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Summer is Coming

I get nostalgic as summer arrives each year; I remember neglecting my homework to go play outside, so excited for the lawn sprinkler. And when school was finally over, well, life just couldn’t get better. In my rose-colored...

3 Steps to Making Lifelong Learning a Natural Habit

Many individuals live in the idea that once they leave the four corners of their school with their college diploma on hand, there’s no longer need to invest on continued learning. This is not...

Handwritten vs. Typed Note-Taking

Handwritten Versus Typed Note-taking Laptop computers make note-taking convenient and efficient, but can they also be a hindrance to students? A recent study found that students who took notes with paper and pen outperformed their classmates...

Tips for College Students Living at Home

Not everyone goes away to college. If you have decided to continue your education locally, you may also choose to remain living at home in order to save money. But, now that you are...

Managing Public Speaking Anxiety

We all have to present our work to others at some point in our graduate careers, and this commitment to public speaking can lead to real anxiety for some individuals. I know this because...

Graduate School Papers and You

Graduate study is all about writing, as the thesis or dissertation is the ticket to graduation. However, lots of writing occurs well before the thesis and dissertation are begun. Most graduate courses require students to write term...

15 Things to do This Spring Break as a Grad Student

In March or April of each year, grad students get a week off from suffering. Or, at least, a week off from having to attend classes or undergo campus obligations. Multiple ways to spend this...

3 Tips for Conquering Midterm Stress

They say that the first step in overcoming a problem is admitting that you HAVE a problem. So before you can deal with your midterm stress, you have to recognize it for what it...

Class Participation in Grad School

In college, students are responsible for their own education. Most professors spend a considerable amount of time preparing lessons, activities, and assignments for classes, but the responsibility for embracing and learning the material lies on students....

The Commonality Between James Bond and a Grad Student

Grad students and Agent 007 might just be another two contradicting concepts. But wait; let’s see what they really have in common. Let me start with 5 of the things I can think about...