How to properly store books
by David Caolo
Last weekend I donated several books to the local collection box. Most were titles I had lost interest in, and a few were duplicates (don’t ask how I got multiple copies of one book). When I came home I researched how to properly store the books, as I want the keepers to stay in good shape. Here’s what I found.
When it comes to storing and preserving books, the two biggest enemies are humidity and pests. Moisture in the air encourages mold growth and that will damage books terribly. Additionally, don’t wrap books in plastic or store them in zipper seal plastic bags, a...
Jobs of the Future: Most Employable Programming Skills
BY ANTON LUCAS
Experts widely believe that the demand for programmers is set to witness a dramatic increase over the following decade. While that may sound encouraging to tech professionals, non-technical employees must face the reality of being rendered redundant. This has broad implications for students and recent graduates. It is now more important than ever to develop a basic understanding of programming skills.
Consequently, it is imperative for employees to stay abreast with the latest practices and programming languages in their respective industries. If you work as a data scient...
How to Motivate Yourself to Write a Thesis When You’d Rather Scrub Your Bathroom
How to get motivated to write a thesis when you’d rather do anything else
1.Throw away your to-do list
“Work on chapter 1, read 5 papers, email supervisor to get feedback on manuscript, call aunt Mary for her birthday, figure out what to cook for dinner, buy batteries…”
Just reading this list makes me cringe (and unmotivated).
Does a to-do list run your life?
A to-do list is just that: a list of things that you (think you) need to do.
It feels so good to keep ourselves busy, and being under the illusion that we are making progress.
But (spoiler alert), being busy and m...
How to Ace the Graduate School Admissions Interview
What to Expect and How to Prepare
For Students and Par
by Tara Kuther, Ph.D.
If you've received an invitation to interview at a graduate school of choice, congratulate yourself. You've made it to the short list of applicants under serious consideration for admission. If you have not received an invitation, don't fret. Not all graduate programs interview and the popularity of admissions interviews vary by program. Here's what to expect and some tips on how to prepare so you do your very best.
Purpose of the Interview
The purpose of the interview is to let members o...
How to Improve Your Memory Power – 7 Effective Techniques
When I was an undergraduate student, I had to take 5 classes in a foreign language to complete my degree.
I took classes in Spanish, classical Latin, and ancient Greek to fulfill my requirement – and needless to say – Im glad thats over with.
Ive literally spent hundreds of hours memorizing ve
Visualizing your net worth — and how it compares to others
As you all know, I’m fond of financial scorecards. While admitting their limitations, I like numbers and tools that allow you to compare your financial progress with other people.
I like credit scores, for instance, because they put a number on how you handle money — a number you can compare to A
Does a GPA Matter in Post-University Life?
BY ANTON LUCANUS
There has been an increased discussion about the relevance of GPA after graduation, specifically a Bachelor’s/Undergraduate degree. Most articles, however, offer only a one-sided opinion – some justify its importance, while others dismiss its significance. The crux of the debate lies in the GPA being a strong measure of an individual’s aptitude versus how the GPA system is an inaccurate measure itself, and is not a true measure of the person’s overall capabilities. However, it is difficult to find an analysis of the case for and against GPA’s importance in parallel in any a...
4 Fantastic Ways to Spice Up Your LinkedIn Profile (While in College)
If you want to improve your chances of getting a great job after you graduate, you need to start creating an optimized LinkedIn profile while in school.
You see, an optimized LinkedIn profile can help recruiters find you when looking to hire interns or new college grads.
Here are four ways to
Games in the Classroom with The Twine Cookbook
by Anastasia Salter
My favorite tool for teaching game-making, interactive storytelling, and hypertext is Twine. I’ve talked here at ProfHacker about both Twine 1.x and Twine 2, and it’s my go-to recommendation for most classroom needs when someone is trying to introduce technology. However, the existence of competing versions and story formats can make it difficult for students unfamiliar with the platform to find resources online. The Twine Cookbook, a new project hosted by the Interactive Fiction Technology Foundation and currently led by Dan Cox and Twine creator Chris Klimas, is an o...
Florida Coastal Law's Practitioner Clinics Florida Coastal Law's Practitioner Clinic is an innovative course offering students a chance
to work closely on pro bono cases with a practicing lawyer. Students are often invited to
work on these cases in the practitioner's office off campus, and the Clinics are offered as
two credits with an evening classroom component.
Florida Coastal Law Offers LLM & Certificate in Logistics & Transportation Florida Coastal Law is the first law school in the U.S. to offer an onlineLL.M. Degree or
Certificate in Logistics & Transportation. Students in the 24-credit LL.M. or 12-credit
Certificate program gain expertise in global logistics and transportation law through
cutting-edge courses taught by attorneys and industry professionals online.