How to save Money on your Bills

Want to save money on the bills? It is no hidden fact that costs of tertiary education are quite substantial and students have to find different ways to save money in order to finance their education. The challenges in college education are many and each more daunting than the previous. Lack of motivation and slump before final exams is just one of the many against which students have to devise a plan to counter it. The purpose of this article is to discuss a more specific financial issue which every student is bound to face. In addition to the cost of apartment or accommodation, paying all bills becomes extremely challenging along with the studies and projects. In this regard, this is a worth reading article as it explores and discusses different ways to cope with this issue at hand. Following are some of the tips:   Library is a good option When it comes to charging up your different gadgets, you could do all such kinds of stuff right at your own library. In other words, one can effectively save consumption by using outlets like library to cut on the bills. In other words, you should not hesitate from charging Read More …

Getting your Deposit Back from a Landlord

Do you want the deposit back from your landlord? College or university life indeed has very high private as well as social benefits but unluckily it also has significant costs. Students often have to do part-time jobs to make their way through university education. In addition to that, lack of motivation often comes into play and as a result students procrastinate and waste time in useless activities that have no relation whatsoever with their studies at university (Check out our article on staying motivated to avoid procrastination). Another mentionable cost aspect is that of student accommodation. In this regard, getting the deposit back from the landlord is often a problem for students. It is a fact that people of this age are careless and impetuous but getting a deposit back could be a source of big relief. The objective of this article is to give students some tips in getting this back in the context of student funding. Following are some of the things which students can do to get deposit back:   Restore the property to its original point This appears to be quite straightforward and simple but quite unfortunately this is where students lag behind. The basic idea Read More …

How to Motivate Yourself

There are tons of different ways to increase your motivation. it is always important to be motivated in what ever you do. However people often think that some people are just more motivated than others, this is true but only because these people WANT to be more motivated. If you want to really boost your productivity and really thinking like a smart student here are a few tips to help yourself get more motivated. Set yourself some realistic goals.  The first step to being more motivated is to set yourself a task to do! People are much more motivated to complete small tasks rather than large daunting tasks, so split up a big task into lots of smaller ones. It is important to set realistic goals, don’t trying to ask too much of yourself. When you complete a goal make sure you note it, nothing is more motivating than seeing how far you have come already. Set goals for your own learning.  Try to see which concepts you can learn to help you with your work. if you have a big task that needs doing try doing some reading around the subject, and see what you can learn before hand Read More …

Ways to Fund your Education

Ways to fund your university education Wouldn’t it be nice to go ahead pursuing your psychology, business, or social worker degree. No matter what you are after, when it comes to college or university education, it is no secret that it is quite expensive in almost all parts of the world but there are different options which students could opt for to receive discounts or to reduce the overall cost of university education. Worth noting here is the fact that high cost is not the only issue which a student should be concerned about; there are many other significant problems which needs to be addressed and the rest of the article deals with those. Research is extremely important It is hard to believe that a large number of students all around the world do not opt for fund cutting options simply because they are not aware of them. Phrasing it in a different manner, students miss the chance to earn free money which seems to be quite counter intuitive but nonetheless it is a fact. One does not have to in the low-income or deserving criteria for such fund cuts; there is a plethora of opportunities out there and everyone Read More …

The 38 greatest quotes about learning

Some great things have been said by learning and studying by some great people. A great quote is really something that can get you thinking in new ways. Here is a collection of my favorite quotes about learning. Find your favorite and tweet it to the world! “Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” Anthony J. D’Angelo “The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.” Albert Einstein “As long as you live, keep learning how to live.” Lucius Annaeus Seneca “He who opens a school door, closes a prison.” Victor Hugo “A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.” Theodore Roosevelt “If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” Benjamin Franklin “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” Albert Einstein “The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” Aristotle “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” Mark Twain Read More …

How to take your Exams

So you have spent all your time burning the midnight oil in the library? Fueled on a diet of sugary snacks and drinks that are high in caffeine. All of this so that you can get a decent mark on your exam. Well a lot of people forget that the work you do before an exam is only half the story, the other half is how to actually cope with the exam! Here are a few tips if you are going to be sitting any exams any time soon: READ THE INSTRUCTIONS!! I can not stress this point enough. I remember when I once ended up trying to answer 4 questions when I was only meant to answer 2, as a result my mark really did suffer. You do not want to waste all that hard work you did before the exam! Make sure you spend a quick 5 minutes before the exam browsing over the instructions, and act on them! Relax. Its normal to feel nervous before an exam, but more often than not nerves can impede your judgement and make you act rashly. Just remember that an exam is only a few hours in your life and the Read More …

How to overcome the Pre-Exam Slump

Ways to overcome procrastination before final exams When it comes to student life, procrastination is one of the terms which one might come across several times. Before delving further into the details of how to overcome this deadly disease, it would be a good idea to actually define this term. It is basically referred to any act of delaying or deferring a task or action to a later time. Phrasing it a bit differently, it is slowness of a person. Students usually suffer from procrastination when the motivational factors are less visible or apparent. Deep procrastination before exams is one of the worst things that could happen to a college or university student. Quite unfortunately, it happens a lot. In a nutshell, the problem of procrastination is not unusual in students and the objective of this article is to discuss ways to deal with it. Also worth mentioning here is the fact that students feel lack of motivation to muster that energy for final push. It could fairly be established that procrastination is very dangerous and it is frequent among students. However, overcoming it is not entirely impossible. The fact of the matter is some small few tips can make Read More …

Studying Tips to know before your Exams

Exams are always stressful, but they need not be. If you start early and constantly work at it you can easily walk into the exam hall knowing all that you need to know to do well. Here are a few tips I use to help me study for an exam: Get Information about the Exam.About one or two weeks before your exam make sure you know details about your exam, know what time of the day it is and where it is. Also be sure to find out how the questions are structured and what sort of questions they will be, short answer long answer or multiple choice. Lastly make sure you know what your exam will be about! Its better to revise topics that are definitely coming up rather than some that might. Here is an article I wrote on the most important things you need to know about your exam. Space out your Study Regime.You may think you can leave everything till last minute and do really well in your exam. Well you may have done in the past with GCSE’s and maybe even A-level, but your degree is much harder. You should space out all your studying, giving yourself Read More …

What You Need to Know about your Exams!

So earlier this year I put up an article with tips for preparing for your exams. Listen I know that there are so many things that you think you need to do for your exam but the FIRST and MOST IMPORTANT thing you should do is to actually find out about the exam itself! You would be surprised about the number of people who revise so hard for the actual exam and don’t even know where the hell the exam is 20 minutes before it! Here are a few tips that I have learnt over the years: – FIND OUT WHERE IT IS!!!  I can not stress this point enough! In all seriousness I have nearly missed an exam that I studied hard for, purely because I found out 30 minutes before the exam that it was going to be on the other side of campus! So first and foremost check out WHERE and WHEN your exam is. Once you have done this plan your route to get there. It is always worthwhile turning up early for an exam rather than turning up late, so make sure you are there 15 minutes before it starts. – Check what time it starts AND what time Read More …