Resources to Boost Your Confidence in STEM

Mika Poblete, a fourth-year student majoring in biochemistry shared the following learning resources she has found helpful during her studies at UVA. She recommends these to students across the university for confidence and success in STEM courses. Check these out …

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Tips to Manage the Workload of World Language Courses at UVA

World language courses at UVA are popular and fun for students across the University. At the same time, once the semester is underway, students sometimes feel surprised by the demanding nature of the classes and overwhelmed by the amount of …

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Overwhelmed by emails? These tips will help!

We receive a lot of emails – it is easy to feel overwhelmed. Learning how to manage your email is an important skill, not just for your time at UVA, but also for your future employment. Consider these tips for one …

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Out of sync with your asynch classes? Get back on track with these tips

Learning online offers advantages to many students – for example: flexible schedule, no commute, and the ability to revisit lecture recordings. Even with these benefits, online learning can also surface new challenges. As we all settle in to remote learning this …

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New Ways to Think About Procrastination – Part 2

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Explore your WHY

We procrastinate for all kinds of reasons. Understanding the reason or the WHY behind your procrastinating habit is another great strategy to help you make change. Since …

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New Ways to Think About Procrastination – Part 1

“Everyone procrastinates, but not everyone is a procrastinator.” – Dr. Joseph Ferrari, psychologist

According to Dr. Ferrari, author of Still Procrastinating: The No Regrets Guide to Getting It Done, only 20% of adult men and women are procrastinators – people who procrastinate …

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Adjusting to Learning while Away from Grounds

We have prepared several guides designed to help students adjust to distance learning. You will see communications and web resources related to technology and housing considerations elsewhere. The resources below are related more specifically to the shift from life as …

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How to Get Moving on that Project You’re Avoiding

Do you have a huge project, paper, exam, or task looming over you? Are you feeling unsure how to begin? Overwhelmed? Scared of not completing the task? Often when we have large tasks, it is difficult to know how or …

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Getting Research Help from IRB

Research is a key part of the U.Va. experience for most undergraduate students. Many will embark on their own research projects before they graduate. But did you know that research involving human subjects is regulated by the federal government? Before …

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Tips for Getting Things Done

Aim for progress, not perfection. Changing your behavior is hard; if you’ve been a chronic procrastinator for years, it’s unlikely that you will be able to wake up tomorrow and convince yourself that from now on you will do every …

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