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Summer – Surefire Ways to Prepare for the Sc...

In the spirit of the conversation here for the last few weeks (and given the fact that the summer is almost over) I thought it would be timely to post a few more ideas about how to spend your time in between semesters. Granted, my perspective is probably a little bit different – but this is a good thing. Like all of you, school isn’t the only thing I do; I also work full time, and I’m a husband and father. That being...

Trick Your Mind Into Using Less of Something

Recently, I returned from a trip overseas to Russia, where I took only a carry-on bag. As such, I bought four of those little 3-oz. travel size bottles for my shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and lotion. When I returned home, I decided to just use up what was in those bottles before going back to using the products from the original bottles. Lo and behold, I discovered that I use significantly less of each product when I use...

Sort your schedule

When planning revision, it’s a good idea to plan things out in advance. A tip for you all is try and make a list of what you need to get done in preparation for each exam paper, that is specific actions that will help improve your grade. When you come to planning what you are doing for the week (a habit I will talk more about at a later date), I certainly find it far easier to plan everything out on paper. Once you have...

Quick Tip: Always Check the Weather

Around here, March is one of the craziest months of the year weather-wise. This week alone, our temperatures have ranged between 20 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit! That’s quite a spread. However, it seems several of my peers do not check the weather before heading out, and wind up either wearing an overcoat and winter boots when it’s 70 degrees out or a t-shirt and shorts when the temperature plummeted from 70 to 30...

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Senior Year Started

Image via WikipediaI’m nearing the end of the first semester of my last year of high school, and the other day I had an existential crisis, which is just business as usual for me. That particular nonsense is over now, but it did give me an opportunity to look back on the past few months, and reflect on what I’ve learned. The big secret key to high school success still stands. You must balance your life to be truly...

Better Brainstorming with a List of 100

As students, we’re constantly brainstorming. Paper topics. Key terms. Cool costumes for parties. You know what I mean. For me, my first idea is rarely my best one. I come up with something atrociously awful, and have to just hope someone tells me it’s a terrible idea. Eventually, after tons of failures, I often happen upon something better. Even still, I don’t always come up with the best idea. I find that...