While the Freshman 15 Laptop Giveaway is running, I thought I’d deliver a load of EduLinks for everyone. It’s a real mixed bag. Hopefully something for everyone.
And if you haven’t entered the competition for the laptop yet, what are you waiting for? It’s worth a go. For those of you have have entered, it’s been great to read your answers to the questions. Given that I’m picking the winner at random, I’ve loved the fact that so many of you have enthusiastically jumped in and given really detailed answers. You rule!
On to the EduLinks!
Boost your mindpower…but keep on writing to-do lists!
Kill Jill finds goodness through the bad, as she learns time management through a week of difficult experiences.
Me and you are going to love this post. Erm, I mean you and I are going to love this post…
Is your student experience one of embracing the single life, or time for a long-term relationship? Some tough choices lie ahead. That’s not even considering the long-distance relationships we deal with…
Get a first draft knocked out in no time. Less worry, less editing, more writing. Seriously, it’s a great way of working.
“…truth is received truth: the consensus view of a subject”
Do you use Wikipedia? Read this piece for ‘the truth’.
Your degree involves communication on many levels, but we’re not all natural communicators. It’s rare to have communication skills taught when approaching your academic subject, but these tips help show how important those skills can be.
Of course, it could be worse. People could be leaving their phone numbers online for everyone to see…
All doom and gloom for us, then. 😦
Scott recently wrote that people should find authors they respect, but disagree with. While I generally agree with Scott’s writing, I couldn’t gel with his post on ‘itchy chair motivation’. But strangely, I felt my disagreement was the perfect opportunity to link back to this article in particular, because I’m sure there are many people who’ll appreciate this method of motivation.
Forget employment…how about enjoying postgrad study? And if that’s not your thing, it’s all the more reason to stand out and take advantage of the big opportunities presented to you. Ignore what’s on TV and stop procrastinating on Facebook. Time to face the world one way or another!
If that’s not your thing, the web comic, Piled Higher and Deeper put some of the ‘economic downturn’ postgrad data into amusing context a few weeks back. It also helped us work out how bad our personal situation is during these times of crisis.
Please read this. It’s a short and brilliant piece. One of the best articles about creativity I’ve read.
Finally, all the best to the students of Gloucestershire who are growing their own veg. No need to worry about the bank balance when there’s enough food in the ground.