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Firsthand stories of first-generation, international, & grad students

Rate this article and enter to winContinuing your education is one of life’s most rewarding—and also challenging—experiences. For first-generation college students whose parents didn’t have the same opportunities, the financial, social, academic, and family...
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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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6 ways to survive & thrive in a group project

Rate this article and enter to winGroup projects: a slacker’s dream, or a perfectionist’s idea of cruel and unusual punishment? Like it or not, a group project may well be in your not-too-distant future,...
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The science of smart: What type of learner are you?

Rate this article and enter to winAre you doing what you want to do? Heading where you want to head? If you’ve chosen your major, program, or concentration, are you confident they will build on...
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Get your academic act together: Mind tricks for meeting your deadlines

Rate this article and enter to winAre unfinished assignments encroaching on your personal life and mangling your peace of mind? Wondering what happened to your deadline discipline?Staying on top of our workload is about...
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3 steps to bounce back from an academic setback

Rate this article and enter to winSometimes grades and academic performance don’t come out as planned. What can you do if you receive a less-than-ideal grade? The first step is to recognize that it’s...
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Start smart: Transition tips for the school year from a student and a counselor

Rate this article and enter to winStudent perspectiveNash Turley’s academic career has taken him from Cascadia Community College in Bothell, Washington to the University of Washington, then to graduate school at North Carolina State...
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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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Maintaining multiple roles: Strategies for balancing school & life

Rate this article and enter to winIf you’re pursuing higher education, you may feel torn between school and other commitments. Balancing school with other daily responsibilities is challenging, but can be manageable with the...
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4 steps to successful finals

Rate this article and enter to winIn a recent Student Health 101 survey, more than 80 percent of students agreed that the end of the semester is more stressful for them than any other...