Is Engineering Hard? And How To Decide If It’s Right For You

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So you’re thinking about engineering, eh? Well, I have some good news for you: If you’ve gotten yourself to the point where you’re typing “Is engineering hard?” into the Google machine, chances are it’s at least a semi-serious thought rolling around in your head… And you’re starting to ask the right questions. But you also Continue Reading

How To Focus On Studying: The Ultimate Guide (2018 Edition)

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I have yet to meet a single student who cares even a little bit about their grades, that doesn’t want to know how to focus on studying consistently. Here’s the problem: Studying is one of the most difficult things to try to get yourself to do. It requires energy, discipline, focus, confidence, and willingness to Continue Reading

How To Focus On Homework: The Ultimate Guide (2018 Edition)

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I think we can all safely agree on this: Getting your homework done can quickly become the bane of your existence. (I’m looking at YOU, ridiculously long WebAssign problem sets.) It takes forever to finish, especially when you don’t really know how to focus on homework. It leaves you feeling tired, frustrated, and wondering whether Continue Reading

Work Done By Friction (Physics 1 Problem Solution)

Having a hard time calculating the work done by friction? Turns out all it takes is a few FBDs, a little trig, and understanding the work equation. In this post and video, we go through a solution to a work done by friction (and work done by gravity) physics problem involving a man, an incline Continue Reading

How To Conquer Finals Week: My Secret 4-Step Formula

We all know finals week (in all it’s stress inducing glory) is the most crucial time of year. But does it have to be so insane? I say no, and here’s why. Finals is the time of year that you need to focus the most. The large majority of your grade is about to be Continue Reading

Gravitational Potential Energy Examples (Physics 1 Breakdown)

Does reading through gravitational potential energy examples in your textbook make your brain want to explode? In this video I break down a Physics 1 exam problem that covers gravitational potential energy, orbits, escape velocity, and all the relationships between them that you’ll need to know. Problem Statement A space station of mass 400,000 kg Continue Reading

Good Places to Study (Does Your Environment Matter?)

What are some good places to study? Does study environment matter? The research is in, and what it says is quite interesting… So in today’s video I answer a question about whether there’s actually such a thing as a “best” study location, or whether you’re just as well off on the couch. Then, I’ll offer Continue Reading

Change In Momentum Problems (Physics 1 Solution Breakdown)

Change in momentum problems usually involve figure skaters, bullets, and other ridiculous scenarios. But don’t be fooled by the flash and dance – there’s a method to the madness. And in this video I go through an example of a conceptual change in momentum problem from a Physics 1 exam, step-by-step. Change In Momentum Problem Continue Reading

Physics 2: How To Decode Electricity And Magnetism

Physics 2 (electricity and magnetism) can be a cruel bitch of a course. If you’ve ever come across a circuit with a resistor, capacitor, and inductor in series with some sort of complex switching mechanism in between them, and then are asked to graph the voltage or current over time, then you’ll know what I’m Continue Reading

How to Pay Attention in Class: 4 Tips for Boring Lecture

Most of us want figure out how to pay attention in class more often, but it’s tough, especially during that horrible, boring lecture you’ve got coming up next. So let me know if this sounds familiar… You’re sitting there, and the professor is scribbling non-stop on the board. Symbols, diagrams, equations; you really have no Continue Reading