Episode 127: Manage Your Time With Parkinson’s Law

Parkinson’s Law says: Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. According to Parkinson’s Law, if you allow yourself an hour, it’ll take an hour – and if you allow yourself three hours, it’ll take you three, even if it’s exactly the same task, job, or assignment. Join Dinur and Adam […]

Episode 126: Derail Bad Habits by “Playing the Tape”

We’ve all been there. We have work to do, but the video game or the TV show is calling us, and we’d much rather play than work. How do we resist that kind of temptation? One possible way is the technique called “playing the tape.” Join Dinur and Adam as we discuss how to use […]

Episode 125: Dealing With Anxiety

Here’s the thing about anxiety: it’s a feeling that tells us “you’re going to die.” It’s an old emotional response to actual danger, and it used to keep us safe. But nowadays, anxiety is usually about things that aren’t actually dangerous. How do we deal with that? Join Adam and Dinur as we talk about […]

Episode 124: How to Make Study Time Work For You

Have you ever finished a study session and felt like “I didn’t get anything done” or “I don’t remember what I did”? Do you feel like you need to make your study time more effective, but you don’t know how? You’re not the only one! Join Adam and Dinur as we talk about various strategies […]

Episode 123: How to Stop Procrastinating

Procrastination is the bane of many students’ existence. You think you’re on top of things, and suddenly the due date is right on top of you! Worse yet, it makes you feel like you were lazy or stupid or just irresponsible – other people stay on top of their commitments, right? So why can’t you?  […]

Episode 122: Getting Students Participating in Online Discussions

When you’re teaching a class online, discussion boards are a common tool. But what do you do when students don’t participate? In this episode, Dinur and Adam talk about the different reasons students don’t participate and some solutions for those problems, and also provide some tips to students! Show Notes Online Learning Insights: “Why Students […]

Episode 121: Should You Use Public Transportation?

What are the advantages of using public transportation when you’re a student? Join Dinur and Adam as we discuss this issue. Show Notes Remix.com, “8 Benefits of Public Transportation” Transloc.com, “The Benefits and Challenges of Students Using Public Transportation”

Episode 120: Should You Change Your Major?

You entered college expecting to major in something (be it engineering, criminal justice, art history, or literally anything else). But a few courses in, and the material just isn’t clicking for you or isn’t as interesting as you had hoped. When should you change your major? Join Adam and Dinur as we discuss this question! […]

Episode 119: Twice Exceptional

Twice-exceptional, in a broad sense, means a student who is both gifted in at least one area, and disabled as well. Join Adam and Dinur as we talk about what it means to be twice-exceptional when you’re in college. Show Notes Scientific American, “The Twice Exceptional Movement” Lamar University, “What Teachers Need to Know About […]

Episode 118: How to Thank Your Professors

You’ve had a class that was just absolutely fantastic, and you’d like your professor to know it. What are the best ways of showing that appreciation? Believe it or not, there are good and bad ways – join Dinur and Adam as we discuss them! Show Notes No show notes this episode

Episode 117: There’s No Such Thing as “Lazy”

The word “lazy” is a pretty nasty word. It’s negative and abusive. So why do we use it so much? Join Dinur and Adam as we discuss what “lazy” actually means, what we think it means, and what to do about it. Show Notes Medium.com, “Laziness Does Not Exist” Devon Price, Laziness Does Not Exist […]

Episode 116: FOMO – the Fear of Missing Out

How do you decide what to keep and do, and what to ignore and discard, as a college student? The heart of this question is FOMO, or the fear of missing out. Join Adam and Dinur as we discuss what FOMO is and how to combat it when you’re in college! Show Notes Bloomwork.com, “Beware […]

Episode 115: Handling Stress and Staying Focused in a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has created stressful and overwhelming challenges, which can cause strong emotions in adults and children. But learning to cope with stress in a healthy way will make you, the people you care about, and those around you become more resilient. Join Dinur and Adam as we go over guidelines from the World […]

Episode 114: How to Manage Work AND School

You’re working part time or full time, taking classes, and potentially taking care of family. How will you manage your stress so your grades stay good and that you don’t burn out at work? Join Adam and Dinur as we discuss this issue! Show Notes Florida National University, How to Manage Stress When You Study […]

Episode 113: College Presentations and Social Anxiety

The dreaded word “presentation” strikes fear into the hearts of many students, especially when they have social anxiety. But there are ways to handle it and give a great presentation! Join Adam and Dinur as we talk about some ways to address presentation anxiety. Show Notes University of Pittsburgh, Speech Anxiety Harvard Business Review, Overcome Your […]

Episode 112: How to Handle Finals Week

Finals week is an extremely stressful time for both professors and students, because of the sense of being overwhelmed. How can we make finals week a little less awful for teachers and students? Join Dinur and Adam as we discuss this issue! Show Notes Herzing.edu, “How to Create Your Own Study Guide” UndergraduatesWrite, “Asking Teachers […]

Episode 111: How to Handle Mistakes

Some mistakes are just embarrassing, and some have possible effects on your grade, your degree, or worse. How do you approach your professor when you’ve made a mistake? Listen to Dinur and Adam talk about different kinds of mistakes and how to handle them!  Show Notes No show notes this episode

Episode 110: Keeping in Touch

Keeping in touch is hard enough when we’re all on campus. But how do you maintain solid relationships with classmates, peers, and professors in the middle of a pandemic? Join Dinur and Adam as we talk about how to handle this problem! Show Notes Timely’s Self-Care Tips for College Students Ways to Stay Connected During […]

Episode 109: How to Handle Final Exams

Many students panic over finals – and it’s not surprising. Finals can make or break your class grade in many classes, and some students get themselves into a total panic about them. But it’s important to know that you can handle finals. Join Adam and Dinur for some final-exam prep strategies! Show Notes Herzing University’s […]

Episode 108: How to Narrow Your Scope

Many students come up with great topics and arguments for their essays and research papers. The topics are timely, they’re important, they’re interesting. The problem is, these topics are also big enough that they will not fit in a ten-page paper! How do you handle this? Join Adam and Dinur for some help. Show Notes […]