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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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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...
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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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Get your academic act together: Mind tricks for meeting your deadlines

Rate this article and enter to winAre unfinished assignments threatening to blow up your social life and mangle your peace of mind? Wondering what happened to your deadline discipline?Staying on top of our workload...
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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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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...
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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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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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Stay focused anywhere: How to overcome study distractions

Rate this article and enter to winDo you ever sit down to study and then realize an hour later that you haven’t even started? Distractions are everywhere! Keeping them at bay can help you...
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Beyond the books: Discover all your library has to offer

Rate this article and enter to winMost college students use their library as a space for quiet work, as well as to find research materials. An evaluation of academic library usage in Colorado found...