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July 17, 2018

The Top Erin Condren Products Every Incoming College Student Needs

Disclosure: Erin Condren sent me a gift card to purchase some of these items. Thanks to Erin Condren for supporting The Happy Arkansan and my mission to help millennials live their happiest lives! Also, this post will include affiliate links.

The new school year is quickly approaching, and I am so excited for all the incoming freshman who are heading off to college this August.

Before August gets here, though, I wanted to touch on one of my favorite companies ever, Erin Condren! I love their products, and I think all incoming students should own products from the brand. Today on the blog, I am going to walk you through a few of the top Erin Condren products every incoming college student needs!

The Top Erin Condren Products Every Incoming College Student Needs | Are you ready for the upcoming fall semester? Check out this post featuring some of my favorite #ErinCondren products for students as well as my top planning advice for college students. #Planning #CollegeAdvice

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In Academics on
March 28, 2018

How To Study When You Are Short On Time

Let’s face it; we have all studied last minute before.

It sucks when the clock is running down, but you still have a ton of pages to read, study, and digest.

Today’s article will help you study when you are short on time so you can get focused, get to work, and stop yourself from crying over your textbooks.

Related Reading: How To Study When You Feel Unmotivated; What To Do When You Feel Overwhelmed In College (Guest Post On Chase The Write Dream)

How To Study When You Are Short On Time | Studying when you are short on time can be difficult, but it's not impossible. Click through as I share 10 things that will help you study when you need to cram or quickly intake information.

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In Academics on
February 16, 2018

How To Vet Your Academic Sources

Vetting your academic sources is essential. Your academic research depends on you picking sound articles and books to critique and draw upon. If you choose the wrong sources, you run the risk of your entire article being distrusted and thrown out. Using structurally sound articles is even more critical when you are writing for an audience that’s wider than your classroom like at a conference or in a small journal. You want to make sure that your research reflects the time and energy you spent writing your paper.

Today we are going to look at seven things you can look at when you are vetting your academic sources.

As a note: Use your best judgment. Whenever I looked for sources in college and graduate school, I never had to look super hard. Some of these you should look at by default, but you may not have to go so deep. If something doesn’t seem quite right, go through more of these steps until you are satisfied that you are using a good source.

How To Vet Your Academic Sources | How reputable are the sources you use for your academic research papers? If you are struggling to answer that question this post will help you vet the sources you are using so you use the best ones every time.

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In Academics on
February 9, 2018

How To Skim A Fiction Book For A College Course

I have talked at length on this blog about the act of skimming. When I was in graduate school I began to realize that I needed to get much better at reading because I thought that I was the only one who couldn’t read fast enough. What I soon realized was that my classmates weren’t reading either, they were skimming. When I realized this I had to get better at it and then I felt the need to share that with y’all in my posts Reading With Purpose: Article Skimming 101 and How To Effectively Skim An Academic Book.

This week I wanted to focus on fiction and even nonfiction regular books. These books are way different to skim than an academic book so I wanted to cover that today.

How To Skim A Fiction Book For A College Course | Skimming is an important skill to have in college, but how do you skim a fiction book? Today on the blog I am sharing my best tips for skimming fiction books so that you can read all the books that your heart desires in college.

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