5 Olympic Lessons for Students

I love the Olympics. LOVE THEM. Every two years, I dedicate myself to two weeks of near round-the-clock Olympic watching. After every Olympics, I feel a surge of inspiration watching how all of the athlete’s stories play out: the sure-things who underperform, the long-shots who win, the perfectionists who falter, the almost-last-place finisher who competes … Continue reading 5 Olympic Lessons for Students

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8 Tips for How to Use Thanksgiving Break Effectively

Yay! This week is Thanksgiving Break! Three days off from school, a super long weekend, friends and family to see, tons to eat…and homework to do?! Yikes! I thought this was a BREAK!! First year (and even second year) college students tend to see Thanksgiving break as a welcome vacation from academic stress and exhaustion … Continue reading 8 Tips for How to Use Thanksgiving Break Effectively

Get on Track for the New Semester III: Tools Aimed to Keep You on Track #2

Improving your academic performance involves using tools that help Get on Track. Tool #1 is the Calendar, Tool #2 (discussed here) is the Weekly Planner. [This post contains Amazon Affiliate links.] You may wonder: If I have a semester-long calendar, why do I need a weekly planner?! The semester-long calendar is a big-picture tool that … Continue reading Get on Track for the New Semester III: Tools Aimed to Keep You on Track #2

Get on Track for the New Semester III: Tools Aimed to Keep You on Track #1

Getting you back on track academically involves more than just saying you want to stay on track. Getting on track and staying on track requires using tools designed to help you create and sustain good habits. Wanting to do well and making the effort to do well are two different things. The previous post in … Continue reading Get on Track for the New Semester III: Tools Aimed to Keep You on Track #1

Get on Track for the New Semester II: Getting Real

So, grade-wise things did not go as you hoped last semester. Let's start to get things back on track as you begin this new semester. The first thing to tackle when reflecting on what happened last semester and planning on how to improve things in this coming semester is yourself. That’s right: Y.O.U. You must … Continue reading Get on Track for the New Semester II: Getting Real

Get on Track for the New Semester I: Intro

Things didn't go so well in your last semester? Read on to plan a better start to your next semester.