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A Guide to Time Management for the Post-Secondary Student

The transition from high school to post-secondary school often comes with more commitments. In addition to the typical homework, assignments, tests, and exams from school, there might be a part-time job to pay for those expensive books and ...

Being ‘Good Enough’

May 23, 2019, by Issy Being ‘Good Enough’ I haven’t posted for a while, but wanted to share something I’ve been working on to do with my own mental health in that time. I’ve been spending a lot of time over the last few months fee...

Rest.

April 22, 2019, by John Rest. I remember working incredibly hard as a high school student in Singapore. As a student in one of the best schools there, it felt like a constant competition. I would wake up at 6am, start our morning assembly a...

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Intangible Girl’s fanfiction: working title Mindscape

tl;dr Fanfiction novel now, middle grade original fiction later. Almost ten years ago, mere weeks after graduating from college, I realized the time had come for me to write my Someday novel. Since I no longer had classes and homework to ke...

Team Up! What Makes Writing Groups Work

Joining a writing group can be a wonderful way to spark your creativity and increase your commitment to writing. But what makes writing groups work? Six writing groups from around the world share their tips to a supportive writing group. Wr...

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The ADD/ADHD thread

I’ll kick us off with my own story. I was diagnosed in 1993 at age thirteen. “Ritalin kids” was less of a whispered term then than it had been in the ’80’s, but there was still a great deal of stigma surroundin...

Thomas Frank’s Simple Equation to Fight Procrastination

Procrastination affects us all. I planned to write this article today, and it’s now four in the afternoon and I’m just starting. I usually get up at noon, but still. Clearly, it’s a problem that affects me, so I’m just going to assu...

How I Won The Loran Scholarship: A Conversation with Leon Picha of Matthew McNair Secondary School

We here at Student Life Network recently congratulated the 2019 winners of the Loran Scholarship. A small group of extremely incredible students, these young people have proved that you can accomplish great things if you are genuine, confid...

Textbook Zombie: Reading To Retain vs. Reading For Gist

We all thought we had too much homework back in high school, didn’t we? And then university smacks us with their zombifying reading lists and excruciating workload. Textbook Zombies really exist during exam time. Each of us struggles to a...

Min Jin Lee: Finding Story Ideas That Truly Provoke Your Passions

In this extended interview from the March/April 2019 issue of Writer’s Digest, Min Jin Lee talks about finding story ideas that truly provoke your passions and how to tune out the burden of expectations in this extended WD Interview. Pho...

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