The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers." These words seem like something my parents and any of my friends' parents would say.
Herman Ebbinghaus, a German psychologist, conducted an experiment with the intention to find out how much people remember of what they learn. One day after memorizing information, he remembered one third of it. Two days later, he only remembered 5%. This made me think: why do we go to school when we forget what we learn, anyway? What do I remember from elementary school and high school?
Why can't I focus on studying? It's a question every student comes faced with in times of crisis. There comes a point when you find it hard to cope with your sudden lack of energy. This leads to a lack of motivation, which affects much more than your marks. As you see your academic performance worsen, it's easy to lose confidence in yourself. That's a trap you should never fall in. Losing motivation in college may be unfortunate, but you can easily regain the energy you desperately need.
Essay writing does not come naturally to a lot of people. One of the essential skills a student needs is the ability to write a good essay. Good essay writing skills can get a student into college and ensure passing grades. Once at college, students face the challenge of multiple essays for different courses.
“Will God help me pass my exams?” “Will I pass my exam astrology free?” “How could I pass my exams feeling so tense?” If you've ever considered using white magic to pass exams, you might have asked the above questions as well; but I'll be honest with you – I have no clear-cut answer.
The dissertation is unlike any other project you've worked on so far. It's not just about the period of time it takes and the level of effort it requires. It will practically force you to develop certain qualities and change your character. It will affect your personality and your entire life. Are you wondering how a single project such as a dissertation will do that?
You're thinking of "Arabian Nights" after your imagination run wild while reading those descriptions of exotic places. You can add a brief review of Pier Paolo Paolini's graphic adaptation of the book (or so you think), even comparing it to the Italian filmmaker's version of "Canterbury Tales".
There's pressure to observe Valentine's Day, dating or not dating. Some students are thinking of skipping meals, so they can have dinner at a nearby fancy restaurant. It didn't occur to them that they need calories before (or during) paper writing. Some students don't like the public display of affection (PDA), reminding them of their singleness. They consider (attending) a seminar, but they must buy plane tickets.
It's easy to make a long list of New Year's resolution, even easier to break it a few days after New Year's Day. College students must learn to make a resolution on this one, and there's more than one good reason to do it. If you've been struggling with the coursework, then New Year can be your turnaround. You're in your late teens, so it's high time to be responsible for your actions.
Italo Calvino once argued that reading classical novels would be better than not reading them at all. The author, whose postmodernist works made him the most-translated Italian writer of his generation, would get the idea from Socrates learning how to play the flute. “What good will it do you,” the philosopher's doubters asked, “to know this tune before you die?”.