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Preparing for Finals

April 11, 2022

Not sure how to prepare for finals? Watch this two-minute video to learn some helpful tips! More suggestions to help you prepare and perform your best Take care of yourself by getting enough sleep, eating healthy, and drinking water to maximize your cognitive capabilities! Create a study plan to outline...

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Remote and Online Learning

March 2, 2022

How to engage with remote and online courses Taking courses online and/or remotely can be a challenge. Changing between various modes of learning requires modifications to your learning strategies and task management, so we want to share some tips to think about for remote and online learning. Keep in mind...

How do you prepare for registration for your second semester at CU Boulder?

Sept. 24, 2021

Scott Raile, academic advisor for first-year students in the College of Arts and Sciences, walks you through the way our registration experience changes for first year students who are completing their schedules for spring semester. Please note that, as of 24 Sept 2021, captions for the video are forthcoming.

How to create a fun and productive study group

Aug. 24, 2021

One of the essential skills for thriving in college is the ability to create an effective study group. When study groups work well, you gain a diverse perspective on your class content, which can help you learn new ways to approach problems and improve the degree to which you deeply...

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Reflecting on your first year and what’s next!

May 5, 2021

The transition from your first year of college to your second is a big one—congratulations! For many students, the first year of college is a time of change, self-discovery, gaining independence, exploring and becoming part of learning and social communities at CU Boulder. This past academic year, you have worked...

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Besides schedules, what do academic advisors do?

March 5, 2021

Have you met with your academic advisor this school year? With registration season coming up, many students are focused on choosing fall courses, but academic advising can help with so much more than just building a class schedule. Your advisor serves as a guide to your degree requirements, exploring fields...

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Preparing for your first round of exams

Feb. 8, 2021

Congratulations to the two students who won $20 gift cards for sharing their semester calendars! As your first exams ramp up, check out these resources on how to prepare: Three essential exam skills . Exam seven day study plan . Believe in yourself and start somewhere. Take your study plan...

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Get organized, create your semester plan, and invest in your academics!

Jan. 7, 2021

As we start the new semester, we wish you a renewed sense of hope, a fresh perspective and strong focus. The A&S Academic Advising and Coaching staff look forward to meeting with you throughout the year. We have a few time-tested strategies we would love to share forward to help...

Your finals guide to prepare for exams

Are you ready for finals?

Nov. 19, 2020

How to stay motivated during finals Preparing for final exams can feel momentous and overwhelming. It is hard enough to remember a full semester's information from one class, no less multiple classes which often test your learning in a variety of exam formats: multiple choice, free response, essays, the list...

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How to Crush it in Canvas!

Sept. 9, 2020

Canvas is CU’s online learning platform, and a big part of academic success at CU is learning how to use it. Especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, more course content than ever is delivered to students via Canvas. Whether you are new to CU or several semesters into your academic career,...