Playing The Game: how leaderboards can aid education
Do you think of yourself as a competitive person? Whether you’re ultra-competitive or happier just taking part, the truth is that humans are naturally inclined to enjoy a bit of competition. Competition (with one another and with other things on the planet) was clearly very useful in helping early humans survive, and we’ve held onto it. Behind every heated game of Monopoly, every egg-and-spoon race, every track on Mario-Kart, lies the unstoppable tide of evolution.
Rekindling Passions in a Time of Pandemic
It is the 101st day of quarantine in our country. A lot has happened, and I barely remember a thing. Shifting from traditional to online classes has not been easy, given the current pandemic situation and the slow internet speed in the country. Major adjustments happened from everything personal to virtual, with even the jobs of other Filipinos being affected.
5 Ways To Cope With Academic Setbacks
Everyone experiences setbacks—even the highest achievers. Whether you didn’t get the grade you hoped for, didn’t get into your first choice of university, or missed out on an opportunity you thought you were sure to get, it’s natural to feel pretty deflated when bad news arrives.
My problem Last year, when it all kicked off, everyone spent quite a bit of time talking about how they were filling their time. Being a caring and interested individual, I was heartened to hear how well some people were doing – lots of us, in fact, had used the time trapped indoors to develop their interests, and pick up new ones.
We Need Space: How to Create a Productive Study Environment
There’s no doubt that your environment can have a huge impact on your ability to concentrate and absorb information. We’ve all struggled to focus in a noisy environment—whether that’s a classroom, lecture hall, or even while studying at the kitchen table. It has also become clear to most of us how difficult it can be to study at home, with lots of distractions and not enough space.
How I've Adjusted to Studying Online
If you are a first-year University student doing online classes on a Panasonic… I mean, in a pandemic, I feel your pain! You don’t have to say anything, because I honestly understand how hard and demotivating it can be to go on.
What is StudyStream?
Whether you are a school or university student, it can be difficult to be productive when you’re stuck at home. We’ve all had the feeling: lots of distractions, nothing to inspire you, and no one else you can study with. It really makes you want to give up on it all and watch Tiktoks instead. And who can blame you? For many of us, it has been harder to motivate ourselves and be productive when working at home is the only option.