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February 28, 2019 | by Alexis

Even though it’s best to write on paper in lectures and while studying, you don’t have to live your whole student life like it’s 1991.

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February 15, 2019 | by Alexis

Instead of spending massive amounts of time memorizing facts the night before, try a technique that takes less time and energy, and that is much more effective. Try spaced repetition.

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February 7, 2019 | by Alexis

A daily mind dump can help you to stay on track without losing the reminders and potential creativity of those poorly timed ideas.

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January 31, 2019 | by Alexis

Productivity consultant David Allen created the Getting Things Done (GTD) system mainly for the corporate world of businesses and boardrooms, but it can be adapted to help you maneuver through student life as well.

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January 25, 2019 | by Alexis

The Action Method is based on software produced by a company called Behance, and is used quite widely in business.

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January 24, 2019 | by Alexis

If you want to get ahead, you need to use everything in your arsenal. Study as much as you can, in as many ways as you can, and hopefully get the information to stick. One very effective, but often misused, technique is flash cards.

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January 22, 2019 | by Alexis

In university, you’re bombarded with new stuff: new friends, new activities, new time wasters. It’s hard not to let procrastination get out of control, especially as the semester progresses and the work piles up.

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January 21, 2019 | by Alexis

One technique to help you to manage your mood and, in fact, your general sense of hope, in a rigorous university program is to start a positivity journal. This technique will help train you to find your strengths as well.

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January 18, 2019 | by Alexis

One easy way to combat the myth of understanding is to teach as you’re learning. Find friends, classmates, anyone who will listen, and plan to teach them the material as you’re teaching it to yourself.

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January 17, 2019 | by Alexis

In order to get the best grades, you need to be functional; your brain, specifically, needs to actually work. You need to get enough sleep. Despite the constant thinking and worrying and juggling, you need that sleep to be restful.

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Biol 241, Biol 311, Chem 351
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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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