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How to Hack Your Way to an Internship (Like This Guy)

Before even graduating, Pete Ryan already had a full-time job waiting for him. Today, he’s working with The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Nine years ago, Sheridan College illustration student Pete Ryan decided he didn’t wa...

DirtMarket: Winning The Remarkable Students Competition

Did you know that there’s a soil crisis in Ontario? We didn’t. But thanks to our friends Emma Kirwin and Asad Jalib from Brock University and their project, DirtMarket, we now know a little more about the issue and what a potential solu...

Will Grad School Actually Get You a Better Career?

Tons of students go to college or university to kickstart a career but sometimes that’s not enough. So what happens if you study even further? Are you actually guaranteed a better career after grad school? Will a master’s or PhD make th...

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Suggestions for a MacGuffin?

In the story I’m working on (set in the mid/late ’80s), I have a need for a flashback scene in which a Major Supporting Character, a college professor of Philosophy, has occasion to travel to Lafayette, Louisiana to conduct some...

My Notes are Better Than Yours: The Student Guide to Expert Note-Taking

Unfortunately, note-taking is an element of student life that you just can’t avoid…if you want to pass, that is. But how effectively are you taking notes? A study published at the University of Michigan indicated that students recall mo...

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Understanding Aristotle’s theory about plot.

I agree that it helps writers imagine their character’s reactions or our characters. Good example because it deals with the reasons behind the actions but I won’t go into much detail since I am trying to research this much furth...

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To write or not to write

Even good writers usually hold a separate full-time job non-writing related, and those who live off their writing will usually have multiple income streams from editing, selling their books, teaching English or teaching creative writing, co...

Keep Calm and Get Straight A’s: What to Do Before, During and After Every Test

Have you been studying like a fiend, but not getting the test results you want? You’re not alone. Here are some tips and tricks I researched to get you back in the A Zone. Before the Test Use the method of loci. Most of the time, the cla...

10 Surefire Signs That You’re a Critical Thinker (And Why That Makes You Awesome)

We learn so much in school. Formulas. How to properly use a semicolon. That studying doesn’t just magically happen. That education is expensive. One of the utmost important skills that academia taught me was how to be a critical thinker. ...

The Top 10 Habits of Successful Students

Have you wondered what distinguishes the successful people in life from the wannabes? As Aristotle suggests, it’s our good habits that lead to our accomplishments, not our individual actions. But which habits, exactly, will get us where w...

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