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Why you probably need more sleep—and how to get it

Sleep deprivation can affect more than just your tiredness; it can have a major impact on your immune system, weight, stress level, and focus.
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How to have the best back-to-school transition

A recent graduate reflects on what transition angst feels like, and our counselor suggests resources and strategies that help.
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Ask the professor: “What’s the best way to work with nontraditional students in group...

—Daniel A., Portland State University, OregonLet me start with a confession: I was not the world’s best group project member. In fact, I was pretty bad. Why? Because I was focused on the “project”...
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Jobs and internships: Find your leadership potential this summer

Rate this article and enter to win Climbing into the lifeguard chair for the summer? Decorating your cubicle at your new internship? In a recent survey by SH101, two out of three students who responded...

Ask the professor: How can I get myself to focus when studying?

—Jordan V.*, University of North Dakota(*Name changed)As I write this response, I’m listening to a radio station, checking Facebook (for the news, really), and monitoring my email for…well, in case I can find something...
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5 ways to get more done

Rate this article and enter to winBased on This is how to be productive; 5 new secrets proven by research by Eric Barker at Barking Up The Wrong TreePrioritiesI don’t have time  =  It’s...
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Ask the professor: What’s a good way to retain the information you just read?

—Jaidan O.*, Portland State University, Oregon(*Name changed)Reading is one of those academic activities that some students love to hate. And in this technology-driven world, which provides all kinds of engaging ways to learn, reading...
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The science of smart: What type of learner are you?

Rate this article and enter to winAre you doing what you want to do? Heading where you want to head? If you’ve chosen your major and minor, are you confident they will build on...
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The online student: How to connect in the digital classroom

Rate this article and enter to winAre you taking an online class this semester? Or a hybrid class—a traditional classroom with online learning components? If you haven’t yet ventured into the virtual classroom, you...