EduLinks: 15 Fantastic Resources You’ll Want to Devour!

In order to catch up on the recent lack of EduLinks, I have decided to post a feature-packed list of big posts from the last month or so. From now on, I aim to place many interesting links available via Twitter, but I may compile a monthly post of some of the bigger links…we’ll see how it goes. Of course, please do write me a comment if you have any preferences.

Without further a do, let’s dive in!

1. LORELLE’S WRITING AND BLOGGING RESOURCES

So many different links and reference sites that you should at least sweep through the lists once. Lorelle aims the series at bloggers, but many items can be referred to as general points of research and information.

2. INTUTE: ESRC FESTIVAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE 2008

Between the 7th and 14th of March, Intute’s great Social Sciences Blog had a 10-part series on the best blogs in different subjects (Sociology, Psychology, Law, Elections, Statistics & Data, Economics, Business & Management, International Relations, Europe, and Politics & Government). It was a great series and it’s bound to include forums, sites, and blogs that you were not aware of.

3. MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER: THE FIFTY SUCCESS HABITS

Craig Harper describes an inspirational list of qualities. If you’re looking for a way forward, I can assure you that there’s something here to help motivate you.

4. ANYWIRED: BECOME A LIFESTYLE ENTREPRENEUR – COMPLETE GUIDE AND 40+ RESOURCES

Live the life you want, achieve your goals, fulfil your dreams. This is another huge post of links that’ll keep you reading for days.

5. PERSISTENCE UNLIMITED: 107 SIMPLE WAYS TO TURN YOUR DREAMS INTO REALITY

I told you there has been a wave of extensive posts over the last month. The (count them!) 107 suggestions that Brad gives here are sure to encourage you into action. Journal your progress, find a mentor, stick to the basics, teach others, tell the world, don’t be sensible, set rewards, measure your goals, etc., etc.

6. EMPLOYEE EVOLUTION: FIVE COMMON MISTAKES YOUNG ADULTS MAKE WHEN STARTING UP A SMALL BUSINESS

You may be considering your own business after you finish your study. If so, make sure you’ve read this article so you don’t fall into the frequent traps.

7. THE POSITIVITY BLOG: 16 THINGS I WISH THEY HAD TAUGHT ME IN SCHOOL

No need to wait until you’re 28 years old to find out what’s important. Let a 28 year old teach you right now!

8. ZEN HABITS: 18 FIVE-MINUTE DECLUTTERING TIPS TO START CONQUERING YOUR MESS

Mess is bad. I know this because I always fare much worse in life when everything is cluttered. If there’s a method to the madness, or if it’s an organised mess where everything still has a definitive place for you, that’s okay…I was able to handle that type of mess. But if you feel overwhelmed with heaps of unknown junk surrounding you, not even every lifehack and study tip in the world can help you…so get decluttering now!

9. BRITANNICA BLOG’S POSTINGS ON “NEWSPAPERS & THE NET”

A fascinating series of articles on the state of newspapers in the digital age. I wanted to wait until each piece had been posted. Now they’re all available under one link.

10. INSIDE HIGHER ED: WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE YOUR COLLEGE EDUCATION SERIOUSLY

Though based on university in America, this is still a relevant read for any university student. Full of great thought. Here’s just one excerpt…and what a sentence it is, too:

“We could define a university-educated person, then, as someone distinguished by the ability to bring to any phenomenon he or she encounters — a presidential election, a novel, a law, a tsunami, a nervous breakdown — disciplined mental activity, a discipline that emerges out of an ability to assimilate pretty much all at once a reasonable amount of historical perspective and raw data, as well as a sense of multiple and clashing perspectives.”

11. PICK THE BRAIN: 10 EXCELLENT SELF IMPROVEMENT PODCASTS

It’s not just reading material that aims to help you. Let your ears take a bashing too, with these productivity podcasts.

12. STUDY HACKS: THE TASTY INGREDIENTS IN MY PRODUCTIVITY SECRET SAUCE

Cal tells us how he manages to get by and stay organised. The important point to note is that you’re not meant to follow each and every tip, suggestion and lifehack thrown in your direction, but discover the methods that work best for you.

13. ALEX SHALMAN: 5 WAYS CHEAT SHEETS CAN ACE YOUR PRODUCTIVITY

Cheat sheets can be used for pretty much anything, as Alex shows. Of course, being at university means there are plenty of opportunities to create effective cheat sheets, for study and beyond.

14. TELEGRAPH: THE 100 MOST POWERFUL PEOPLE IN BRITISH CULTURE

Who is most influential? Simon Cowell? Ricky Gervais? Keira Knightley? Terry Wogan? J. K. Rowling? Banksy? They’re all listed among the 100, but where?

15. LIFEHACK.ORG: ARE YOU LIFEHACKING TOO MUCH?

Cheekily leaving this until the end of this marathon set of informative links. Joel Falconer discusses a productivity industry out of control. As he states, “The focus is put on consuming information, not taking action”.

So consider this final link to be the punchline…but a rather serious one.

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