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Do you know that by just changing your mindset and developing a growth mindset for students you can make a huge improvement on your academic performance? Read this article to find out how and download the free summary and worksheet!

The Power of the Growth Mindset for Students

Have you ever felt like you just don’t seem to have the motivation to study at all (even though you know you have to do it)? We have all been there. Having read and written study skills for quite a few years now, I realized that one impediment that a lot of students are encountering […]
Here are a few useful tips to take with you and help secure your dream job and internship in your second interview - which is the real challenge.

Tips and Tricks For Your Second Interview

Congratulations, you’ve been selected for a second interview. Now, what to do? The odds might appear to be in your favor, but nothing is set in stone. Your first interview is great for establishing a first impression, the next step is where the real challenge begins. In your next interview, you need to show that […]
Jobs in the STEM categories - science, technology, engineering, and math - are not only in high demand, but also feature higher pay than average jobs. How can you make the most out of your STEM education, deciding on the right major and job field? Let’s look at potential earning power, projected job growth, and where and how you can get the best education.

Getting the most out of a STEM education

Jobs in the STEM categories – science, technology, engineering, and math – are not only in high demand, but also feature higher pay than average jobs. How can you make the most out of your STEM education, deciding on the right major and job field? Let’s look at potential earning power, projected job growth, and […]
Group projects are annoying, I know. So why not find out how you can work more effectively with your group and do well in team work? Here is the guide and tips for all your school and college group projects!

The Guide to Working Effectively in Group Projects

Group projects are something that almost every student finds to be dreadful. Some may try to avoid it as much as possible to choose courses that don’t require any teamwork, others may try to push it off and just hope that it goes well. But let’s face the reality – almost all of us have to face at […]
Do you want to make the most of your internship so that you can have a great and fruitful experience? These tips and the free printable is going to help you make your intern journey fun and memorable!

How to Make the Most of Your Internship

I am a strong believer that every experience is a learning opportunity. Throughout my 2.5 years in college, I have been in multiple internships or research experiences. There are ones that I love, and some I just know that isn’t my thing. Either way, I believe that it is through experimentation can we find what […]
Worried about making friends at college? You don't have to! Here are some tips and social skills that will help you introverts make friends!

A Socializing Sceptic’s Guide to Making Friends at College

Although it sounds cliched, college is an important time for self-discovery. It is probably the first time you find yourself living on your own. You have sole responsibility for all your triumphs or failures (of which there will be a few). College is one of the rare opportunities when you are living, working and socializing […]
Getting organized is really essential for students, and Asana is a perfect tool to help you prioritize your tasks and organize your to-dos. Check out how Emma organize her life using Asana!

How I Use Asana to Organize My Life as a Student

Organization. Ew. I feel like the words organization, productivity and time management can seem like taboo words to a student. Hearing those words always makes me squirm. It’s really difficult to get organized and to stay organized. I have tried many different apps, systems and planners to try and get myself organized, but every time I try a new system, it never works out. […]
Need some study tips on improving your memory? Here are some learning hacks to help you memorize things easier and faster!

One Secret to Improving Your Memory for Studying

Memorization is an inevitable step in learning. Many assessment modes in school and college involve memorization, like exams, tests, presentations, speeches etc. A lot students seem to find it difficult to remember a huge amount of information. Memorization, then, makes the whole learning process frustrating and annoying. But that shouldn’t be the case! Learning can be […]
Although it has not been proved yet that listening to music can actually raise the IQ, but it has certainly been shown that music can help in learning math.

Why Can Music Help You in Math?

Apparently, it is true! Listening to music really can help your math skills. This may be hard to understand, how two totally different subjects, music, and math, can be related in this way but there is a lot of evidence which shows how music can have a positive effect on math studies. There are many […]
Do you struggle to focus in class? Here are 3 brain rules and powerful hacks and tips for students that can help you better pay attention in class and get the most from it!

3 Powerful Brain Hacks to Help You Focus in Class

Have you had the experience of sitting in the classroom but not paying attention at all? Have you tried walking out the classroom without knowing what is being taught at all during class? Or, have you tried really hard paying attention for the first 10 minutes, then start to zone out and give up listening? […]
Read these tips and strategies for your tests/exams/assessments of multiple choice questions to boost your grades!!

Tips for Taking Multiple Choice Tests

Do you think multiple-choice tests are easier than essay type questions? A lot of students think so, and I used to think the same as well. But then I realized that having multiple choice questions for exams definitely does not mean that it is easier, nor does it mean that you don’t have to put as much […]
Need some motivation and tips for exam and finals preparation? We are here to help! Here are a bunch of posts that cover everything from handling exam stress and anxiety, test-taking hacks, making exam schedules to taking notes for exams!

Series: Top Tips for Exam and Tests!

Hello December! To students, this awesome month means only two things – the first one is Christmas (obviously, because who isn’t excited for Christmas), and second – finals. I know, I am really sorry that I have to remind you again of it, but that’s the whole point of this blog right? We are here […]
15 Math YouTube Channels with awesome videos to help you learn and study mathematics and understand the concepts better - great resources to help you to learn! Read the list on Students Toolbox!

15 Popular YouTube Channels To Study Math

While it not everybody is exactly raring to study Math, it’s an inevitably important subject that always gets tackled in class – even up to university. But don’t worry, it doesn’t always have to be boring. We’ve asked the professional editors at Essay Scholar Advisor and these are the 15 YouTube channels for quick Math reviews […]
Grab this FREE email course if you want to know how to study for exams and do your exam preparation in less time - but with better outcome! Great for students who need to learn about study tips and strategies for exams!

Free 7-Day Course: How to Study for Exams Effectively

Whether you are having your exams soon, or you want to learn more about some study techniques about how to study for exams, this course is perfect for you! This is a 7-day course made specifically for high school and college students, with tips on how to study effectively for exams. This course focuses on how you […]
Wondering Why You Need to Establish a Network Before Graduating? Here is the reason why, and some networking tips you need to know in order to be more professional! | Students Toolbox

Why You Need To Establish A Network Before Graduating

Some people have an increased need for communication. For them, many contacts are not tiresome at all. They consider them beneficial. In their way of creating networks, there are a lot of non-materialistic, unpragmatic things. It is a source of inspiration. They simply attract people. Besides, they get valuable social benefits from their communication. But […]
Learn the 7 steps to forming good and healthy habits by reading this infographic! Get to know how you can develop study habits of successful people and students by reading this infographic! || 7 Steps to Developing Good Habits - Students Toolbox

7 Steps To Developing Good Habits

Do you ever struggle with being consistent, and getting motivated to study? Somehow, studying well, or being motivated to study, means you get into a regular habit of studying. I have previously introduced some great study habits that you should keep in order to succeed in school. Now, this is an infographic on the ways of […]
Need ideas on healthy meals on a budget? This post is great for your meal planning in college! Some meals are meatless, which are great for vegetarian and vegan! || 7 Great Cheap Healthy Meals on a Budget | Students Toolbox

7 Great Cheap Healthy Meals On A Budget

When you move out to University Halls for the first time, the harsh reality of how much money you spend each week can come as a shock. With social activities, school books and equipment- eating healthily can sometimes be at the bottom of your priority list. Eating pizza and takeaway food is fine – once […]
5 Advice On Handling College Admissions Stress | Students Toolbox | Tips on knowing your guidance counselor, writing personal statements, research and more.

5 Advice On Handling College Admissions Stress

If you are a high school student applying for admissions, stress is a word you are probably familiar with. Throughout the final year of high school, seniors are busy juggling college applications, finalizing college lists, worrying about recommendation letters, retaking standardized tests and constantly stressing about whether or not they will get into their choice […]
How To Best Prepare For An Interview

How To Best Prepare For An Interview

[This is #6 of Get Your Dream Job Series: How To Prepare For Interviews] We face a lot of interviews as we grow up, whether it is a school/college interview, a job interview, or an interview for some particular committees or activities. While there are a lot of interview tips and tricks talking about how […]
5 Simple Ways to Become A Better Leader

5 Simple Ways to Become A Better Leader

It’s tough at the top. Not only are you expected to lead the charge, inspire and motivate – you have to concentrate on continually improving yourself, too. Your focus is, therefore, twofold; on both those looking up to you and your own development. Research suggests that 70% of leaders learn their most important lessons when […]
10 Tools For Creating A Stunning Resume

10 Tools For Creating A Stunning Resume

Whether you’re looking for the first job or your hundredth job, the process can feel like a long, hard struggle. It can be made easier with the help of a good resume. A resume can tell an employer exactly why they should hire you before they ever even meet you. Try out these ten tools to help […]
6 Tips For Learning A New Foreign Language

6 Tips For Learning A New Foreign Language

Want to learn a new language? You can! With the rise of highly accessible learning resource online, there is no reason why you cannot start self-studying as early as now. Despite the wide availability of these tools, however, we still hear a lot of people who seem to experience much difficulty when it comes to […]
How to Get Your CV Seen By Recruiters

How to Get Your CV Seen By Recruiters [Infographic]

[This is #3 of Get Your Dream Job Series: How To Get Your CV Seen] Having talked about some mistakes you should avoid when making a CV, and things you may add to your CV, now the question is, really, how to get your CV seen? A recruiter, especially those in well-known companies and firms, receives […]
Take The 28-Day Vocabulary Challenge With Me!

Take The 28-Day Vocabulary Challenge With Me!

When I was reading last night, I suddenly realized that ever since I got into college I haven’t been actively learning any new vocabulary as there are no more compulsory English classes. When I was in high school, I would use cue cards and notebooks to jot down all the vocabulary and phrases I have come across […]
Get Your Dream Job Series

Get Your Dream Job Series

Whether you are finding an internship, job opportunities, or just any applications in general, you may need to submit a CV, a cover letter, and have an interview. And getting every opportunity may mean gaining and enhancing your skill sets, meeting new inspiring people, and a valuable challenge to yourself. Thus, if you don’t want […]
7 Ways To Make Your Student Travel Memorable

7 Ways To Make Your Student Travel Memorable

Those who say money cannot buy you happiness, probably never thought of travels. Travelling is one thing that is bought for money but makes you even richer in return. People, who travel a lot, are not only happier than most of the others: they are more experienced, more open to opportunities life gives them, more […]
10 Ways to Avoid Fatigue and Stop Feeling Tired

10 Ways to Avoid Fatigue and Stop Feeling Tired

If you feel exhausted and overworked, but having sleep won’t help, this is the first sign of overfatigue. The other signs of overfatigue are the lack of concentration and energy, weight loss, anxiety, difficulty completing tasks, a permanent feeling of tiredness. All these symptoms indicate your body is working at the breaking point. Overfatigue leads […]
International Students: Know Your Tenancy Rights

International Students: Know Your Tenancy Rights

Student houses in the UK have a reputation for being a bit grotty – mould in the bathroom, mice in the kitchen and bed bugs that are big enough to pay rent. Some rogue landlords are intent on making a quick buck by taking advantage of students because they think they’re naive or won’t know […]
10 Ways to Prepare for a Successful Academic Year

10 Ways to Prepare for a Successful Academic Year

[This is #1 of Back To School Series.] Got excited about going to back to school and college? While you may feel a bit dreadful, We are here to make the process much easier. With Agusut’s Back To School Series, we are going to present to you a bunch of posts that are going to be […]
Top Interview Tips and Tricks You Need to Know

Top Interview Tips and Tricks You Need to Know

[This is #3 of Get Your Dream Job series.] Whether it be for admission into your dream university or for a summer job, having polished interview skills are a must for any successful student. It’s completely normal and often expected that you’re nervous. However, it’s also important to realize that the ability to ace an […]
Back To School series

Back To School Series

August is always the month of struggle. It is the best moment of summer, but at the same time, back-to-school is here. Let’s admit it, we all have this love-hate relationship with August, and we are torn between enjoying our holidays and buying school supplies for the next year. To celebrate (maybe?) the month of back to […]
Brexit causes concern for future of Erasmus exchange programme

Brexit causes concern for future of Erasmus exchange programme

The Erasmus programme is a highly respected scheme that enriches the student experience for tens of thousands of people every year. The programme allows students from the UK to spend a year studying at prestigious universities throughout Europe. Conversely, students from throughout the EU are also able to spend a year studying at a UK […]
5 Ways to Improve Learning Skills

5 Ways to Improve Learning Skills

The ability to learn new things quickly is extremely valuable these days, whether we talk about education or career building. Have you ever noticed that one day you can grasp new information very quickly while the other day you cannot remember even the easiest things? The same can be observed with different types of information […]
How To Write a Good Essay in 7 Steps

How To Write a Good Essay in 7 Steps

Writing is a huge part of our education, especially for college or university students. Essays can contribute to a very large percentage of our grades. Below I am going to list out the steps to write a good essay. These tips partly come from my personal experience, and partly from other books and guides for […]
Get Your CVs & Resumes Right to Get the Job [Infographic]

Get Your CVs & Resumes Right to Get the Job [Infographic]

[This is #1 of Get Your Dream Job Series: Common CVs/Resumes Mistakes] You wouldn’t turn up for a job interview in the same clothes that you’d wear while going for a run. Likewise, you’re not going to walk into the interview by slapping the recruiter on the back and saying ‘Hey pal, what’s up?’. You […]
Need some tips and motivation for exam preparation and How to Study for Exams in a Week? This step-by-step guide can definitely help reduce your stress and ace your exam!

How to Study for Exams in a Week

Is your exam only a week away? Don’t worry, we have got you covered. As an extension of the post “The Best Ways to Prepare for Final Exams“, we are here to give a step-by-step guide on how to study for exams in a week as suggested by one of our readers. In fact, how to study for […]
The Best Ways to Prepare for Final Exams

The Best Ways to Prepare for Final Exams

Finals are approaching, and we all know how painful it feels to look at a huge amount of materials knowing that finals are just a few weeks, or even days away. In this post, I am going to answer some questions related to preparing for exams, including how to make a study plan and how to […]
How to Create and Organize Your Study Space

How to Create and Organize Your Study Space

As finals are approaching, getting a good study environment is essential for you to be prepared for your exams. We all know how motivating it feels to have a good study environment. Building a good study space can not only encourage you to study more often but will also allow you to concentrate better. Here are […]
Best Ways to Survive School With a Bad Teacher

Best Ways to Survive School With a Bad Teacher

Most students suffer a common problem at school – that we have teachers that don’t explain things well, that are not very motivating, and that don’t give you much guidance. Some of them are really harsh as well. Some of them may be very biased, leaving other students in frustration and distress. So the question […]
How I Make and Use My Study Guides

How I Make and Use My Study Guides

In my previous post How to Create a Study Guide that Actually Helps, I have talked about some skills on building a study guide – a booklet that contains everything you need for your examination. While I was moving out of my dorm, I found my study guides for last semester. I realized that it might […]
February Favorites: Supplies, Apps, Books & More

February Favorites: Supplies, Apps, Books & More

Hello, March! A month is over and I decide to make regular monthly favorites at the beginning of every month to share things that I found helpful and inspiring for me and other students. February was a pretty busy month for me and I didn’t have much time to read; I mostly just listened to podcasts […]
How to Have a Bright and Productive Morning

How to Have a Bright and Productive Morning

Recently, I listened to a one-hour podcast by College Info Geek on Morning Routines, and it really inspired me to do some more research on morning rituals and set up my own routine. In this post, I am going to cover: The importance of morning routines Things you can add to your routine My perfect morning […]
How To Prepare For A Presentation

How To Prepare For A Presentation

When you are in school you almost can’t avoid giving presentations at all. Either you have to do it for a class activity or a tutorial session, or it is a part of assessments. Learning how to do it well, and be fully prepared for a presentation will definitely help. This is the first post on […]