Posts Tagged: study

The Study Dude—Hone A Super High IQ

Would you like to take the MCAT?  Become an MD? Well, “the MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) is the big test for premeds.  It’s taken late in the course of college” (p.  21 of 243, 13%).  And Dr. Peter Rogers spells out how he made the grade.   Whatever program you do, ace it with the… Read more »

The Study Dude—Study Like a Biology Olympian

Why study for an International Biology Olympiad? After all, it’s a high school competition and if we’re at AU we’re well beyond that, aren’t we?  But studying for mastery gears us for goals. The skills that we’d learn practicing for something as intense as an Olympiad would surely translate into better habits for all our… Read more »

Top Five Organizational Tools Every Student Should Have

To keep entropy low and to stay on top of things during the year, it’s critical we have a reliable system to fall back on.  While every student has their unique way of organizing their work space and meeting deadlines, I’ve noticed that certain survival tips have remained unchanged despite the ever-changing dynamics of being… Read more »

The Study Dude—Cures for Procrastination

Time to procrastinate by taking a glimpse at The Voice?  Well, fill up on our goods news to learn tricks to stop procrastination.  One great tool for toppling the put-it-off woes lies in timers. My boyfriend has an uncanny sense of time.  He doesn’t need a watch to know the time.  He even guesses women’s… Read more »

The Study Dude—Tools for Top Students

Try speedreading an e-book.  It’s like speed-baking a frozen turkey.  Impossible!  But if stuck with a frozen fowl, top students will quickly get it golden. In grad studies, I did speedreading.  Often, I’d be the only student prepared for discussion.  But when I’d speed-read dense material, I’d glean only the clear-written sentences.  The rest escaped… Read more »

The Study Dude—Win A Grades with Tricks

Do you dance like Michael Jackson to Wii games?  Do you cycle like Lance Armstrong after doping?  Well, whatever you do well, do the same with studies. Learning how to win A-grades takes time and tricks.  To get the A’s, we need to master mnemonics, reading strategies, exam tips, and note-taking skills. But how do… Read more »