How to Beat Procrastination

Procrastination is something we all face at some point, even though we know we should just get our work done. I am always so amazed by students who finish assignments before the deadline – I’m one of those people submitting at 11:59pm. So how can we beat procrastination? The first step is figuring out theContinue reading “How to Beat Procrastination”

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”

How Can I Study 12 Hours a Day?

I get this question all the time from students. How can I study for 8, 12, 20 hours a day? Have a look at all the study questions over on Quora – this comes up all the time. As always, I have to say that I don’t think setting study goals by the number ofContinue reading “How Can I Study 12 Hours a Day?”

Getting a Bad Grade

It’s happened. You failed a course, failed a semester, failed an exam, got a bad grade on a test, failed a course. We’ve all been there! It’s a terrible feeling. It can feel like your world is ending. Especially if you’ve always been a good student. I have worked with probably hundreds of students whoContinue reading “Getting a Bad Grade”

Seven Tips to Increase Study Motivation

It’s getting close to midterm time. You’re tired. You’re stressed. You have so much work ahead of you. It’s getting dark and cold out (or warm and sunny as we head toward summer). You’re tired of studying. You need to increase your motivation to study! We’ve all been there. First, please don’t be hard onContinue reading “Seven Tips to Increase Study Motivation”

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”