Thursday, November 27, 2014


We all go through the phase in our lives, where we feel like we are doomed if we do not have more time to finish the assignment. One can say "you had time", but as a college student I am on your side. Don't worry we are all struggling!

Doesn't it feel good to know that others are struggling too? It always makes me feel good!

So here is a method that I have used once when I was stuck with two assignments and an exam as well. I try to NOT stick to this method, but what if you REALLY need more time? 

STEP 01- Open a MS Word document and paste a random article from anywhere..

STEP 02-Then open it using 'Notepad'. Remember, NOT 'Word Pad'. It only works if you do it with 'Notepad'.

And once opened in 'Notepad' the document will look like the one on the right hand side of the below image.

STEP 03 - The delete a random selection from the opened document. Save it and close.

You can then try opening the document in the Ms-word format. You'll get a message like the one below. You can never open the document again. You can mail this to your lecturer so that he will think you submitted the assignment on time. Now you have time until he mails you saying that there was an error and the file could not be opened. So then you can mail the finished assignment.

See? Now I bought you some time to finish the assignments.. Go finish it off & thank me later :) 

Have a nice time with the assignments guys !!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014


The BEST thing about studying for me, is a mug of strong black coffee…

Caffeine helps you stay awake and energized to study up all night if you want. But, that Is not all..

Through out the years many studies have been done, to find the relationship between studying and caffeine intake. Some believes that caffeine has negative effects on memory.

But, according to a very recent study done by researcher’s at John Hopkins university, a small amount of about 200mg of Caffeine a day enhances retention of memory. It enhances long term memory.


Once I was reading through a set of comments on a blog post regarding caffeine. And one person had commented saying ‘the article must have been paid by the coffee industry’.

Coffee, as many people mis-interpret, is NOT the only source of caffeine. There are many other sources of caffeine. If being sponsored, that article would have been sponsored even by tea industry or soft drink industry as both tea and soft drinks also has a fair amount of caffeine.

Would you believe me if I told you that your ‘mouth freshener’ had caffeine in it? (Now don’t just guzzle up the mouth fresher! Lol.. I hope you know that it is not a healthy thing, to drink mouth freshener..) Not just that according to’s article there are 12 other weird sources of caffeine like ice-cream & chocolate.


But, unfortunately there is a disorder like that! It’s real.. According to statistics caffeine is one mostly abused drug all over the world.You become dependent on caffeine. Like, addicted? Yes! It’s being addicted to caffeine!! How much I love this.. I once had my phone wallpaper as ‘keep caffeinated and carry on’…

While some people, LIKE ME! shows not many negative effects due to caffeine overdose, for some people it may result in heart conditions and problems in conception. Of course, this will NOT come in if you overdose on caffeine very rarely. But, you get it right?

And, finally a little reminder on me,

Don’t drink more than 400mg a day of caffeine and specially make sure you get a good night’s sleep before exam day or you will not remember a thing! No matter how much the memory stimulants helped you gather up knowledge the whole time…

Hope you enjoyed the article.. Please feel free to share with us what your most preferred mode of caffeine is. Mine is and always will be coffee.. What is yours?


As they say that a woman’s best friend is gold, I would say that a student’s best friend is her smart phone. True that technology is often criticized for its negative influence on the younger generation. But, it is equally important.

Too much of anything is always too much!

My smart phone helps me have a very organized and a peaceful student life. Here is how;


I started recording the lectures from this semester (the 2nd semester). In the 1st semester I was so out-of-this-world that I didn’t even know what the lecturer spoke about.

I find it so effective! It is impossible for my brain to hold all the stuff that the lecturer says. I know yours can’t too!

My college doesn’t let us record the lectures, but anyhow I do! I feel that it’s so unfair that they don’t let us record the lectures! Come on. We are not going to sell them right?


Most of the time I forget (or just don’t care) for the minute homework that the lecturer gives like,

“read up on flashbulb memories” or

“write a short essay on the 7 sins of memory”

My phone is my savior at such times. I simply Google it! In a matter of seconds I am equipped with all the bullet points to shoot at the lecturer. Lol. Seriously, this is why I love my phone, everyday!


A dictionary will come handy all the time when you are studying. Big text books, with big words are a night-mare for every student. I use There are some other dictionary apps too. You can try those. But I am confident with


Usually in our college all the lecture slides and lecture schedules are mailed to us. So e-mail feature on my phone really helps me quickly browse through the schedule and get updated about assignments, get lecture notes and so on…


I just love whatsapp! No offence viber :) But I think whatsapp is more user friendly. True I like the big and lovely stickers on viber, but whatsapp has something more than viber which attracts me.

This is not just to stay in touch with friends, but also to stay updated with the “class-room-stuff”. We have a class group on whatsapp, where all the important notices are whatsapp-ed as and when anyone gets to know it.

This is a great way to stay in touch with the assignments, projects, case studies or anything. Just in case you forget, someone will remind you…


As same as sticky notes (I love sticky notes btw!) the memo feature in my phone lets me make note of all the h/w and every little stuff that I have to do.


No, I don’t mean photocopying-photocopying! I mean, taking photos of notes. Like when I get absent for a lecture (or to be frank, when I decide to bunk a class) I don’t like to give-up my chit chatting time with friends, to take down notes. Or look like a 'you-know-who' by keeping my face plastered on the books all the time..

This where my smart phone comes in handy. I take photos of my friend’s notes. Simple!

This is also good if you ARE in the class, but just don’t feel like taking down notes. But don’t make it a habit. Taking down notes is a very effective method of studying.


We need to have a break when studying and come on, who on earth would own a smart phone and NOT play games in it? Well I wouldn’t. I am not saying that you should ONLY play mind games like Sudoku or crosswords. But it really helps improve your vocabulary and analytical skills.

This is not a direct way in which my smart phone helps my studies. But Sudoku is a game that I really love and it helps me develop my focusing skills. Focus is very important in everything you do.

I do enjoy crosswords. But Sudoku is just a different thing. I LOVE IT!

P.S Don’t forget to let us know how your smart phone helps you in studies..

And, Oh! Don’t forget angry birds & cut-the-rope. They make you think too :)