Comments on: The Vox guide to transforming the internet from finals foe into finals friend http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2009/05/04/voxs-guide-to-transforming-the-internet-from-finals-foe-into-finals-friend/ Mon, 09 Nov 2015 02:04:23 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.10 By: Isabel http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2009/05/04/voxs-guide-to-transforming-the-internet-from-finals-foe-into-finals-friend/comment-page-1/#comment-318090 Thu, 21 May 2009 18:23:06 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=4859#comment-318090 I cannot live without Internet, and I believe writing paper is such a neuron-damaging work that any web service I use for my paper writing has to be totally perfect and totally FREE.
I use Turabian style format for my paper. For people who are among “The Turabians” should check eTurabian website. It generates correct results (my professor dude she is really picky) and has a cool MARC express. Basically you copy and paste the information from your library catalogue, the express will format the citations without you typing all information by hand.
OK. That’s my two cents. Now back to work.

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By: Danny http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2009/05/04/voxs-guide-to-transforming-the-internet-from-finals-foe-into-finals-friend/comment-page-1/#comment-311918 Wed, 06 May 2009 09:26:18 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=4859#comment-311918 I must say I have good experiences with binaural beats. Its amazing how that technology actually affects our brain and make improvements to our lives. Mind power is an area that I am deeply interested in, look forward to more of your posts. Thank you.

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By: Andrew http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2009/05/04/voxs-guide-to-transforming-the-internet-from-finals-foe-into-finals-friend/comment-page-1/#comment-311483 Tue, 05 May 2009 14:29:24 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=4859#comment-311483 SparkNotes are also available for free online… http://www.sparknotes.com/sparknotes/

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By: Pam http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2009/05/04/voxs-guide-to-transforming-the-internet-from-finals-foe-into-finals-friend/comment-page-1/#comment-311311 Tue, 05 May 2009 00:02:18 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=4859#comment-311311 For help studying for English lit and American history, check out Shmoop. Shmoop is a new online learning and teaching resource that covers literature, history, and poetry. Shmoop’s study guides are a fun read, includes links and multi-media, and is written by a bunch of Ph.D. and Masters students from schools like Stanford, Harvard, and Berkeley. It’s worth checking out!

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By: Matt http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2009/05/04/voxs-guide-to-transforming-the-internet-from-finals-foe-into-finals-friend/comment-page-1/#comment-311151 Mon, 04 May 2009 16:06:05 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=4859#comment-311151 I should also note that I spent 8:22 on this post when I should be studying for a test I have in two hours. Such is live. 8:47 and counting..

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By: Matt http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2009/05/04/voxs-guide-to-transforming-the-internet-from-finals-foe-into-finals-friend/comment-page-1/#comment-311150 Mon, 04 May 2009 16:05:11 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=4859#comment-311150 For those internet timewasters like yours truly, who intend to just skim the headlines of the NYT before getting back to the paper and an hour minutes later wind up with 20 tabs open, the following have really helped boost productivity:

Leechblock:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4476

You can add sites to Firefox and then block them for a specified period where you can’t get access to them. So if you’re really, really want to concentrate, just add up all your favorite time-wasting sites and block them for however long you can tolerate. It can also do blocking per hour/day, as in you can give yourself 10 minutes per hour to look at sites then it blocks them, or an hour a day, etc. Incredibly helpful.

MeeTimer:
http://meetimer.productivefirefox.com/

A bit less-extreme version of Leechblock, this just logs your time. You can categorize sites to see how long you’re spending on productive websites, work-related websites, news sites, time-wasters, etc. And perhaps if you’re halfway into the NYT, look down to the right and notice you’ve been on for 53 minutes, it might shame you into work. It also percentages totals by % of workweek (which you can set), so when you look up and realize you’ve spent 8% of the workweek on Wikipedia, it’s time to go.

It also has an active ‘discourage’ feature, which is less extreme then blocking but will open up a huge pop-up that notes your total time and asks if you really want to waste your time on this site before letting you go in.

You can also get a good idea of how much time you spend on sites that you can then add to leechblock.

Just my two centimes.

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By: Internet Memes http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2009/05/04/voxs-guide-to-transforming-the-internet-from-finals-foe-into-finals-friend/comment-page-1/#comment-311142 Mon, 04 May 2009 15:52:36 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=4859#comment-311142 stop using internet memes for article titles, this is the second one in about a week (Do not want… serious of tubes…. what’s next? ROFLdogs?)

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By: Alex http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2009/05/04/voxs-guide-to-transforming-the-internet-from-finals-foe-into-finals-friend/comment-page-1/#comment-311134 Mon, 04 May 2009 15:07:49 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=4859#comment-311134 For research papers, I recommend using Questia. It’s an online resource that has entire books in searchable text. It saves your highlights and citations and even writes your footnotes for you. There is a free 72 hour trial, so you can work in one last-minute paper for free, or just pay $20 for the first month. Saves a lot of time.

Also, a really fun distraction for seniors – apply for jobs.

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By: Ivan http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2009/05/04/voxs-guide-to-transforming-the-internet-from-finals-foe-into-finals-friend/comment-page-1/#comment-311132 Mon, 04 May 2009 15:00:48 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=4859#comment-311132 A little late, but for future reference, http://www.sporcle.com/games/world.php and http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/Geography.htm are famous, famous Map review tools.

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By: Katherine http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2009/05/04/voxs-guide-to-transforming-the-internet-from-finals-foe-into-finals-friend/comment-page-1/#comment-311125 Mon, 04 May 2009 14:45:51 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=4859#comment-311125 iFlash. 15-day free trial, and no more spending hours making note cards for that pesky Arabic vocab.

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