How to Read Academic Articles Effectively

Reading and assessing academic articles can be challenging when you’re new to it. They’re not always clear, and they tend to be really long and complicated. If you set out to read every article from start to finish, you will never get your research done! It’s important to learn how to read academic articles effectivelyContinue reading “How to Read Academic Articles Effectively”

How to do Academic Research: A Beginner’s Guide

This post is for university students who would like some guidance on doing academic research. Maybe you’re working on one of your first research papers, or you didn’t do so well on the last one and you want to level up. Below, I’ll focus on on how to do academic research, rather than writing upContinue reading “How to do Academic Research: A Beginner’s Guide”

Motivation to Study

After working with so many students around study and time management skills, I have realized that these two topics actually encompass numerous other skills that often overlap. So I can’t talk about study skills without talking about time management, and I can’t talk about time management without talking about motivation. What is Motivation? Motivation refersContinue reading “Motivation to Study”

Why You Should Get Involved on Campus

This week’s blog post on getting involved on campus is in collaboration with Nicole from Behind the Classroom, where she shares tips and information for students, teachers, and parents. She is a high school teacher in Washington State, near Seattle and teaches English and Social Studies. While many of her posts are geared towards parents andContinue reading “Why You Should Get Involved on Campus”

Student Funding: Scholarships & Awards

How Can I Get Free Money as a Student? Free money, you say? Bring it on! As a soon-to-be or current university student, you should be applying for some of that free student money! Student loans are cool, but you have to pay them back at some point. Why not search for money that willContinue reading “Student Funding: Scholarships & Awards”

Understanding Your Parents’ Perspective of University

This week’s post is a guest post by Sierra Scacco, a freelance copywriter. She’s sharing some tips for how you can better understand your parents’ perspective when you go to university, and included some tips for improving your relationship with them. After 18 long years, you have finally made it! You’ve graduated from high schoolContinue reading “Understanding Your Parents’ Perspective of University”

Scary Student Scams to Look Out For

There are so many student scams out there. Scammers are after your personal information, or your money, or I don’t even know what! This list is not exhaustive – there are other scams, so stay aware! University Student Tutoring Scams It can be really hard to find a tutor! And then some of them willContinue reading “Scary Student Scams to Look Out For”

How to Read Your University Course Syllabus

The university course syllabus is almost like an agreement between the professor and their students, so you want to make sure you know how to read it. It spells out the expectations for the course. It will usually tell you what you are expected to do (assignments, exams, deliverables, readings) and how you will beContinue reading “How to Read Your University Course Syllabus”

Tips for the First Week of University

Are you a soon-to-be university student starting in September? Or maybe you already started university but you are returning for the next semester? I recommend following these tips for the first week of university to get your courses started off right! 1. Make a Friend in Each Class2. Attend Every Class3. Meet Your Professor4. ReviewContinue reading “Tips for the First Week of University”

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