Life hack (from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia): refers to productivity tricks programmers use to cut through information overload and organize their data. Today, anything that solves an everyday problem in a clever or non-obvious way might be called a life hack.
If anyone need creative ways to solve everyday problems of information overload and unorganized data it’s students–especially new students who may not have been learned good study skills (and hacks) in high school or returning students who feel overwhelmed by their return to the academic world.
As classes get going strong now, many people who could be good students begin to feel stress about all the work to be done between now and December. If you haven’t had the first test in your class, many of you will in the next couple of weeks. Often that’s a wake-up call for students who thought they could just coast through their classes without working too hard.
However, it’s not too late to establish good study habits and become a fabulous student!
I recently ran across a site, Study Hacks, written by an MIT postdoc and the author of How to Win at Collegethat has a lot of good information to help students become successful in their studies. I highly recommend perusing his site and considering the hints he provides.
What’s the best study hint or hack you know? Let us know in the comments.