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Quick fixes for reducing your screen time right now

Try these five easy ways to have a phone-free moment.
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4 keys to studying for finals

These four tips will help you through finals.
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How weekend binge drinking can affect academic performance

Find out if weekend binge drinking has an effect on your academic performance during the week.
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Ask the professor: “How do I know what the best way for me to...

Our academic advisor explains learning style models. Find out which one best fits your learning style.
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4 ways to avoid the temptation to cheat on your next exam

Avoid the temptation to cheat by improving your time management and citation skills.
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3 ways exercise can set you up for a successful school year

Learn how exercise boosts your brain power, lowers stress, and increases energy.
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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 people of mixed ages...

—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”...