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5 Tips To Be More Productive This Semester

It doesn’t matter if it’s your first year in college or your last, facing a new semester means facing a whole new set of demands and responsibilities — and, if you’re like a lot of college students, that can be pretty overwhelming. However, the good news is, you can take charge of your current workload by practicing smart and savvy time management in college coursework. 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...

The Pains and Prize of Assigned Readings

If you were tasked with creating an assigned reading list for a classroom, what would you submit? Were there any particular stories or novels that you read in school that you hated or felt forced to drudge through? Were there any that you loved enough to want to read again?

My wife and I took a road trip down to Tennessee this past weekend (from Ohio). During our drive we listened to Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World; a book that often appears on lists such as “Best Novels” and high school English class assigned readings. And not without reason; it is the epitome of dystopian literature. More...