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November 15, 2018 | by Luke

This is one of my favorite pieces of study advice, and not just because it’s the one where I can kick my feet up on the couch and sprawl out like I’m impersonating a sloth uploaded into a human body.

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November 14, 2018 | by Luke

The brain is part of your body: a fact so obvious everyone ignores it. Even though it’s about the brain, so you’d think it’d be flattered enough to remember. The simple fact is that deep down everyone believes they’re superhuman.

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November 13, 2018 | by Alexis

Attention and focus tend to be fragile and easily lost, so you need to protect them at all costs. If you want to study hard and work intelligently, the first thing that you need to do is find the ideal place to study.

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November 12, 2018 | by Alexis

Wouldn’t it be better to work for less time and to accomplish more? It’s possible. If you want to do well in university, then you need to study smart. Use your time wisely. Be protective of your mental resources.

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November 8, 2018 | by Luke

Energy drinks are the result of highly developed science perfectly tuned to target the needs of tired students. Unfortunately that science is advertising psychology, and they spent far more on that than actually making the drinks.

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November 7, 2018 | by Luke

We come to university to make things even better for ourselves by specializing in something we care about. So we should work as much as possible, right? Right! As long as remember that there’s a maximum amount of work.

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November 6, 2018 | by Alexis

The trick is to prioritize as you go and to write down only the most important material. You get bonus points for determining what will be on tests and exams, and circling that material to look at more closely later.

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November 5, 2018 | by Alexis

“That makes sense,” and “I understand this completely” are worlds apart. The tests in university are demanding, and they’re designed to show real mastery.

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November 1, 2018 | by Luke

You only have a limited amount of time. You only have a limited number of practice questions. If you want to prepare for the exam then those are both important resources.

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October 31, 2018 | by Luke

When a kid complains about not having enough time it means they can’t watch an entire series on Netflix AND play three hours of Fortnite before bedtime. But when we grow up we have to make even harder choices, and that time is now.

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Saghar

Biol 241, Biol 311, Chem 351
Instructor since 2010
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2013–presentPrep Instructor, Mechanics 
2013–presentPrep Instructor, Statics
2012–presentTutor, Statics, Mechanics, Mechanics of Materials
2012–13TA, Engineering Mechanics II
2012–13TA, Mechanics of Solids 
2011-13TA Mechanics of Materials 
2011TA, Engineering Economics
2010TA, Engineering Design & Communication 
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2012–presentPh.D. [Mechanical Engineering]
2012M.Sc. [Mechanical Engineering]
2009B.Sc. [Mechanical Engineering]
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