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4 keys to studying for finals

These four tips will help you through finals.
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How weekend binge drinking can affect academic performance

Find out if weekend binge drinking has an effect on your academic performance during the week.
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Ask the professor: “Who can I talk to about an unfair professor?”

—Alejandra C., Purdue University, IndianaFrom my experience as a student as well as a professor, I can say that I've rarely seen a professor be unfair about grades. But it can and does happen.As...
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4 ways to avoid the temptation to cheat on your next exam

Avoid the temptation to cheat by improving your time management and citation skills.
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8 strategies to get you out of a studying rut

How to develop a study plan that involves techniques best suited to individual learning styles.
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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 course, didn’t exactly excel at an internship, or missed some other goal. You’ve probably been there. In...
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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 a newer, bigger note; highlighting as the new underlining; and my personal favorite,...
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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...
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The 4 keys to college courses

Rate this article and enter to winAcademic performance not what you expected? You’re not alone. I see countless students each semester who have that shocked look on their faces when they get professors’ feedback...