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Revision Tip: Question, Question, Question

  Another post on revision tips from me today. Mid-terms are coming up for many of you so I hope this is proving to be useful. One thing that I’ve found very useful in my revision is not using rote review. I can read something time and time again, and never really get to grips with it. What I find is better to do is to quiz yourself on the work covered so far, perhaps using a set of prepared questions. Then run through...

The five most deadly study tips of all time

 It’s unbelievable at times the things people believe about the best way to study, so I figured it’s time to dispel some of those myths! Myth One: 3am is the ideal time to study I am sure many of you have been there. Picture it now, it is 3am, you are sat there, pen in one hand, energy drink in the other, trying to stay awake whilst writing revising for an exam the next day. Here’s a tip for you, it does...

The 3 Step Plan to Owning Your Task List

(Image source: Flickr) In my experience, keeping track of all the things I have to do as a student is very difficult. I have my daily reading, my bigger assignments, my part-time job, my clubs and organizations, my writing- there’s a lot of variance in my life, and thus in my task list. Because of this, things tend to pile up. I end up with lots of mundane, small tasks that need to get done, but easily fall by the...

Update: Microsoft Office for $60 Deal Resumes

A while back we talked about The Ultimate Steal, a promotion by Microsoft which lets college students purchase Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007 for a hugely discounted price of $60. It ended this April, but the folks at Microsoft have kindly decided to rekindle to promotion for this year’s freshmen. If you are in university, this is a deal you cannot afford to miss. At $60, that’s a 91% discount off shelf price. The...

Click Your Way to Bibliographical Glory

Writing bibliographies is one of the most irritating, not to mention time-consuming, parts of writing papers. MLA? APA? Chicago? Turabian? Does the publisher come first, or the year? Is it a comma here, or a period? There’s just too much to do wrong. Well, that’s exactly why you shouldn’t leave it to yourself. Leave it to the Web! There are two great resources out there that make writing your bibliography...