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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
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Ask the professor: “How do you motivate yourself this late in the year?”

—Jellina, British Columbia, CanadaIf I had a magic wand, I'd brandish it near the end of each year and wish all students a sprinkle of inspiration to get them through finals without giving up....
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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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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...
Can’t say no? 8 ways to take back your time

Can’t say no? 8 ways to take back your time

 Feeling overwhelmed has become an integral part of being a teenager. Why is it so tempting to take on more than we can reasonably manage? Saying “no” is crucial for our time management, healthy...
Ask the doc: My back and shoulders hurt when I lean over to take notes. Any tricks to help my posture?

Ask the doc: My back and shoulders hurt when I lean over to take...

—Angel*, Lowell, MassachusettsYour posture is leading to some imbalance and probably overusing certain muscle groups. It’s a common ergonomic problem, especially during exam times.How to improve your study posture Sit in a comfortable chair...
The no-burnout guide to busy

The no-burnout guide to busy

Rate this article and enter to winWe all start the school year with noble intentions and big ideas about self-discipline. But now that we’re halfway through, many of us are pleading for extra time...
Test better: How to remember that stuff you forget

Test better: How to remember that stuff you forget

 No 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 is the most popular study approach...
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Ask the trainer: Are there mindless exercises I could do while sitting in class...

“Are there mindless exercises I could do while sitting in class or studying?”—Kelly, St. John’s, NewfoundlandFor many people, especially students, sitting is a major part of the day. Although sitting isn’t necessarily a bad...
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Mastering a plan with Kanban: Your next organizational tool

Rate this article and enter to winWe could all use a little help in the get-stuff-done department—especially within the first couple of weeks back at school (summer brain, anyone?). What if we told you...
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Ask the nutritionist: Sugar habits

“Sugar (e.g., candy bars) is the only thing that gets me to sit down and study. How do I stop this habit?”—Madeline, Newark, DelawareSugary foods cause a spike in blood sugar that can amp...