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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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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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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,...

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Take Some Student Shortcuts

To me, taking shortcuts has always sounded like cheating. But during my career as a student I have come to realize that taking smart shortcuts can help you save time and be more effective. Here are some suggestions that...


Find Your Best College Textbook Option

Shortly after my parents dropped me off at college for the first time I had this conversation with Laura, my future sister-in-law: LAURA: Tomorrow I’ll take you to the bookstore to get your books....