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25 Apps You'll Need to Survive College

25 Apps You'll Need to Survive College
College isn't all fun and games (unless you want it to be.) Don't sweat it, though. Take a look at these 25 apps — they'll give you a smoother college experience by helping you study smarter, connect with new people and wake up in time for your early lectures. Your university probably has its own app, too — download it. Any helpful ones we missed? 1. Image: BenchPrep BenchPrep is an interactive course library with all the graduate and professional exam study material you can handle. Available for free on iOS and Android devices. 2. iStudiez Pro Image: iStudentPro iStudiezPro keeps track of your deadlines, grades and more across all Mac devices — all you need to do is plug your class schedule into the app. Available for $2.99 for iOS. 3. You've probably heard a lot about Evernote, and yes, you should try it. If you're feeling overwhelmed by Evernote's many features, check out this comprehensive beginner's guide. Available for broke college students (read: free) for iOS and Android devices.

How to Put Together a Promo Video by @BPTickets | Event Success Newsletter Getting Started with Promo Videos Video watching has become a huge part of the way Internet users engage online. With approximately 1.2 billion daily video streams, YouTube has become essential to any organization's promotional strategy. As event producers, creating quality videos for your shows and events can help you sell more tickets and effectively increase your online presence. Get started with promotional videos by reading through our tips below. Choose Your Video Style There are several types of videos that can help you achieve your goals. Note that the tone of the video also plays an important part in engagement. Keep it Short and Sweet By 30 seconds into an online video, up to 33% of viewers have moved on, and by 2 minutes 60% have moved on (according to TMG). Tip: Scripting or storyboarding your video can help to keep it concise. Make it Visually Appealing People love a show! Don't Forget Your Call to Action At the end of your video, what do you want people to do?

How to prepare for an interview - Think Scholarships? Think How to prepare for an interview If you're after a job, an interview is normally expected if your application awakens the employer's interest. In the case of scholarship applications, if interviews are part of the application process, than this is normally stated in the application details you receive together with your application form. The part below deals with what you should do if you receive an invitation to an interview, both before, during and after it. Before the interview Preparation before an interview IS A MUST. While an interview is clearly a testing situation, and you should be prepared accordingly, you're not facing the Inquisition there. First, try to read as much as possible about the company/scholarship program you have applied to. Third, try to find out how much the interview will last, who's gonna be your interviewer, even, if possible, what topics are of most interest to him/her and will show up during the discussion. 1. 1. During the interview DRESS FORMAL.

6 Famous Documentaries That Were Shockingly Full of Crap #3. Searching for Sugar Man -- Sugar Man Was Touring, Shooting Up the Charts in the '80s Comstock/Comstock/Getty Images The Film: Searching for Sugar Man is the tale of two South African music fans going on a quest to find a mysterious American singer called Rodriguez, who had become huge in their country but whose whereabouts were unknown. Spoilers: The documentary discovers Rodriguez toiling in anonymity in his native Detroit, having no idea of his superstar status abroad. Via Michael Robinson"Wait, he didn't kill himself? The Fallacy: The documentary tells us that Rodriguez is a guy who put out two extremely obscure albums in the '70s, had zero success, quit music, and became a regular Joe. Andy Kropa/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images He still has fucking "Down Under" stuck in his head. Yep, Rodriguez was a huge sensation in Australia in the late '70s and early '80s, with his singles shooting up the charts for over a year. #2. Jupiterimages/ Images #1.

- StumbleUpon Three-minute timed test. 1. Read everything before doing anything. 2. Put your name in the upper left-hand corner of this paper. 3. Circle the word "Name" in sentence two. 4. 40 Places for College Students to Find Free Unabridged Books Online Jul 11, 2011 The cost of books can add up quickly for college students. Fortunately, there are a lot of great sites that offer free unabridged books online. Bartleby - Bartleby has one of the best collections of literature, verse and reference books that can be accessed online for no charge. Where to Find Free Audio Books Online The following websites offer free audio books online. Audio Literature Odyssey - Complete and unabridged novels, poems, short stories and literary podcasts read by voice actor Nikolle Doolin.

What the U.S. Can Learn from the Dutch About Teen Sex The Dutch are known for their liberal attitudes toward sex and drugs: while not officially legal, marijuana use and sale in “coffee shops” is tolerated in The Netherlands, as is prostitution, most notoriously in the street windows of Amsterdam’s red light district. Pragmatism, the Dutch have long believed, is better than punitive prohibition — and they’ve got lots of data on their side.While 12% of the American population has smoked marijuana in the last month, for example, the same is true of only 5% of citizens of The Netherlands. (More on 5 Little-Known Truths About American Sex Lives) As Salon reports, this practical attitude — and data favoring it — extends to teenage sex. But rather than resulting in crazed teen orgies and high rates of teen pregnancy, abortion or transmission of STDs, the Dutch have far lower rates of these problems than the U.S. Dutch parents, by contrast, downplay the dangerous and difficult sides of teenage sexuality, tending to normalize it.

Free Cornell Note Forms for American Digest Readers @ AMERICAN DIGEST Free Cornell Note Forms for American Digest Readers Taking better notes requires having better tools. Of all the various note taking systems I've used over the years, the best, by far, is "The Cornell Note Taking System" which was created by Walter Pauk, an emeritus professor at Cornell. Deceptively simple, the Cornell System supplies an armature that both organizes notes and encourages review and summarization. I use it for reading, research, and for planning and organizing projects from the simple to the complex. As an added advantage, I find that rigorous use of the Cornell system also aids and improves memory. For a long time, I've used the templates here as the basis of notes. I'm making my templates available for free on the Web today in downloadable PDF format. The three files are: 1) CornellNoteSystem.pdf <--- (40kb) This is the classic explanation how the note forms are used and in what order complete with graphic examples. That's it.

20 Websites (Also) Specifically Designed for College Students We've scoured the Internet to find some of the best websites for college students. Here are 20 more that focus on college life and academic productivity. General Advice 1. CampusGrotto - Known as the 'inside source' for college students, CampusGrotto is a national College News site that focuses on college life. 2. 3. 4. 5. Lifehacks 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Straight-Out Blogs 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Just for Fun 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. The Truth About the Hookup Culture Among College Students Recent claims about the hookup culture among college students are greatly exaggerated, it seems. Despite racy headlines suggesting that college kids are increasingly choosing casual liaisons over serious relationships, a new study presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association finds that just under one-third of college students have had more than one partner in the past year. And that’s exactly the same proportion of students who were surveyed between 1988 and ’96, and between 2002 and ’10; both groups also had the same number of partners. So kids aren’t hooking up more than they ever were, or even more than their parents did, which is what recent media coverage has implied. “College students today are not having more sexual partners [after] age 18, more sexual partners over the last year or more sex than their parents,” says the study’s lead author Martin Monto, professor of sociology at the University of Portland in Oregon. (MORE: What the U.S.