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Balancing school and rest-of-life: How to set and defend your boundaries

Rate this article and enter to winJuggling full-time school and full-time life? Join the club. At the same time as handling classes, professors, and assignments, we’re dealing with kids, spouses, or parents, keeping up...
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From zzzzzz’s to a’s: How sleep affects learning

Rate this article and enter to winShellee W., a student at Las Positas College in Livermore, California, knows the power of a good night’s rest. The 46-year-old is taking courses, working at the school’s...
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Start smart: Transition tips for the school year from a student and a counselor

Rate this article and enter to winStudent perspectiveNash Turley’s academic career has taken him from Cascadia Community College in Bothell, Washington to the University of Washington, then to graduate school at North Carolina State...
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The study drug debate: Do they create an academic advantage?

Rate this article and enter to winThe non-prescription use of stimulant drugs, such as Adderall® and Ritalin®, appears to be on the rise. You might hear them nicknamed “study drugs” or “brain steroids,” and...
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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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The job prob: How to make your electives matter

Rate this article and enter to winWhether you’re in law school or getting your associate degree at a local community college, picking your electives can be stressful. When choosing your supplemental courses, you’re likely...
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4 steps to successful finals

Rate this article and enter to winIn a recent Student Health 101 survey, more than 80 percent of students agreed that the end of the semester is more stressful for them than any other...
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What do professors expect from you?

Rate this article and enter to winAs a student, there are many people with whom you may interact: advisors, classmates, study group members, family, supervisors… and one that is oft left off the list:...
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Creativity: Can you lose yourself to find yourself?

Rate this article and enter to winDo you see yourself as creative? Maybe you don’t play a musical instrument and didn’t wow in grade school art class. Perhaps you see your creativity in your...