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10 Tips for Academically Thriving in College


College is all about many things — preparing you for a career, transitioning from teen to adult, and establishing a love for lifelong learning. College is an opportunity for you to take charge of the direction of your life. Here are 10 tips and strategies for not only surviving but thriving in college.

The power of positive self-talk


Positive self talk is very important when it comes to your success in college. If you are always telling yourself that you won’t do well, eventually, you will start to believe that. Is your inner voice positive or negative? What thoughts dominate your mind when you sit down to study?

A good night’s sleep


Sleep deprivation is a major problem among college students. A 2001 study revealed that 11% of college students have good sleep quality while 73% have sleep problems. This could lead to lower grades and even health problems. Why a good night sleep is so important?

Paper or plastic?

Image of handwritten notes

Have you ever wonder if taking notes on your laptop is better than taking notes on paper? A group of researchers conducted an experiment to help you answer this question. Whether or not you will like their answer is a different story.