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  • The Thanksgiving & College Balancing Act

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    It’s getting close to that time of year again, where you may be coming home for the first time in months since school started, and you’re ready to gorge yourself on that delicious Thanksgiving dinner. But wait, you also have to juggle the fact that you still haven’t finished studying for midterms in a week! ... READ MORE

    Nov

    24

    2015
  • You Need to Kick These 6 Bad College Habits

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    When you leave collegiate life behind, it couldn’t hurt to work on those #adulting skills. Because sadly, the cruel, hard world after college doesn’t look too kindly on day naps and sweat pants. ... READ MORE

    Jun

    19

    2015
  • 5 Ways to Keep Your Mind Sharp This Summer

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    That chocolate bar in your pool bag won’t be the only thing melting into a pile of goo if you spend the next three months floating in an inflatable donut or languishing in front of the bluish glow of your computer screen. The key to returning for the fall semester without a bad case of cheese brain is to stay mentally engaged and stimulated over the summer. Need some ideas? We’ve got you covered. ... READ MORE

    Jun

    12

    2015
  • 3 Reasons You Should Be Doing Informational Interviews

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    You’ve formatted your resume to perfection. Your cover letter could probably win a few literary awards. You have the perfect business wardrobe ready to go. But there’s one key component to your job or internship preparation that you could be missing out on: the informational interview. ... READ MORE

    Jun

    8

    2015
  • 5 Nutritious Breakfast Ideas

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    These super quick, grab-and-go ideas not only jazz up your breakfast routine, but also help you streamline your morning and give you something to look forward to other than hitting that snooze button one more time. ... READ MORE

    Jun

    4

    2015
  • Why You Should Start a Passion Project

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    Is there something you love to do, something you would trade a few hours of sleep to keep working on? Something that causes your heart to beat just a little faster when you talk about it with others? Sounds like you have the makings of a good passion project on your hands. ... READ MORE

    Jun

    2

    2015
  • How to Maximize Your Internship

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    Starting an internship without a game plan is like hopping in your car for a road trip and leaving the map behind. ... READ MORE

    May

    28

    2015
  • Stretching Your Dollars Over the Summer

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    Stretching before you are weeks upon weeks of time uninterrupted by those pesky Mon/Wed/Fri courses. The word ‘syllabus’ already feels foreign on your tongue, and those hundreds of flash cards from finals week seem years away. But there’s just one problem: you’re kind of broke. ... READ MORE

    May

    21

    2015
  • The Strategy for a Killer Summer

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    If you haven’t drawn up your Summer 2015 blueprints yet (or don’t know where to start), have no fear! It’s all about striking a good balance between having a restful and fun break from school and being productive. ... READ MORE

    May

    15

    2015
  • Your Internship Survival Kit

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    With a positive attitude and a closet full of professional attire, you might feel like you’re all set to hit the office on that first day. But are you ready for any possible scenario? Do you have the necessary supplies to ensure your workplace survival? ... READ MORE

    May

    8

    2015
  • 5 Ways to Hack Your Study Breaks

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    Netflix might be beckoning, but sometimes what the brain needs most is just a change of pace—a jumpstart of sorts—to crush the monotony and get back on track. And because it’s so easy for our lives to fall into disrepair when school becomes demanding, why not use study breaks to help manage the chaos? ... READ MORE

    Apr

    10

    2015
  • Works Well With Others

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    We may never fully understand why educators love torturing us with these forced social activities, but unfortunately it doesn’t look like they’re letting up any time soon. And now that you’re probably paying thousands of dollars for your education, it’s time to get serious about teamwork. ... READ MORE

    Mar

    31

    2015
  • 5 Habits of Money-Savvy College Students

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    Nothing can kill budding dreams faster than mountains of debt and a general lack of financial know-how, but developing good spending habits now will serve you well for the rest of your life. ... READ MORE

    Mar

    26

    2015
  • Real World Prep From a Semester Abroad

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    Because studying abroad is like a little taste of the real world—thrilling, illuminating, confusing—it causes you to experience exponential personal growth. In other words, it puts you a step ahead of many of your peers who stayed behind. ... READ MORE

    Mar

    17

    2015
  • Driven to Distraction in the Lecture Hall

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    When your parents think of college they probably envision something far from reality. Maybe they imagine a stately lecture hall and a bearded professor enlightening young students who eagerly await the passage of knowledge from that one great mind to theirs. ... READ MORE

    Mar

    10

    2015
  • 5 Lessons for College Students From Dr. Seuss

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    While many of Dr. Seuss’s books resonate with children and adults alike, “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!” is a particular favorite. The sage advice on how to deal with life’s highs and lows delivered via Dr. Seuss’s snappy and irreverent writing is what have made it his top-selling book. Here are five lessons from the book for college grads preparing to delve into the murky waters of The Real World. ... READ MORE

    Mar

    2

    2015
  • How to Survive That Gen Ed You Hate

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    Every college graduate understands the pain that comes from having to pay—in both time and hundreds of dollars—for a course that elicits feelings of dread. You might be wondering how you can survive an entire semester of Introduction to Meteorology, but we’re here to tell you how to vanquish those Gen Ed blues. ... READ MORE

    Feb

    6

    2015
  • 5 Myths About What Makes a Successful College Student

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    It’s easy to assume that successful students always have the right answers and never need to seek out support, but the opposite is typically true. Great college students know how to ask for help when they need it most because they want positive results. ... READ MORE

    Feb

    5

    2015
  • Why You Need to Zen-ify Your Study Space

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    It makes sense that having a peaceful and orderly working environment can make or break a study session, so why are our desks constantly littered with piles of Starburst wrappers and old Tupperware containers full of god knows what? If this sounds eerily familiar, you need to Zen-ify your study space so you can focus on the task(s) at hand instead of that weird smell coming from the mound of laundry on your floor. Here are five tips to help you get started. ... READ MORE

    Jan

    30

    2015
  • The Competition Trap in College: Why comparing yourself to others means you’ll never really come out on top

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    What can you do to fight the need to compete in college given that it is so widespread and often unconscious? Here are some key things to keep in mind to preserve your sanity and reduce your need to “keep up with the Joneses.” ... READ MORE

    Dec

    22

    2014
  • Making the Most of Your Winter Break in 5 Easy Steps

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    Instead of returning back to campus feeling like you lost a few million brain cells somewhere between those Netflix marathons and late night meet-ups with old friends at the local watering hole, it is possible to return for the new semester feeling refreshed and raring to go. ... READ MORE

    Dec

    18

    2014
  • Family-less for the Holidays? Don't Panic.

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    While everyone around you is throwing clothing into a suitcase and speaking in some sort of frenzied, post-finals gibberish, you’re left wondering how you’ll keep yourself from curling into a little ball of self-pity on Christmas Day, all by your lonesome. If making it home for Christmas or Hanukkah isn’t possible for you this year, there are still plenty of ways to opt out of settling for a Grinchy holiday break. ... READ MORE

    Dec

    16

    2014
  • How to Conquer Finals Week Like a Pro

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    Ah, finals. There’s something about this special time of year that inspires abnormally high levels of productivity. You’ve deep-cleaned the dark recesses of your closet, organized your bookshelf in alphabetical order, and even dabbled in oil painting after watching four hours of Bob Ross. You’ve done everything except, well, study. ... READ MORE

    Dec

    10

    2014
  • 5 Power Foods To Feed Your Brain During Finals

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    With finals just around the corner, there is no better time to swap out that bag of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos for a snack that doesn’t come pre-packaged (or stain your fingers a frightening shade of neon red). You already know the obvious benefits of regularly eating a heaping dose of fruits and veggies, but we know why you’re here. And the answer is a resounding yes: nourishing your body will nourish your brain, and that can help you kill it during finals week. ... READ MORE

    Dec

    4

    2014
  • Starving Student? Make Some Money With Neu Academic

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    No one likes to be tested. That unsettling feeling of being scrutinized, judged and worst of all—graded, for how you perform on one, fateful day. Yet, it is a sad reality that your ability to bubble in a few letters or churn out a series of short answers before the timer buzzes really does matter. ... READ MORE

    Dec

    2

    2014
  • Overwhelmed? Find a simple solution in only one word.

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    College life was supposed to be incredible: late night philosophical discussions over extra large pizzas, hassle-free weekends dedicated to playing rounds of ultimate Frisbee and the glorious absence of curfews or helicopter parents. But things aren’t always so rosy. ... READ MORE

    Nov

    20

    2014
  • You Should Be Taking Better Breaks – Here’s Why

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    Study. Study. Study. Rest. Repeat. Such is the life of a typical college student. But, if you ask a student whether taking breaks in between study sessions enhances their learning, they might sigh and say that it doesn’t. They might even tell you that taking breaks takes time away from the “actual” learning process. ... READ MORE

    Oct

    30

    2014
  • Need A Creative Boost? Hit The Road

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    If you ask students to list the skills required for college success you’re likely to hear things like: good study habits, time management skills and ... READ MORE

    Oct

    15

    2014
  • 3 Tips To Make This The Most Productive Semester Ever

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    The sun is shining, the leaves are perfectly crunch-able, and students are scurrying to nab seats in crowded lecture halls. The first few weeks of a new semester or quarter are ... READ MORE

    Oct

    8

    2014
  • Searching Isn't Teaching: The Importance of Educator-Led Instruction

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    The swelling tidal wave of information on the Internet has prompted a growing belief that the need to teach concepts directly is outdated; students can ... READ MORE

    Sep

    24

    2014
  • Adults Who “Learn for Life” Get Much More Than Just An A

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    Become more self-assured, make more friends and develop a stronger sense of internal well-being. Sounds amazing - but just wishful thinking, right? Not so, say researchers ... READ MORE

    Sep

    18

    2014
  • How To Help Introverts Succeed In The Classroom

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    First coined by Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung in 1921, the terms “introvert” and “extrovert” have spurred lively discussion about the definition and implications of each personality type. ... READ MORE

    Sep

    11

    2014
  • Returning The Test: Rethinking The Way We Deliver Student Feedback

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    It’s common knowledge that most students hate taking tests. Pretests, midterms, finals and every pop quiz in between can increase stress and the potential for procrastination. ... READ MORE

    Sep

    4

    2014
  • Test Prep: How To Reframe Anxiety As Excitement

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    Perhaps you, like many other people, feel your palms start to sweat when you know that a test, or a demonstration of aptitude, is just around the corner. For adults, “tests” often ... READ MORE

    Sep

    2

    2014
  • The True Purpose Of Testing

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    The lively debate over assessment is an all-too-familiar one to many in the world of education and beyond. Headlines shout about the unbearable testing pressure placed on the ... READ MORE

    Aug

    27

    2014
  • Leveraging Technology To Enhance Learning

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    On the eve of our beta launch I was reminded by one of my colleagues that we started the effort to develop Neu Academic many years ago. I’d embarrass myself by sharing ... READ MORE

    Aug

    25

    2014

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