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Staying Focused in Lectures

Staying Focused in Lectures

I don’t have the numbers on me, BUT if you search “college/uni tips” I am sure you will find thousands, if not millions, of articles, blog posts, infographics, and books on: getting up for early lectures preparing for lectures how best to take notes...
Maximizing Study Groups

Maximizing Study Groups

Gather around! ‘Tis time to take hold of your pens and highlighters — to grasp your calculators! — to clutch your erasers! Exams are right around the corner and I am your official exam crier! Although most of our best studying gets done individually...
Pulling off an All-Nighter

Pulling off an All-Nighter

Countless people have instructed you not to do it. Parents and educators across different timezones are pulling faces, arms crossed, and eyebrows raised, judging your ability to “adult” right now. But life isn’t predictable. The best students may not...
Living with Roommates

Living with Roommates

In Fall 2015, I moved into residence. Frankly, I was more excited about living apart from my parents than I was about living on my own, which didn’t settle in until they left the evening of move-in day. Still, it wasn’t too bad. Once all the parents in the...
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

Public speaking is a fear among children and adults alike.   In grade school, I recall public speaking in two instances. In the fourth grade, my school partook in a regional public speaking contest. Each fourth grader was asked to choose a topic and present for seven...

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