Monthly Archive for October, 2011

Studies Got You Down?

We’ve all been in that place when we wonder if all the hard work and sacrifices are worth it. Click on the hyperlink to have a look at this Infographic on US Education statistics.

If that doesn’t convince you, maybe you need to know the real value of a degree. <- click here for a more uplifting perspective.

One of my very first mentors wisely explained to me that any investment I made in myself, I took with me wherever I would go, for the rest of my life.

I know when you’re young a week or month is a long time and a year seems like forever.

Just think about how quickly the LAST YEAR flew by and that should convince you that it’s a lot shorter than you’re currently thinking!

Don’t ever give up on yourself –
you are your best investment!

iPad Study Guide

I thought I’d confirm some recent questions about my study guide – yes it’s 100% iPad Compatible.

Click on the image to get your copy now – you don’t just get a study guide, you also get fantastic bonuses PLUS full-colour MindMaps!

Study Guide, iPad Study Guide, iPad Study Tips

Taking notes is so 20th Century

Taking notes is so 20th Century now that we’ve discovered the incredible power of Mind Mapping. Even though it’s been around for several decades, only a very select few use it to become ‘super learners’.

The primary reason is that when asked, most people don’t think they are artistically gifted or talented.

Therein lies the #1 obstacle to effective MindMapping – thinking you need to create a masterpiece.

You don’t.

All you need to do is create VISUAL CUES for your mind to capture the relationships of the elements of the Mind Map. The more vivid and colourful, the better – BUT artistic prowess has NOTHING to do with your ability to recall it on your next exam or test.

For example, as a BASIC MINIMUM, if all you did was go through your notes (in your lined note book) and highlighted, underlined and/or circled the important elements you want to remember, I guarantee you you WILL remember more.

That is the starting point. Eventually, you want to get rid of the lines and MindMap on blank white paper.

Take a look at these student note taking samples to see how you can start the process.

But y’know what” there’s nothing like seeing it to believe it.

Have a look at this short YouTube video below to see what I mean.

Math Got You Down?

I’m not sure where I got this, but it was so funny, I had to share it with you. Enjoy!
Math, Dear Math, Study Tips Math

Student Budgets

If you’re wondering where all your money goes, look no further. Today’s infographic shows you where the average student’s money’s going. Click on the image to enlarge!

Student Budgeting, Back To School, Student Spending