Too Stressed to Study

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7 Ways to Start Preparing for College Today

College prep isn’t just about choosing classes and paying tuition. These tips on how to prepare for college will help you go back to school with confidence, security, and ease. I included information about financial loans, textbooks, courses, clubs, living accommodations, and ways to stay healthy at college.

Why You Should Get a Master of Social Work (MSW)

If you’re asking “should I go to grad school?” and you’re considering a Master of Social Work (MSW) program, you’ll find my experience helpful. I earned my MSW as a mature student or adult learner – I was in my early forties when I started and completed my grad degree. A reader asked what I think of the MSW program; […]

How to Study When You Can’t Focus

It’s a common problem for college students: you have to study for the exam, but you’re stressed and distracted. Here are six tips on how to study when you can’t focus, to get you through exams. Read How to Become a Straight-A Student: The Unconventional Strategies Real College Students Use to Score High While Studying Less by Cal Newport – and his […]

How to Get Good Grades in Graduate School

These tips for getting good grades in grad school are from my experience as a MSW (Master of Social Work) student. I learned how to succeed without studying 24 hours a day. Getting good grades in grad school is easier than you think! One of my favorite blogs is Cal Newport’s Study Hacks – I quote him below and link […]

Sample Policy Brief: The Guaranteed Annual Income (GAI) in Canada

Here’s a sample policy brief for social work students, policy writers, and social workers. I’m an MSW student at UBC; this policy brief was for my graduate-level Advanced Canadian Social Policy class. My instructor didn’t give us a sample policy brief, so I researched “How to Write a Policy Brief” and read a few dozen actual briefs before I wrote […]

8 Easy Ways to Stay Healthy at College – From A’s to ZZZs

If you want to get A’s at college, you need to get your ZZZZs! Here are a few easy ways to stay healthy at college, and avoid the flu, feelings of depression, and even weight gain. “College is the best time of your life,” said David Wood. “When else are your parents going to spend several thousand dollars a year […]