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Thomas Frank and Martin Boehme from College Info Geek dive into the strategies and tactics that the best students use to be awesome at college. Learn how to study better, hack your habits to learn more in less time and be more productive, build a personal brand that will make you insanely attractive to the companies you actually want to work for, and get tips to pay off your student debt fast and start making money. Whether you know your university like the back of your hand, or you can't even find your classes, this podcast will help you become an awesome student.

The College Info Geek Podcast: Study Tips & Advice for Students Thomas Frank and Martin Boehme

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Thomas Frank and Martin Boehme from College Info Geek dive into the strategies and tactics that the best students use to be awesome at college. Learn how to study better, hack your habits to learn more in less time and be more productive, build a personal brand that will make you insanely attractive to the companies you actually want to work for, and get tips to pay off your student debt fast and start making money. Whether you know your university like the back of your hand, or you can't even find your classes, this podcast will help you become an awesome student.

    The End: Reflections on the CIG Podcast (And What Comes Next) (Ep. 300)

    The End: Reflections on the CIG Podcast (And What Comes Next) (Ep. 300)

    The time has come to say goodbye to the CIG Podcast and hello to The Inforium. We reflect on what we've learned from 300 episodes of podcasting.

    Full show notes: https://collegeinfogeek.com/the-end/

    This week’s episode is sponsored by:

    Skillshare: With thousands of courses in a wide range of different skills, Skillshare can help you take things to the next level. You can also get started with 2 free months of unlimited learning (including Thomas' new Habit-Building class!) at https://www.skillshare.com/geek.

    Brilliant: Accelerate your learning in math, science, and computer science. Start learning for free at https://brilliant.org/CollegeInfoGeek — and if you’re one of the first 200 people to use this link, you’ll also get 20% off your subscription.

    Find us elsewhere:

    Thomas on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tomfrankly

    Thomas on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tomfrankly/

    Martin on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yomartholomew/

    Martin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/yomartholomew

    You can get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter: http://collegeinfogeek.com/get-better-grades/

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Pure Q&A (Ep. 299)

    Pure Q&A (Ep. 299)

    We answer a handful of listener questions, but this time, they aren't limited to productivity.

    Full show notes: https://collegeinfogeek.com/pure-qa/

    This week’s episode is sponsored by:

    Skillshare: With thousands of courses in a wide range of different skills, Skillshare can help you take things to the next level. You can also get started with 2 free months of unlimited learning (including Thomas' new Habit-Building class!) at https://www.skillshare.com/geek.

    Hover: Your personal brand is important, and it starts with your domain name. Get 10% off your first domain name purchase by going to https://www.hover.com/cig.

    Find us elsewhere:

    Thomas on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tomfrankly

    Thomas on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tomfrankly/

    Martin on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yomartholomew/

    Martin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/yomartholomew

    You can get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter: http://collegeinfogeek.com/get-better-grades/

    • 1 hr 9 min
    18 Reasons We Are Fools, According to Our Girlfriends (Ep. 298)

    18 Reasons We Are Fools, According to Our Girlfriends (Ep. 298)

    As we approach the end of this podcast and the beginning of our new one, we decided to take an episode to humanize ourselves. Even fools can be productive.

    Full show notes: https://collegeinfogeek.com/reasons-we-are-fools/

    This week’s episode is sponsored by:

    Skillshare: With thousands of courses in a wide range of different skills, Skillshare can help you take things to the next level. You can also get started with 2 free months of unlimited learning (including Thomas' new Habit-Building class!) at https://www.skillshare.com/geek.

    Brilliant: Accelerate your learning in math, science, and computer science. Start learning for free at https://brilliant.org/CollegeInfoGeek — and if you’re one of the first 200 people to use this link, you’ll also get 20% off your subscription.

    Find us elsewhere:

    Thomas on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tomfrankly

    Thomas on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tomfrankly/

    Martin on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yomartholomew/

    Martin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/yomartholomew

    You can get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter: http://collegeinfogeek.com/get-better-grades/

    • 1 hr 12 min
    6 of the Biggest Lessons We Learned in College (Ep. 297)

    6 of the Biggest Lessons We Learned in College (Ep. 297)

    We talk about some of the longest lasting lessons we took from college to honor the title of this show one last time before we relaunch with a new one.Full show notesThis week’s episode is sponsored by:Skillshare: With thousands of courses in a wide range of different skills, Skillshare can help you take things to the next level. You can also get started with 2 free months of unlimited learning (including Thomas' new Habit-Building class!) at Skillshare.com/geek.Brilliant: Accelerate your learning in math, science, and computer science. Start learning for free at Brilliant.org/CollegeInfoGeek — and if you’re one of the first 200 people to use this link, you’ll also get 20% off your subscription.Things mentioned in this episode: Backblaze Dropbox (iOS | Android) Google Drive (iOS | Android) Tom Scott's The Worst Typo I Ever Made video YCImaging's Video on a Budget course on Skillshare YCImaging on YouTube Thomas’ Habit-Building course on Skillshare Thomas’ Productivity course on SkillshareWant more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.Timestamps:0:02:29 - The importance of having backups0:20:10 - Questioning if you actually want to do something0:27:26 - Sponsor: Skillshare (Learning new skills)0:29:44 - Sponsor: Brilliant (Learning problem-solving skills)0:31:32 - The sunk cost fallacy0:41:09 - Differences between college and the real world0:48:53 - Overhead and maintenance costs0:53:59 - ConclusionIf you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! It's easy, you'll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure :) You can also leave a review!

    • 56 min
    Hyperfocus (Ep. 296)

    Hyperfocus (Ep. 296)

    We talk about Chris Bailey's book, Hyperfocus.Full show notesThis week’s episode is sponsored by:Hover: Your personal brand is important, and it starts with your domain name. Get 10% off your first domain name purchase by going to Hover.com/cig.Things mentioned in this episode:Hyperfocus, by Chris BaileyThe Best Thing You Can Do For Your Productivity (Ep. 59)The Productivity Project (Ep. 155)Thomas' notes on HyperfocusHit Makers, by Derek Thompson5 Skills and How We Learn Them (Ep. 294)A Mind for Numbers, by Barbara OakleyRange, by David EpsteinHeadspace (iOS | Android)Wendover Productions' The Five Rules of Risk videoFreedomBe FocusedTide (iOS | Android)Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.Timestamps:0:01:12 - Scatterfocus0:22:53 - Sponsor: Hover (Buying a domain name)0:25:58 - Deciding what's valuable to you0:43:11 - Creating a distraction-free ritual0:56:07 - ConclusionIf you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! It's easy, you'll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure :) You can also leave a review!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    5 Questions: Writing Fiction, Binging TV Shows, and Self-Help Books (Ep. 295)

    5 Questions: Writing Fiction, Binging TV Shows, and Self-Help Books (Ep. 295)

    We talk about writing for longer, binging TV shows, self-help books, our consumption-to-production ratios, and starting your career on the right foot.
    Full show notes
    This week’s episode is sponsored by:

    Skillshare: With thousands of courses in a wide range of different skills, Skillshare can help you take things to the next level. You can also get started with 2 free months of unlimited learning (including Thomas' new Habit-Building class!) at Skillshare.com/geek.
    Brilliant: Accelerate your learning in math, science, and computer science. Start learning for free at Brilliant.org/CollegeInfoGeek — and if you’re one of the first 200 people to use this link, you’ll also get 20% off your subscription.

    Things mentioned in this episode:

    3 Ways to Trick Your Brain Into Doing Hard Work
    Polyphonic's What Makes a Great Cover Song video
    Thomas’ Habit-Building course on Skillshare
    Thomas’ Productivity course on Skillshare
    Daniel Scotts's Adobe Illustrator CC Essentials Training course on Skillshare
    Hyperfocus, by Chris Bailey
    Derek Sivers
    How to Be More Like Leonardo da Vinci (Ep. 240)

    Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.
    You can also get a free copy of my book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less), by staying up to date with the College Info Geek newsletter.
    Timestamps:

    0:00:00 - Banter
    0:15:32 - Consumption-to-production ratio
    0:31:43 - Sponsor: Brilliant (Learning problem-solving skills)
    0:34:26 - Sponsor: Skillshare (Learning new skills)
    0:37:04 - Getting the energy to write
    0:48:14 - Balancing your media consumption
    0:53:42 - Accepting a job not related to your major
    1:00:07 - Opinions on self-help books
    1:14:51 - Conclusion

    If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! It's easy, you'll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure :) You can also leave a review!

    • 1 hr 18 min

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91 Ratings

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Best Podcast for students

Hands down the best podcast for students!
Educational Exiting Entertaining and Engaging

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Love it for University Productivity Tips

I like the dynamic between Martin and Thomas. Martin's minimalistic style contrasts with Thomas's love of complication.

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Absolutely amazing podcast

This podcast is incredibly informative and inspiring. I listen to it everyday and find myself motivated a lot. Great content.

Thank you so much for sharing these tips. Keep up the good work guys.

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