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Ten Most Popular Educational YouTube Videos in 2013

Ten Most Popular Educational YouTube Videos in 2013 | Uni Student Learning | Scoop.it
Check out YouTube's top trending educational videos in 2013.
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"Which came first, the chicken or th..."

"IT WAS THE EGG, DAGNABBIT!"

 

Also find out which wins between an immovable object and an unstoppable force. Hint: It's a trap!

 

And lots more, including insight on why we kiss... Y'know, beyond simply being nice (or gross).

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Art and science: ‘two cultures’ with shared values

Art and science: ‘two cultures’ with shared values | Uni Student Learning | Scoop.it
Forcing students to choose sides leaves them, and society, poorer, says Christopher Bigsby
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Art and science are not two opposing sides.

 

My take is at:

http://theuniversityblog.co.uk/2008/03/14/science-vs-art/

 

Even my light-hearted piece stirred emotions!

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Let study be its own reward: How to make the most of your lectures

Let study be its own reward: How to make the most of your lectures | Uni Student Learning | Scoop.it
Lecture theatres are a place to soak up all the knowledge.
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Simple tips, all with good reason. If you're going to make lectures count, take them seriously. Advice to sit at the front and not to sit with your friends may seem basic, but they make a difference.

 

It's important that you can engage with whoever is delivering the lecture, so you'll still have off moments despite your best efforts. The point is to give yourself as much chance as possible. The more distraction there is, the quicker you'll drift away and the less you'll try.

 

As I said in a recent piece, obvious advice is (not always) obvious. http://theuniversityblog.co.uk/2013/11/27/obvious/

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The Oxstu’s Essay Crisis playlist

The Oxstu’s Essay Crisis playlist | Uni Student Learning | Scoop.it
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Need a playlist to get you through the essay-writing ride? Oxford Student has your back.

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The Room You Drink In Affects Your Drink

The Room You Drink In Affects Your Drink | Uni Student Learning | Scoop.it
Researchers conducted a taste-testing experiment in which participants consumed single-malt Scotch in specially-designed rooms labeled "grassy," "sweet," and "woody." They claimed the taste was different in each room.
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Your surroundings change your experiences. This link talks about drink, but the same can be said for all sorts.

 

Take studying. If you confine yourself to a single place, you could be missing out on some learning opportunities. The library, a park bench, a coffee shop, a quiet spot on campus, the middle of a field...find lots of places to get on with your work.

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University education: make it work for you - Telegraph

University education: make it work for you - Telegraph | Uni Student Learning | Scoop.it
Efficient studying will help you bag good grades and free up more hours of play – so get into the habit from the start, says William Ham Bevan.
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12 Ways To Be More Focused And Get More Things Done Quickly

12 Ways To Be More Focused And Get More Things Done Quickly | Uni Student Learning | Scoop.it
We could all stand to be more productive and focused. If you're looking for some advice and tips, check out this guide on how to be focused.
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When you need to snap into action, try some of these suggestions. They are all worth getting to grips with.

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Policy: Twenty tips for interpreting scientific claims

Policy: Twenty tips for interpreting scientific claims | Uni Student Learning | Scoop.it
This list will help non-scientists to interrogate advisers and to grasp the limitations of evidence, say William J.
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Although not aimed at students, this is still a useful set of tips to remember.

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The 7 Most Common Learner Mistakes

I write a lot about how to learn things better. In doing so, I get a lot of emails from readers attempting to learn anything from biology to
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Be aware of these issues and consider whether these mistakes are making an impact in your life.

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Outlines Are Not All Equal

Outlines Are Not All Equal | Uni Student Learning | Scoop.it

"A short essay is not the same as a long essay. A presentation is different too. So is a dissertation. That means your preparations need to vary. How you approach each assignment is important."

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Essays, presentations, and even seminar work can benefit from an effective outline. But outlines aren't all the same. I give a few pointers on what to focus on, depending on the type of assignment you've got.

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10 Memorization Tips for More Effective Study Sessions - HackCollege

10 Memorization Tips for More Effective Study Sessions - HackCollege | Uni Student Learning | Scoop.it
Try out these memorization tips, or mnemonic devices, to help you study more effectively.
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Skimming, distribution, relating to real life...Lots of tips that might sound counterproductive at first glance, but make a lot of sense when you get used to them.

 

My advice? If you're not already trying it, give it a go.

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New How to make the best Dissertation – Stephen's Lighthouse

New How to make the best Dissertation – Stephen's Lighthouse | Uni Student Learning | Scoop.it

A quick look at differences between a dissertation with a 2:1 and one with a First.

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This infographic is a place to start when looking at the difference between good and great.

 

To sum it up, a First needs time. Consistency isn't a rush job. And the little extras only come from several drafts and feedback in between.

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