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Exercise is really important to me during the semester. Should I continue to work out during reading and finals period?
Dec. 9, 2021

You can gain these cognitive benefits from as little as 10 minutes of exercise prior to your exam.

I know I need to do SOMETHING different in my classes to achieve my goals, but I’m not sure what. Can McGraw help?
Nov. 16, 2021

As learners we adjust our approaches to learning to the features of each course—and all the courses (and other things in our schedules)—we are taking. Much figuring out of expectations and ways of teaching and testing is done at the beginning of a course. But, actually, this process of adjustment, or alignment of our learning with how we are…

Yes, burn out is a thing, and there are some things you can do about it.
March 25, 2021

Students (and others on campus, I might add) more frequently comment in the period after spring “break” that they are experiencing burn out. It seems people are feeling more depleted and less energized, and experience the ‘weight’ of their academic (and other) demands more powerfully and persistently. While some of the reasons for this are…

I’m having a hard time motivating myself to “attend” online lectures and, especially, watch recorded ones. What can I do?
March 29, 2020

Whether you are on or off campus there is now a lot less structure to your day, fewer environmental and social cues that you are a student in college, and there may well be greater distractions of a less-than-ideal workspace, so your difficulty is understandable—and that’s not even considering the economic, health, and personal worries you might be having about COVID-19.

Creating A Productive Workspace
March 24, 2020

Many of us find it difficult to work at home and are missing our favorite workspace(s) on campus right now. Establishing a workspace that is physically, socially, and mentally conducive to productively engaging in your academic work will be crucial in the coming weeks. Use the