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Millions in Canadian Scholarship Dollars Going Unclaimed

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Struggling with school fees? Acquiring debt from student loans? You may be eligible for more scholarships than you think! Websites like Studentawards.com have millions of dollars to award to students every year, yet many go without applicants. Awards are not always based on merit, athletics, or having a low income, but rather many things can make someone eligible to apply. Read up on how you can avoid giving up free money in this article.




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Tips for Summer Online Learning

Image of a Student Studying OutsideTips for Summer Online Learning

        • Switch up your work environment
        • When you can’t go outside, bring summer inside to you
        • Organize your work periods into smaller blocks of time

Read more on these tips and other suggestions for effective online learning over the summer months in this Graduate Student Learning Initiatives article.


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Getting ‘er Done vs. Taking a Break

Image of a student readingAccording to this Mind Tools article, “learning how to minimize distractions can dramatically increase your productivity and effectiveness, as well as reduce your stress.”

On the other hand…

This Adobe’s Rapid eLearning article describes the Zeigarnik Effect, which states that “people remember uncompleted or interrupted tasks better than completed ones. Constant thoughts of incomplete task cause it to be retained in memory better.”

Which strategy applies best for your online learning habits?


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Considering Online Elementary Education

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There is much to consider when deciding to go back to school, and online elementary education may not be for everyone. Author Stephanie Small has been there, done that and offers her own view on the matter.  Do you like children? Do you plan to work while you’re in school? These questions and more are addressed in the article.

Motivation: Reflecting On What To Do When It’s Not There

sleepy dogLacking motivation? You are not alone. Even author Elena Aguilar admits her lack of motivation in writing the article itself. Still, she acknowledges its importance. The issue of how to motivate students is an essential one for educators and parents to explore and one that’s core to the success of our children.” Read the full article here


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Googling for Grant Dollars

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There are many awards and funding opportunities that go unclaimed each year. This Chronicle article offers the best techniques on how students can keep themselves organized while are searching for funding opportunities online. In addition, the author also offers tips on how to create a strong CV to make eligible award applicants look like winners.



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Software for Writing a PhD Thesis

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“There are four categories of software for thesis writing: (1) project organizing; (2) word-processing; (3) bibliographic organization; and (4) specialty software.” In this article, author Joshua L. Mann outlines what he believes are the best programs for organizing and writing your own thesis.  Whether you’re looking for suggestions or would simply like to compare your own program choices, click here.

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