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Budding fashion designers: Here is what you need to succeed
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The skills required to succeed in the service industry
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How to manage stress during college admission season
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College facilities that can boost a student’s performance and make their college experience better
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10 Things to Keep in Mind while Selecting a College after +2
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The benefits of living on campus in a college
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Stressed before your placement interview? Relax and breathe!
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Easy and quick meals to make in college
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What’s in your backpack? College essentials you must always have
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Less time, more revision: Effective study strategies for your college exams

Budding fashion designers: Here is what you need to succeed

The fashion industry can be taxing, especially for the beginners. Here is some well-thought-out advice that fashion industry stalwarts standby.

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Use your personal experiences

When creating designs, draw from your personal experiences. Use things, objects, and people that inspire you in your designs to create something unique. When you use your own thoughts in the pieces you create, you end up creating something unique and exceptional. When you draw from within yourself, you never know what you will end up creating.

 

Have a clear vision

A clear vision is necessary to succeed in the fashion industry. Whether you are starting your own business or working under a designer, you should have a vision in mind about your future. When the goal is clear, the path towards that goal will also be clear. This will help you make all the right choices you need to be a successful fashion designer.

 

Be nice to people you work with

Fellow interns, tailors, administrative staff or just about anyone else you work with are people who will have an effect on your work. Be nice to the people you work with because it pays off in the long term. This is a cut-throat industry where competition is always at an all-time high. Being nice will make you stand apart and help you gain friends in an industry that is always on edge.

 

Be sure of the finances

This is especially necessary for those who are starting their own design studio, clothing line or venture. You should know your finances in and out. From the cost of the cloth to the rent you pay for your studio, you must know every single thing. The fashion industry can be expensive, and being aware of your profit or loss is necessary to succeed on all fronts.

 

Focus on your work

The fashion industry is synonymous with glitz and glamour. Therefore, the thumb rule is to stay focused. Focus on your vision, focus on your work, and focus on being a good designer. The industry is full of opinions, but you must stay true to your personal style.

 

Deliver on your promises

Deliver on your promises because it helps you create a great impression on your clients. This is especially necessary for the designers who have just begun creating a space for themselves in the industry. When you deliver on time, you create loyal customers for a lifetime.

 

Take criticism in your stride

Take criticism in your stride. When you work under others, you are bound to get feedback for your work. Pay attention to the criticism but do not let it get you down. Client or boss, there will always be someone critiquing your work, style, and numerous other things. Take the constructive part of criticism and ignore the rest.

 

Being a successful fashion designer is all about how you can create pieces that reflect your style in a way that others like it. It is not an easy industry, but it is definitely rewarding and fulfilling.

The skills required to succeed in the service industry

The service industry is extremely demanding. It requires an unusual set of skills to succeed in this industry. Are you entering the service industry? Then here are the skills you need to master in order to succeed. Don’t be afraid of the challenges you might face initially because the long-term rewards are worth it.

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Cultural sensitivity

This is the most important skill required of service professionals. You are going to deal with people on a daily basis. Therefore, being sensitive is important. As a service professional, you can work anywhere in the country or the world. So, cultural sensitivity or being aware of the cultural practices is incredibly important.

 

Communication skills

Communication is the key to success for every service industry professional. As a profession that relies on talking and communicating to serve the customers, communication skills rank on the top of the list. Being clear and concise while communicating can help you climb the career ladder.

 

Organizational skills

Being organized is another essential skill for this industry. That means being organized with your work, planning your day ahead of time, making a to-do list and sticking to it, and staying ahead of your work at all times. Organizational skills will help you keep everything organized in your personal and professional life and create a great impression on your boss.

 

Positive attitude

A positive attitude is necessary if this is the industry you have chosen to work in. No one likes to deal with someone who projects negativity while booking a room, a vacation or placing their food order. A can-do, go-getter attitude can do wonders for you and get you a good and positive feedback from the clients.

 

Multi-tasking

Are you good at juggling? Well, if you are not, you better start practicing! We are not talking about juggling balls, but juggling multiple tasks together at the same time. Multi-tasking means taking an order, making a booking, and taking a payment, all at the same time while dealing with customers. As we said, the service industry is extremely demanding and will take all your time and focus.

 

People skills

Building connections and providing stellar customer service are just two facets of the people skills required to be a good professional. No matter which service job you are in, you will have to deal with people. This means combining a few of the skills mentioned above and your people skills in order to serve the customer in the best way possible.

 

Flexible timings

Flexibility becomes a necessity as soon as you become a part of this industry. This is because the service industry literally never sleeps. This applies to all sectors including hospitality, tourism and many more. Therefore, be prepared to work for flexible hours to succeed and make a great impression on your employers and customers.

 

So, are you prepared to succeed in the service industry? To be a good professional, make sure you excel at each of these skills.

How to manage stress during college admission season

Admission season can be even more stressful when compared to exam time. At least you can prepare and plan before any exam. You also know the syllabus, have a rough idea of your abilities and a rough idea of what will be in front of you. Admission season is akin to playing blind because you have no idea what will happen. These days, academics, in conjunction with group interviews and personal interviews determine a candidate’s level of proficiency. Here is how you can keep calm during admission season.

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Organize everything

You might be applying to 5 colleges or even 10 colleges. Regardless of the number, you should have everything in about your admission organized. From the paperwork needed to the essays required and the essay topics, make sure everything is organized beforehand. You might also want to make an excel sheet to help you keep track of the various deadlines.

 

Make the application process fun

Make the admission process fun! Turn it into a challenge for yourself, because applying for colleges can be extremely hard work and you will have to put in long hours. You can make a playlist or get your favorite beverage or food while sitting down and writing essays or finishing up online applications.

 

Talk to people around you

The admission process can be stressful. From your applications to waiting for the decision, each stage of the admission process is difficult. During such a time, talk to your parents or friends or other family members you might be close to. It is important to share your worries and fears so you do not overthink or stress yourself out.

 

Your application should reflect you

While you might want some help and advice, your application should essentially be a reflection of you. You are the best judge of how you want to present your application to a college admissions officer. Don’t share your essays with multiple people because you will get a ton of feedback. You can’t incorporate all this feedback and your essay or your application will not just be your application.

 

Account for road bumps

Always account for road bumps. Whether these are technical glitches for online applications, delay in postal delivery for paper and mail applications or an unforeseen emergency. Try and complete your application at least two days ahead of the deadline, since this also gives you time to revise all the information entered in the application. This is especially necessary for serial procrastinators because you don’t want to miss a deadline simply because you are lazy.

 

Stay positive

The most important thing is to always have a positive attitude. Stays focused on your goals and apply with a positive attitude. Write down one thing you are grateful for every day in the morning or before going to sleep. This will help keep things in perspective.

 

The admission process can be hard, but it doesn’t have to be difficult! You can put in the long hours and still enjoy the whole process with the support of your friends and family. Keep calm and keep applying.

 

College facilities that can boost a student’s performance and make their college experience better

While a college must provide a good education, it must also provide the necessary facilities to its students to help them study better. Students can learn in an environment where they are comfortable and looked after. Therefore, here are a few facilities offered by all good colleges to their students. When you give them a learning environment, they will learn and grow and become successful alumni.

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A good library

A good library tops our list because of obvious reasons. This is the most important resource required by students. From offering a quiet study spot on campus to offering textbooks and reference books, the library is used for multiple purposes. If students have all the books, e-journals, magazines and other educational resources available with ease, they are likely to use it to study better.

 

A computer lab

These days, a computer lab on campus is an absolute must. Technology has become an integral part of education and it is impossible to not have an on-campus computer lab. Also, engineering students and students from other technical fields need to use programs for their class assignments. A computer lab makes these tasks easy for them.

 

Cafeteria

Food is an essential part of a student’s life. The cafeteria on campus should offer various food options that should also be healthy. Neat and clean interiors and a large space to fit as many students as possible are necessary for an on-campus cafeteria.

 

On campus Wi-Fi

It is impossible for today’s students to do anything without Wi-Fi. From project research to applying for internships, everything in a student’s life is done online. Proper Wi-Fi connectivity is essential. Colleges might have to invest a significant amount of money in order to set up a network that works on the campus, but it will pay off in the long run.

 

On campus activities

On-campus activities, such as movie screenings, debates, student activities and student-run organizations are an essential part of all college campuses. Students on campus like to feel a part of the college’s student community and such activities bring them together.

 

Sports and recreation facilities

College these days offer gym facilities to their students because today’s students are quite health conscious. Other recreation facilities include offering students the chance to play on college sports teams, take part in intercollegiate sports, etc. This creates a team spirit in students which is great for boosting their morale.

 

Everyday amenities

Other everyday amenities for students include offering a doctor’s clinic on campus, offering transportation to nearby areas and ATMs on campus. These facilities are essential for a student and help them waste less time traveling back and forth. Making life easier for them means allowing them to spend more time learning and growing.

 

Colleges must understand that students these days require an environment conducive to learning. Be it gym facilities or a strong Wi-Fi network, it is absolutely essential for them to have these facilities on campus to study better. So colleges, make sure you have the best campus in town in order to attract students to your college.

 

10 Things to Keep in Mind while Selecting a College after +2

Selecting the right college is essential to make sure you have a bright future with strong career prospects. The institution is just as essential as the degree you get after graduation. Therefore, students spend months and countless hours researching and short listing the colleges they want to apply to. But here are a few essential points to keep in mind while choosing the right college. Remember, if you are happy, you will learn better. So, choose wisely!

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Choose your course of study

Before choosing a college, choose your course of study. It is easier to shortlist colleges if you know what area interests you because then you will be able to look for colleges that are the best in that field. Discuss with your parents, friends or advisors about what you want to do in the future. Your goal will determine your path which is to get the right type of college degree for the right field.

 

Degrees available

Most students are not aware of this, but colleges offer different types of degrees. It can be a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Sciences or even a Diploma degree. It is important that you first understand what the college is offering and if it suits your needs. B.A. in Biology is not helpful, whereas a B.Sc. in Biology can take you places when it comes to the career opportunities and higher education.

 

College location

The location of the college campus is important. Firstly, it determines how easy it will be for you to go home. Do you want to experience urban life? Or do you prefer a campus that is quiet and away from the city? A college’s proximity to a major city also means better career opportunities since big cities are usually home to big companies. This will help you get better internship and job offers. So take a map and do your research.

 

Faculty excellence

If you have shortlisted a few colleges, you then need to find out how well known and good the faculty is for your course. If you have friends studying there, ask them. If not, join online forums and get in touch with the current students and alumni about the college’s faculty, teaching methods, and other academic resources.

 

Student-teacher ratio

A teacher can do justice to the students only when the faculty to student ratio is low. A class of 100 means no one gets individual attention, whereas a class of 20 means that the teacher will know each student by name and be able to teach them better. This is also necessary so that a teacher can help each student achieve his or her goals.

 

Fee structure and scholarships

The fee structure and scholarship opportunities should be on the top of your list when it comes to gathering information on a college. The fee structure can help you determine if your financial situation is suitable for this college. Is it economically viable to study here? Will you need loans? Can you get a scholarship? These are the important questions you need to answer before deciding on a college.

 

Extracurricular activities

 Going to college is much more than just studying day in and day out. The quality of campus life and type of extracurricular activities offered on the campus are equally important. Does your college offers housing on campus? If not, will you have to go house hunting on your own? Don’t hesitate to pose these questions to the college administration. Do they have regular social events, student-run organizations or opportunities for the students to do something new? Make sure you know how life outside a classroom will be.

 

Campus facilities

The facilities on the campus are just as essential. Most of them offer Wi-Fi on the campus. Library, gym, transportation, banking facilities, grocery shopping, meals, etc., are just some of the important facilities that any good college should provide its students. These days, colleges make it a point to provide all the possible amenities so the students need not go out of the campus for anything at all.

 

College ranking

A good college should rank well among its counterparts at least on the national level. If you are spending an exorbitant amount of money to get a degree, what good is it if no one recognizes it? This is where the college’s reputation comes into play. You want a college that focuses on student development and education in equal measures along with a focus on placements and job opportunities. Colleges with the reputation of being easy and being party schools are not worth the money and efforts.

 

Placement record

In the end, your goal is to graduate with a degree and a job offer. So, it is important that your college has a dedicated placement cell to help the students’ secure internship and job interviews. If your college has good connections with corporate, they will also offer many opportunities to network with professionals and learn more about the corporate culture. Most colleges release their placement data in terms of salary packages, companies that come to the campus frequently, and the percentage of students placed successfully. Do check these before you decide.

Choosing a college is one of the hardest and the most important decisions you will take in your life. Do not treat it lightly. Do your research, visit the colleges if you must and take tours, talk to the current students as well as the alumni and get to know your colleges before you decide to attend it. These three or four years of your life are integral to a bright future, so choose wisely. At the end of the day, what you want to study, where you want to study, and how you want to study will determine what your future looks like. India has so much to offer its students in terms of education, so there is no dearth of good colleges. However, everything that looks good is not good and closer scrutiny is a must.

The benefits of living on campus in a college

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Living on campus is an amazing opportunity. Hostel, dorm or on-campus housing, whatever you call it, offers many advantages as opposed to renting an apartment away from the campus or living at home. Living on campus is an integral part of college life,
especially for undergraduates who are entering such an environment for the first time. So here are the ten fantastic advantages of living on campus. If you need to convince your parents about living on your college campus, this list will definitely be helpful.
Involvement in the student community
Living on campus means you are better involved in the student community. You can take part in student-run events, college events, campus fests and other after-hours activities. Living off campus means you have to reach home by a certain time, find a reliable mode of transport or drive alone at night. Plus, everyone worry if you didn’t get back home on time after a college event.
Independence
Who doesn’t love being independent when in college? Living at home or a relative’s place is preferable to our parents because they worry about us. But, on-campus living gives you independence. It also makes you rely on yourself to get things done instead of asking your parents to do them for you. You might even learn to cook, clean, and fold your clothes!
Cut down on travel time
Traveling back and forth from the college campus can be exhausting, especially if you live in a metro city or if your home is very far. Living on campus means you can just walk back to your hostel and that’s all. You don’t waste any time on the train or the bus and you can get more work done. You may think you can work while on your commute, but it is usually impossible to read or write anything while on the bus or train.
Better study environment
Living on campus in a hostel means you are surrounded by your peers. This is particularly great during exam time when everyone around you is studying; it’s a great motivator to study. Surrounding yourself with hardworking people means you will want to work hard too.
Access to college resources
If you live in a hostel, you have better access to the college resources. This includes the college library, the computer lab or science labs. These resources are an invaluable part of your education and the more you utilize, the more they will help you achieve your goals.
Make new friends
Living on campus is a great way to expand your social circle. It is a great opportunity to make new friends. Of course, you have classmates who are friends, but living on campus means more friends. It also opens you up to new experiences and meeting new people. This will expand your horizons in the long run as you meet people from all over the country and even all over the world. Forging close friendships requires time and effort, and this is only possible if you live in the same place and see those people on every day of your college life.
Save money
Living off campus by renting an apartment can get expensive even if you share it with friends. You have to worry about water, electricity, the cleaning person, the cook, etc. Living on campus includes everything in the money you pay. You save money in the long run since the benefits of living on campus are incredible.
Belonging to a community
The sense of belonging to a community is incredibly satisfying. You might have heard your family members saying that the best time of their life was in college with friends from their hostel. They might even be in touch with those friends today! This is because living together makes you a part of something big. A group of people living together in a hostel eventually learn to understand each other, sympathize with each other, support each other, and look after each other.
Ready amenities
As we said, living off campus means worrying about utilities. So when you live on campus, you don’t have to worry about the water, electricity, food or the cleaning part. Some hostels offer laundry facilities, so you can even stop worrying about that. You can instead focus on your academics and get better grades by putting in more time and energy  into your work. Electricity cuts, water shortage, and other such problems won’t be a part of your schedule. These matters can take away from the time spent studying. So, living in a hostel is a win-win situation.
Security
Living on campus offers a sense of security, especially to the parents. Living off campus means you don’t really know where you are living because you don’t even know your neighbors. Not everyone can rent an apartment or a home in a gated community with round-the-clock security. Hostels on college campuses have multiple security provisions to make students feel safe. Your parents will be more than happy when you point out this particular advantage to them. Plus, it becomes the college’s responsibility to keep you safe when you live in the college housing.
It is advisable to live on campus at least the first two years of your college life. These two years will be sufficient in helping you get the best possible experience in your college. You will be able to enjoy your college life without worrying about anything and immerse yourself in your studies and the college community. The best part is that you will be able to attend every single college fest, college concert, and college event since you only have to take a short walk to go back to your room. So students applying for college, this is your chance to make a decision, whether you want to be a part of your college community or stay on the fringes. So, make the right decision for yourself!

 

Stressed before your placement interview? Relax and breathe!

While appearing for a placement interview, stress is expected. However, a little stress is good because it keeps you alert and on your toes. It becomes a problem when the stress interferes with your thinking, speech, and makes you so nervous that you can’t stop fidgeting. Your interview is important for your career, but it is not the end of the world. So take a deep breath. Now, read our stress management tips below.

 

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Relax

When you are relaxed, you are much more comfortable in the current situation. If you are waiting for your turn, read a magazine or listen to some music that will relax you. Thinking constantly about the interview might cause your brain to go into overdrive. And that is not how you want to enterthe interview room.

 

 

Drink Water

Drink water. Take small sips of water slowly. This will help you relax. If you are sweating too much, the water will keep you hydrated. But you still have the interview; so don’t gulp down the water because you might need to visit the bathroom. It is always a goods practice to keep a water bottle with you, no matter where you go.

 

Practice your responses

Before a big presentation, we usually spend time practicing the whole presentation. Similarly, before a big interview, you should practice your answers. There are quite a few questions that you can anticipate that might be asked during the interview. Your skills, your knowledge, relevant experience in your field, your strengths, weaknesses, etc. are some of the commonly asked questions. So make sure you practice in order to communicate your answers effectively.

 

Adding information

So you’re in the middle of the interview, and you realize you might have forgotten to mention a crucial point. Firstly, do not panic. Instead, say that you would like to add some relevant information to your answer that you missed mentioning in your initial response. Your interviewers will definitely not mind at all.

 

Pause and breathe

When faced with a particularly difficult question, or a unique question, you don’t have to answer right away. Say that you would like a few seconds to think about it, pause, collect your thoughts, and then answer your question. Most interviewers appreciate the fact that you take the time to think about your response before saying it out loud.

 

Two-way street

Most interviewees think that the job interview is a one-sided process where they will be grilled. However, that is not true. You are interviewing the company too. A job interview is a two-way street. Both you and the company must be the right fit for each other to work together. Do not be afraid to ask questions about the company’s mission, vision, culture or their ongoing projects.

Above all, make sure you communicate your thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively. Good communication skills help make your first impression a great impression. So go ahead and give it your best shot.

 

Easy and quick meals to make in college

Meals in college don’t always have to be unhealthy. There are options other than ordering delivery or eating out. Take a look at our quick recipes which you can whip up within a few minutes when you’re hungry in college!

 

Maggi

Maggi is the staple of every single Indian student. It takes less time to make as compared to the other meals and is easily available in the market. However, to make it a little healthier, you can cut veggies and add them to

your meal. Most people end up adding carrots, peas, French beans, onions, and potatoes.

 

 Healthy sandwich

A healthy sandwich is a good sandwich. Add spinach, thinly sliced beet, cucumber, tomato, and onions. Buy wheat bread instead of white bread and add your favorite dressing. You can even take this along to your classes as an option for lunch.

 

Veggie stir-fry

Sounds complicated, right? Contrary to what you think, the stir-fry is extremely simple. First, pick up your veggies. You can choose from red, yellow and green peppers, broccoli, mushrooms, French beans, onions, zucchini, carrots, etc. Heat up the pan, add a little olive oil, and then add your veggies. A little seasoning with salt, pepper, chilli flakes, and oregano will give your stir-fry the perfect taste.

 

Quick pulao

The pulao takes a little extra time, but the end result is worth it, especially if you love rice! First, soak the rice in water. Dice your veggies into small cubes to make sure they cook quickly. Then, sauté the veggies and add your spices including turmeric, chilli powder, salt, and garam masala. Once the veggies are cooked, add the rice and cook until the rice is soft. Voila, your pulao is ready!

 

Egg-cellent egg dish

Who doesn’t love a good omelette or fried eggs? For cooking a healthy and filling omelette, you need onions, tomatoes, and chillies. For fried eggs, all you need is some butter and a good non-stick pan. Make sure to check the freshness of the eggs when you go grocery shopping. Fresh eggs last for almost a week.

 

Salad with sprouts

These days, most grocery stores sell sprouted lentils. So, half your work is already done! You can go for brown chana, mung, and even corn in your salad. Dice tomatoes, onions, and cucumber and add it to your sprouts. Some salt, lemon juice, chilli powder (if you like spicy food) and something crispy like baked poha gives you the perfect salad. The crispy part of the salad is optional and depends on you. You can also add toasted bread crumbs, not fried!

 

So now that you have a list of these fantastic recipes in hand, it is time to whip up your own healthy breakfast, lunch or dinner. Cooking your own meals will also save money since eating out is more expensive in the long run. Happy cooking!

What’s in your backpack? College essentials you must always have

Off to college with your backpack? If it’s too heavy, you may have packed too much stuff. If it’s too light, you might not have all the essentials. So allow us to show the essential college backpack checklist. This includes everything you might need to survive every single day in the college. Read on to see what you’re missing in your backpack.

What’s in your backpack? College essentials you must always have

A water bottle

When running around from one class to another and from the canteen to the library, you probably forget to drink enough water. Now, you don’t want to die from exhaustion. So the filled water bottle is a constant reminder to hydrate!

 

Healthy snacks

Whether you are on a diet or not, snacks are essential for you all day. Sometimes you don’t even get those ten precious minutes to eat lunch. So, a small bag of dry fruits or energy bars or a pack of biscuits can help drive away the hunger pangs.

 

Hand sanitizer

A hand sanitizer is one tool to protect you from infections. Your college has an incredible number of students. And only one infected student can bring down the collective immune system of the entire college. So, be sure to sanitize your hands before and after you eat. A missed day of classes at the college is more stressful than a missed day at school.

 

A notebook

Are you a note-taking kind of a person or do you prefer to keep it all in your head? Regardless, having a notebook in your backpack is a lifesaver. You might need to jot down the important test dates or details about the syllabus or a book you need to buy. You definitely won’t find avid note takers without a notebook.

 

Pens and pencils

If you have a notebook in your hand, but don’t have the pens or pencils, how will you take notes? Pens and pencils seem like a normal thing, but students often forget to restock these stationery essentials in their bag. For those who love taking notes, you can have an array of coloured pens to keep your notes interesting.

 

Hand tissues

Not only during a bout of cold, hand tissues are helpful in wiping stains, spilled water, coffee or your hands after eating. You might not get time to go to the bathroom, so these little things save time when you rush from one place to another.

 

Study materials

College is very different from school because you don’t necessarily need textbooks all the time. Each professor teaches differently and therefore, has a different set of requirements for their students.  Don’t forget the essential thing when you go to the class, the study materials prescribed by your teacher.

 

Laptop

A laptop is not always allowed in a class. However, the need for a laptop also depends on the course you are pursuing. For the students of Design, the laptop might be essential, but not so much for the Engineering students. If you do most of your work on the laptop, keep it charged the night before so you can spend a productive day working on it.

Less time, more revision: Effective study strategies for your college exams

College students probably have less time to study before exams as compared to the school students. This is probably because the structure of college education is a little different and more rigorous. Also, the social lives of college students are a little busier than a school student. Therefore, college exams call for a different strategy to utilize your study time more effectively. Here is what you need to know to study efficiently, but in a shorter amount of time:

Find your study spot

Find a comfortable spot where you can study without distractions and disturbances. This could be in your room, library or anywhere on the college campus. You should have a comfortable place to sit and a proper space to write, type, and read. Uncomfortable seats can hamper your ability to concentrate on the material in your front. And it is always great to have a comfy spot where you can sit, relax, and read your favorite book.

 

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An organized study space

A disorganized desk means a disorganized mind. And disorganization is the worst way to study. If you spend 3 hours studying, but get distracted often, then you won’t get anything done. But, if you sit at an organized place and study, you might be more productive in your studies and revision. It’s all about being more efficient in less time. If there is nothing on the table, there is more space for you to read and write!

 

Use colorful stationery

Do not underestimate the power of colorful highlighters and sticky notes. Highlight important points and make notes with sticky notes. Investing in colorful stationery, including a colorful notepad can help you remember the points better by associating them with the colors you use to write/highlight them.

 

Make a study list

Before you study for an exam, sit down and figure out what you need to study; make a list. This list is like a to-do list, you can tick off the topics you study or review. Ticking things off the list will give you a sense of accomplishment as you check things off one-by-one. The study list is great for keeping a track of assignments, exams, and other activities.

 

Create study blocks

Studying for the exam at the last minute can be stressful. In a state of panic, you might sit down straight for six hours without a break, trying to absorb as much material as you can. But, sitting down and studying for such long hours is not really helpful. Instead, you should divide your study time into blocks of 30 or 60 minutes. This helps you relax in between study blocks so that you don’t get burnt out. You can take a walk or do your favorite activity in between study blocks to refresh yourself.

 

Make notes

This is one tip that applies to every student studying for an exam, no matter what the exam is. The habit of taking notes is more useful than most students realize. You can take notes during the class, then fill-in the information you remember after the class. While reviewing and studying for an exam, you can make notes again to help you remember all the information.

 

Organize your revision notes

So, you are one of those students who like making notes. That is awesome. You’re a step closer to efficient studying. Now, make sure to organize your notes in a way that you can get to any topic at any time. You can use colored tabs, bookmarks, etc., to keep track of the chapter numbers or topics. You can also use a binder to file all your notes.

 

Teach someone else

The best way to revise your material is to teach someone else. Not always the best technique if your exam is on the next day, it is quite effective if you plan a little in advance. There will always be a friend who needs a little help. Teach them and this will help you clear your concepts while helping them learn for the exam. There is no loser in this situation, and this tried and texted technique always works.

 

Silence your phone

We all have smartphones and get glued to them every free second we find. When you are studying, silence your phone, put it in a locker, under your pillow or give it to a friend. The amount of time you spend looking at your phone is the precious time you are taking away from studying. Without a phone, you might finish studying one chapter in 30 minutes. With a phone beside you, it might take you 2 or even 3 hours. The phone can be a distraction in other tasks as well.

 

Stop looking at GIFs

We really, really recommend not to use your laptop and look at funny memes and GIFs. It is highly detrimental to your study schedule. If you can avoid studying on the laptop, there’s nothing like it. If you are studying with your laptop, do not open extra tabs or turn off the Wi-Fi. You can choose to use productivity apps that block your access to certain sites for a period of time chosen by you. The moral of the story is: The cute cat and dog GIFs can wait until your exams are over.

College exams are important because they affect your overall score. They also affect the way potential employers look at you. Although academics is not the only criteria for employers, it certainly forms an important aspect of their analysis. Study well and study smart. Hard work is awesome, but smart work is best. These college exam study tips will surely help you get a better grade without having to spend hours and hours in your studies and revision.

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