The Answer Sheet: studying

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 11/13/2010

So you want to be a professor? A laugh/cry video

Here's a sad/funny video showing an optimistic student in conversation with her realistic (some would say jaded) professor about going to graduate school and becoming a humanities instructor.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:00 AM ET, 11/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Higher Education, Higher Education, Higher Education | Tags:  college professors, college recommendations, getting a phd, grad school, graduate school, humanities, studying the humanities, video, you tube

Posted at 10:11 PM ET, 07/09/2010

College students hitting books less, study shows

Add this to the common lament that things aren’t the same as they used to be: College students are apparently not studying anywhere nearly as much as they used to.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:11 PM ET, 07/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Life, College Life | Tags:  college life, how much do college students study, how much do students study?, leisure college, research on studying, students studying less, study hours decline, studying and college

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 06/24/2010

Gulf oil spill spawns new college course

It didn’t take long for the diastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to become the focus of academics: The University of Minnesota has created a new course called “Oil and Water: The Gulf Oil Spill of 2010” that will be offered this fall.

By Valerie Strauss  |  03:53 PM ET, 06/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Higher Education | Tags:  Oil and Water: The Gulf Oil Spill, college course on ol spill, consequences of oil spill, deepwater horizon oil spill, effects of oil spill, environment and oil spill, gulf oil spill, researching oil spill, studying the oil spill, university of minnesota, university of minnesota and new course

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 11/12/2009

Teen: Writing a research paper without the Internet is hard

Studying over the Internet is very distracting; there are so many different ways to get sidetracked that it almost seems inefficient. If I learned anything from staying up until the early morning, it’s that there are actually a few merits to those dusty old encyclopedias. That’s not to say that I’ve stopped using search engines lieu of textbooks, because I haven’t and you shouldn’t either.By Adam Turay.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:04 AM ET, 11/12/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Internet, books, studying

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 10/20/2009

Checking It Out: Does music interfere with studying?

Have you ever seen your children studying with iPod earplugs in their ears and wondered how they stay focused? Experts say that they don’t, at least not as well as they would if the music weren't on--unless, that is, the music is solely instrumental...And when they tell you they can text while studying and keep their concentration? Tell them to guess again.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:30 AM ET, 10/20/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music While Studying