Student Life

Study skills 10# Studying from textbooks

Textbooks are intimidating things, we get that. There’s almost no one who finds these cumbersome books appealing, yet you have hold onto them. Even with most information being online these days, you can’t avoid conventional textbooks because they provide a compact guideline of the knowledge that is expected of you to learn in order to …

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Study skills 9# The art of note-taking

Never underestimate the subtle art of taking notes. You think that you can rely only on your memory while passively listening to lectures? Well, think again. You wouldn’t believe how people remember things differently or don’t remember them at all. The first rule should be: Always take notes! Rule 1: Always take notes Taking notes …

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Study skills 8# Memory techniques

Thanks to our previous articles, now you should know how your memory works and that there’s a thing called spaced repetition which makes retaining new information much easier and long-term. However, some complicated information still might seem impossible to remember because it just isn’t similar to anything you already know. The time comes to employ …

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Study skills 7# Spaced repetition

Spaced repetition is a study technique that works on the principle of smart revisions. It might sound complicated or as a chore but it’s actually almost effortless after you learn how to do it and when to use it. Because it’s not about cramming hard over and over again. Repetition using intervals The repetition is …

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Study skills 6# How memory works

People often complain that their memory is terrible which prevents them from becoming good students. You have to realise that human memory doesn’t work like a computer’s HDD which means three things: Firstly, it has much bigger capacity than any existing hard drive. Secondly, you can’t pour information into it only once and expect it’ll stay there forever. Thirdly, …

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Study skills 5 # Effective study time

Let’s assume that you’ve mastered time-management and overcome your procrastination. You’re sitting behind your desk, determined to start. Now you’re facing another challenge—how to use your time effectively and finish that task as soon as possible while still delivering excellent results? Forget about multi-tasking Multi-tasking is a mythical ability to deal with more tasks at …

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Study skills 4# Overcoming procrastination

It seems as if procrastination became a synonym for being a student. We all postpone our tasks from time to time, it’s only natural to avoid things that are unpleasant. But what if procrastination starts ruining your life? The term procrastination comes from the Latin word pro-crastinus which means “belonging to tomorrow.” You can procrastinate …

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Halloween in the Czech Republic

Are you currently studying in the Czech Republic or considering visiting our country by the end of October? Then you might be interested in how we celebrate Halloween. First things first, though. It has to be noted that Halloween isn’t traditionally Czech which implies that, unfortunately, it isn’t massively celebrated here. However, it doesn’t mean …

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Study Skills 3# Time-management for students

If you feel that you don’t have time to accomplish your tasks even though you don’t procrastinate that much, it’s highly probable that your current time-management isn’t effective. Panicking during exam periods doesn’t have to be part of your student life and forget the lie that you work best under pressure. You don’t. How to …

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Geeky in Czechia

If you’re a geek who loves things like Star Wars, Star Trek, the Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones or any other fandom imaginable, you might wonder if the Czech Republic is the right country for you. After all, studying abroad isn’t only about cramming for your degree—you should have some fun as well! …

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