Five Steps To Making A New Habit That Will Actually Stick

Recently, we discussed five helpful habits to implement for the school year, AKA the what. Today, we’re covering the steps to take to actually build these new habits – the how. And the how is important! Proudly proclaiming you’re going to start incorporating helpful habits into your daily life is great, but having an action…

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9 Easy Ways for Students to Go Green

Over the past few months, it’s seemed like Greta Thunberg has been everywhere. The 16-year-old environmental activist recently gave an impassioned speech at the U.N. Climate Action Summit, and you’ve probably seen clips and quotes all over your social media. She’s even created something that commentators are calling the “Greta Thunberg effect,” inspiring her peers…

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Acing The Common App’s “Activities” Section

After writing and re-writing your main essay and dozens of supplemental essays, your brain might turn off a bit when you get to the more straightforward aspects of your college applications. Many applicants float through the “Activities” section without much thought – after all, listing your clubs and titles doesn’t really require all that much,…

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So Long, Stupid Mistakes! Six Ways to Avoid Silly Errors on Tests

There is nothing more frustrating than getting your test back only to discover that you made silly mistakes that cost you precious points – especially when you know the material like the back of your hand. While stupid mistakes on tests are bound to happen occasionally, you can greatly reduce them by religiously doing these…

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How To Master The Bad Grade Bounce-Back

Study a little bit every single day. Turn off your phone and focus. Keep up with the assigned reading. Stay organized. Make flashcards. Take meticulous notes. You know what you need to do to get a good grade – and maybe you did everything “right” – but it happened anyway. You bombed an assignment, or…

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The Best Time To Study (According To A Psychologist)

The first day of school is officially here, so what better time to talk about effective studying? While everyone has their preferred time when it comes to prepping for an exam, it turns out that there’s actually a best time to study or learn something new. According to an Inc. article exploring the work of…

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5 New (And Easy!) Habits For The New School Year

Is it just me, or does anyone else feel like the last day of school was about a week ago? I’m not quite sure how the summer flew by so fast, but flew by it did. August is the perfect time to focus on creating habits that will set you up for success. Many times,…

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