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]
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]
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]
How do people get over feeling discouraged after a setback? [more inside]
Calling All Current Middle School Teachers and Parents of Middle Schoolers For Technology Information [more inside]
Help me get away from the undergrads [more inside]
How can I become more intelligent? [more inside]
What is the best study guide for the ACCUPLACER? [more inside]
What are the best study skills you can share with me? For knowledge retention, passing tests, hearing skills and the like... [more inside]
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]
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!
What are some quick techniques to mitigate my own (mainly physical) stress response? [more inside]
I need help building a quiet work environment in a noisy house. Headphone recommendations needed. [more inside]
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]
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]
Is there a way for me to tell how much brown adipose tissue I have? [more inside]
Suggestions for beginner BarBri bar exam taker who cannot attend live lectures? [more inside]
What are some great study spots in Baltimore City, MD? [more inside]
What's the best review/refresher book for high-school level chemistry? [more inside]
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]
How can a layperson find out if a study has been discredited, or else disputed? [more inside]
How vocationally useful would an degree in Persian Language studies be? [more inside]
Studying Early Childhood Education and need to study it in Spain. What are good programs that are affordable (also through Financial Aid)?
What are good foreign exchange or study abroad programs in Spain, Italy, or England for Early Childhood Education and Development? [more inside]
Couples daily devotional/bible study recommendations? [more inside]
I've just been tasked with finding funding for a startup nonprofit feasibility study. I have no experience in doing feasibility studies, and need to talk with a professional who has. This is for an agriculture-related project based in California (though I personally am located in Southern Oregon). Are there any people in the Meta community who might be able to help?
I want to retrain as a mathematician, I already have a masters in computer science, what's the best way forward?
I want to retrain as a mathematician, I already have a masters in computer science, what's the best way forward? [more inside]
Recently, someone described a 10-volume mathematics textbook series to me. The books were written by a single author, an engineer with a name that sounded Greek, and came with full worked solutions to every single problem, making them ideal for self study. Unfortunately, they could not remember its title, and my attempts to find it with Google and Amazon have failed. Has anyone come across this series?
Studying in Germany Filter: I want to get a PhD in materials science at a German university, hopefully starting in 2011. Please help me get started figuring this out! [more inside]
I want to be an expert in the 50 most important people who ever lived by next year! Can you help? See inside...
I want to be knowledgeable in many things and I want to make specific goals to accomplish that by studying 50 people who mattered over the course of a year - a week dedicated to each giant! [more inside]
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]
Atlanta-filter: Any good late-night places to get some work done in the Emory and Druid Hills area, or possibly beyond? [more inside]
Have you taken a CPA review course? Which one, and why did it work / not work for you? [more inside]
I have just started my PhD, full time on teaching/research fellowship, in the same field I did my masters and bachelors degrees. This is my first semester, and I am expected to take the qualifying exams in January. Problem is, I seem to have forgotten a lot. I have been out of school for five years since my masters, and, studying for the quals, even topics that I have covered before, nothing seems to 'stick' to memory. [more inside]
Please share your experiences of doing a part-time degree and working 9-5 at the same time. [more inside]
How can I use an MP3 player to study math for the GRE? [more inside]
I am in graduate school after taking a few years off, and in those few years it seems I have lost the ability to pay attention to anything. Please help me focus. [more inside]
My boss may be offering me an ACTC certification. I don't know whether computers are a hobby or a career for me, and I have limited free time. Should I talk to him seriously about sponsoring (paying the fees) me for the exam? [more inside]
I'm an old school IT tech who needs some certs on his resume to get past the HR drones. I'm looking at CompTIA and Microsoft certs as a start. What I need are some good sources for study. Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm not looking for a boot camp, just some good up to date study guides. Thank you. Peace
Article or book that discusses common characteristics of scientific fraud or misconduct? [more inside]
Where can I find a list of Postgraduate Photography courses in the United States? [more inside]
Law student seeking nice place to study in Washington, DC - not Starbucks or a library. Any recommendations? Preferably somewhere near a metro and with free wi-fi. [more inside]
Quiet pubs and cafes for a student to study in Edinburgh [more inside]
Please help me really grok chemistry. [more inside]
My (American) girlfriend is looking to come over to London to study to become a teacher. [more inside]
What is the most effective way to study? [more inside]
How ethical is it to look at previous years' exams? [more inside]
MBA-filter: are there any recent studies about the impact of earning an MBA on career success? [more inside]
Help me handle/reduce assignment stress while doing uni by correspondence. [more inside]
It's my nephew's birthday this weekend. He is going to University in September to study Medicine (in the UK). Are there any essential medical text books I could get him to help with his studies?