Why Taking Notes by Hand is Better for Learning (Guest Post)

By Lesley Martin, academic success coach, author, and entrepreneur

Over the past ten years, using a laptop to take notes in school has become increasingly popular for a number of reasons. More and more students own laptops, which combined with numerous cloud solutions, means that you can access your notes from any device where you have internet access.

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5 Things I Did to Maintain Straight A’s in College while Working 60+ Hours per Week

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For many of us, the semester is coming to a close, which means a huge weight off of all of our shoulders—at least for a little while. I especially feel more relaxed now that final grades have been posted because I have had a crazy semester (story time!), and it took a lot of discipline to get through it with my head above water.

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The College Girl’s Ultimate Guide to Studying

Whether your major is English, math, or even music, there’s a college blogger out there with tips to help you rise to the top of your class. If you’re looking for only the best advice on how to succeed in any of your classes, check out the posts below from college students just like you!

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How To Ace Your College English Class

English is a particularly tricky subject, especially if you’re more of a science or math-y person. But don’t let this required general ed course be the bane of your GPA. If reading and writing aren’t your thing, or that 500-word essay is keeping you up all night—let me (the English major, total book nerd, and professional writer) help you out with some ways to overcome college English.

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The College Girls’ Start of the Semester Checklist

The semester is beginning yet again, ladies, and it’s never too late (or too early) to prepare—with the help of the very best college bloggers on the web. Luckily, all of our very best college-prep articles are in one spot for you to reference—so what are you waiting for? Start checking these things off your to-do list!

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13 Essential School Supplies for College

If you’re one of the over 20 million students heading to college this fall, it’s time to prepare for the coming semester—first, by purchasing school supplies! If you’re looking for inspiration and advice on what to buy for the upcoming semester, you’ve come to the right place.

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5 Steps to Setting Up Your Planner for the New School Year

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I can’t believe that it’s already time for back to school. It seems like just yesterday we were counting down the days to summer, and now we’re ready to go back to college – ah, time flies.

With the arrival of the new school year comes the season of preparation – and if you’re anything like me, you want to be as prepared as humanly possible for the start of classes.

Staying organized from August to May starts with the use of a planner, and if you’re ready to get yours all set up for the first day, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s how to get your agenda first-day ready in five easy steps.

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Stay Organized With My Due Date Spreadsheet [+FREE Printable!]

It is crucial to start the semester strong with a consistent method of tracking assignments—whether you choose to do this via paper planner or using technology. If you’re leaning toward techno-organization, my due date spreadsheet might be exactly what you need to boost your grades and alleviate your stress!

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