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The 15-min brain-boosting study strategy that works

Rate this article and enter to winStudying much? You might be using the classic moves. You know—rewriting all your notes into a newer, bigger note; highlighting as the new underlining; and my personal favorite,...
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How to be really good at getting stuff done, according to science

Rate this article and enter to winAre you determined to quit procrastinating and be more productive this year? Even when you’re motivated, it can be tricky to stick with it—especially once your calendar fills...
Learning to Date, or Dating to Learn?

Learning to Date, or Dating to Learn?

A few weeks ago, my parents celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. They met while in line to rent dorm refrigerators before the first day of college in 1981, and were married 11 years later....
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Prioritize Your Mental Health this School Year

Start the school year off right and prioritize your mental health! Getting enough sleep, developing stress resiliency and managing anxiety are all important factors in maintaining your mental health. Student Health Services offers a...
Sleep Advice from WashU Students

Sleep Advice from WashU Students

 Students and faculty share their personal and professional advice on the importance of sleep and how to get a better night's rest!Click here for sleep articles, tips and info.  
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10 test tips: How to remember that stuff you forget

Rate this article and enter to winNo matter how many hours I spent rereading physics principles, I couldn’t keep the equations straight. Like many students, I was going at it wrong. Reviewing course notes...
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Ask a pharmacologist: Can I take something to boost my brain?

Rate this article and enter to winAssignments accumulating? Exams coming up? Halfway through this semester, you may be wondering how you’ll make it all happen. As a pharmacologist on a large campus, I routinely...
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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...
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Organize your study space to maximize your time

Rate this article and enter to winYou’re ready to study, for real this time. You sit at your desk and rub the ache at the back of your neck. Your phone chirps. Your friend...