LIFE HACKS by: Keith Bradford
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✍ Chew gum when you’re studying, and then chew the same flavor when you take the test. This has been known to improve memory.
✍ You’re 50% more likely to remember something if you speak it out loud instead of simply reading it over and over
✍ Replace the “en” in a Wikipedia link with “simple” to strip away the complex and mostly irrelevant information on the page.
✍ Mathway.com solves all kinds of math homework problems with step-by-step explanations.
✍ When doing a presentation in PowerPoint, always save it as a “PowerPoint Show” (.ppsx). This will open it directly to the slideshow.
✍ Writing an essay? Copy and paste it into Google translate and have the computer read it out to you. It’ll be much easier to find errors this way.
✍ Need to read faster? Place a piece of your favorite candy on each paragraph. When you reach each paragraph you get to eat that piece.
✍ If your calculator runs out of batteries in the middle of an exam, rub the ends of the batteries together. This can give you up to an extra fifteen minutes of battery life.
✍ If you’re giving a big presentation, have a friend ask you a set question. This way, you can come up with a great answer beforehand and it will look like you really know your stuff.
✍ Study your notes within one day of taking them. Retention rates are 60% higher then.
✍ Paper due? Low on black ink? Change the font color to dark tan. It looks almost identical to black ink.
✍ Keep pen thieves away: Put a blue ink cartridge in a red pen. No one steals red pens.
✍ You can remember the value of pi (3.1415926) by counting each word’s letters in “May I have a large container of coffee.”
✍ Changing the font size of periods from 12 to 14 can make a paper look significantly longer.
✍ Taking a quick nap after learning something new can solidify that memory in your brain.
✍ If you’re up late doing homework, listen to Hans Zimmer Pandora. His music has no distracting lyrics and the scores are intended to motivate you.
✍ At Chegg.com, you can rent expensive textbooks online for a semester instead of buying them at a bookstore.
✍ Stop using Google.com to search information for school essays. Use “scholar.google.com” instead. You’ll find more relevant information right away.
✍ Leave studying to the very last minute? Your best chance of passing is to study the first and last 20% of the syllabus.
✍ Stumped on a question or math problem? Lie down. Your thought process is much faster when you’re lying down, which is why you always lie down at psychiatrist appointments.
✍ Didn’t finish your paper? Copy and paste a bunch of random symbols in a Word document and hand it in. Your teacher will think the file was damaged, buying you more time to finish.
✍ Want to find a good job after college? Make friends with as many people in your field that are on track to graduate one or two years ahead of you.
✍ One of the best ways to study is to pretend that you’re going to have to teach the material.
✍ Never send your resume to someone as a Word document (unless asked). Send it as a. PDF file since it’s much cleaner and more professional looking.
✍ Playing with puppies and kittens relieves stress and can help students perform better on exams.
✍ Have a separate user account on your laptop for presentations. This way, embarrassing personal things won’t show up when you open it up in class.
✍ SelfControl is a program that blocks sites like Facebook, Twitter, and e-mail for a specified period of time. Using it will help you minimize distractions while you study or do homework.
✍ When proofreading, read the document out loud to yourself. Your mouth will catch errors your mind might glance over.
✍ You can get most answers to math assignments online by typing in the name of the textbook and then “answers.”
✍ Being surrounded by the color yellow will help you stay focused. Yellow decreases the production of melatonin, the
✍ You are more likely to remember something you’ve written in blue ink than something you’ve written in black ink.
✍ When doing long assignments, set a thirty-minute timer and race it. This will prevent you from procrastination.
✍ If a website is blocked on your school’s Internet, you can use Google Translate as a proxy. Just copy and paste the URL into it.
✍ There is a free website called EssayTyper that lets you type a topic and will write the paper for you in minutes. Always use this website with caution.
will make you more likely to remember what’s written.
✍ Want to remember your notes more easily? Use a weird font style. Studies have shown the uniqueness of a font ✍ Need some good music to do homework to? Try video game or movie soundtracks. They’re designed specifically to provide backgrounds that won’t mess with your concentration.
✍ It’s actually better to take exams on an empty stomach. Hunger makes you focus better.
Want to write essays and bibliographies like a pro? Get the information from Wikipedia and cite the sources listed at the bottom.
✍ Need to improve your geography quickly? Buy a world map ****** curtain. You’ll become an expert in no time!
✍ Eating chocolate while studying helps the brain retain new information more easily, and has been directly linked to higher test scores.
✍ Learning a new language? Try to find a translation of your favorite book from when you were a kid.
✍ If you’re pulling an all-nighter, have a fifteen- to twenty-minute nap just before the sun comes up and your body will reset itself.
✍ Get a study partner with blue eyes. Studies show that blue-eyed individuals study more effectively and tend to perform better on exams.
✍ When you graduate college or university, make sure to hold on to your college ID. You’ll usually still be able to get student discounts because most places only look at the photo, not the graduation year.
✍ Don’t skip on sleep. Sleep is more important than homework: It’s proven that it’s better to get a good sleep than to stay up late cramming for exams.
✍ Minor in what you love and major in what will get you a job.
✍ If you’re having trouble with a math problem, plug the equation into WolframAlpha.com and it will solve it for you.
10 Ways to Increase Your Brain Power
1. Memorize something. Train your brain to recall numbers, names, and dates.
2. Experience something new. Do something outside your comfort zone and step away from your daily routine once in a while.
3. Play Tetris. Playing Tetris can increase brainpower by almost 150%.
4. Get off the couch. Exercise and make sure you’re getting your heart rate up every single day.
5. Think positively. Positivity, especially in the future tense, speeds up the creation of cells and reduces stress and anxiety, which actually kill brain neurons.
6. Eat healthy. Most people know this, but most still don’t do it.
7. Read a book.
8. Get the right amount of sleep.
9. Turn off your GPS and use street signs and a map to navigate.
10. Stop using a calculator and put your brain to work.
10 Foods That Will Make You Smarter
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