I have to admit, I just love getting school supplies. Me and the Staples clearance aisle are best buds, and when it comes to all those back-to-school sales? I don’t fall for everything, but I am a sucker for a 10 cent notebook :). It’s not all fun and games, though. As a college or graduate student, school supplies are your tools of the trade. You need a strategy to get the right tools for your budget, style, and area of study.read more
How to Find Good Scholarly Sources This post is part of “The Cafe Scholar’s Guide to Writing a Research Paper” series, which walks you through the process of writing awesome research papers step by step from start to finish. When you are done finding great scholarly...read more
I use Evernote as an electronic version of the note card system. I can keep track of much more data, categorize the same quote multiple ways, organize in different ways until I find the best fit, and carry it with me wherever I go. No 3 x 5 cards required! The best part is that this data is fully searchable!read more
Does your professor require you to write a research paper proposal a few weeks into the semester? S If your professor doesn’t require a research paper proposal, you should write one anyways! Here’s why: The purpose of a research paper proposal is to help…read more
One of the most important steps in writing your research paper is choosing the right topic. If you choose well, you will not only meet all the requirements of the assignment, but also spend your time writing about something interesting to you! If you are continuing…read more
Producteev has changed the way I keep track of life, and I use it constantly – for school, home, and work. I am going to show you 10 secrets to using Producteev to manage your assignments like a boss.read more
Each month, I will be sharing my progress towards goals I have set for school, health, and this blog!
June Goals Update:
1. Make extra $500 payment towards debt. PASS.
I’m going to show you how to schedule things out so that YOU decide how much work you have to do and when. There’s really no reason to be writing a paper during finals week. Have I done it? Of course. (heavy sigh). Was it my best work? Not so much.read more
To get straight A’s this year, I need to do…what, exactly, this month?
If I were in class this month, it would be obvious. But we’re on summer break. So what can I do this summer?
They didn’t know about all the neat apps out there that can save countless hours, and they didn’t know how to effectively use the apps they did have. We didn’t have time to cover much of this in class, so I decided to create this blog as a resource for my students – and any students, at any age or level! – to find some more tools and study smarter.read more
Joy @ The Cafe Scholar
Hey there! My name is Joy, and I'm glad you stopped by to check out The Cafe Scholar! I love helping students improve their study skills, increase productivity, and write awesome research papers! Study smarter!