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Please watch the talk Study Less, Study Smart by Dr. Marty Lobdell. It will help you a lot. To sum up the talk in a few points: Start studying early. Your brain can only handle a few concepts at a time. It takes time for the concepts to sink in. Don't keep everything for the last moment. Take breaks every 25 minutes. The human attention span lasts ...


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In Outlook you can use "Follow Up" flags to mark the email, this will add a task to your Outlook task list to follow up the mail at a later time. I'm sure similar functionality does exist in Thunderbird, either native or via a plugin. Several solutions have been posted in a Super User thread.


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According to this article which summarize William Shockley suggestion on productivity on publishing papers: producing a paper is tantamount to clearing every one of a sequence of hurdles. He specifically lists: ability to think of a good problem ability to work on it ability to recognize a worthwhile result ability to make a decision as to when to stop ...


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Don't worry about how you feel about your non-hires. What matters is how the people who didn't hire you feel about you. To solve your problem, it is important to understand exactly why you were not hired by the companies that interviewed you. Once you do this, you can focus your feelings of self-doubt into productive actions that will help you secure an ...


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After being asked for clarification on my comment, I thought I'd write an answer. Workflow optimisation is the act of optimising the process of doing actual work. For example: Implementing a general reference system (a box of file folders with labels) would be considered workfflow optimisation, but using that system would be actual work. It's important to ...


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Okay as a computer programming student myself, and a tutor on summer vacation, I want to be honest and give you the best tip some other experienced programmers gave me and stuff i learnt from my mum who is proffessor: First thing you should understand is that vacation is to rest (don't get me wrong, wait for it) I got my summer break in May, I had two ...


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Suggestions from talking with professors: Have a list of problems available. Collect those that are close to your interests and skill. Whenever you read about a new technique, check it in that list.


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Do whatever you choose to do, and be mild about it. Willpower and stress are natural enemies. There are no have-to's in life. You don't have to do anything. Focus on what you want to do now, given the circumstances you are in. Choose. Whatever you choose, it will have consequences. Watching youtube all day has positive and negative consequences, doing your ...


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Visualization and imagination are wonderful things. But to improve them, the real key (correct me if I am wrong) is getting exposure to similar things, to things you can connect with. What I mean is simple: being able to solve problems in your head involves so many things. Understand the problem you are trying to solve First you have to understand the ...


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It would appear that we have very similar goals (minus the blog and online courses). I've been interested in self-learning since I graduated high school. Here are some of the things I've learned that help a lot with time management: Develop and stick to a routine Break each day down into discrete chunks. I sleep from 11 PM to 2 AM (I'll explain that later) ...


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Have a look at spreeder.com . It's a place to learn not to 'read out loud' in your mind by flashing words really quickly instead of letting you read them on your own. I think you can you can apply this concept to numbers as well. Try flashing some numbers (you could do it on paper) and compute some function of them (pick any. Start with something like a ...


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I'm currently working on my thesis in cognitive sciences, about visual-spatial thinking and its connection to memory. In case you haven't heard about it, there's a theory about being right- or left-brained. That theory is now considered neurologically-incorrect (or a "myth") but its psychological basis is still strong. Without going into further ...


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From the tone of your question, my impression is you are usually a "B" student and are now trying in your last year to up your game to get all A's. You need to look at the factors around you and your study habits to see how they are contributing and detracting from your ability to focus on your studies and retain the information. As noted by Little Child, ...


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There are, of course, inherent differences in the way individuals process information and in their base knowledge of any given topic. This has a lot of impact on the speed with which they are able to answer you in conversation. But the real differentiator, as I have read and experienced in the past, is the amount of preparation one has done in the specific ...


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I think that people procrastinate for different reasons so there is no one-size-fits-all answer . (I am also always surprised as to how many people suffer with this - trust me it's not just you! ) Some excellent points have been made in all of the posts above for sure. Here's my take : To find the cure I think you need to identify WHY you are ...



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