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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

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.

Health & The Brain

How to enjoy your Summer while remaining Productive

For all of us in the UK, it has been a long and arduous academic year. We have spent most of it confined to the walls of our homes, forced to work (as well as 'live') from the inside of our bedrooms. This has been an enormous challenge for us all. But now, with our past freedoms gradually being restored, we must re-adapt to life on the outside. For many this will be hugely exciting, and for some rather daunting, but with the academic year finally behind us, we should all look forward to reconnecting with people and enjoying ourselves.

How to use genei

AI-powered Note-Generation with genei

A quick walkthrough of how this feature works in genei. Generate original notes on any passage of text instantly with AI. Highlight over a chosen passage of text and with a single clikc, genei will provide a concise breakdown in a clear, note-like form.

Health & The Brain

How to Cope with Social Comparison as a Student

Social comparisons encourage us to self-evaluate our abilities against others'. This kind of self-assessment can occur when we compare ourselves to those who we perceive as superior or inferior, or in other words, when we make upward and downward social comparisons. In this article, we’ll discuss the consequences of social comparison and how to achieve a healthy balance.

Study, Research & Efficiency

genei launches development partnership with Cambridge University Innovation in Medicine Research Group

Over the past year, medical research has taken on a new level of global significance. Covid-19 has seen an extraordinary amount of research published and piled pressure on governments, hospitals, and pharmaceutical companies to find and implement solutions based on this research. It is with this in mind that genei announces its partnership with the Cambridge University Innovation in Medicine Research Group.

Technology & AI

How Problematic is the Environmental cost of Bitcoin

As the first decentralised cryptocurrency, Bitcoin was never going to be the perfect model. As with any prototype - for example, that of the first car or telephone - there will inevitably be imperfections which make the first of its kind less practical than what may come along in the future. That is a bit like what Bitcoin is facing at the moment.

Academic guides

How to Write Critically

Critical writing is one of the most important skills a student can develop. The ability to write critically can determine whether or not you’re able to reach those higher grades. You could have good content, recent sources, and clear writing, but if your writing is more descriptive than critical, it’ll be difficult to reach that higher grade. This article will provide some tips on how to start writing more critically.

Study, Research & Efficiency

How to Make your Online Browsing more Productive

POV: you are on the internet watching a video of a snake fighting a lion and you're not entirely sure why, despite logging onto your computer to complete a rather more pressing task... that's it. That's the meme. And we've all been there. In spite of its more productive uses, the internet is a facility offering innumerable forms of entertainment, which makes it easy to get distracted when surfing the web. Fortunately, this article advises how to make your online browsing more productive.

How to use genei

How to manage your projects in genei

A quick walkthrough describing how to create projects, add resources, and generate subfolders in genei.

Health & The Brain

How Journaling can make you a better student

Journals are a place for us to record and collect our thoughts and feelings over time. These written records allow us to think “out-loud” by putting our thoughts into words. Typically, we associate journaling with writing about our day or venting our feelings. However, journals are far more versatile than that and can be a powerful tool for students. This article aims to introduce you to different journaling practises that can make you a better student.

Technology & AI

How does the advancement of infotech threaten human liberty?

Developments in technology have already served to undermine the democratic system. After the internet became fully commercialised in the US in 1995, its use has grown exponentially, affecting the planet more than any single political, economic or philosophical ideology in that time. Yet, the internet was not something the public voted for, or had any say in whatsoever, for that matter. It caused a revolution led not by politicians, but by engineers.

Academic guides

Everything a student needs to know about plagiarism

As a student, it is essential to the success of your studies that you understand what plagiarism is and how to avoid partaking in it. So here is everything a student needs to know about plagiarism. This article focuses on the following points: What does "plagiarism" mean? What are the different types of plagiarism? Why should your work have no plagiarism? How can you avoid plagiarism?

Academic guides

How to write a master’s personal statement

A master's personal statement is a piece of writing explaining your interest, eligibility, and motivations for a master’s degree. They are standard practice in postgraduate applications. Whilst these kinds of personal statements are similar in some ways to those written for undergraduate programmes, there are a few crucial differences which set the two apart.

Study, Research & Efficiency

How to recover from academic burnout

Burnout consists of three dimensions: physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion; feelings of detachment; and low self-efficacy. For students, this might look like an unshifting sense of fatigue, detachment and cynicism towards your studies, and feeling incapable of studying well or achieving your desired results. This article addresses how you can recover from academic burnout, especially while navigating the e-learning environment.

Academic guides

How to write a literature review

A literature review is a document summarising and critiquing the academic literature on a given topic in a given field. For instance, I am currently writing a literature review on how different linguists have approached the emergent property problem in accounts of metaphor, as preparation for writing my dissertation. The goal with a literature review is to demonstrate familiarity and understanding of a topic's academic landscape, and find problems or gaps in the current research. This article is written to show you how to do so effectively.

Study, Research & Efficiency

How to write a good academic essay

The essay is one of the most commonly used assessment formats at schools and universities alike. This is largely because essays offer the scope to assess a wide variety of academic skills in a given discipline. At a basic level, they allow teachers to assess written ability and understanding of concepts: how well pupils can articulate ideas as well as organise those ideas in a structure that is clear and logical. But they also tend to draw on more advanced academic abilities, like critical thinking, research skills, statistical analysis, and argumentation. This article is designed to give you some pointers on how to execute a well-written essay.

Exercise & The Mind

How to Strike a Good Work-Life Balance

As students and employees in a pandemic our work lives and personal lives feel as though they have converged into a grey area. Our bedrooms are now lecture halls, our kitchens the new office, and our free time seems to no longer exist as we struggle to co-manage our work, duties to others, and personal wellbeing. Once, working from home was seen as a good method for improving the work-life balance, but as Crosbie and Moore evaluated back in 2004, working from home is a double-edged sword. How can you strike a good balance between work and life, especially when the line has become blurred?

Technology & AI

How should we tackle climate change in the 2020s?

Ten years ago, the landscape looked very different: the world released 30.4 Gtons of CO2 in 2010; Tesla was an obscure company; and five of the top ten firms by market cap were fossil fuel (or related) companies.

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