Learning a second language is an extraordinary and immensely rewarding experience. As part of the process, you learn and embrace new cultures, perspectives, and ways of thinking. Many of our coordinators, including myself, are learning a second language and we want to provide you with some tips we have found helpful throughout our language-learning journey that may help you in starting, or improving, your own.
Foods Linked to Brain Power | GUTS Tip
While in college, it’s easy to get into the habit of choosing quick, easy, and cheap meals that don’t require much prep time from you. It can also be easy to use unhealthy foods as rewards for getting through a stressful week or a hard exam. Although this can be a great motivator at times – make sure to use this motivation tactic sparingly as these easy fixes can lead to decreased motivation and productivity. Turning around your eating habits could greatly enhance how productive you are when it comes to your school work.
Active Recall | GUTS Tip
A specific tool that students can use to prepare for their exams is active recall. Active recall is a technique that involves testing yourself. In this post, learn how you can leverage this tool in studying for your exams.
Memory Strategies | GUTS Tip
Memorizing content and information for tests and other examinations is a large component of the student experience. How can we improve our memory and recall to get the most out of the process? This article describes some memory strategies that you can begin to use to improve your memorization and transfer what you learn today into your long-term memory for the future.
Building a Weekly Schedule | GUTS Tip
Having a weekly schedule is key to success. There are a few different ways that you can go about creating a weekly schedule. Although creating a weekly schedule before the semester starts is beneficial, it’s never too late to create a schedule to help you get on track!
SMART(ER) Goals | GUTS Tip
Goals are an essential part towards creating a meaningful and intrinsically-rewarding life. Goals motivate us to work hard and to be our best and happiest selves. Forming these goals to be a SMART(ER) goal can create clarity in your end-objective and the process to get there, recenter you towards achieving your goal, and determine how to effectively allocate your resources to achieve the goal.
Come See Us at a Tabling Event!
GUTS will be attending a variety of tabling events for the Fall semester! Come visit us at any of the events below and learn more about GUTS programs and services! Student Organization Fair Location: Kohl …
How to Reduce Test Anxiety | GUTS Tip
Test anxiety can be difficult for many students. While it may be unrealistic to try to eliminate test anxiety completely, one can certainly work to reduce it. We will discuss some tips to reduce test anxiety in this article.
Active Reading Strategies | GUTS Tip
The best reading strategies are those that involve active reading. Active reading means reading to understand the material’s relevance for your needs. Follow these tips below to learn new active reading strategies!
How to Combat Procrastination | GUTS Tip
In this article, we will be discussing how to identify the causes of procrastination and the solutions to combat your procrastination. After figuring out why you are procrastinating, you can start to build your own plan to solve the problem.