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7 Things You Can Do With Your Graduation Money

If you just graduated, there’s a pretty good chance you’re sitting on a mountain of cash handed out from parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and maybe even people at your church or synagogue. When yours truly graduated about x number of years ago — you didn’t really think I would reveal such a thing, did you? […]
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In Defense Of Trigger Warnings

In a recent article on Huffington Post, contributor Gary A. Olson takes a look at the newest educational term of the day — trigger warnings — and decides that we’re about to go down a very dark and dangerous path to education if we go about instituting them. Before we move any further, it’s probably […]
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4 Writer Work Habits And What Non-Writers Can Take From Them

The excellent Cal Newport blog offers a number of out-of-the-box study tips for anyone looking to improve their performance in the classroom or the testing center, and in typical Cal fashion, Newport manages to turn something dreadfully boring — ways to study better — into a thought-provoking post regarding the methodology of some of your […]
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8 Signs You’re Studying Too Hard

Studying too hard can be just as negative as studying too little if it starts to take over your life. Yet every year, millions of college students across American — nay, the globe — press themselves to the breaking point. Why do they do it? What other choices do they have? And what are some […]
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Skim Before Reading: Do It Better, Boost Test Scores

The idea to skim before reading is one that has picked up popularity in recent years for the amount of preparation and understanding that it brings. Even if you don’t read every single word, you can learn to do it faster and improve your overall reading skills. If you’re on the fence with speed-reading, then […]
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Emails And Texts: Stop These Study Killers Immediately

It may seem like a no-brainer to shut down emails and texts while studying, but it’s still extremely difficult for students to do. Why? Is it the buzz the phone makes when a new message comes in — because let’s face it, you have to keep it on silent in order to not get caught […]
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The Real Formula For Success

In any endeavor — work, play, or education — no one likes to be the loser. Of course, without losers, we can’t have winners, so the key is to do what it takes to set yourself apart from everyone else. It isn’t enough to coast through on minimal effort or to stay firmly entrenched in […]
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Three Ways To Improve Critical Thinking Skills

Critical thinking skills are not the easiest things in the world to come by. After all, there isn’t a book filled with memorizable information for you to pore over. You have to know more than just what you believe. You also must know facts and be able to differentiate them from the opinions and biases […]
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The 5 Worst Degrees Ever

Are you concerned that a certain college major will result in you getting one of the worst degrees in the world — something utterly useless and counterproductive to a stable financial future? Unfortunately, they’re out there and colleges and universities continue to offer them despite the lack of benefit they offer the student. In a […]
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What Do Great Students Look Like? [According To Teachers]

Great students can make even the most mediocre of teachers look like superstars. They can inspire not just the person at the head of the class, but also all of those around them to be the best versions of themselves that are humanly possible. In a recent thread on Reddit, someone asked the question, “Teachers […]
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