Does Race Affect Academic Performance?

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It does. And so does gender. Exactly how it effects your test scores totally depends on the thoughts floating around in your head, no matter what color it is. In fact, race and gender aren’t really the culprit; for that we have to look to stereotypes. In the classic study on stereotype threat researchers Claude SteeleContinue reading “Does Race Affect Academic Performance?”

Smile your way to an “A”

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Smiling at the right time can actually improve your grades!  So brush those choppers and start grinning. Here’s how … Come to class a few minutes early to avoid being part of the herd. Make eye contact with your professor as you walk in. Smile warmly (Hint: imagine s/he’s your long lost cousin.  If youContinue reading “Smile your way to an “A””

How Important Is Your GPA?

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[hidepost]Most employers and graduate schools use a 3.0 GPA as a cut-off point for applicants. Once it’s above that, the exact number usually becomes less important. If your GPA is below the 3.0 threshold, you may wonder about the negative effects your GPA can have on your career or graduate school applications. However, there areContinue reading “How Important Is Your GPA?”

The Best Study Schedule (updated)

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(this is an updated version of a post from January 2008) I’ve posted quite a bit on how and when to study in order to maximize recall, but putting it all together may be a bit daunting.  Follow this step-by-step guide and you’ll be well on your way to the top of the class!  TheseContinue reading “The Best Study Schedule (updated)”