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Get more done: How to create a productive study space

Rate this article and enter to winYou’re ready to study—for real this time. You sit at your desk and rub the ache at the back of your neck. Your phone chirps; your friend sent...
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Fake or fact: How to know if your online diagnosis is legit

Rate this article and enter to winScouring the internet to help you get to the bottom of your stomachache or that sudden rash is commonplace these days. Seven out of ten people say they...
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Need a caffeine break? Here’s how to stay alert all day without it

Rate this article and enter to winIf you’ve spent more time with a buzz-inducing cup of coffee than you have with your best friend this week, you’re not alone. A 2014 study in Pediatrics...
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9 unexpected study hacks for better test taking

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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Apps + podcasts we love: Quizlet

Martin, San Bernardino, California“Not going to lie, I usually don’t want to study for my classes. That may have something to do with Netflix and YouTube being readily available, but either way, with Quizlet,...
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The 15-min brain-boosting study strategy that works

Rate this article and enter to winStudying much? You might be using the classic moves. You know—rewriting all your notes into one giant, never-ending, note; highlighting everything important; and my personal favorite, cramming everything...
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Ask the academic advisor: “I’m trying to figure out what the best study method...

—Tanner*, Camarillo, California (*Name changed)I’m so glad you asked this question because it gives me an opportunity to address the process of choosing effective study strategies. In the spirit of education, let me begin with...
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Apps + podcasts we love: myHomework

Fiona, senior,Simsbury, Connecticut “Have you ever experienced those moments of panic as you flip through pages of scribbled notes to make sure you didn’t overlook any assignments? With myHomework, a tech-based, cross-platform student planner, all...
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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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Ask the doc: Is there anything I can do to prevent falling asleep in...

"Is there anything I can do to prevent falling asleep in class or while studying?" —Larry, University Park, Pennsylvania Short answer: Yes.Longer answer: For some background, there are two common causes for the phenomenon...