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Learn to study and take tests more gooder

By watching video.  I downloaded HowCast for my iPhone and never really used it.  Yeah, I looked-up a video on how to have sex in a car, but what else was it good for?  Well it’s good for improving your study habits, taking tests and all around professionalism.  Here’s a video on speed reading so you can read all my posts in just moments.

Some of their tips included studying with a sprig of rosemary (like the philosophers of old), chewing mint gum, choose B or C when taking multiple choice tests and studying in sunlight.  Who knew?

ZM

College Students- Stop Stressing and Create a Happy Life

(My first book review for college students)

Are you a perfectionist? Did you lose that spark and passion for learning?  Did you become afraid of those BIG ideas you used to have?  I did and according to Maria Pascucci, college grad and author of Campus Calm University, I’m not alone.  When this happens it makes school lonely, unpleasant and unbearable.  I almost became a statistic and drop-out because I felt… apathetic.  I just didn’t care about that BA because of all the BS I was going through mentally due to teachers and class.  Luckily, I’m stubborn and I held out until a faculty member reinvigorate my passion for people and college.  But if you don’t have a very giving faculty member at your school what can you do?

 

Maria Pascucci, author of Campus Calm University

Maria Pascucci, author of Campus Calm University

 

 

In Campus Calm University Pascucci discusses some of her real life situations and feelings she experienced while completing her degree.  At the beginning of the book, I was hooked and could instantly connect with Pascucci.  By the end of the preface I felt like a load had been taken off my shoulders.  It was definitly refreshing.

Her writing style is easy to read and energetic which is nice when you’re always reading text books which are dry and technical (it makes my brain hurt and kills my soul).

Her advice (like thinking BIG and surrounding yourself with positive people) is to the point and never condenscending.  But most importantly it is appliccable to any college student who is feeling stressed out by school and life.  

I’m tossing around the idea of doing a collegiate holiday wish list and this book will definitely be on it.  And it’s only $20.  It’s one of those great books to use as a book club read or pass around once your finished. 

Campus Calm University is more than a book.  There is a podcast and affiliate network.

I give this book 15 credit hours out of 15 (that’s like 5 out of 5 stars).

ZM