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16 Ways to Build Rapport with Professors

You often don’t think about how to build rapport with professors until you find yourself on the wrong end of one. It happens. Clashes in personality and imbalances of power collide to create hostility and resentment. And that road can run both ways. We don’t want that to happen to you. In the following article, […]
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Active Learning: What Is It, and How to Do It

Active learning is a term that often gets overlooked in favor of active listening. And while the former is not possible without the latter, that’s not close to all of what it entails. In the following article, we’ll be discussing the concept of active learning and sharing tips for how you can become an active […]
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19 Great Quotes to Prepare You for the Workforce

As the global economy gives way to results more than credentials, there has been more talk about what to do to better prepare for the workforce. It’s a fair concern. Societies that figure out how to more efficiently deliver services, make products, share expertise, are the ones that will win when it comes to job […]
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10 Positive Student Behaviors That Can Help in Work and Life

The student behaviors that go on inside a classroom are too often attributed to the fault of the teacher, for better and worse. But the reality is students have a much larger responsibility in how they behave, and they usually end up paying a much greater price when they’re not invested. That may not be […]
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10 Tips for Becoming a Better Reader If You’ve Fallen Behind

Many students who’ve fallen behind think becoming a better reader is an impossibility. That couldn’t be further from the truth. No matter where you’re starting from, it’s possible to improve your reading skills.  In the following article, we’ll be discussing why you should care about becoming a better reader. We’ll also touch on the difference […]
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Positive Mindset: 10 Ways to Get It and Keep It

A positive mindset can be hard to come by in a world with social media, political squabbles, and the mounting pressures of getting by. But it’s still possible to achieve it. And if you want your life to go the way you want it to go, you’ll learn how to master getting there as soon […]
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11 Tips for Doing Research Papers Like a Pro

The need for good research papers — and more importantly, the skills to put them together — is greater than it ever has been. In these days of fake news and confirmation bias, the stakes are as high as they can get!  A society without the ability to think and to test its own beliefs […]
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Online Courses: 8 Tips for Mastering the Classroom of Tomorrow

Online courses are quickly becoming common-place in the life of a traditional (and non-traditional) college student. What once was a novelty reserved for electives is now a staple of major coursework on the path toward a degree.  High schools are even incorporating the online course into their daily routines. This trend will likely grow with […]
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10 Time Management Tips for Busy College Students

Time management can get overlooked when it comes to what you learn in school. But it’s probably the most helpful “soft skill” for your performance and your future career.  As a college student, managing your time wisely can be the difference between a passing and failing grade in a subject with which you’re struggling. More […]
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How to Spot a Bad Professor

A bad professor is like a cancer on the major of every student who’s ever attended college. If you’re on the fence with a field of study, they can flat stamp out your will to go another semester. Sadly, we all experience them. And while you can often see one coming from a mile away […]
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