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Ask the professor: “Any tips on managing anxiety when speaking in front of people?”

How can you transform from anxious orator to confident communicator? It takes some work, but here are a few tips to help you overcome your fear of public speaking.
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Ask the professor: “I’m trying to figure out what the best study method is...

—Tanner L.*, California State University, Channel Islands (*Name changed)I’m so glad you asked this question because it gives me an opportunity to address the process of choosing effective study strategies. In the spirit of...
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Ask the professor: How can I get myself to focus when studying?

—Jordan V.*, University of North Dakota(*Name changed)As I write this response, I’m listening to a radio station, checking Facebook (for the news, really), and monitoring my email for…well, in case I can find something...
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Ask the professor: How do I go about getting a recommendation letter?

—Jennifer W., Pasadena City College, CaliforniaGlad you asked this question, but I am going to use my “editor” cap to add the word “good” before “recommendation letter” as I know that is really what...
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Ask the professor: What’s a good way to retain the information you just read?

—Jaidan O.*, Portland State University, Oregon(*Name changed)Reading is one of those college activities that some students love to hate. And in this technology-driven world, which provides all kinds of engaging ways to learn, reading...