Spaced Repetition: How To Remember What You Studied Even After Your Exam

Many of you have likely completed at least one exam for the new school year. Now, take a minute and ask yourself: how much of what you studied for that exam do you actually still remember? Like many of my classmates, I often felt that I forgot almost everything I studied after handing in my

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The Differences Between Studying in a Professional Program vs. a Bachelor’s

As it is June, many professional degree programs (Law, Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy etc.) have now released offers of admission for their incoming class. As an incoming 2nd year medical student at UBC, one of the most common questions I get from students who were recently accepted or plan on applying to

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Goutham Jaini, Pharmacy Superstar & Avid Volunteer

Our February Spotlight features Goutham Jaini, a second year pharmacy student at the University of British Columbia, and a dedicated community volunteer. In addition to rigorous studies in the competitive BSc Pharmacy program, he is an avid explorer of the health care system, as seen through his many volunteer roles, including ones as an Emergency

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4 Quick Study Break Exercises

Exercising can be difficult to fit into the school year. Personally, I find myself skipping my workouts and becoming more sedentary as the school year progresses. While replacing my workout time with studying has been beneficial for my GPA, it is important to find a balance between the two. This balance is the most easily

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10 Tips for Academic Success

With the beginning of a new school year, students are setting their academic goals. Once you have these goals, how do you go about achieving them? Below are 10 tips to help you as you strive for academic success: 1. Forget about your high school life. 2. Time management is important. Plan everything in advance,

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Leader in the Spotlight: Courtney Long, Physical Therapy Ace & Circus Devotee

Our May 2015 Leader in the Spotlight is Courtney Long, a BSc graduate who majored in biology and minored in sociology at the University of Alberta. Early in her undergrad, Courtney admits to having poor studying habits, but has since rebounded academically and is currently a MSc Physical Therapy student. She has volunteered with CapitalCare

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Three Important Questions to Ask Yourself at the End of the School Year

Take some time reflect on the school year you just had. Why? Because self-reflection can help you better evaluate your academic performance and also help you discover who you are!

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