Episode 116: FOMO – the Fear of Missing Out

How do you decide what to keep and do, and what to ignore and discard, as a college student? The heart of this question is FOMO, or the fear of missing out. Join Adam and Dinur as we discuss what FOMO is and how to combat it when you’re in college! Show Notes Bloomwork.com, “Beware […]

Episode 115: Handling Stress and Staying Focused in a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has created stressful and overwhelming challenges, which can cause strong emotions in adults and children. But learning to cope with stress in a healthy way will make you, the people you care about, and those around you become more resilient. Join Dinur and Adam as we go over guidelines from the World […]

Episode 114: How to Manage Work AND School

You’re working part time or full time, taking classes, and potentially taking care of family. How will you manage your stress so your grades stay good and that you don’t burn out at work? Join Adam and Dinur as we discuss this issue! Show Notes Florida National University, How to Manage Stress When You Study […]

Episode 113: College Presentations and Social Anxiety

The dreaded word “presentation” strikes fear into the hearts of many students, especially when they have social anxiety. But there are ways to handle it and give a great presentation! Join Adam and Dinur as we talk about some ways to address presentation anxiety. Show Notes University of Pittsburgh, Speech Anxiety Harvard Business Review, Overcome Your […]

Episode 112: How to Handle Finals Week

Finals week is an extremely stressful time for both professors and students, because of the sense of being overwhelmed. How can we make finals week a little less awful for teachers and students? Join Dinur and Adam as we discuss this issue! Show Notes Herzing.edu, “How to Create Your Own Study Guide” UndergraduatesWrite, “Asking Teachers […]

Episode 111: How to Handle Mistakes

Some mistakes are just embarrassing, and some have possible effects on your grade, your degree, or worse. How do you approach your professor when you’ve made a mistake? Listen to Dinur and Adam talk about different kinds of mistakes and how to handle them!  Show Notes No show notes this episode

Episode 110: Keeping in Touch

Keeping in touch is hard enough when we’re all on campus. But how do you maintain solid relationships with classmates, peers, and professors in the middle of a pandemic? Join Dinur and Adam as we talk about how to handle this problem! Show Notes Timely’s Self-Care Tips for College Students Ways to Stay Connected During […]

Episode 109: How to Handle Final Exams

Many students panic over finals – and it’s not surprising. Finals can make or break your class grade in many classes, and some students get themselves into a total panic about them. But it’s important to know that you can handle finals. Join Adam and Dinur for some final-exam prep strategies! Show Notes Herzing University’s […]

Episode 108: How to Narrow Your Scope

Many students come up with great topics and arguments for their essays and research papers. The topics are timely, they’re important, they’re interesting. The problem is, these topics are also big enough that they will not fit in a ten-page paper! How do you handle this? Join Adam and Dinur for some help. Show Notes […]

Episode 107: How to Study Effectively on Zoom

Now that learning is all online, how do you keep your focus on a lecture instead of surfing Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, or other sites while in class? How do you study effectively when you’re in Zoom? Join Dinur and Adam as we talk about some ways to do just that!  Show Notes Getting the Most […]

Episode 106: Knowing When Too Much is Too Much

When is too much, too much? When does a student know what is the right number of classes and clubs to take? Now that learning is all online, should students take advantage of this and take more courses or clubs now that they don’t have to do it in-person and commute to get to class? Join […]

Episode 105: How Sleep Affects Learning

Many students put off sleep to do other things that seem more important. And we’ve all had that late-night cramming session at least once! But what actually happens to your ability to learn and retain information when you’re not getting enough sleep compared to when you actually do get your full eight hours of shut-eye? […]

Episode 104: Writing as Construction – The Final Draft

Your final draft needs to be three things: clear, concise, and complete. If you’re missing any of these, your draft isn’t final yet. But what does it mean to be clear, concise, and complete? Join Adam and Dinur as we talk about how to go from your first to your final draft. Show Notes Commonly […]

Episode 103: Writing as Construction – The First Draft

You’ve identified the shared ideas in your sources by finding examples and creating categories. You’ve written literature review paragraphs to tie together those shared ideas and how they’ll help your audience. And now what?  Now it’s time to write your first draft and edit it, so it makes sense. Show Notes No Show Notes This […]

Episode 101: Writing as Construction – Building a Paper from the Ground Up

Many students are told to write papers. Often, the directions are limited to formatting: double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font, a certain number of pages or words. But in college, you often don’t get much more than that for directions. Your professor might choose a topic, or tell you which topics you can choose from, […]

Episode 100: Challenges First-Generation Students Face

College presents special issues for first-generation students. Unlike their peers, they don’t have people in their family who know how college works, and they are often unaware of the many resources available to them on campus. Join Adam and Dinur as we talk about the four main hurdles first-gen students face. Show Notes GreatSchools.org, “Struggles […]

Episode 99: How to Deal With Devastating Events

We’ve talked about curveballs in the classroom. But what about when life’s throwing you a curveball like a death in the family, a divorce or breakup, or illness, accident, or injury? Join Adam and Dinur as we discuss what to do when you’re going to college and you’re hit with a devastating event. Show Notes […]

Episode 98: College, a Vocation, or a Gap Year?

College isn’t something for everyone, and it’s not something for everyone right out of high school, and that’s okay. For many students, more school after high school seems irrelevant and even unappealing. Why go to school when you really want to be an electrician, a mechanic, a plumber, or some other hands-on profession? In this […]

Episode 97: How to Interact with Stressed-Out Students

It’s frustrating when a student resists doing work, gets disruptive in a classroom, or doesn’t handle change very well. Most of us probably assume the student is doing these things deliberately, and we try to address it using the usual behavioral standards: consequences for bad behavior, and rewards for good – the old carrot-and-stick measures. But […]