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Start smart: Transition tips for the school year from a student and a counselor

Rate this article and enter to winStudent perspectiveMaria Yagoda graduated from Yale in 2012. Her work has appeared in Jezebel, The New York Times online, Al Jazeera America, and The Philadelphia Inquirer.Will I make...
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Fitness for focus: How to power up your brain

Rate this article and enter to winIf an exam or assignment deadline is too close for comfort and your study session has become a brutal slog, you may feel you don’t have time for...
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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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Firsthand stories of first-gen students

Rate this article and enter to winGoing to college is one of life’s most rewarding—and also demanding—experiences. For first-generation college students whose parents did not have the same opportunities, the financial, social, academic, and...
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Tuning in to how you learn: Can music help your grades?

Rate this article and enter to winAre you studying for finals or completing your end-of-year projects? Got music? In a recent survey by Student Health 101, many students said that music elevates their academic...
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Stop, collaborate, and listen: 5 tips for successful group projects

Rate this article and enter to win“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Sound familiar? This famous quote from Aristotle (384 BC–322 BC) is applicable when people are working together to...
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What is plagiarism, and who did I copy this from?

Ever read something and thought, “That’s brilliant! I’ll use that in my paper!” No harm, no foul, right? Wrong. Copy someone else’s work, and you’ve broken a major rule in writing—and it could earn...
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3 steps to bounce back from an academic setback

Rate this article and enter to winSometimes grades don’t come out as planned. What can you do if you receive a less-than-ideal grade? The first step is to recognize that it’s okay.Acknowledge the SituationReceiving...
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Ultimate life hack: How to make time work for you

Rate this article and enter to winWe could all use a little help in the get-stuff-done department. What if you had a tool to efficiently manage your workflow—one that’s easy to make and use?...
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The job prob: Making the most of your major

Rate this article and enter to winPicking your major or minor can be stressful—especially if you feel your career might depend on it. You’re likely to grapple with a range of factors, and prioritizing...