grades

Jan 11, 2016

New Study Shows Attractive Female Students Get Better Grades

Who says you can't be smart and beautiful?

Nov 28, 2012

Your Guide to Surviving Finals

Finals are here, but it doesn't have to be a frightening subject! If you are stressing about your upcoming tests, take a deep breath - because we're all in this together. Test-taking is not everyone's strongest suit, but with careful planning and a focused mind, anyone can survive the insanity of final exam week. Here are a few tips to get you on track - and prepare you to make mincemeat out of those tests!

Sep 23, 2011

Gambling for Grades: Why Didn't I Do That?

Imagine being paid to do well in college. Better than an allowance, better than a job, better then birthday cash… I’m talking getting paid to write papers. Sounds good when it rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it?

We’ve All Been There: Waiting For Your Grades

You know the grades are curved, but you also know that leaving the last essay blank is not going to bode well on your overall score. You talked to your friends in the class and compared answers. You’ve flipped through your notes again and again. You’ve attempted to calculate your score in your head.

We’ve All Been There: The Group Project

Your midterm is assigned and not only is it a group project, but you can’t even choose who you’ll work with. Your T.A. reads off your group of four then gives you the last half of the class to discuss your ideas. You pull your desks together in a mini-circle and start the introductions.

More Friends = Better Grades

A new study out of UCLA is claiming that more friends equals better grades. While the study focuses on adolescents, I like to think the same principles can be applied to college students as well. Seriously, think about it:

Jun 7, 2010

May 7, 2010

Duke It Out: Electronic Attendance

Ah, George Orwell, how miserable you made my life in high school. But look, now it’s happening again – except this time it’s not Mr. Orwell’s fault that I’ve got Big Brother on the brain (no, not the TV show… is that still on?). This time it’s Northern Arizona University and their plan to install an attendance system that electronically reads student ID cards to tell if you showed up to your giant lecture course.

May 4, 2010

A Tip of the Hat to Duke’s, Cathy Davidson

Whose lunatic idea was it to throw National Teacher Day in May, when finals are looming and we're more stressed out than Kanye when he pulled the mic from T-Swift!?

Dec 22, 2009

We’ve All Been There: Waiting For Grades

Your stomach has been churning since you walked out of your last exam. You know the grades are curved, but you also know that leaving the last essay blank is not going to bode well on your overall score. You talked to your friends in the class and compared answers. You’ve flipped through your notes again and again. You’ve attempted to calculate your score in your head.

Nov 15, 2009

Welcome Home, Honey!

So that time of year is creeping up on us. The time when we must throw some clothes into duffel, fill the rest of the bag with dirty laundry, kiss our roommate and our bottle of vodka goodbye, and head home for fall break.

Nov 10, 2009

We’ve All Been There: The Group Project

Your midterm is assigned and not only is it a group project, but you can’t even choose who you’ll work with. Your T.A. reads off your group of four then gives you the last half of the class to discuss your ideas. You pull your desks together in a mini circle and start the introductions.

Aug 23, 2009

5 Things That Are Sure To Eff Your GPA

Why waste four years of an awesome social scene biting your fingernails over academic probation? In between juggling friends, lecture notes, beer, exams, and boys, watch out for these GPA pitfalls:

May 15, 2009

Everything I Need to Know I Learned My Freshman Year

Now that I’m halfway done with my college career, I anticipate all the bright eyed and bushy tailed freshmen about to invade the dorms and use fake-id’s at all my favorite bars. Putting myself in their shoes, I wish that someone had been there to give me advice for my college career (all I got was my Mom telling me not to hook up with any fraternity boys until Spring semester).