Click here to find out why stress pushes us into a vicious cycle, four ways to stop that cycle in its tracks, and three questions to ask so you can stop rushing and start succeeding!

Stop Rushing and Start Succeeding: Part 3

In the previous blog in this series, we went over the beliefs that push us into rushing, and how many of those beliefs create a stressful situation. In this final blog in the series, we’ll go over why stress pushes us into a vicious cycle, four ways to stop that cycle in its tracks, and […]

Feeling overstressed and rushed? Click here! This blog post will tell you why we feel like we have to rush, and how that can lead to an ongoing cycle of stress.

Stop Rushing and Start Succeeding: Part 2

The first blog in this series talked about what happens when we rush, and why we need to slow down. This blog will talk about why we feel like we have to rush, and how that can lead to an ongoing cycle of stress. Beliefs, Behavior and Stress Our behavior stems from what we believe […]

Are you facing an exam that has lots of memorizing? Click to read about the three steps that will tell you how to study for an exam and ace it easily!

Three Steps to an A on a Memorization-Based Exam

In college, most of the time, exams require more than memorizing. College is supposed to be the place where students move past just memorizing to applying, analyzing, and evaluating information – but not always. Some exams will still be focused on memorizing concepts, equations, definitions, terms, dates, and people. Some professors will want to know that […]

How can you be sure you know what you know? This blog post will give you one simple step to help you line up your perceptions with reality!

How to Know What You Know: 1 Easy Way to Calibrate Your Self-Confidence

Last week in a private coaching forum I’m part of, one of the members asked: “How do we help our students know that they’re ready for an exam? So many of them are stressing out about getting straight As!” Her description of this student made me think of a poignant moment in Dr. Judith Rapoport’s […]

Have you ever thought "I'm so confused!" in a new class? Believe it or not, that's normal! Click here for three easy steps to help you get out of confusion!

3 Steps Out of Total Confusion

How many times have you been in the second or third week of a class – especially when it’s a topic you’ve never encountered before – and thought “I’m so confused! I’ll never understand this!” and given up? Believe it or not, you’re not alone. But what you need to know is that the confusion […]

Are you trying to find ways to make a study group work for you? Click here for some ideas to help you do that!

5 Ways To Make A Study Group Work For You

Many teachers will advise you to work with your classmates – in a word, to create a study group. But what do you do in a study group? Too many times, study groups can devolve into chit-chat and waste your time, instead of improving your knowledge. Here’s some ways to make a study group work […]

Have you ever looked at your class notes and been confused? Do you know how to take good notes in class? Click here and find out better ways!

How to Take Good Notes in College Classrooms

I recently had a coaching client who was getting ready to go to college, but struggling with one of their high-school classes. No matter how much we went over study tools or test preparation practices, they were consistently getting low grades on quizzes and exams. It turned out they didn’t know how to take good […]

Academic Advisor, or Academic Coach?

Aren’t Academic Coaches and Academic Advisors the Same? Many students hear “academic coaching” and think “academic advising,” and it’s true, the terms are similar. But although your academic advisors and your academic coaches are people who can help you through college, their jobs are very different! Let’s take a quick look at what each of […]

Which Do You Need: A Coach, or a Tutor? Find Out Here!

If you’re a college student, or know someone who is, you’ve probably noticed that college isn’t like high school. The work demands more than memorization: more reading, more study time, more writing, and more research. You may feel like you’re in over your head, or that you’re constantly behind. There may even be one or […]

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4 Ways to Make a Study Schedule Work For You

“Make a study schedule.” It sounds easy until you sit down to do it, right? Then, for many students, it begins to feel like two other things, and neither of them are easy: A ton of work A waste of time It’s understandable that you feel this way. School has just started, you’re overwhelmed with […]

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4 Well-Known Study Habits That Don’t Actually Work – #4 Will Surprise You!

Tales My Teacher Told Me: Study Habits That Don’t Actually Work From the time you enter first grade, your teachers and parents and just about every other adult you know are telling you how to study, thinking that you have study habits that don’t work. Your older brother has notebooks full of highlighted colors cluttering […]