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Find a Study Buddy: What to Look For

Posted by webmaster on December 15, 2021
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Choosing a study buddy can be tough. You want someone who is reliable, yet challenging enough to keep you on your toes. In this blog post, we will discuss what to look for in a study buddy and how to choose the right one for you!

Find a study buddy

When looking for a study buddy, it is important to find someone who is reliable. This means that they will be available when you need them and they will not cancel on you last minute. It is also important to find someone who is challenging enough to keep you on your toes. This means that they will push you to work harder and achieve your goals.

Find a Study Buddy: What to Look For

What to look for in a study buddy

One of the most important facets in deciding who to be your study buddy is to find someone who has the same goals as you do. This means that if you are trying to improve your math scores, you want someone who is also trying to improve their math scores. You will have more in common with this person and it will make working together easier.

How to choose the right one for you!

If you want to find a study buddy, look for someone who is available when you need them. They should also be able to stay focused on what you are talking about and not seem distracted until the conversation has ended. After you have decided on these two things, it is time to think about your goals.

Do you have the same goals as your potential study buddy? If so, then they are likely a good match for being your study buddy. Now is the time to have them commit to being your study buddy for an extended amount of time. They should also be willing to help motivate one another in achieving their goals in order for them both to benefit from the partnership.

Where to find a study buddy?

If you are having trouble finding a study buddy, don’t worry! There are plenty of places to find one. You can provide your services or ask around at school if anyone is interested in being your study partner. If it happens that you cannot find someone this way, try looking online via forums and chat rooms on sites like Reddit where other students might be looking for a study partner.

These are just some of the things to look for when choosing someone to work with as your study buddy. What do you look for in a potential study buddy? Let us know in the comments below!


Gap Year: Taking A Year Off After College

Posted by webmaster on April 12, 2018
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A gap year is literally a year of doing nothing. At least, you will not burden yourself with getting a job. It is a blissful time for you as you delay going from one life stage to another. Most of the time, this happens after someone graduates from school. If you just graduated from high school, you take a year off before you head off to college. And if you just graduated from college, you will take a year off before you start looking for a job.

Taking a year off before you go on to the next stage in your life seems like a good idea. However, there are pros and cons that you need to consider before you plunge into it.

Benefits of taking a gap year

The most obvious reason to take a gap year is to rest and relax. Going through all the hardships of passing your subjects and courses will leave you tired and stressed. You deserve a break. And one year is not really a long time.

Of course, you need to go about this for the right reasons – and that involves knowing the benefits of going on a year-long break. Apart from resting, there are other benefits to this.

First of all, you get to figure out what you want. That means you can consider the job opportunities that you have. Even if you just graduated from college, there are so many job opportunities for you to pursue. Taking a break will help you ponder on your option without the pressure of applying for a job.

Another benefit is getting to know yourself better. Most people travel during their gap year. This opens their eyes to new scenarios and opportunities. They are placed in a better situation to get to know themselves better. Meeting new people can also be an advantage. When you travel, you get to see possibilities beyond the community that you usually associate with. Who knows? You might be better off working overseas.

Taking this year-long break will also give you time to hone your knowledge, skills, and experience. In the end, that can be a great addition to your job resume.

Signs a gap year is not for you

If there are advantages, there are also disadvantages to taking a gap year.

One of them is wasting your time. Sometimes, the break will not really bring anything good. But this can be avoided if you make sure that you are taking this year off with a purpose.

Another disadvantage is the expenses. Postponing the job hunting task means you will not have an income for a year – only expenses. Unless you have huge savings, you need to make sure you know where to get the money to survive for a year.

Yet another thing to consider is the risk. You might find it harder to find a job if you take one year after graduating before applying. Some employers might look at your experiences during the past year as a good thing – but others might view it as the opposite. Make sure you are not passing up opportunities as you take the gap year that you feel you need to go through.

3 things that Students should learn

Posted by admin on June 02, 2015
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Student Beverage

Student Beverage

Imagine for awhile that you went four years in college. Just learning how the in-and-outs of your future profession will work. That wouldn’t be much fun, right?

Being a student is much more then just to know how to run a large organization or what Shakespeare thought about Hamlet. The student time is a time when you go from a teenager to an adult. It’s a time to test new things and to experience what life is all about.

It might be the time when you live by yourself for the first time. That’s a huge step for many young people. Handling a very own budget, paying bills and be responsible for no one but yourself. I think there are some things that a student should learn.

1) Being able to socialize with people. This is a huge factor when it comes to being more self reliant. There is no more mum or dad who will introduce you to new people. In adulthood meeting new people and understand their perspective is a huge thing. If you can’t get along with people this will be a career breaker. First thing you need to do to get a job is to get to an job interview most likely. Would be awkward if you couldn’t get along with the persons who interviews you, right? And don’t forget. That during this time, it might be the time that you meet that someone special. So go out and socialize and try your luck.

2) Running a household. If you aren’t lucky enough to have a maid or a butler, then it’s up to you everyday to clean your bed, wash your clothes and to make dinner everyday. Well you might not need to make your bed and wash your clothes everyday. But you have to eat and make your own food everyday if you don’t want a whole in your wallet. Running a household might seem daunting, but in the end it’s a great way to feel better about yourself.

3. Getting better disciplined. No matter if it comes to studies or keeping an budget, it’s very important that you become more disciplined. At the end of the day, you are holding yourself responsible if anything happens. Sure, mum and dad might come to the rescue once or twice, but the will probably give up if you screw up to much.


Eating Healthy and getting a good night sleep

Posted by admin on February 01, 2015
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Noodles are great. But!

Noodles are great. But!

Noodles are great. They are tasty, really fast food and above all, they are cheap. As an student we all need to prioritize.

But sometimes the student parties and nightlife is getting in a way of giving us the most of our student time. Even though I’m a huge fan of getting the most of my student life, I think that there is times when we all need a good night sleep and eating more healthy. Science has proved that sleep is the best way to stay productive and better our memory. Eating healthy is also an example of getting better results no matter if we are talking about work, studies or sports. These are things that makes our bodies and minds be more optimal. It all drains down to two factors that we students needs to take into account.

1. The time factor
2. Budget

Some students are lucky. Coming from a wealthy family, but most of use are not. We need to twist and turn every penny that we get our hands on. But come friday night and our budget mindset is gone with the wind. Time on the other hand something that is equal amongst everyone. There is 365 days in a year (mostly) and there is 24 hours in a day. For me it’s about managing time as well as resources. Both mentality and in terms of money. I wrote a previous post about habits. It could be useful to look at that post to see if there anything in life to get better at.

Why students should write a blog

Posted by admin on October 09, 2014
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I get a lot of questions about blogging. Especially about what to blog about. “My life is so uninteresting, why should anyone care about my blog”? But I think that the blog is more interesting for you as a student then to get a lot of followers to your blog.

There are so many benefits with blogging that I think I would share some of those with you. And perhaps you will get ideas on what to blog about.

1) Do it to become better with writing and reading. I am the first in line to say that my english isn’t top notch. But I know, that the more I read and write. I will become much better at it. So that’s a huge benefit as a student. That you can improve yourself on something that is so important do you degree and also to future work. In fact, I don’t know is I would have gone to the University that I’m in, if I haven’t written this blog. And That take me to reason number two.

2) Reflection about your studies and your life. It is much easier to get a birds view perspective on your life if you write a blog. If there is something that bothers you, do you have goals that you need motivation to? Well a blog is a great way to let out some steam and enables you to come back, days, month or even years later to read about and to laugh, cry and reflect over. It so good that I can honestly say that if I haven’t blogged I wouldn’t have come to the conclusion to study at the University. Experience all that life has to give to me and hopefully get a proper job at the end.

3) Get new friends and share experience. When you’re blogging you will notice that other people might be interested in what you’re writing about. Maybe they are in the same situation that you are in and that they have the same interests that you have. And maybe you will get comments that they like what you’re writing about, they will link to you from their blog, sharing readers from their blog. I know many friends that gotten friends from blogging and even met them IRL (In Real Life), and I met a few myself writing this blog. Internet is a such wonderful place.

4) Creating job opportunities. If you’re really love what you’re writing about, no matter it’s about animals, cooking, IT, playing online casino games, traveling or whatnot. There is always an opportunity that your blog will become a source for other person with the same interest. It might end up that you will become an authority in your field and people are looking to you for your expertize in the area of interest. This might end up in a job opportunity for you that an company is noticing you and is reaching out for you to start working to them. There are examples has gotten job requests solely because of their blog that they are writing on. And if you want to hire me, just hit me with an e-mail

How to get more done as a student

Posted by admin on September 09, 2014
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Coffee is good for producutivty

If you’re a student like me. There is probably things on your to-do-list that you have un-checked there since the last civil war. But tomorrow you will get the things done. Or maybe the day tomorrow after that?

As a student there is so many things that is keeping your focus somewhere else. But there are some tips that I can share with you to get things done as a student. The foremost best tips that I can give you is to adopt productive habits. When you have habits then the productive part comes easy. Well almost.

To get good habits you must understand yourself. Think about how you learned how to brush your thooths. That was probably not that easy in the beginning. But the more you did it, the easier it became. Now you’re doing it almost in your sleep. Same principle is applied here. But let me tell you what you need to do.

1. Choose a habit (e.g. exercising)
2. Choose a small reward (e.g. watch TV before bed)
3. Choose a que (e.g.have your sneakers visible)

So now you know that if you see your sneakers e.g. when you go out of bed, it’s time for you to go out running in the morning. And you know that if you do that, you will get 30 minutes extra TV-time in the evening. So lets go out and run. After doing this perhaps 10-20 times you will get an habit that sticks. Now you won’t need the reward as much and you will instead enjoy running and having you new found habit that will make you a better person hopefully.

This is something that you can try out on one or two new habits that you would like to adopt. E.g. for studying etc. But don’t do too many habits at once. Your brain has a limit of willpower. And habits are there to minimize the power you need to create an productive habit. But hopefully you can aggregate the things that you see as positive in your life and you will become a much better person in doing so.

I myself has just started with this and started running in the morning. Something that I have had big problems with. But that I know really enjoy doing in the morning. Also my studies have been positively improved by this. It a multi-habit with many benifits.