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As someone who has taught undergraduates, I know there are two immense pressure points faced by students, particularly in the early years of university. First, is the gap between academic expectations in university and student preparedness to meet those expectations....

Accepted to university! Now what?

You submitted university applications months ago and now you’ve read the sweet words, “We are pleased to offer you admissions for September 2018”. Your hard work has paid off and it’s official, you’re going to university. But now what? After prom has ended, after...

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Exam Essays: Breathe Deeply, Plan Thoughtfully, and Write Clearly

As exams draw near, the daunting prospect of reviewing a term's worth of content and synthesizing that material into a short series of answers will cause no small amount of anxiety and stress. Far too many bright students feel overwhelmed by the prospect of studying...

5 Important Things to Know for Success in this Undergraduate Year

When April of the coming academic year arrives, do you plan on looking at your final grades with pride and a sense of accomplishment? Of course! This is what most students aspire to do. But, to get there, you need a plan. Work harder and study more? That will help,...

Online Coaching, Tutoring, and Learning: A Pathway to Critical Thinking and the Skills of Tomorrow

Emerging research tells us that there is a disconnect between school curriculums and the needs of tomorrow’s (and today’s!) economy. Consider the following statement from the World Economic Forum’s The Future of Jobs and Skills Report: In many industries and...

Straight-A or Straight-C Student? You Should Still Apply for Scholarships

Is the allure of cold hard cash all that scholarships are good for? While financial awards are really nice, having a track record of scholarship attainment is an asset that can help you distinguish yourself in competitive employment or academic opportunities

Resources Related to Mental Health

As someone who has taught undergraduates, I know there are two immense pressure points faced by students, particularly in the early years of university. First, is the gap between academic expectations in university and student preparedness to meet those expectations....

What Should I Write?: A Question Your Professor Hates

I know that chalkboards are turning into a thing of the past, but have you ever heard fingernails scraping against one? It’s really hard to listen to and it makes most people shudder. In my time as a university instructor, the equivalent to fingernails on a chalkboard...

Accepted to university! Now what?

You submitted university applications months ago and now you’ve read the sweet words, “We are pleased to offer you admissions for September 2018”. Your hard work has paid off and it’s official, you’re going to university. But now what? After prom has ended, after...

Announcement: BridgesEDU Scholarship Contest 2018 – 2019

Dear Applicants, I am delighted to be offering the BridgesEDU Scholarship Contest for 2018-2019 (click here for a link to the application)! Scholarships are such an important part of academic life so great work on taking the time to consider this application. I...

For Parents & Students: 3 Common Grade-Killing Ideas Students Have About Writing

Writing is one of the most important skills needed to succeed in university. Period. At the same time, it is one of the skills that students struggle with most. Why is this the case? There are some concerning trends that I have recognized in my work with high school...

How “Right vs. Wrong” Hurts Students: One Important Difference Between High School and University

Did I make the right points? How many points do I need for full marks? Is this the right answer? These are questions that I have heard countless times from students and I completely understand why. When you’re being graded by someone, it’s natural that you would want...

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