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    Energizing Study Break Ideas & What to Avoid

    Energizing Study Break Ideas & What to Avoid
    Studies show that breaks in your study routine can positively affect your attention abilities. Taking breaks from studying every ninety minutes or so can improve both focus and attention. In addition to taking regular study breaks, what you do with each break can matter, too. It’s important to choose the right type of activity for your study break so that you ...
    Published about 5 hours ago | Rated: +23
  • +17

    Finals: Make a Study Plan Now & Avoid Cramming Later

    Finals: Make a Study Plan Now & Avoid Cramming Later
    It’s getting towards that time of year – that time when the threat of exams begins to appear on the horizon and all of that first-semester fun begins to fade into reality. Don’t panic yet, though – there are some easy things you can do to keep studying from turning into a late-night cram session the night before your test. As ...
    Published 1 day ago | Rated: +17
  • +19

    Surviving Group Assignments

    Surviving Group Assignments
    Group assignments are the worst. Give me a ten-paper paper to write, a test to study for—anything other than a group assignment. Please. As a college student, you’re going to be assigned group projects, and probably at least a dozen of them throughout your whole academic career. I understand the logic behind these group assignments, I do: out in the real ...
    Published 8 days ago | Rated: +19
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    Following Exam Instructions: A Cautionary Tale

    Following Exam Instructions: A Cautionary Tale
    It’s difficult to suppress laughter when I think about the preposterous test mistakes our teachers warn against. It’s pretty standard for every test. First, teachers run through how it’s forbidden to doodle in the margins and how a student’s academic career is in jeopardy should he or she dare to venture past lower right corner’s grey STOP sign. It becomes increasingly ...
    Published 12 days ago | Rated: +19
  • +16

    Welcome Week Warnings

    Welcome Week Warnings
    The first week of college may not be the most stressful or overwhelming of your higher education career, but it is sure to be one of the most nerve-wracking. You've spent weeks, if not months, preparing for your move—you’ve bought extra-long twin size sheets, a shower caddy big enough for all your bath accessories, and enough notebooks to last you all ...
    Published 15 days ago | Rated: +16
  • +31

    Secret Study Hacks

    Secret Study Hacks
    Studying doesn't have to be hard. In fact, there are plenty of simple methods that exist that simplify the entire process. It's true: not all methods work for every person, but, with a little bit of trial-and-error, you can find the methods that work for you and stick with them like your life depends on it. Or, at least, like your ...
    Published 18 days ago | Rated: +31
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    How to Stay Organized All Semester Long

    How to Stay Organized All Semester Long
    During the first week of school, nearly every student is organized – but does this desirable trait last? Here’s how can you utilize this powerful back-to-school adrenaline to fuel an organized year. 1. Mark your Calendar Take advantage of your class syllabi. A course syllabus will often include a detailed list of the entire semester’s assignments and projects. This is the ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +17
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    Creating a Perfect Class Schedule

    Creating a Perfect Class Schedule
    Once students graduate high school, the back to school dynamic changes drastically. When summer begins to come to a close for high school students, a sweeping sadness envelopes everyone. No one wants summer to end, including students, teachers and faculty. But when you get to college, getting back to school is probably the most exciting time of the summer. Seeing all ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +17
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    Balancing Academics, Extracurriculars & Your College Search

    Balancing Academics, Extracurriculars & Your College Search
    As high school students, there are very few of us that are not involved in at least one way, either in the community, at the high school, or both. Throughout my high school career, I've been involved with several clubs, organizations, sports, and other extracurricular activities on top of my school work and the search for colleges. Although it is important ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +14
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    What to Expect: College Admissions in Fall/Winter

    What to Expect: College Admissions in Fall/Winter
    August: On the Road, Again With summer winding down and the start of senior year looming, applicants may feel that these final weeks of sunshine would be best spent hibernating before school arrives. While every student should make the most of this liberated span of time, the end of the summer is a wonderful opportunity for college visits. By the end ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +14
  • +24

    Stop Sabotaging Your Semester Before You Start

    Stop Sabotaging Your Semester Before You Start
    The college search and admissions processes and your grades suffer from disorganization – but, with a few organization tips, you could be on track for your most successful semester yet. And, because your future is at stake, it’s time to recognize that being disorganized can seriously impact your performance as a student. Once you’ve done so, there are easy ways to ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +24
  • +22

    Say Hello to That 4.0!

    Say Hello to That 4.0!
    Let’s make a goal: get a 4.0 this semester. Don’t say it’s impossible – it’s not. Seriously! Need inspiration? Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” –Audrey Hepburn Still need convincing? Don’t worry – we’re here to help you through it. By using the following 15 tips as a guide, any student can achieve above and beyond and ace ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +22
  • +18

    Jump Start Your Semester

    Jump Start Your Semester
    There are so many tasks to remember to accomplish – how can a student be expected to remember everything? Since you have so much to do at the start of each semester, it can naturally be quite cumbersome to keep track of all your tasks. Here’s a helpful list you can utilize to stay ahead from start to finish this semester: ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +18
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    How to Pick the Best Professors

    How to Pick the Best Professors
    As a now-seasoned college student, you likely know that a professor can make or break a class – no matter how interesting the subject matter. A great professor can make any subject interesting whereas a not-so-great one can make even the best subjects dull or unpleasant. Check out the following guide to help you find the best professors and ultimately create ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +29
  • +27

    What to Know About Professor Rating Websites

    What to Know About Professor Rating Websites
    A professor can seriously set the tone for your semester. Anyone who has ever had either a great professor (hopefully you), a not-so-great professor (hopefully not you) or with the slightest bit of common sense can tell you that. It’s also common sense to know that one of the best ways to learn about a potential situation is from someone who ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +27
  • +21

    Why Skipping Class Isn't Smart

    Why Skipping Class Isn't Smart
    Everyone student knows they shouldn't skip class, mainly because they’re told not to, but how many students ever stop to examine the real impact skipping class can have? It’s not only because it’s the “wrong thing to do.” It can really stress you out more than you think! You think you’re taking a day off class to relax and, in the ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +21
  • +28

    To-Do List: Starting a New Semester

    To-Do List: Starting a New Semester
    When starting a new semester in college, there’s so much going on that it’s hard to keep track of all the tasks that you need to accomplish. Here’s a list of things you should do sooner than later to ensure you’ll stay ahead during the course of the semester: 1. Arrange your class schedule to ensure you get all the classes ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +28
  • +27

    A New Semester's Game Plan

    A New Semester's Game Plan
    Start the school year off on the right foot. How, you ask? There are plenty of ways to ensure you’ll have the best chances of staying focused and on top of your academic game. You just need to implement them. Think of the following as a game plan for starting ahead: Get Acquainted Meet your TAs and professors as early as ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +27
  • +19

    How to Avoid Summer Brain Drain

    How to Avoid Summer Brain Drain
    Summer is finally here. But does that mean that it’s time to forget the content you learned this year? Of course not! Here are four strategies to help you avoid academic brain drain: Read a Book that Interests You It is important to keep your academic curiosity and vocabulary sharp throughout the summer. Summer reading fosters both, and it also enhances ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Summer Bucket List for High School Students

    Summer Bucket List for High School Students
    School’s out for the summer, which means you have plenty of time on your hands to focus on accomplishing other important tasks you need to complete. With a mix of fun, smart and savvy, these tasks are sure to help keep you on track for your college search and occupy your summer down time with meaningful to-do’s. Whether you’re a high ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +30
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