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Why you should copy (a modest proposal)

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Photo: Bruce Guenter
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As a professional programs student, are you looking for ways to improve your writing skills for your coursework? Daphne Gray Grant suggests you copy the writing of the writers you love. “The idea of copying another writer may seem distasteful to you, but, trust me, you can learn a lot from the practice…” Find out more here.

The Student’s Toolbox for Coping with Frustration

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Photo © Turbo/Corbis

For many students, ongoing and unresolved frustration can harm working relationships, cause disengagement from classes, and even lead to withdrawal from classes and/or school altogether. Dr. Bruce Johnson outlines how frustration begins and the cycle many students go through when dealing with feelings of dissatisfaction. He offers strategies for dealing with frustration, to help you become aware of the warning signs, and to learn how to prevent your own frustration.

Using Podcasts for Learning

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Photo by: Patrick Breitenbach
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For busy, on-the-go professional learners, time is a precious commodity. But online learners can supplement their learning during their busy lives by Using Podcasts for Learning. Podcasts are digital audio files that can be played on a range of devices. Learn on the go by listening to podcasts, or consider creating your own!

10 Benefits of Reading: Why you should read everyday

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Original image from webpage

It is likely that people in professional programs have very busy lives, but they should

always make time for reading (beyond what they are assigned in courses).

Here’s why, 10 Benefits of Reading: Why you should read everyday. By: Lana Winter-Hebert

Are you Ready for Online Learning?

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How ready are you for online learning? Take the University of North Carolina of Chapel Hill’s “Online Learning Readiness Quiz” to asses your readiness to taking an online course. Find our what you need to succeed at online learning.

Attention, Students: Put your Laptops Away

Laptops are common in lecture halls worldwide. Students hear a lecture at the Johann Wolfang Goethe-University on Oct. 13, 2014, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images

Laptops are common in lecture halls worldwide. Students hear a lecture at the Johann Wolfang Goethe-University on Oct. 13, 2014, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images

Many students have made the switch from pen and paper to laptops and tablets when it comes to note taking in class. In this article, James Doubek underlines the advantages of doing things the old-fashioned way.

How to Overcome Procastination by way of Introspective Awareness

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Are you sick and tired of convoluted and cliché abstractions on how to overcome procrastination? Robert Montenegro summarizes Alex McClaffert’s work in order to provide 5 new fresh perspectives on how to tackle procrastination. Montenegro also provides resources such as a video by Charles Duhigg from The New York Times telling you, “How not to spend your whole day on Facebook”.

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