Monthly Archives: September 2010

The Disadvantages of an Elite Education

My good friend brought this article to my attention, and all of you who are getting started on your college careers at fancypants universities need to read this.  I was always struck by how my classmates could ace exams but … Continue reading

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The science of good study habits

This article in the New York Times summarizes some well-known but seldom-practiced techniques for effective learning.  For example: Vary the places you study.  Vary the type of material studied in a single sitting.  Have shorter, more regular study sessions instead … Continue reading

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Awesome lectures: Science and Cooking

This may very well be the coolest thing Harvard has ever put on.  The course itself is open only to current undergrads — hey, wait, that’s you!  You can also attend the public lectures in Science Center B on Monday … Continue reading

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