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How to Take Killer Notes and Cut your Study Time b...

It’s a new school year, and once again we will all crack open our notebooks and start feverishly taking notes for the next 8 months. As I discovered last year, the quality and consistency of my notes directly affected my score in that class. If I spent 10 hours studying for each course exam, I would not only finish faster with the courses in which I had kept good notes, but I would come away with a deeper understanding,...

7 Web Apps of Highly Effective Students

Make this school year easier by incorporating some useful web apps into your life. Whatever you need to manage: homework, your time, your roommates, or your files, these 7 applications have got you covered! Google Docs for creating and storing documents for access on multiple computers. If you are going to be using the school computers, but need to access your documents at home, use Google Docs. This will eliminate the need...

10 Tips for Saving Money in College

Howstuffworks has some great money-saving tips for anyone starting or returning to college or university. Some of them, like the tip below, apply to most high schools as well. Buy Textbooks From Used Bookstores New textbooks from university bookstores can be very expensive. Brand new editions of chemistry books, for instance, can cost as much as $300, and that’s not including any lab material. However, you can cut costs...

Back to School Round-up: 8 Articles to Help you Th...

With Gearfire being a student productivity blog, and it being back-to-school time, I thought you might enjoy a round-up of some of our student tips from the last year. 7 Tips to Stop Facebook from Jeopardizing your School Career - If you are a facebook addict, but you’ve heard stories of people getting expelled from school and college for things posted on their profiles, then you should read this. Schoolr: Start-page...

3 Online Apps to Bring Your Media Offline

Ever hear a tune embedded in a website that you wanted to download, or a YouTube video that you MUST have on your new iPod video? I’ve discovered a couple web utilities lately that I think are worthy of a bookmark for future use.     Seeqpod is an app that searches the web for audio files, and then plays them in it’s integrated media player. While this is very useful for showing someone a song, there is...