Note Taking iPad/Tablet Apps to Boost Productivity | GUTS Tips

With the rapid transition to the world of online learning during the pandemic, many students faced challenges trying to navigate the overwhelming amount of teaching and learning materials. These applications can be helpful for creating and organizing an appropriate note-taking system that aligns with your learning style as well as utilizing your task management skills. To help with your decision of finding note-taking applications that work for you, we’ve compiled several resources that you might want to check out if you’re switching devices or if you’re looking for ways to improve your studying habits.

Coordinators’ Perspective: What to Consider When Picking Classes | GUTS Tip

In a few weeks, us Badgers will be picking classes for this summer or, more likely, the fall semester. But, when picking classes, what should you consider? Us coordinators have compiled some tips of what we do and consider when choosing classes so we can stay-on-track, pick a class that we enjoy and works for us, and of course with a good professor and intriguing course content that may help you when choosing your own classes.

Boosting Language Confidence | GUTS Tip

While starting a new language can be fun and exciting, it can also bring unwanted feelings of anxiety and discomfort. Usually, you struggle not because you do not understand, but because you are doubting yourself. It’s completely natural to be unsure, especially with foreign languages. You may stumble through sentences, worrying about conjugations or masculine vs feminine forms, or if the idea you want to communicate is getting lost because of your accent. Yes, it is definitely intimidating to speak a foreign language at any stage, but you’ll never master that language without conversational use. The key? Stop doubting yourself and get confident.

Coordinators’ Perspective: Language Learning Tips | GUTS Tip

Learning a second language is an extraordinary and immensely rewarding experience. As part of the process, you learn and embrace new cultures, perspectives, and ways of thinking. Many of our coordinators, including myself, are learning a second language and we want to provide you with some tips we have found helpful throughout our language-learning journey that may help you in starting, or improving, your own.

Foods Linked to Brain Power | GUTS Tip

While in college, it’s easy to get into the habit of choosing quick, easy, and cheap meals that don’t require much prep time from you.  It can also be easy to use unhealthy foods as rewards for getting through a stressful week or a hard exam.  Although this can be a great motivator at times – make sure to use this motivation tactic sparingly as these easy fixes can lead to decreased motivation and productivity. Turning around your eating habits could greatly enhance how productive you are when it comes to your school work.  

Memory Strategies | GUTS Tip

Memorizing content and information for tests and other examinations is a large component of the student experience. How can we improve our memory and recall to get the most out of the process? This article describes some memory strategies that you can begin to use to improve your memorization and transfer what you learn today into your long-term memory for the future.