Work with coffeeshop sounds in the background.
For one of my recent jobs, I spent a year combing the web for the best long form articles out there. This was the result: the very best reading on the web, curated by me.
Another great read: How to Create the Simplest, Best To-Do List Ever
I gotta have music when I work. Since all my favorite Pandora stations now repeat songs, I go here:
That's right. It's a little known fact that the College Board posts all free response questions (along with sample answers, analysis, and grading rubrics!) for the written portion of the AP exams.
Click here to visit the College Board website, click a course, and then click "Free Response Questions Index" or "Past Exams" about halfway down the page to find it.
(Why are they hiding this so well? Who knows.)
Tip: Practice outlining essays in March and April or use these to test your knowledge before your AP exam.
That’s right: our own breath and mindfulness = best resource ever. Ever try meditation and fail? (Yeah, me too.) Here’s an eight-minute meditation exercise that features the most relaxing song ever. Or just listen to the song here.
6. O*Net Online
Amazing resource for learning about different jobs and careers. Not sure what you want to study, or specific jobs exist in your field? Just type a search term like "medicine" into the box at the top right. You'll learn a lot in a little time.
What resource has changed your life? Share your favorite inspiring resources in comments below or via email at: ethan (at) collegessayguy (dot) com.