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4 Easy Ways to Improve Your Study Habits

Everything you know about how to study properly is probably wrong. So says a recent article in the New York Times by science writer Benedict Carey. There is, he writes, no empirical evidence that grinding study schedules, quiet work spaces, and hard-set goals help students learn.

โ€œWe walk around with all sorts of unexamined beliefs about what works that are mistaken,โ€ Robert A. Bjork, a psychologist at the University of California, Los Angeles, tells Carey.

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10 Tips for Engineering Students

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After you’ve read our handy Guide to Getting In, be sure to check out this article, where an MIT professor shares his top 10 tips for engineering students. Although it’s aimed at undergraduates, we think this great advice definitely applies to high school students as well. [US News]

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M.I.T. Gives Student Bloggers Free Rein

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When it comes to scoping out colleges, more and more high school students are looking to undergrads for firsthand opinions and advice. The New York Times reports that M.I.T. now hires students to blog uncensored on the admissions website, further facilitating communication between current and prospective students. [NYT]

So if you’re trying to find out whether a school is right for you, be sure to talk to the people who know it best – those that go there!

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