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Writing Lab Reports & Scientific Papers. Science and math learning series What lab reports and scientific papers do: Persuade othersto accept or reject hypotheses by presenting data and interpretations Detail data, procedures, and outcomesfor future researchers Become part of the accepted body of scientific knowledgewhen published unless later disproved Provide an archival recordfor reference and document a current situation for future comparison Format: The typical lab report includes: title, abstract, introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, references and literature cited Title: Reflect the factual content with less than ten words in a straightforward manner Use keywords researchers and search engines on the Internet will recognize.

Writing Lab Reports & Scientific Papers

Solving problems with the Scientific Method. Science and math series Observe * Research * Hypothesize * Test * Conclude The scientific method is a process for forming and testing solutions to problems,or theorizing about how or why things work.

Solving problems with the Scientific Method

Coffitivity. List of helpful sites pulled from multiple masterposts compiled into one. Ten Traps of Studying. Trap #1: "I don't know where to begin.

Ten Traps of Studying

" Solution: Take control. Make a list of all the things you have to do. Break your workload down into manageable chunks. How to Cope with Exam Nerves. How to Succeed at School. Stress Management Tips. 10 Tips for Studying. Comment réussir vos examens oraux sans stress ? Nous sommes en novembre et la session de décembre approche.

Comment réussir vos examens oraux sans stress ?

Certains étudiants devront passer des examens oraux. Généralement les examens oraux sont plus stressant que les examens écrits. Voici quelques conseils pour vous permettre d’être à l’aise lors de vos oraux : 1. Préparez-vous. Plus vous connaissez votre matière et plus vous vous entraînez, moins vous serez stressé. Dès maintenant, faites vos synthèses de cours. 2. Une bonne présentation comporte une introduction, le développement de votre contenu et une conclusion. 3. Gardez à l’esprit que ce n’est pas vous que l’on juge, mais votre prestation. Faites des exercices de respiration avant chaque prise de parole en public. Pendant tout l’exercice, concentrez-vous sur votre respiration. Le stress vient souvent du fait que vous vous focalisez sur vous-même, que vous pensez à ce que l’autre va dire, à ce que l’autre va penser de vous… Changez de focus. Comment réussir son blocus ?

Les examens approchent et le stress devient de plus en plus palpable.

Comment réussir son blocus ?

Comment surmonter l’épreuve du blocus ? Il ne s’agit plus d’étudier des cours de 60 pages comme dans le bon vieux temps. Non, l’étudiant croule sous les syllabus, notes, livres, slides, travaux, schémas, résumés … De quoi se laisser impressionner! Mais il faut garder la tête froide et s’or-ga-ni-ser ! 7 Tips for Interview Success. Tips for Getting What you Want out of Life. How to Cope with Public Speaking Nerves. Méthodes de travail efficaces. 17 Easy Ways To Be Insanely Productive. How NOT to Multitask – Work Simpler and Saner. By Leo Babauta You’re working on two projects at once, while your boss has placed two new demands on your desk.

How NOT to Multitask – Work Simpler and Saner

You’re on the phone while three new emails come in. You are trying to get out the door on time so you can pick up a few groceries on the way home for dinner. Your Blackberry is going off and so is your cell phone. Your co-worker stops by with a request for info and your Google Reader is filled with 100+ messages to read. You are juggling tasks with a speed worthy of Ringling Bros. In this age of instant technology, we are bombarded with an overload of information and demands of our time. Life Hack recently posted How to Multi-task, and it’s a good article on the nature of multi-tasking and how to do it while still focusing on one task at a time.

This post is How NOT to Multi-task — a guide to working as simply as possible for your mental health. Finding Time To Study. Learning to manage your time effectively is an important life skill.

Finding Time To Study

Our pages Time Management and Minimising Distractions provide an introduction to general time management skills. This page covers time management techniques that you can specifically apply to your studies. Everybody has different aspects of life to balance, work, family, personal life and studies. In order to benefit from your studies you will need to feel that you have some measure of control over your study time.

Gaining control of your time requires some thought and planning. Ineffective time management means you get less done. This, in turn, can lead to stress and anxiety, which are common problems when trying to juggle the demands of a busy life. See our page: Tips to Avoid Stress for more information. Effective time management also enables you to work your way, systematically, through your studies – breaking large tasks into smaller, more quickly achievable sub-tasks. Developing a Study Timetable. The Power of the Doodle : Improve Your Focus and Memory.

Long dismissed as a waste of time, doodling is getting new respect.

The Power of the Doodle : Improve Your Focus and Memory

Recent research in neuroscience, psychology and design shows that doodling can help people stay focused, grasp new concepts and retain information. A blank page also can serve as an extended playing field for the brain, allowing people to revise and improve on creative thoughts and ideas. Doodles are spontaneous marks that can take many forms, from abstract patterns or designs to images of objects, landscapes, people or faces. Some people doodle by retracing words or letters, but doodling doesn't include note-taking. "It's a thinking tool," says Sunni Brown, an Austin, Texas, author of a new book, "The Doodle Revolution. " Doodling in meetings and lectures helps ease tension for Samantha Wilson, a high-school teacher and graduate student from Southborough, Mass. "It looks like I'm spacing out when I'm doodling, but I'm actually making my thoughts come together, solidifying my own ideas," Ms.

When Dr. 22 Killer Personal Development Resources You're Missing Out On. You’ve got the personal development itch once again.

22 Killer Personal Development Resources You're Missing Out On

You know the feeling. Maybe you want to be more productive, finally tackle that goal of yours, or start waking up earlier.