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Most students will tell you that a key part of doing well in college is taking good notes. In fact, it seems like there is no shortage of apps and techniques that promise to make note taking easier and more efficient. But what about after you write down your notes? Is there a better way to use them than just reading and rereading them as you study? Let’s take a deeper look into strategies you can use to get the most out of your notes after…


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Points to Look For: 

  • Reflection and Acknowledgement of Experiences  
  • Planning and Resilience  
  • Self – Care  

Planning is a critical part of our academic success, but does it sometimes feel difficult to plan these days? Nothing seems as definitive as change. If the past couple of years have taught us anything, it is that planning along with flexibility is the best duo to attain resilience…


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Do you ever feel stuck on how to ask questions during lectures? Have you felt nervous about how to create a question because you are very confused?  

Being confused is an opportunity to ask questions so your instructors can support your understanding. Here, I will outline Bloom’s Taxonomy and how to use it to formulate questions.  


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Points to Look for:

  • Motivation (Extrinsic & Intrinsic)
  • Self-Efficacy
  • Metacognition

Introduction

Quite recently, I found myself playing a video game called…


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Are you tired of studying? Are you spending more time playing video games like Escape from Tarkov, Overwatch, Fortnite, Candy Crush, and Among Us? Well, games provide us with something that studying alone does not do—excite us to keep playing! We get excited to beat a level and move onto the next one. We feel accomplishment by defeating the big boss at the end level within a chapter or world. We go out of our way…