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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.

    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://instagram.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
    5 Skills and How We Learn Them (Ep. 294)

    5 Skills and How We Learn Them (Ep. 294)

    We've been getting questions about some of the things we're known to do, so we're talking about five of them: skating, videos, piano, guitar, and pixel art.
    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:

    Bill Stoppard on YouTube
    Tiago Inline Skater on YouTube
    Thomas’ Habit-Building course on Skillshare
    Thomas’ Productivity course on Skillshare
    JustinGuitar on YouTube
    Paul Davids on YouTube
    Songsterr (iOS | Android)
    Ultimate Guitar (iOS | Android)
    Yousician (iOS | Android)
    MuseScore
    Andrew Huang's Music Theory video
    Music 101, by Brian Boone
    Nahre Sol on YouTube
    Jenny Nicholson on YouTube
    Potato Jet on YouTube
    How to Make Your Phone Less of a Distraction
    Pixel Grimoire series
    Pixel Pete on YouTube
    Aseprite
    UpIsNotJump on YouTube
    Working From Home: How to Stay Focused
    MoneyLab
    This Note-Taking App is a Game Changer - Roam Research

    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:

    0:01:33 - Overview
    0:04:51 - Inline skating
    0:24:50 - Sponsor: Skillshare (Learning new skills)
    0:27:34 - Sponsor: Brilliant (Learning problem-solving skills)
    0:29:38 - Playing the guitar
    0:47:12 - Playing piano
    1:04:47 - Making videos
    1:20:18 - Pixel art
    1:32:18 - Conclusion

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    • 1 hr 36 min
    How to Help Your Community When You're Stuck at Home (Ep. 293)

    How to Help Your Community When You're Stuck at Home (Ep. 293)

    Difficult times often double as chances to do good. We talk about what we can do for our communities while stuck sheltering at home.
    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. If you're one of the first 1,000 to use this link, 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:

    When to Be Unproductive (Ep. 292)
    Trello
    Bear (iOS)
    FocusMate
    Matt D'Avella's Quitting caffeine for 30 days video
    Thomas’ Habit-Building course on Skillshare
    Thomas’ Productivity course on Skillshare
    Moment's iPhone Filmmaking course on Skillshare
    Charity Navigator
    Effective Altruism

    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:

    0:03:24 - Keeping in touch with family and friends
    0:18:14 - Getting things done at home while staying connected with others
    0:24:17 - Sponsor: Brilliant (Learning problem-solving skills)
    0:27:07 - Sponsor: Skillshare (Learning new skills)
    0:29:51 - Helping out your local community
    0:46:53 - Contributing to the global community
    0:57:45 - Controlling the spread of misinformation
    1:02:25 - 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 6 min

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