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Ask the academic advisor: “How do you write a good thesis statement?”

One expert reveals the steps to formulating your best thesis statement.
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How to make this the best year ever

How to make the transition from summer back to school.
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Suffering from a setback? How to take advantage of failure

Rate this article and enter to winFailure and setbacks are painful, whether you flunked a paper or class, didn’t exactly excel at tryouts, or missed some other goal. You’ve probably been there.Yet, as counterintuitive...
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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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Feeling the pressure to be perfect? 4 ways to push back

Rate this article and enter to winBeing a person can be complicated. Being a perfectionistic person can be even more complicated. Those standards of yours? They’re so high you can’t see the top of...

Tuning in to how you learn: Can music help your grades?

Rate this article for a chance to winAre you studying for finals or completing your end-of-year projects? Got music? In a recent survey by Student Health 101, nearly 60 percent of students said that...

Motivation validation: Who and what are you here for?

Rate this article and enter to winWhy do the assignment, anyway? Why we’re doing whatever thing is a question to ask yourself at certain points in life. If your choices don’t seem to be...

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 doc: Can drinking alcohol impair my ability to learn?

“Can drinking alcohol impair my ability to learn?” —Taylor, Portland State University, OregonYes, in ways both large and small. Are there students who drink from time to time and still manage to do well...

Ask the academic advisor: How can you stop feeling like a bad week in...

—Tony*, Lowell, Massachusetts Oh, boy, there are times that I have bad days when I feel as though I’m not the smartest person on the planet. It usually happens when I’m teaching and make a...