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4 Hacks for Starting a Paper for English Comp Writing

Starting writing on a paper is always the most difficult part. Instead of procrastinating, in this article, I share 4 ways to overcome the fear of the blank page so you can start writing a paper in less time and with less drama. Here are four strategies for starting writing a paper that works even …

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How to Start Writing a Research Paper: Tips from an Entrepreneur to Beat Procrastination & Write Faster

Research papers are one of the most time-consuming parts of school. In this post, I’ll walk you through a method I created to transform your teacher’s writing prompt into a A+ paper with less time, anxiety, and frustration. When I went back to school after 10 years as an entrepreneur, my patience for writing research …

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How to Take Cute Notes 📝 in Class using BuJo Skills

Whether high school, college, grad, or post-grad studies, creating handwritten doodle-note style course notes during a lecture can help you remember the content of a lecture better, study more effectively, and ace your next big midterm or final.  Learning to take cute Notes Classroom lectures are an ideal time to practice lettering and doodling. Research …

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6 Interesting Flexible Side Jobs for Grad Students

Graduate school is an odd season of life. While many work full time during graduate studies, often others, like me, discover their graduate program isn’t a good complement to a standard full-time job and seek alternate income while working towards the next career goal. For me, a standard 9-5 hasn’t felt like a good fit …

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Sketchnote: How to Study | Top Study Techniques According to Research

When it comes to studying, most of us probably think we’ve got it down, but modern research is challenging some of the longest-held beliefs about studying. In some cases, these researchers report, counterintuitive study methods (i.e. study techniques that don’t seem like they should work) actually do work better than traditional study methods. In this …

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5 Things to Know Before Starting Grad School After Working

I was 33 when I left my job, moved 2,000 miles, and started grad school full time. As an adult learner, school was a very different place. It felt different both because I was a very different learner and because the landscape of learning had changed. In this article, I thought I’d share some of …

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How to Mind Map for Faster Research Paper Writing

Paper writing is tough. The pre-writing process, where thoughts are gathered and organized, can be the hardest part. In this post, I share my best tip for how to launch the paper writing process: using mind-maps to organize your thoughts and brainstorm. When Paper Structure matters, Start with a Mind Map For visual thinkers, mind …

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How to use Bullet Journal Style Doodles to Create Worksheets & Handouts

Occasionally in school, a teacher might require a handout as one of the course assignments. Typically the handout is done as an accompaniment to a research paper or presentation that you can share with other students in the course. Making short handouts at the end of a research project is very helpful. Reducing a 10-page …

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