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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: How do I go about choosing a major or minor...

"How do I go about choosing a major or minor for college?"—Taylor*, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada*Name changedChoosing a major for college can be a joyous occasion (Hey, I found my life’s calling!)...

Ask the academic advisor: “I’m easily distracted. How can I get myself to focus...

“I’m easily distracted. How can I get myself to focus when studying?”—Jordan*, Grand Forks, North DakotaAs I write this response, I’m listening to a radio station, checking Facebook (for the news, really), and monitoring...

It’s worth starting early: Your low-stress plan for college prep

Rate this article and enter to winIt’s never too early to start thinking about college, especially if you’ve been putting it off (we’re looking at you, juniors). We get it—it’s overwhelming, maybe even ridiculous-sounding...

Ask the academic advisor: What’s a good way to get a lot of reading...

Rate this article and enter to win“What’s a good way to get a lot of reading done while retaining the information you just read?”—Jaidan*, Portland, Oregon(*Name changed)Reading is one of those high school activities...

Ask the academic advisor: How can I quit competing against and comparing myself to...

Rate this article and enter to win“How can I quit competing against and comparing myself to my peers?”—Rachel, Tacoma, WashingtonIt is human nature, isn’t it, to always judge ourselves against others academically? But when...
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Get your academic act together: Mind tricks for meeting your deadlines

Rate this article and enter to winAre unfinished assignments threatening to blow up your social life and mangle your peace of mind? Wondering what happened to your deadline discipline?Staying on top of our workload...