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Balance is probably one of the biggest things that the Academic Skills Center’s blog stresses. And as new students entering into an ivy league school, I wouldn’t be surprised if many of you feel overwhelmed by the number of organizations available to you, the number of social events you’ll be invited to, and the fast paced learning environment that the quarter system here provides.  ...continue reading "All About Balance: For 23’s"

It seems like just yesterday we were all traveling back to campus from our long winter break. Now it’s the beginning of March, and it’s time to reflect and see if those goals and New Year’s Resolutions are on the road to being reached. With a limited number of class meetings left in the term and finals quickly approaching, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed with everything that is still left to be accomplished. ...continue reading "6 Tips to Finish Off the Term Strong"

We’ve heard the same mantra from our parents, our teachers, and even our friends for years: “Where do you see yourself in a few years?”, “What’s your plan?”, “Do you even know what you’re doing?” These questions can be daunting, and for many of us, our initial reaction is to either ignore the question or to divert the attention away from ourselves. But how important is having a detailed plan really to the college experience?

...continue reading "What’s in Your 5 Year Plan?"

The holiday season is finally here; and I must say, this has always been my favorite time of year. No matter your culture or the set of beliefs you follow, this is a great time to realign with family, friends, and everyone that you truly care about. Of course, once all of the festivities are over, it’s time to look forward to the new year. And with plans to watch the ball drop and sip champagne, many of us also decide to write out our New Year’s Resolutions. Resolutions can range from aiming to get all A’s next term to finally submitting that research article to our favorite publication. ...continue reading "3 Ways to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick"

I have to say, one of my favorite things about Dartmouth is the D-Plan system. I was never a huge fan of the long summer break that most schools have, and I would always end up getting really bored after the first month and a half. I much prefer Dartmouth's system of having four terms and then a three to five week long break in between. ...continue reading "5 Ways to Maximize Your Dartmouth Interim Break"

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