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How to Come Back Productive After a Break

Whether it’s a three-day weekend or a full week off, breaks during school are always needed and always celebrated. Breaks throughout the semester are great ways to regroup and relax, but getting back into a school routine can get pretty tough. Learning how to come back after a break and staying on top of things is important. While you should reward yourself and take a few days off, when it gets closer to class starting back up again, you should start getting in the right mindset.

Relax and reward yourself

Every break is a chance to release some of the stress from school and give yourself time to relax. Make sure to take the time you need to unwind and refresh. It could be staying in bed all day or spending the day shopping, do something that you have been wanting to do. Taking enough time off will actually have …

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How to Survive Midterms

It’s that time again…midterms! I know no one is ever excited about all the projects and exams coming up, but going in with a clear mindset can help you make the best of what is to come. Whether this is your first college midterm season or last, you can never be too prepared.

Stay healthy

This might just be something that is common at my university but by the time midterms come around, everyone is super sick. It might just be the weather or how stressed everyone is, but it feels like you can’t take an exam without 10 people sneezing and sniffling every 15 seconds. There is nothing worse than trying to take a challenging exam when all you want to do is go back to bed because you don’t feel good. Make sure you are doing all the precautions like washing your hands, eating healthy, getting enough sleep, …

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How to Have a Successful School Year

No matter what grade you’re in, school is stressful. In high school you are trying to figure out what you want to do and where you want to go to college or even if college is right for you. Then in college you are still trying to figure out what you want to do and what the future holds. There are a few things that you can start doing to help make sure that you have another successful school year.

Be Present

Whether it’s showing up to class or even just putting all distractions away to do some schoolwork, being present and focused will help ensure that you’re in the right headspace to get your work done.

Ask for Help

Teachers don’t know when you’re struggling. Asking for help is key to having a successful year. Don’t wait until you do poorly on a test to reach out.

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How to survive your first month of classes

Ah, the month of August. The air is getting cooler, the corn is growing tall, the humidity is disappearing…and it’s time to go back to school. As you make the transition from swimming pools and sunbathing to lecture halls and homework, you may be in need of a couple tips to help you survive that first month back.

Show up to class
It’s always extremely tempting to blow off the first few weeks of class, but once you finally decide to show up, you’ll realize you’ve already dug yourself into a hole. Those classes in the beginning will provide you with an overview of the course and the expectations you’ll need to meet if you want to succeed. If you aren’t there for those first few days, you’ll miss that information. Plus, college is expensive! You don’t want to pay for something that you aren’t even utilizing.

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Winter Finals Are Coming

It’s beginning to feel a lot like winter, and finals are coming. Since you don’t have dragons like Daenerys Targaryen, you’ll have to slay those exams on your own. Fear not, my friends, we have excellent tips to help you survive winter finals.

 

Prepare for Battle
Gather all of your class notes and study material and actually review it. If your professor provides a study guide, use it as a tool to map out your studies. You should schedule a few times for studying the week before the exam to prevent cramming it in the night before. Find a quiet spot in the library to study alone, or form a study group to divide and conquer the material.

 

Ask Questions
If you are struggling with a concept or think your notes might be incorrect, ask your professor or a fellow student. Some professors will …

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