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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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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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Ask the professor: “How do you know when you have too much on your...

—Elsie, Northridge, CaliforniaI usually know when I have too much on my plate: I curl up in a ball, pull a blanket over me, and spoon a quart of ice cream into my mouth....
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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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Ask the professor: “What are good ways to prepare for a presentation?”

—Holly, Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaI have sat through my share of boring, substance-lacking lectures and often wondered, “Did this person think about their audience at all?” Avoid being that presenter by going through the...
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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...

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...

Sleep science: What we know, what we don’t, and why it matters

Rate this article and enter to win“Basically everything you do, you do better with a good night’s sleep,” says Dr. Michael Breus, a clinical psychologist and fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine....