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Monthly Archive: February 2015

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Read Like You Mean It

Back when I was young and still played sports, a baseball coach told us our goal each day was to “practice like we mean it.” The idea, and it’s a cliché we’ve all heard...

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Don’t Take All the Credit

I remember when I got my first “free” credit card application in the mail. That was an awesome day for a 19-year-old with a part-time job and full-time load of ASU classes. “Free Visa...

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Bad Roommate Series: The Awkward Roommate

This post is part 4 of 7 in the Bad Roommate series: There are three basic levels of social awkwardness: There’s “I struggle with leaving voice mails and operating automatic soap dispensers” awkward; There’s “I know...

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Alternative Studying Methods

It’s time to stop mindlessly skimming through your textbook and struggling to make sense of your class notes. As a transfer student from a junior college into a university, I didn’t really have an approach...

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Don’t Stress Out, There’s Help

College is stressful, especially when you move miles away from home. Class assignments pile up, maybe your employer is pushing you to work more hours, midterms are coming up, and don’t even think about...

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Organizing For College Success

At the beginning of a new semester, you may see students walking and visiting with old friends, calm and innocently thinking about how they are going to tackle their classes. Don’t get me wrong,...

Anchorman character says "I changed my password to 'incorrect.' When I forget, it tells me 'Your password is incorrect.'" 0

Passwords: Necessary Inconveniences

Your photos appear randomly on someone else’s profile. Then important files go missing. And your personal information is exposed on the Internet. If you protect your electronic accounts with passwords like password or dramaclubrocks...

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Participation? You Get Points For That

If I told you that it is possible to easily add points to your final grade, no matter what your class, would you believe me? You should because it is possible. It’s a little thing...