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Going beyond pen and paper: How to enhance your note-taking techniques

Rate this article and enter to winWhen it comes to getting the most out of your seminars and lectures, there’s nothing more crucial to your ability to retain information and learn effectively than good,...
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How to stop procrastinating tomorrow

Hold on—I gotta check Facebook just one more time before I finish this sentence. OK, I’m back. So! Procrastination: It’s bad.Most of us want to be efficient, but time after time we find the...
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The 4 keys to college courses

Rate this article and enter to winGrades not what you expected? You’re not alone. I see countless students each semester who have that shocked look on their faces when they get their first midterm...
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6 Ways to ace your next paper: Strategies to reduce your academic stress

Rate this article and enter to winIt’s time to write a paper. Here are steps for filling up that blank screen with a winning composition.Step 1: Do Your ResearchThe Web is a really useful...
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Room to study: Creating space to concentrate

Rate this article and enter to winWhile school has just started, it’s not too soon to start creating a study space that will maximize your ability to concentrate. Studying more often isn’t the only...
Chart your course: Using your syllabus to plan ahead

Chart your course: Using your syllabus to plan ahead

Rate this article and enter to winCross-country road trips can be a blast, but without a good GPS or road map to guide you through parts unknown, you could easily find yourself lost in...
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The art of adulting: 3 key ways to own it as a grown up

Rate this article and enter to winHave you “adulted” today? If you’ve thrown in a load of your own laundry (and maybe even folded it afterward), run your own errands, or managed to negotiate...
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The online student: How to connect in the digital classroom

Rate this article and enter to winAre you taking an online class this semester? Or a hybrid class—a traditional classroom with online learning components? If you haven’t yet ventured into the virtual classroom, you...
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Motivation validation: Who and what are you here for?

Rate this article and enter to winWhy are you in school, anyway? Why we’re doing <whatever thing> is a question to ask yourself at certain points in life. If your choices don’t seem to...
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The no-burnout guide to busy

Rate this article and enter to winWe all start the semester with noble intentions and big ideas about self-discipline—yet within weeks, many of us are pleading for extra time on assignments or skipping sleep...