Category: distraction

Why Proactivity Beats Procrastination in Online Courses

As college students, we’ve all had this temptation. It’s Wednesday and the teacher closes class by passing out your next homework assignment. After you let out an involuntary sigh, you look at the top of the paper and find some

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Toddler vs. Deadline, Round 1: The Importance of Time Management

The following is an account of a recent ‘challenge’ to completing my coursework, narrated by myself as if in the moment. It is given to illustrate a very real challenge that some of us may face in completing a course

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Tips for Success in Your Online Class

The fall semester is winding down. This term I’ve learned a lot from my online class both in content and about being a better student. Here are some tips that I’ve gathered over the semester in managing an online class:

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5 Steps to Online Course Time Management

The last 30 seconds of class are crucial. Students start clicking their pens, closing their laptops and zipping up their bags. As the clock is about to strike the minute, everyone listens to the professor give the most important information

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Dear Seniors: SIX MORE WEEKS!

For those of us who are graduating in May, only six weeks remain in our college careers. The transition to graduate school or the working world is at our fingertips! However, this quickly approaching freedom does not necessarily permit us seniors

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The Power of “No”

By Lydia Bevan This article is the latest a series to delve deeper into the ideas of my recent article Gooey Chocolate  Bars and the Art of Biting Off Exactly What You Can Chew.  Here, I wrote: Learn to say no to

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Grasping Reality: How to Set a Realistic Schedule

By Lydia Bevan I recently made a post about Gooey Chocolate Bars and the Art of Biting Off Exactly What You Can Chew. In this article I skimmed over four main tips I had for anyone approaching the daunting task

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Gooey Chocolate Bars and the Art of Biting Off Exactly What You Can Chew

By Lydia Bevan In honor of Halloween being yesterday, I would like to devote this post to chocolate. Hey, I’m a woman (and a ballerina, to be more exact). Chocolate is a guilty pleasure of mine but I have a feeling

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Distraction and Procrastination

By Oren Eades For me, school has always been a battle against distraction and procrastination. I’m sure many college students (and people in general) are similar to me in that regard. I think an equal number of them know that

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