Facts About The 5 Most Hated School Subjects That Might Change Your Mind About Them

Facts About The 5 Most Hated School Subjects That Might Change Your Mind About Them

Are you in school and having difficulties with certain subjects? Well, as it happens, everyone has subjects
that always seem to be a challenge to grasp, or that they simply don't enjoy.

I will touch on the subjects that are most commonly disliked by students in this post, and will mention some facts about each of these subjects that might change your mind about them.

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Handwritten vs. Typed Notes: Which Type of Note-Taking is More Effective?

Handwritten vs. Typed Notes: Which Type of Note-Taking is More Effective?

I've always wondered why more people didn't take digital notes--it was faster, more efficient, and seemed to just be an all-around better option than on-paper note-taking. Why write 20 words per minute when you could type 100 words per minute? Without the hand cramps?

But while doing my research for this article, I came across some rather convincing evidence as to why handwritten notes still are a worthy contender against typed notes. Students who took handwritten notes claimed that handwriting their notes helped them retain the information they wrote down more easily. Because it's more difficult to write quickly than type quickly, students who handwrite their notes are forced to instantly pick out the important parts of a teacher's statement and write down only the most critical bits in their notes.

Digital note-taking, however, has many benefits as well. Being able to get down more information more quickly means that students have more material to work with when they get home and start studying. And of course, new technologies like the iPad Pro paired with the Apple Pencil offer users an experience that was previously exclusive to traditional pen-and-paper writing.

Let's take a look at these two types of note-taking and break down the features and benefits of each.

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7 Simple Steps to Avoid Plagiarism In Your Writing

7 Simple Steps to Avoid Plagiarism In Your Writing

Plagiarism is a serious offense--and rightfully so. We often think of plagiarism in terms of written materials, but there are many other forms of plagiarism. You can plagiarize someone’s music, art, scientific research or anything else that was originally created by another person.

It is important to know this, because you can get yourself in a lot of trouble if you plagiarize someone else's work. It is alright to base your research on the work of others, but it is important to make sure that you aren't copying anyone's work directly.

Here are 7 steps that you can take to avoid copying or plagiarizing another’s work.

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How to Combat End of the Year Burnout

How to Combat End of the Year Burnout

One of the most difficult times of the year for any student is the last few months of school. This is often because most students get burned out and lose motivation as the end of the year approaches and summer draws nearer.

But as many final exams and important assignments are still present in the later months of school, it is important to stay focused and motivated until the very last day!

And as someone who struggles with end of the year burnout myself, I thought I’d share some of my own tips that have helped me stay motivated throughout the year.

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The Ultimate Guide to Taking + Studying Digital Notes

The Ultimate Guide to Taking + Studying Digital Notes

We've all had that one teacher who spoke faster than the speed of light. Listening to them speak seemed like listening to a YouTube video in 2x speed or something.

Unless you have super neat handwriting and can write really quickly, handwritten notes quickly become impossible to create when dealing with fast-talking teachers. A page full of illegible, frantic chicken scratch isn't going to do you any good later on.

Of course, there is the argument that writing things down helps you remember information much better. While I generally agree with this and believe that a great way to study is simply to rewrite information over and over again to improve your muscle memory, during lectures led by fast-talking teachers, it becomes more important just to capture all of the information than to gain the immediate benefits of writing out your notes by hand.

But we don't want to miss out on those handwritten notes benefits immediately, right? That's why in this guide we'll be covering how to take efficient and organized typed notes during lectures, as well as how to study from digital notes later on in the most effective way possible.

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How to Start a Successful Studyblr (+ Why You Need One!)

How to Start a Successful Studyblr (+ Why You Need One!)

Starting a studyblr was one of the best choices I ever made as a student.

For those of you who don't know, a studyblr is a Tumblr blog, dedicated to posts regarding studying, organization and other informational materials relating to student life

If you haven't started up a studyblr blog yet, then I highly recommend that you do. The studyblr community if incredibly knowledgeable, motivating and beyond supportive. Whether you create your own content or simply repost others', creating a studyblr will be beneficial to both you and the rest of the studyblr community.

In this guide, I'll be walking you through some of the benefits of owning a studyblr, as well as how to set up your own studyblr

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