Attention

One step at a time

Does multitasking delude us into thinking we are being more efficient? You return home from college with your head buzzing with all the things you need to get done. Being the class monitor, you have to coordinate the logistics of…

Learning

Peer pleasure

With the right person, you can make a joint study experience fun and rewarding. Your exams are looming in two weeks. You feel queasy just looking at the mountain of books. Try as you might, you are unable to concentrate…

Learning

Reading redefined

We begin a column that will address cognitive, social, and emotional issues that impact young adults. The countdown to your exams has begun. Three weeks to go but every time you glance at the textbooks on your desk, you feel…

Relationships

Difficult conversations

An open mind is the key to a meaningful dialogue. Rohini’s good friend keeps forgetting to repay her after borrowing money. After the seventh or eighth instance, Rohini tells herself that she is not going to loan [pb_blockquote component_description=”Blockquote” author=”Fyodor…

Teaching

When feedback is meaningful

Positive comments can make a dramatic difference to sagging motivation levels. Nita is elated when her professor hands back her Zoology exam answer sheets. She has topped the class and eagerly scans her paper for her teacher’s comments. [pb_blockquote component_description=”Blockquote”…

Work

Bread-winners, and caregivers too

While planning one’s career, it is important that both men and women should be prepared to shoulder caregiving responsibilities. Just as students complete their formal education and enter the workforce, both men and women exhibit similar levels of zeal. Prospects…

Learning

Testing times

Self-testing can help you gain a deeper understanding of the subject. Most of us associate the word ‘testing’ with examinations that are imposed on us by schools and colleges. We believe that they are a rite of passage that we…