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How to Improve your Reading Speeds by up to 70%

What if you could read through information 70% faster without losing any vital information? Pareto's principle suggests it's possible. This article explains how to go about achieving it.

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Academic guides

How to Read Academic Papers Effectively: Tops Tips and Tools

Unlike books and articles, academic papers are best read in a non-chronological order. From beginner to expert, the approach you take to academic reading will differ slightly, improving as your expertise grows. In this article, we’ll share how to best approach academic reading, in an efficient way, ensuring you’re able to extract the most valuable information to your needs with the least amount of effort.

Study, Research & Efficiency

A Beginners Guide to Digital Gardens

What if you could curate your own little space on the internet? A space dedicated to your thoughts, ideas and collections of knowledge without chronological limitations. That’s essentially what is currently known as a ‘digital garden’. These gardens are used to build knowledge overtime, and contribute to creating new work. In this guide, we’ll look at exactly what a digital garden is and how you can start planting your own. 

Study, Research & Efficiency

The Writing Process

If you’re a content creator, student or academic, you’ll know the struggle of tackling a piece of writing. How do you turn your ideas into a well crafted piece of work? This is where understanding the basic writing process can help. There’s no right or wrong way to write but having some kind of process makes things easier. In this article, we’ll explore how you can plan, draft and edit your writing. 

Technology & AI

The 6 Best Tools for Content Creators

Are you looking to improve your content creation system? Whether you’re struggling to come up with fresh content ideas or stick to a solid writing routine, our list has something for you. In this article, we’ll share some digital tools for curating interesting content ideas and improving your writing workflow. 

Behind the scenes

Onboarding: the Value of a Closed System

My last article discussed how marketers must balance growth with product testing in the early days of a startup. In particular, I mentioned how discounts, free usage, and early access can be used to incentivise interviews or survey completions whilst also encouraging people to use and engage with the platform. Another useful way of combining marketing and product is through a mandatory 1-1 video onboarding process, and it is something that proved invaluable for us at Genei when we first opened our product up to the public.

Study, Research & Efficiency

How to Prepare for a Research Project

Whether you’re starting your first research project or your fifth, each project is unique and can be a lot to manage. From research proposals, project planning, data collection and report writing, there’s a lot to consider. In this article, we have five tips to help you prepare effectively for your upcoming research projects. 

Study, Research & Efficiency

How to Overcome Procrastination

The need to delay and avoid completing tasks is what we know as procrastination. It’s a common issue that we all encounter at some point, because it's hard to take action in the moment when the rewards seem far away. In contrast, the tasks that are luring us in provide instant gratification. In this article, we’ll look at some tips for breaking out of the procrastination cycle.

Behind the scenes

Marketing as Product: The Power of Imagined Solutions

A discussion on how marketer's in startups must align their desires for growth with a focus on product development. There are a number of strategies for doing this, and they will likely take the business in some interesting directions.

Study, Research & Efficiency

How to Learn New Content

Do you know where to start when learning a new topic? Usually, we’re encouraged to develop our exam technique, revision skills and academic writing ability, but the first steps to knowledge building are overlooked. However, knowing how to learn can improve our ability to study efficiently and make revision or assignment preparation easier. In this article, we’ll look at how to approach new learning material for the first time.

Behind the scenes

The marketer's first task

An analysis on the role of the marketer in the earliest stages of business development.

How to use genei

genei for academic writing

How to use genei for academic research, planning, writing, and organisation.

How to use genei

genei for professional writers

How to make the most of genei's many time saving benefits if you're someone who writes for a living.

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genei for content producers

Here's how to use genei for producing content.

Study, Research & Efficiency

The Best Method for Finding Research Papers

Do you struggle to find the relevant literature for your assignments or research projects? The search for academic sources works differently to the approach we might use when we search the Internet. In this article, we’ll learn how to search through academic databases effectively and identify the most relevant papers.

Language & Communication

Writing a blog: How to get started

‘Blog’ is an abbreviation of ‘weblog’, meaning blogs have been around no longer than the internet itself Blogs generally take one of two forms: a diary-entry style text, or an informational webpage This one is the latter! Read on to find out how to start writing your own

Academic guides

The Top 10 Digital Study Tools for Students

If you’re looking to improve your workflow and implement well-known study techniques using simple tools, then we have the perfect list for you. In this article, we’ll introduce some digital study tools that can help you to create an ideal study environment, better manage your time and focus, and make your note-taking and researching more efficient and flexible.

Health & The Brain

Common Student Stressors and How to Overcome them

Being a student is stressful. Some stressors are obvious, such as trying to study for exams or working towards deadlines. But research has shown that students encounter other stressors that might be less obvious, for example, personal habits and expectations. In this article, we’ll look at some common student stressors identified in research and some tips for overcoming them.

Academic guides

A Guide to Transition from Undergraduate to Postgraduate Study

Postgraduate study can feel like new and unfamiliar territory, even having made it through your undergraduate studies. Research has identified that the transition from undergrad to postgrad can be as equally as disorienting as that from school to undergrad. So, if you’re feeling lost, and worrying about the expectations and demands that come with a new course - you’re not alone! In this guide, we’ll look at the common worries of postgrad students and how to address them.

Academic guides

The importance of feedback and how to use it

Feedback is a key steppingstone to improving our grades and polishing off our assignments. But, where do we begin making sense of it? How can we actually use the feedback we receive to keep building and honing our academic skills? In this article, we’ll discuss how you can effectively use feedback to address your strengths and weaknesses.

Academic guides

How to paraphrase other people's writing effectively

Whilst writing up a piece of work, do you often find it difficult to put the source material into your own words? Although original thinking is an important part of marking rubrics, it is often reserved for the top grade, whereas the succinct, accurate, and convincing delivery of researched information comprises that which markers want to see most fundamentally. Paraphrasing is an essential tool for such a delivery, and mastering this skill will greatly improve your ability to communicate and summarise information in your own terms.

Study, Research & Efficiency

How to keep good posture while you work

Are you a young adult who suffers with the aches and pains of a pensioner? Do you also spend lots of time at your desk, crouched over onto your keyboard, working for hours on end? Your body's welfare might be aggravated by your working posture. Do you pay much attention to how you carry yourself during working hours? Do you even know what to pay attention to? Fortunately for you, this article is full of great advice on how to keep good posture while you work.

Study, Research & Efficiency

The best way to keep a Bibliography as you work

A bibliography is a collection of the sources used when preparing for an assignment. This includes those that were not referenced in text but still helped with idea formation. Although bibliographies are an essential part of our academic life, many of us fail to keep track. In the end, we rush to compile our bibliographies, and can fail to format our citations correctly when confronted with a long list of sources to organise. In this article, we have some tips for keeping track of those sources for your bibliography.

Health & The Brain

How Reading affects our Health

Everyone loves a good story, don’t they? Whether told by a friend, a screenwriter, or an author, the narrative is cherished by humanity for its capacity to teach and entertain. But what about beyond that? Research has discovered that reading affects us in more ways than the two mentioned, ways that contribute to physical and mental wellbeing. This article will explore how reading affects our health.

Technology & AI

Technologies that could change the world in 2030

In 2030, we might even see a near fully automated and sustainable agricultural sector. AIs might become capable of being effective under radical uncertainty. We could also see the development of invisible wearable technology that can monitor our health data seamlessly.

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