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]
Of all the web applications, Nintendo DS games, iphone/ipod touch apps, and other technology-based methods available for learning Japanese Kanji, what do you recommend? [more inside]
Where in London could a US citizen approaching retirement age study acting? [more inside]
I have always been horrible at math, but somehow a great programmer. I have found that writing a computer program that demonstrates a certain mathematical concept enables me to better understand the concept. I'm a psych major and I brought this up once in the research lab I've been working in. My prof said he recalls that someone did research and/or created a system in which a student writes a computer program that is pertinent to a certain mathematical concept and upon completion is given the regular math problem (as it would appear in a math class). This enables the student to better understand the math problem, solve, and learn math. Has anyone heard of this or anything similar? A learning system such as this would be a blessing to my education. Thanks.
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]
How can I maintain reading/writing (and perhaps speaking) competency in a foreign language while maintaining a reasonable schedule? [more inside]
I'll be taking the California bar exam this summer, and I have a question about studying for the MBE. Should I take the 6-day online PMBR course, or the 3-day in-person course? [more inside]
study skills filter: how should I memorize information in pharmacology? [more inside]
I'd like to find blogs or websites dealing with people's experiences studying for the bar exam. Know of any? [more inside]
Recent study showing that the person in a group who talks most is judged most knowledgeable by other members of the group. I read an article about this somewhere on the Web within the last three weeks, and now I can't find it again. Can you help?
Where is the best place to take a vacation and self-study at the same time? [more inside]
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]
Best ways to prep/study for CS Algorithm/Google style job interviews? [more inside]
I am starting back to school for my masters degree after 3 years off. I graduated undergrad in '06 and to be honest i didnt have very good study skills. i did the least i could to get by. I know i'll have to focus and work much harder this time! Can anyone suggest some good skills i might develop for managing my time and staying focused. Where do you guys study? my bedroom is a bad option i think. How do you organize notes? What kind of music do you listen to, if any at all? earplugs a good idea? I just want do ideas i can implement to make my study time useful and productive!
Part-time PhD, full-time work: has anyone tried to combine the two? What advice would you give to someone considering this? [more inside]
Ancient Civilizations Crash Course: I have to teach a course beginning in February...and I don't know anything! [more inside]
Are there any respected PhD (or advanced research) programs offered from anywhere in the world that can be undertaken outside the country of the University that is offering it? [more inside]
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]
With all the comings and goings of housemates, my home is a veritable mental aslyum at the moment and I am finding it impossible to study. I absolutely must complete a literature review for my Masters thesis this evening or I am dead. Does anyone know somewhere here in Barcelona that is quiet, cosey, conducive to study AND open until very late? Bonus points if they serve coffee and have wifi. [more inside]
I'm making Thanksgiving dinner with my American friend for her German host family. We want to share a little of our American "Thanksgiving culture" with them. My family in Maine always gets Indian carryout. What to do? [more inside]
I am studying for the Real Estate Broker's exam for California. I am awful at studying in general, and have little to no real estate experience. I am not currently a Real Estate Agent. I've taken the test once, and didn't score so hot the first time and I'd like to take it only one more time. Anybody take it and pass and have some words of advice, such as study methods, programs, or books?
Less than six months before moving internationally - how do I manage all my stuff? [more inside]
Those of you doing [post]graduate degrees...what exactly are you doing? [more inside]
I'm in a French class with a bunch of college (mainly) freshmen, and I've talked a bunch of them into meeting for a study session on Monday afternoon. How can we best study together? I always studied alone when I was an undergrad. [more inside]
I have a month in which to do a project. What kind of project, you ask? Good question. Perhaps something fun, perhaps something educational, perhaps something mind-expanding. The options, they are endless. [more inside]
I live in Astoria. I go to law school in Jamaica. I need to study. A lot. I'm a night owl who studies best in the very early morning. I work best outside of my apartment. Where are the 24-hour places to study in NYC, preferably off of the N/W or the F line? [more inside]
I'm creating a basic study guide for the topic of Ethics in Film. I have a basic list compiled. What are films that address a particular moral issue that you feel should be on this list? (Recommendations for a basic text as companion guide would also be appreciated.) [more inside]
I am looking for an article or a study, which I only dimly remember, that was a statistical/demographic account of which USA states had in-migration or out-migration of people with college degrees. [more inside]
A friend told me an awesome story the other day. I'm wondering if it's true or not. See, these researchers put a bunch of domesticated cats in a room... [more inside]
please get me out of starbucks: i need a place to study sunday mornings within a 5ish block radius of 25th Street and 7th Ave (new york city). HELP! [more inside]
Does anybody know how to get demographic information on who is (or has been) starting non-profits? [more inside]
What does "longitudinal prediction" mean? And more generally, where can I find an online glossary of such terms related to research statistics? [more inside]
Does anyone have any tips or strategies to help in learning a new language when living in a foreign country but not doing a formal study program? [more inside]
Academic writing filter: I am a painfully slow writer. How might I go about developing a composition process that's higher-output, requires less concentration, and is more revision-friendly? [more inside]
Ozfilter: I'm a 35 year old UK resident. My 27 year old girl and I would like to move to Australia for at least the medium term future...therefore visa related enquiries inside... [more inside]
Tips for the NC Bar exam? [more inside]
Can you recommend a summer program, August - Sept, for a bright 15 year old girl living in Queens, NYC? My niece is very smart, loves dance and theater and wants to excel academically. She's starting to make choices that aren't ideal, and (unrelated) do somewhat poorly in Math. I would love to find a program in Queens, or NYC for the month of August that can help her with school, inspire her and encourage her in the right direction. Help?!
What is the best primer on macroeconomics? [more inside]
I need a quiet place to write in London. A library would be great, but... [more inside]
What are the challenges that independent filmmakers + people working in the industry (actors, crew, etc) face today? What tools do you use currently for the different stages of your production? What do you like about them, what do you wish for? [more inside]
Help me find a quiet place in Brooklyn/ Manhattan to read and write. [more inside]
What do I need to know and how should I learn it? I am the "IT" guy at my company, a small supplier of building materials, with an office staff of about 10, and a warehouse crew of about the same. Problem is I'm underqualified. [more inside]
Where can I take studio art classes in London? [more inside]
Is there a high-level general procedure or process that can be used to design a course of self-study in any topic? [more inside]
If you were going to design a course of self-study in U.S. law that starts with the basics and moves outward, what would you recommend for reading? [more inside]
On Thursday morning, I'm taking my final exam in Anatomy & Physiology II. I typically have test anxiety, and this time, it's reaching fever pitch. What are your favorite little mnemonics and/or rules of thumb that you rely upon in order to remember... uh, everything? [more inside]
Looking for resources to help me understand material from an intermediate microeconomics course. Notes, practice problems, simplified explanations, anything would help. [more inside]
Looking for a quiet place to study in Los Angeles after libraries close. [more inside]
I'm trying to locate a couple of case studies that speak to old school traditional marketing versus the benefits of new media and integrated marketing campaigns ... especially online marketing. Googling has left me wanting, does anyone know of any such case studies available online?
There is a war going on in the library. This conflict is between students who seek solitary silent study and those who seek to study or work on projects in groups. An individual student's allegiance to a faction can change from day to day based on their current course load. Because the Grouparians have the advantage of numbers, they tend to win out over the Solitarites. Surely the latter group needs a fortress all their own? [more inside]