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A simple hack to make this your best year yet

Learn how the simple act of attending professor office hours can be beneficial to your academics and future career.
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Ask the professor: “I’m trying to figure out what the best study method is...

Everybody learns differently, and different assignments require different methods. Find out your study strategy using this simple equation.
girl speaking in front of crowd

Ask the professor: “Any tips on managing anxiety when speaking in front of people?”

How can you transform from anxious orator to confident communicator? It takes some work, but here are a few tips to help you overcome your fear of public speaking.

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...
Student and teacher talking outside.

Ask the professor: How do I go about getting a recommendation letter?

—Jennifer W., Pasadena City College, CaliforniaGlad you asked this question, but I am going to use my “editor” cap to add the word “good” before “recommendation letter” as I know that is really what...
Girl reading

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...