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September 26, 2011

Ways to Avoid Plagiarism: Don’t be a Kidnapper!

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What is Plagiarism? The word plagiarism is derived from the Latin plagiarius that translates to kidnapper. So, in a sense, a plagiarizer is someone who kidnaps the words or ideas of someone else and passes them off as her own. The Front Range Student Code of Conduct addresses plagiarism by saying that it applies to […]

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September 20, 2011

Getting past test anxiety

Test-anxiety

True story: My freshman year at college, I almost passed out in the middle of my first statistics exam. It was a humongous lecture hall and my desk was approximately three inches from my neighbor’s. The teacher had a cough that day, and it annoyed me so much I couldn’t concentrate for more than four […]

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September 19, 2011

Top 10 Ways Your College Library Can Help You

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A recent two-year, five-campus ethnographic college library study examined how students view and use their campus libraries. Unfortunately, the study results revealed students rarely ask librarians for help, even when they need it. If you are new to college or are coming back, this Top 10 list will help you understand what your college library […]

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September 14, 2011

6 Tips for Achieving School-Life Balance

School-life-balance

So, you’re a full-time student. A parent. A spouse. An active volunteer. In other words, your plate is full. Let’s face it – doing well in college is a challenge all by itself, but when you add all kinds of other responsibilities (that most of us have), it’s even harder. How can you strive for […]

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