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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 study drug debate: Do they create an academic advantage?

Rate this article and enter to winThe non-prescription use of stimulant drugs, such as Adderall® and Ritalin®, appears to be on the rise. You might hear them nicknamed “study drugs” or “brain steroids,” 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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5 effective fitness fads: Learn the pros and cons of the latest routines

Rate this article and enter to winTrying out a variety of fun and interesting ways to exercise can help you stay motivated—and break up the 150 minutes per week recommended in the U.S. Department...
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Ask a pharmacologist: Can I take something to boost my brain?

Rate this article and enter to winAssignments accumulating? Exams coming up? Halfway through this semester, you may be wondering how you’ll make it all happen. As a pharmacologist on a large campus, I routinely...
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True grit: How to push through and move forward

Rate this article and enter to winAs a student, you’re probably pretty familiar with stress. You might also have wondered why some of your peers on campus seem to handle their challenges relatively easily...
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How to be really good at getting stuff done, according to science

Rate this article and enter to winAre you determined to quit procrastinating and be more productive this year? Even when you’re motivated, it can be tricky to stick with it—especially once your calendar fills...
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Chill out, don’t bug out: Your best ways to prep for stress

Rate this article and enter to winYou’re heading toward an epic bio exam, that history lit review isn’t going to write itself, and the student government meeting lasted forever because the phantom glitter-bomber is...
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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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Active listener or problem solver? How to help friends through tough times

Rate this article and enter to winMost students have had a friend who’s struggling through a rough patch. Wanting to help the person feel better, many try to offer a quick solution to the...