Even the most avid cafe scholar needs to work at home or out of an office sometimes. The way you set up your desk can have a big impact on how much you accomplish and the quality of your work. You don’t always have a lot of space to work with, so how can you organize...read more
Does starting the new semester have you stressing out? You’re not alone. College is stressful, grad school even more so, and the start of a new semester or quarter can be downright nerve-wracking. Bills due, new professors, overwhelming list of assignments, and all that regular life stuff piling up…Sound familiar?read more
My August 2017 goals and updates are late - this post was kind of tough to write. You’ll see why in the Updates section below. Things have been pretty crazy, but there is good stuff coming up! Here is an update on my July goals and new ones I have created for August....read more
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.
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!