It’s one thing to know you need to use certain study strategies and techniques (e.g. create mind maps, break your work down into small chunks and review your notes regularly). But knowledge of these strategies is only the starting point.
Next you have to apply these strategies. You need to build these strategies into […]
Last night I attended my university graduation ceremony. I was awarded a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) and the university strongly encouraged me to attend the ceremony.
You see, I never bothered to go to my undergraduate graduation ceremony.
I remember thinking, Yeah, big deal! Lots of people get law and psychology degrees. I’ll go to […]
We live in a world where comfort is king. A world where we think pain is bad. Pleasure is good.
Following this logic, we should avoid pain and pursue pleasure at all costs.
But is this the recipe for academic and life success?
Surely life can’t be all ponies, kittens and rainbows all the time?
When you don’t understand something or feel confused as you study, what do you do?
A. Consider dropping the subject
B. Say to yourself, “You’re stupid!”
C. Procrastinate by going to the fridge to get a snack
D. Embrace the pain and keep going
Most of us do A, B and/or C: we give up far too easily.