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How To Find Cheap Textbooks

How To Find Cheap Textbooks

April 14, 2012  |  How to, Note-Taking  |  No Comments

Finding cheap textbooks can be difficult and cumbersome. The easiest way to get a hold of a copy of the required textbooks is of course to purchase the book through the local campus book shop or shop online on one of the many online book stores. However, there are also cheaper alternatives that could save a great deal of many in the long run.

In this article, we will discuss some inexpensive ways to find your textbook.

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BookByte – Your Source For Cheap Textbooks

Bookbyte is a website designated for selling and trading textbooks. You can find all sorts of cheap college textbooks ranging from anything from mathematics & natural sciences to social sciences and art. Great place to start digging for cheap textbooks. Click here to start browsing!

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The library

The classic venue for students since time immemorial. If you are short on cash, the library is definitely the first place to visit. Many university libraries have a policy of storing – at the very least – 1 copy of every required course textbook. These copies are often restricted to by read only on library grounds and can’t be borrowed. If you’re library has such a policy, it can be a great place to study, especially if you don’t need to have the book with you at all times. If you do, I would recommend trying to find an inexpensive copy of the textbook online.

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Borrowing From Friends

If you at the present time know any seniors, that’s a great thing. As friends, you can borrow or lend copies of your textbooks to each other. Remember to treat that person’s copy as if it was your own, return it in good condition as soon as you don’t need it anymore. I’m sure you are aware how irritating it can be when someone loses something you lent out to them.

5 Types of Modern Memory Improvement Tools – Which is the Best?

5 Types of Modern Memory Improvement Tools – Which is the Best?

April 14, 2012  |  Memory Techniques  |  No Comments

Memory training is considered an important activity lately, especially now that we are living in a ‘knowledge based economy.’

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Physical Exercises To Help Improve Memory

Physical Exercises To Help Improve Memory

If you are not the exercising type, it might be time to start to reconsider. You are most likely well aware of all the benefits that come with proper exercise, most of whom are health related.

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Memory Improving Programs: How To Choose the Right One

Memory Improving Programs: How To Choose the Right One

April 13, 2012  |  Memory Techniques  |  No Comments

Interested in joining a program to help you improve your memory? This article discusses the essentials you need to know before signing up.

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Secrets to Phenomenal Memory

Secrets to Phenomenal Memory

April 13, 2012  |  Memory Techniques  |  No Comments

Today, everyone both young and old wants to have a phenomenal memory. This probably has to do with the fact that there is so much more information to remember than ever before.

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Memory Improvement Foods You Should Start Eating Now

Memory Improvement Foods You Should Start Eating Now

April 13, 2012  |  General Tips, Memory Techniques  |  No Comments

Did you know that diet plays a very important role in memory improvement? There are two important – often forgotten – keys to a better memory: first, memory and brain training; and second, a proper diet.

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How to Remember Lists In 3 Easy Steps

How to Remember Lists In 3 Easy Steps

April 12, 2012  |  Memory Techniques, Self-Improvement  |  No Comments

In this article, we’ll discuss the topic of memorizing lists. Almost any subject can be divided into a list consisting of separate objects.

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It Pays To Have A Good Memory

It Pays To Have A Good Memory

April 12, 2012  |  Memory Techniques  |  No Comments

Always keep to memory that which is of importance; a little rule to try to live by. If you can put something to memory, it will benefit you not just in the present but in the future as well.

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Modern Tools and Gadgets To Improve Memory Today

Modern Tools and Gadgets To Improve Memory Today

April 12, 2012  |  Memory Techniques  |  No Comments

For a long time, it was argued by many that when it came to brains and memory, we were pretty much stuck with the abilities we had from birth. However, growing evidence suggests that improving memory is a definite possibility. All you have to do is to train your memory using any of the numerous memory training gadgets and tools on the market today.

Brain Training Games
In recent years, brain training games have gotten a lot of attention, and in the process have created a lucrative industry. For instance, Nintendo has released brain training games under its “edutainment” program. Nintendo’s games include Brain Training, a game that was developed by Japanese neuroscientist Dr. Ryuta Kawashima. However, this game is only available to owners of the Nintendo DS game console. What this basically means is that in order to utilize Nintendo’s brain training games, you have to purchase both the game console and the game itself. Needless to say, these costs can add up to hundreds of dollars.

Memory Training Software

The good news is that there is an alternative to Nintendo’s brain training games. You can simply purchase memory improvement software and install it on your home computer. This way you won’t need to spend hundreds of dollars on a game console as well. The best thing about memory software is that it comes with lots and lots of different games. The games also target different aspects of memory, including your sense of direction and visual memory. This means that purchasing memory software can be much cheaper in the long run when compared to purchasing a game console and several different games.

Puzzle cards
Many people spend a few minutes (or hours) filling out crossword puzzles in the paper in an attempt to improve memory each day on their morning commute. Today, there are also puzzle cards which come in a pack of 50, and these are even more convenient while traveling. The cards often include probability questions and letter sequences where you are expected to guess the next letter in the sequence. The main drawback of these cards is that sooner or later you will know the answer to every puzzle. When this happens, the puzzle will cease to challenge your mind and thus it will no longer be helpful to you and your memory training routine. In order to keep up the challenge fresh, you’ll have to purchase a new set of cards every time you master the old one.

Educational Quote #7 - Removing Obstacles

Educational Quote #7 – Removing Obstacles

April 11, 2012  |  Education Quotes  |  No Comments

It’s time for a new edition of our educational quotes series. Today, we will deal with a topic that is tremendously important for students. It’s about knowing what keeps you back and then remove those obstacles.

The following words were uttered by three time heavyweight champion, Muhammad Ali, regarded by many as not only the best boxer in history but the greatest athlete in sport’s history.

It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe. – Muhammad Ali

We all have pebbles in our shoes, pebbles that hinder our progress and make it difficult for us to proceed. The ‘pebble’ differs between individual, for some its made up by laziness for others it all about procrastination. Whatever that pebble may be, you need to make sure to remove it and focus on the path ahead. An education is not something you acquire over a short amount of time, rather it is something that demands time & energy.

Instead of focusing on the scale of your education, focus instead of the little everyday obstacles that hinder you from achieving your academic dreams.

This is all for this weeks installment of education quotes. Stay tuned for some more inspirational quotes coming up.