more inside]
posted by GastrocNemesis on Feb 8, 2011 - 10 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

Psychological Conditioning in the Real World

What are some practical ways to implement classical and operant conditioning in the real world to change people's behaviour? [more inside]
posted by Knigel on Feb 2, 2011 - 23 answers

Looking for screen resolution breakdown by user demographics.

Looking for screen resolution breakdown by user demographics. [more inside]
posted by Wossname on Jan 26, 2011 - 3 answers

Get More Reading Done!

Seeking strategies to get all reading done within allotted time without sacrificing close reading on literature. [more inside]
posted by easilyconfused on Jan 21, 2011 - 8 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

Foreign exchange in Sao Paulo

Should I go on foreign exchange in Sao Paulo? [more inside]
posted by barbudo on Jan 6, 2011 - 11 answers

Help me be the best student I can be

How do I become a good college student? [more inside]
posted by el chupa nibre on Jan 5, 2011 - 41 answers

Differences and similarities in the US/AU undergraduate experience?

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 - 15 answers

Yet another iPad app recommendation filter

Just bought an iPad! What are some good iPad apps for a diligent student, such as myself? [more inside]
posted by Junior687 on Dec 6, 2010 - 25 answers

Theazine

I bought Theazine, an energy supplement to help with school work. Everyone in my family is making a big deal out of it. Idk what to think anymore. [more inside]
posted by NotSoSiniSter on Nov 29, 2010 - 26 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

Name this area of study

I'm interested in the intersection of corporations and government. I come from a legal background What area of study would you class this as, and what reading could you give me? Bonus points for UK-specific, but US and global are fine as well. [more inside]
posted by djgh on Oct 26, 2010 - 2 answers

thinking about learning

I am interested in people's exam preparation strategies (especially if you study psychology like me). It has suddenly occurred to me that I'm not very metacognitive about my learning. How do I intuit what are the most important concepts (likely to be on an exam, in short-answer format)? How do you pick up on hints from the lecturers? [more inside]
posted by KLF on Oct 24, 2010 - 9 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

Nobody's perfect, right?

How do people get over feeling discouraged after a setback? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 28, 2010 - 18 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

undergrads make me scream

Help me get away from the undergrads [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 7, 2010 - 32 answers

How can I become more intelligent?

How can I become more intelligent? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 7, 2010 - 44 answers

Need the best ACCUPLACER study guide!

What is the best study guide for the ACCUPLACER? [more inside]
posted by senseofsurreal on Sep 5, 2010 - 6 answers

What are the best study skills you can think of?

What are the best study skills you can share with me? For knowledge retention, passing tests, hearing skills and the like... [more inside]
posted by ptsampras14 on Aug 30, 2010 - 31 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

Advanced and Applied Deep Breathing Taking

What are some quick techniques to mitigate my own (mainly physical) stress response? [more inside]
posted by rumposinc on Aug 2, 2010 - 7 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

Should I sell my books?

Should i sell my books or keep them? We're moving to a smaller house. I own way too many books. Most are expensive and i won't be able to afford to replace them in any near future. I have loads of slipped discs and lifting loads of small boxes of books will be agony. I own hundreds of v.specialist books i might need IF i get a job needing a particular language, or onto a masters in that area of psychology. They're big, they're expensive (normally - i picked up cheap ones along the way for possible future use). I live in a remote rural area with no nearby shop, so they have to sell on Amazon in the next 4 weeks or go to charity shops, probably get pulped. I would use most of them eventually. There are also my massive language dictionaries: there are online dictionaries, but often i can't afford the internet, but i don't know if i will need ever them or not, depends what job i get (have had jobs abroad). Really, it's a philosophy of life question: gather no moss, be a free spirit? Or plan ahead, be cautious? Which works best and why? Anyone with experience who can say you won't need those books/you'll really regret it? [more inside]
posted by maiamaia on Jul 21, 2010 - 36 answers

Panicking and studying don't mix.

I'm studying to take the bar in July. Two bars, actually. I'm also dealing with some heavy personal problems. How do I push those aside so I can actually pass this damn test? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 28, 2010 - 14 answers

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