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7 Ways to Clear Your Mind After a Major Exam

7 Ways to Clear Your Mind After a Major Exam

Do you ever step out of a huge exam, and although you're relieved it's finally over, it still hasn't really hit you? You walked out of the classroom, yet you're still carrying the stress of that test. Ugh. Midterms, finals and, well, all exams for that matter can really take a toll on you. That's why we're dishing on some tricks Read More…
6 Mistakes You Might Be Making During Your Study Session

6 Mistakes You Might Be Making During Your Study Session

You've got your notebook and laptop packed, you've lined up a slew of study snacks, and you've found the perfect corner in the library to hunker down and start studying. The next step? Make sure you're not making any of these mistakes! 1. Studying for too long.  Here's something you'll be happy to hear -- You really shouldn't study for too Read More…
10 Helpful Tricks for When You Just Can’t Focus

10 Helpful Tricks for When You Just Can’t Focus

Distractions happen...especially when you're trying to get a paper done or study for a big exam! The next time you need to get down to business but just can't focus, try out these simple tricks. 1. Paraphrase. We've all done it before—you're reading through your textbook and once you've reached the bottom of the page, you realize you didn't actually pay Read More…
The Prioritization Strategy You Need to Try

The Prioritization Strategy You Need to Try

Do you ever find that your to-do list just isn't enough? Sure, it keeps your responsibilities at the top of mind, but how do you know which tasks you should start tackling first when there are so many?     That's why we're introducing you to a prioritization strategy called the Action Priority Matrix. Trust us...it's not as much of Read More…
5 *Actually* Painless Ways to Start Prepping for Finals

5 *Actually* Painless Ways to Start Prepping for Finals

There's no way to sugarcoat it...the thought of preparing for final exams is enough to send anyone hiding under their covers. Well, you can't avoid finals week forever, so sit back as we list off a few painless ways you can start prepping. 1. Get a study group together. Any excuse to meet up with friends definitely takes the sting out of studying Read More…
5 Tasks to Tackle Before the End of the Term

5 Tasks to Tackle Before the End of the Term

In just the blink of an eye, it's already time to start thinking about the end of the semester. Can you believe it? But before you completely check out and set your mind to "winter vacation mode," take a look at some of the tasks you need to tackle first. 1. Visit your academic adviser. Your academic adviser is one Read More…
5 Ways to Overcome Writer’s Block

5 Ways to Overcome Writer’s Block

You just sat down to write a huge essay. The due date is approaching, so you know you've got to dive into this paper now. You formulate the header: name, date, class, etc...and then that's where it stops. As prepared as you are, your mind just isn't spitting out the sentences you need. The next time you're plagued with this writer's block, keep Read More…
The College Student’s Guide to Voting

The College Student’s Guide to Voting

With the midterm elections here, you might be asking yourself, "Why vote?" Student voters have the power to make a difference, but it's up to them to show up to the polls. Unfortunately, many young citizens skip out on this important right simply because of a few minor challenges, such as going to school in a different state or just misunderstanding the Read More…
6 Things to Consider Before Declaring a Double Major

6 Things to Consider Before Declaring a Double Major

Thinking about declaring a second major? That's great! Having two degrees can open doors for some pretty sweet opportunities when you start your career—but before rushing to your decision, take a look at these six factors you should consider. 1. Why do I want to declare a second major? Taking on a double major is a big step that requires some thought. Read More…
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