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How tos for the learners and the learned; tips and tricks to help you study effectively, survive your school years, impress your teachers and more.

Mel Pearcea year ago
A Witch's Guide to Dorm-Friendly Spellwork
The college years are a magical time for many young adults: first time away from home, first time working under their own schedule, first time looking after their own finances... and, for young pagans...
Karina Thyraa year ago
A Procrastinator's Guide for Faster Essay Writing
The first semester has recently wrapped up for me. One of the biggest challenges I faced this term was the buttload of essays that I had to write. I’m a distant learner. In other words, I attend an Op...
Kristen Leea year ago
How to Write a Better Paper
Are you a procrastinator or a planner? Do you start writing as soon as you get a paper prompt or are you ten minutes late to class because you were grabbing your paper off of the printer in the comput...
Queen Jordana year ago
Planning to Live Off Campus with Others?
As an out-of-state college student, money has always been an issue. I have figured out that living off campus is a lot cheaper. When I say a lot, I mean 30% less than the original price. Anyway, this ...
Vicky Frosta year ago
How To Become Fluent in Any Language
You have a hard time learning a language? It could be for work, a trip abroad, or even for self interest. Learning a foreign language to the fluent level is known to be extremely hard and to some impo...
Mimi Smithsona year ago
Performing Arts School Auditions for Dummies
The wait is over. You've sent off all your applications to all of the performing arts colleges you've ever wanted to go to. You've crossed your fingers and hoped for the best. You've opened that lette...
Madi Ka year ago
How to Survive Finals Week
You look at your calendar. In red ink writes "Finals Week" on next week's dates. You have to take a double look. It can't be finals and or midterms week yet, can it? Fear not, student, if you follow t...
Jennifer Ra year ago
Writing the Right Way
We are exposed to words and letters every day. Even if you never leave your home you still come in contact with some form of writing. When you take a shower, there is writing on your shampoo, body was...
Dealing With College Stress
Make sure you're keeping yourself hydrated. You may go the whole day without drinking water and think "Eh I'll survive. I'm still doing good" but overtime that will wear you out. The brain needs water...
n vasha year ago
Writing: The Unspoken Art of Untangling
You can learn the formulas for acceptable sentence structure and memorize the different types of poetic devices. But how do you learn to write? A common misconception is that learning how to write wel...
Angel Millsa year ago
How to Be a Successful Online Student
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 14 percent of college students are taking exclusively online courses. If you, like myself, are part of this 14 percent, then you probably hav...
How to Procrastinate like a Pro
Hello fellow procrastinators! How are you doing today? Procrastinating? Great! Me too!
Plan Smart
In the beginning of each new studying year, you are full of enthusiasm and ready to do what it takes to get the best results. But eventually you find yourself in a clutter of business and it turns out...
SR Jamesa year ago
How to Handle 'Those Girls' in Your School
If you've ever seen a nature documentary, then you've probably seen how lionesses go about getting their lunch: finding the easiest-to-kill member of a herd of antelope, spreading out and making sure ...
School Survival Guide
We all know school is a burden. You have to wake up early, make friends, complete endless homework assignments, follow the useless rules, and all the while pretend to be happy to be there. Now, don't ...
Kelsey Langea year ago
Ways to Cook in a College Dorm Room
Tired of living off of chocolate ice cream, cereal, and soup? If you live in a dorm, you know the struggles of eating things that hardly taste like food. With just the need for a microwave and mini-fr...
Fray a year ago
Brawling with a Foreign Language
I'm a lover of language. I love wordplay and the intricate games you can play with language. I love how by altering the stress or emphasis you can completely reverse meaning and tone. Language can be ...