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Beat the stress before your test

Rate this article and enter to winThere is a famous scene in the movie Summer School where a group of students is about to take a test. One classmate lets out a blood-curdling scream...
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Stress and the student body

Rate this article and enter to winIf the end of your current course is approaching, your calendar may be filling up with family events, back to school nights, or study sessions. Pressure? When does...
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What’s your learning style?

Rate this article and enter to winDo you have style? Of course you do, and I’m not just talking about how you wear your hair or show your personality through your clothes.There are many...
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The no-burnout guide to busy

Rate this article and enter to winWe all start a class with noble intentions and big ideas about self-discipline—yet within the first few weeks, many of us are pleading for extra time on assignments...
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How to remember that stuff you forget

Rate this article and enter to winNo matter how many hours I spent rereading physics principles, I couldn’t keep the equations straight. Like many students, I was going at it wrong. Reviewing course notes...
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Motivation validation: Who and what are you here for?

Rate this article and enter to winWhy are you a student, 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 balance beam: Prioritizing & managing your time

Rate this article and enter to winElizabeth M., a Texas Ph.D. student, only has time to write her thesis at night. She used to come home from school, head to a bedroom to work,...
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Life’s obstacle course: Strategies to keep your studies on track

Rate this article and enter to winThere will be many challenges during your college career. Most can be anticipated, such as tough exams and lengthy papers. But other issues—like personal illness, financial hardship, or...
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Online learner? How to make distance learning work for you

Rate this article and enter to winWhen you take classes online, you may feel disconnected from the college community. You’re not right there on location. You may be significantly older or younger than your...