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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Does Your Study Location Work For You?

Aug. 19, 2020

Where you study is just as important as how you study. If you want to make your studying as efficient and effective as possible, you first have to make sure that your chosen study locations are productive environments for you. Take this Buzz Feed-Style quiz to reflect on your study locations and find out if you need to start switching things up. For more on campus study location information, see: .

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The ABCs of Academic Success

Aug. 12, 2020

In spring 2020, we surveyed students in the College of Arts and Sciences and asked them to offer advice to other students. Some common themes emerged, so we compiled them here for you as direct quotes from your peers. Read on for the ABCs of academic success and think about...

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3 tips to navigate uncertainty in college

Aug. 12, 2020

You face a lot of uncertainty in your life, be it in your academic path, in your career path, in your major and finding a job after college. We want to help you navigate its disorienting challenges! Alicia Sepulveda, academic coach in CU Boulder's College of Arts and Sciences, offers three tips to navigate uncertainty.

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Why are office hours so important?

Aug. 12, 2020

The University of Colorado Boulder surveyed students who have a 3.7 or above GPA and asked them what the most helpful resource was for their success. Audrey Blankenheim, academic coach in the College of Arts and Sciences, discusses their #1 answer: office hours.

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Tips for Success

Aug. 12, 2020

Making the transition from high school to college requires an adjustment to greater academic expectations. Students often need to adjust the amount of time they study and have a deep understanding of academic strategies while monitoring their own progress and learning process. To develop learning and critical thinking skills, students should attend office hours and utilize resources to support learning in their classes.

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The Feynman Technique

Aug. 7, 2020

The following article was first published in Customizing Life: Personal development - One day at a time . Richard Feynman was a world renowned and widely successful theoretical physicist, even managing to win the Nobel Prize in 1965. He was a brilliant guy. And Feynman developed his own personal method...

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A&S Students Tell Their Peers: Office Hours Are Vital Support!

Aug. 5, 2020

CU Boulder students say that faculty office hours are the most helpful resource for academic success. Utilizing office hours is clearly important, but how do you know if you’re taking advantage of office hours enough or if you’re getting the most out of your meetings with professors and TAs?

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Working Through Uncertainty: Navigating the Uncertain when Nothing is Certain

Aug. 5, 2020

No matter what kind of uncertainty you experience, working through the unknown requires a growth mindset and self-awareness. This article helps you reflect on your approach to uncertainty and gives you guidance for creating as much certainty for yourself as possible.

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Productive Failure: How to Turn Failure into Success

Aug. 5, 2020

There is more to your academic performance than Pass/Fail. Productive learning experiences are ultimately beneficial to your long-term learning, not just your short-term performance.