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Organize your study space to maximize your time

Rate this article and enter to winYou’re ready to study, for real this time. You sit at your desk and rub the ache at the back of your neck. Your phone chirps. Your friend...
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The balance beam: Prioritizing & managing your time

Rate this article and enter to winElizabeth M., a Texas Ph.D. student, only has time to write her thesis at night. She used to come home from school, head to a bedroom to work,...
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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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What is plagiarism, and who did I copy this from?

Ever read something and thought, “That’s brilliant! I’ll use that in my paper!” No harm, no foul, right? Wrong. Copy someone else’s work, and you’ve broken a major rule in writing—and it could earn...
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Firsthand stories of first-generation, international, & grad students

Rate this article and enter to winContinuing your education is one of life’s most rewarding—and also challenging—experiences. For first-generation college students whose parents didn’t have the same opportunities, the financial, social, academic, and family...
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Ultimate life hack: How to make time work for you

Rate this article and enter to winWe could all use a little help in the get-stuff-done department. What if you had a tool to efficiently manage your workflow—one that’s easy to make and use?...
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Beyond the books: Discover all your library has to offer

Rate this article and enter to winMany students use their school or community library as a space for quiet work, as well as to find research materials. An evaluation of academic library usage in...
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5 study methods that actually work

Rate this article and enter to winThere are as many study strategies as there are students, but perhaps you’ve mainly stuck to the basics, like flash cards and taking copious notes. Since retaining and...
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On your honor: How to achieve academic integrity

Rate this article and enter to winIn the spring of 2011, Alyse C., now a student at University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio, was struggling in one of her marketing classes. “I just...
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Chill out, don’t bug out: Your best ways to prep for stress

Rate this article and enter to winYou’re dealing with an epic family saga, your dissertation proposal isn’t going to write itself, and the town hall meeting lasted forever because the phantom trash-can thief is...