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    The Ten Commandments of Returning to School

    It's that time of year again.  The Fall is nearly upon us, and you are undoubtedly preparing to go back to school.  Having been a post-secondary student 6 years in succession, let me bestow my wealth of knowledge upon you. 1. Thou shalt not leave thy registration until the last minute.  That thou hast a thousand plus one other things to do... >Full Story

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    Study Skills: Ace Your First Year Science & Engineering Courses

    Draw a diagram (where applicable) as one of the first steps you do in solving a question. Double-check all diagrams and calculations. Re-read each question attempted afterwards to check that you fully answered it. Answer questions neatly so the marker can easily follow your logic. Don't fall behind in your understanding of the material...... >Read More



    New Expectations and Realities of College

    by Brittany Roach When I moved from home to go to college, I wasn't sure what to expect. Long classes, big parties, new friends, and a boyfriend are what I thought I'd be finding. However, I found something different and far greater than these. The first week was incredibly hard. I missed my mom and my best friend. Being three hours away...... >Read More



    Memoirs of Midterm Madness

    Is it already mid-term time yet? It's always surprising, and a little alarming, how fast that fun little week sneaks up on you. One day you're trying to memorize your new class schedule, and the next you're writing an essay test on a subject you were entirely ignorant of just a few weeks ago. And you're not so sure... >Read More



    True Success

    by Thang Pham Growing up, I had lived in a very isolated, sheltered environment around my parents. I had no background in any religion. My parents were Buddhist, non-practicing. As I was growing up, my parents viewed success as doing well financially and having great kids. I took everything the same way, I lived life spoiled and expected everything...... >Read More



    University Students Kick the Procrastination Habit

    by Maria Garcia "I'll get to it--when I get a chance." You know what that means, don't you? You'll never get to it! Here are 8 simple ways to kick the procrastination habit and start getting things done. 1. Break it down. Seem overwhelming? Don't look at everything as one big project. Break goals, projects or tasks down into small parts....... >Read More



    Tips on Getting into Med School

    by Dr. J. Schmiley Getting into med school is a harrowing rite of passage. There are no shortcuts in this process, but to give yourself any hope of entering medicine's "forbidden city" you must be prepared. Behold the 8 Ps of Pre-med Preparation: Prerequisites: Be aware of required courses, major in Sciences with Arts electives. Performance:...... >Read More



    Do's and Don'ts of Writing Multiple Choice Exams

    by UWO Student Development Centre's Learning Skills Services For "conceptual" multiple-choice questions, typically found in a whole range of disciplines: If the question is "conceptual", i.e., if the answer it seeks is a statement, begin by covering the alternatives with a ruler or piece of paper. Then, carefully read and understand the...... >Read More


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