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10 signs you are falling behind in a college course

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Do you feel like you’re falling behind this semester?

Whether it is your first year at college or your last, it can be easy to get in over your head. Sometimes you simply pick too heavy a class load, or maybe you have been enjoying so-called “extracurricular” activities too often. Whatever the reason, you may have found yourself wondering if you are falling behind in a college course. So what are the signs that you have bitten off more than you can chew and it is time to call “uncle” before you do serious damage not only to your GPA, but to your psyche as well? Read on. Read more

Keys to success in life come from more than having a college diploma

If you’ve been wondering whether or not it’s worth it to stay in college, recent news reports may help to set your mind at ease about earning a college diploma. We already know that keys to success in both your personal and professional life are often grounded in a college education. Now a research study and a new book point out some new and exciting benefits that make your hard work and persistence all the more valuable. Read more

Five tips for pulling a healthy all-nighter

Late night studyingWhile studying consistently and frequently throughout the semester is the best bet for nailing an A in any given course, you may come across a test or two that calls for a late-night cram session at some point during your collegiate career. If you find yourself pulling a red-eye before finals, we’ve got some great tips for doing it the healthy way. And, for even helpful study tips, check out our post, “Techniques to improve memory: Memorization tips to sharpen your mental pencil.”  Read more

How to stay organized as you prepare for finals week

Finals weekYou’ve worked tirelessly all semester and now you’re mere weeks or even days away from a relaxing summer break. The only thing standing in your way now? Finals! Here are some valuable tips to help you stay healthy and organized while preparing for final exams. For even more advice on how to make it through finals week, check out our post, “Finals week also means turning in final research papers.”

  • Plan ahead – Procrastination may be your middle name, but don’t wait until a week (or day, yikes) before the final to begin your preparation! Read more