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How To Take Faster Lecture Notes

When it comes to college classes, nobody has to tell you that the faster you can take notes, the better. It doesn’t matter if the professor is speaking about world history or 15th century poets, when you’re trying to understand key ideas and facts, you need to write or type quickly. How can you implement effective note-taking strategies in a way that improves your academic performance? To help answer these questions, here’s a look at the benefits of textbook note-taking strategies, why the computer can’t be your only resource, and tips for improving your overall note-taking skills. More...

Back In Action: Recovering From Winter Break

Coming back to school after winter break can be tricky — one day you’re opening presents at mom and dad’s house; the next, you’re back in the dorms going through new syllabi. However, just as a new semester represents new challenges, it also represents new opportunities. Instead of feeling down in the dumps about going back to school, use a new semester as a motivator to implement more effective study habits and improved study skills. With a little strategy and planning, you could make this semester the one where you’re more focused, better motivated and more productive than you’ve ever been. Here’s how: More...

Improve Your Study Habits By Understanding How You Learn

Improve study habits and grades by understanding how you learn. Did you know there are three learning styles? Once you know which one applies to you, devise a learning style test or learning style quiz to aid in studying. You will get more answers correct on these self-devised tests, and will therefore perform better in class. More...

5 Study Tips For College Freshmen

Did you ace quizzes by memorizing answers in high school? Did you stand out from the crowd because you knew all the elements of the periodic table by heart? College is often a shock for standout students because they become small fish in a much bigger pond. High school was likely easier to breeze through, even if you missed class or fudged an answer every now and then. In college, the competition is heightened, and professors recognize students who develop good work ethics and study habits. You can stay ahead of the crowd — and develop more efficient and lasting study habits — with these easy tips and resources. More...

What You Need To Know About College Career Fairs

It is never too early during your college years to attend a career fair. It is a great way to land an internship or job. It’s also great interview practice! I did not attend a career fair until my senior year of college. I think I waited so long because 1.) I didn’t want to take the time to edit my resume 2.) I hated dressing “professionally” and 3.) The thought of my career and talking to recruiters intimidated me.  Eventually, I sucked it up and went to my first career fair! I made a bunch of connections and I actually had fun! I was kicking myself for not attending a career fair sooner. I think a lot of college students feel the same way I did, so I put together a list of tips to help you make the most of the career fair you attend. More...