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Ask the nutritionist: “Sugar (e.g., candy bars) is the only thing that gets me...

It can be tempting to "treat yourself" by eating sugary foods when you study. However, this can leave you with less energy than when you started. Try these healthier alternatives for sustained energy.
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4 keys to studying for finals

Rate this article and enter to winMost students agree that the end of the semester can be a stressful time of year. In addition to dealing with final exams, students find themselves working on...
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3 ways to avoid the temptation to cheat on your next exam

Avoid the temptation to cheat by improving your time management and citation skills.
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Ask the professor: “How do you motivate yourself this late in the year?”

—Jellina, British Columbia, CanadaIf I had a magic wand, I'd brandish it near the end of each year and wish all students a sprinkle of inspiration to get them through finals without giving up....
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9 unexpected study hacks for better test taking

Rate this article and enter to winNo matter how many hours I spent rereading physics principles, I couldn’t keep the equations straight. Like many students, I was going at it wrong. Reviewing course notes...
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The 15-min brain-boosting study strategy that works

Rate this article and enter to winStudying much? You might be using the classic moves. You know—rewriting all your notes into one giant, never-ending, note; highlighting everything important; and my personal favorite, cramming everything...

Can’t say no? 8 ways to take back your time

 Feeling overwhelmed has become an integral part of being a teenager. Why is it so tempting to take on more than we can reasonably manage? Saying “no” is crucial for our time management, healthy...

Ask the doc: My back and shoulders hurt when I lean over to take...

—Angel*, Lowell, MassachusettsYour posture is leading to some imbalance and probably overusing certain muscle groups. It’s a common ergonomic problem, especially during exam times.How to improve your study posture Sit in a comfortable chair...

The no-burnout guide to busy

Rate this article and enter to winWe all start the school year with noble intentions and big ideas about self-discipline. But now that we’re halfway through, many of us are pleading for extra time...
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I feel disinterested in all of my work. How can I motivate myself?

Many people hit a point in the term where they lose interest and motivation in their work.  These tips could help.  These tips fall in no particular order of best to worst, as people...