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Steal this productivity secret to make studying less painful

As Julien Smith explains in his excellent book, we all have basic instincts to protect against certain dangers. When a baby stops themselves from falling or an adult hits the brakes to avoid a potential accident, this impulse, or flinch, helps us intuitively avoid injury. Like many things, this flinch can be both a friend … Read More >

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The Five Secrets to Beating College Deadlines

Juggling exams, assignments, and classes, not to mention any extracurriculars, can be a daunting task for even the brightest student. For the rest of us, we spend much of our college careers worrying about missing a deadline or – if the nightmare comes to life – trying to recover from a missed deadline. Thankfully, with … Read More >

10 Little Known Ways To Survive Finals Week

During the length of finals week you probably have two goals: Do well on your exams and keep stress to a minimum. Rather than turning to coffee and energy drinks, try these ten unusual strategies to study better and lower stress. #1 Exercise Vigorous exercise breaks can help relieve the stress that makes finals week … Read More >

clep study resources

5 Little-Known CLEP Study Resources

Many CLEP students I’ve talked to have had trouble finding good CLEP study guide material that actually prepares them to pass, so I thought I would share some of the best study resources with you today. This list is the result of trial and error by hundreds of actual students, so use it to kickstart … Read More >

Killer Scholarship Application Tips

10 Killer Tips for Scholarship Applications

Preparing a well-written scholarship application is often a difficult process. This post includes ten essential tips for perfecting your scholarship application.  The tips included here will help you meet the deadlines, please the scholarship sponsor, perfect your essay and more! 1. Identify and Meet the sponsor’s goals. Who wins scholarships?  The student who best meets … Read More >