I’m introducing a new feature here on Study Hacks — a recap of each month’s most popular posts. I hope this will help readers keep up with the content and sift the best from the rest. Below are the five most well-received articles of August, as determined by a combination of page views and user comments.
- Five Pieces of Unexpected Back to School Advice (Posted 8/25/08)
Party hard. Quit activities. Buy a fancy planner. It’s not advice you’ve heard before, but it’s all surprisingly effective.
- How Many Hours Do You Have to Work to Feel Productive? (Posted 8/21/08)
Posted remotely from a conference in Toronto, this article reflects on important question: how many hours do you need to spend to be good at what you do? Without an answer, you’ll never be happy with your productivity.
- Does Where You Go to School Matter? (Posted 8/15/08)
This articles dives into the myth that your school does not affect your salary, and shows how reporters often get this wrong.
- The Biggest Source of Stress Most Students Ignore (posted 8/4/2008)
Forget fancy time management or sophisticated note-taking systems: the easiest way to make a major reduction in stress is to pick a more manageable course load. It seems obvious, but overlooking this advice is at the core of most of the complaints I hear from students.
- Beware of Those Who Tell You Traditional Career Paths are Bad (posted 8/1/2008)
This articles tackles one of the most insidious myths of the self-help blogging community: traditional jobs are for losers, the best path is to start some sort of vague online money-making venture. Study Hack readers had a lot of thoughts on this provocative analysis.