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Advice from a First-Year Graduate Student

By Annette Cooper Recently, I had the opportunity to help students in an English 101 class who were struggling with constructing an argument. The class was hit with a wave of shock after realizing their ideas mattered in this assignment. … Continue reading

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Overcoming Procrastination: “Due Tomorrow” Shouldn’t Mean “Do Tomorrow”

By Elizabeth Kelly Every semester starts the same way: we buy new notebooks and colored pens with hopes of staying on top of class assignments and study groups. Unfortunately, this motivation only lasts a few weeks before disaster strikes, and … Continue reading

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Coffee Makes the Student’s World Go ‘Round

UNR By Elizabeth Kelly As college students, we acquire this impressive ability to accomplish large tasks in very little time and on very little sleep.  Let’s face it—college is all about taking five hours to complete a task that should … Continue reading

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Adaptation within Academia

By Iris Saltus As students (and as individuals in general), we have to be able to adapt. We must be able to change our study habits when we move from high school into college. We must be able to change … Continue reading

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Keep Your Brain Intact: Five Ways to Reduce Stress During Finals

By Bailey M. Gamberg It’s December. You’re stressed. You’re freaking out. You’re madly calculating what the absolute minimum grade you have to get on your final is. You’re clutching at your hair in frustration at a table in the KC. … Continue reading

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Make Your Paper “Shine”

By Sierra Becze The film adaptation of Stephen King’s novel, The Shining, is one of the most famous psychological thrillers of our time. For those who haven’t seen it, the movie is about an author who brings his family into … Continue reading

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Ditch Writing Stress Through Journaling

By Matt Baker Consider this: you’re walking to class or work from your apartment, and you have an earth-shattering idea about curing the global poverty crisis. You’ve thought up an entire manifesto outlining your plan to increase taxes on the … Continue reading

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“Once more, with Feeling”: Writing a Competent Statement of Purpose

By Reece Gibb Penning statements of purpose can be a soul-sucking ordeal—such writing is daunting, but for the reason that it requires of applicants feats of embellishment and ingratiation to which they may not be accustomed. However, such processes need … Continue reading

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It’s the Most Stressful Time of the Year

by Cory Anderson The holidays are an incredibly stressful time for everyone. There never seems to be enough time in the day to get everything done, and this rings especially true for college students. As we get closer to finals, … Continue reading

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Caution: You Are Entering a Stress-Free Zone

By Elsa Ochsner At a recent writing center staff meeting, we discussed ways to combat stress as writing center consultants and as students. With just a few weeks of school remaining, it’s important to remain levelheaded and organized to successfully … Continue reading

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