Productivity

Five Steps to Building Key Academic Knowledge

Rubik's cube
"Rubik" by Yorch Morgovo | CC BY-ND 2.0
Expand your knowledge by putting cognitive principles to work for you.
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Take Stock: Reflecting on the Semester

a car's rearview mirror
"Big things behind me" by Nic McPhee | CC BY-SA 2.0
Reflecting on the semester helps you evaluate your achievements and plan for the future.
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Tips for Taking an Online Class

Coffee shops can be great spaces for your online classes
"Social media breakfast" by Mark Hunter
Online classes require self-discipline and self-motivation. Graduate Ambassador Grace Troupe offers tips to help you succeed.
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Make the Most of Winter Break

a quiet spot to sit and relax
Key to making the most of your break is figuring what will benefit you the most, whether that’s resting, working, or doing a combination of the two.
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Grad Life
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Finding My Life/Work Balance at UNL

Twins play on a seesaw
"twin" by jiunn kang too
Grad Ambassador Xiaoqian (Annie) Ma shares her story of how she found her life/work balance at UNL.
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Getting What You Want from Grad School

Making goals and managing time
"London Time" by Doug88888 | flickr

Ready for the new semester? Graduate Student Ambassador Derek Schardt reflects on what he’s learned about making the most of grad school.

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Time Management
Grad Life

SQ3R Method

Tara Kuther, Writing for About.Com

To become a more efficient reader, consider the SQ3R method (survey, question, read, recite, review) to help you retain more without having to reread so often.

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Research

Running a Lab Efficiently

Most graduate students find themselves with research responsibilities, and for many this may be the first time they're given the opportunity to help run a lab.

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Project Management

Being Productive

One key to being successful in graduate school is to be productive. However, for many this is easier said than done, so a few suggestions are in order.

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