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Ask the professor: “What’s the best way to work with people of mixed ages...

—Daniel A., Portland State University, OregonLet me start with a confession: I was not the world’s best group project member. In fact, I was pretty bad. Why? Because I was focused on the “project”...
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Jobs and internships: Find your leadership potential this summer

Rate this article and enter to win Decorating your cubicle at your new job? Heading up research at your lab this summer? In a recent survey by SH101, about two out of three students who...
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Ask the professor: How can I get myself to focus when studying?

—Jordan V.*, University of North Dakota(*Name changed)As I write this response, I’m listening to a radio station, checking Facebook (for the news, really), and monitoring my email for…well, in case I can find something...
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5 ways to get more done

Rate this article and enter to winBased on This is how to be productive; 5 new secrets proven by research by Eric Barker at Barking Up The Wrong Tree%CODE1%
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Ask the doc: Can drinking alcohol impair my ability to learn?

—Jayden*, Portland State University, OregonYes, in ways both large and small. Are there students who drink from time to time and still manage to get good value out of their investment in higher education?...
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Ask the professor: What’s a good way to retain the information you just read?

—Jaidan O.*, Portland State University, Oregon(*Name changed)Reading is one of those academic activities that some students love to hate. And in this technology-driven world, which provides all kinds of engaging ways to learn, reading...
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The science of smart: What type of learner are you?

Rate this article and enter to winAre you doing what you want to do? Heading where you want to head? If you’ve chosen your major, program, or concentration, are you confident they will build on...
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The online student: How to connect in the digital classroom

Rate this article and enter to winAre you taking an online class this semester? Or a hybrid class—a traditional classroom with online learning components? If you haven’t yet ventured into the virtual classroom, you...
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Ultimate life hack: How to make time work for you

Rate this article and enter to winWe could all use a little help in the get-stuff-done department. What if you had a tool to efficiently manage your workflow—one that’s easy to make and use?...