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The 5-Minute Difference: The grade-boosting power of the micro study session

Are you a college student who is constantly saying to themselves “There are not enough hours in the day!”? Well, I have good news and bad news. I’ll start with the bad news because I like to end on a positive note. The bad news is that there (very, very likely) will never be more hours in the day. But the good news? It is possible for you to make the most of the time you DO have – starting with a micro study session!

If you’re thinking it’s impossible to study in periods of 5 minutes, I’m here to share with you that it really can be done, as long as it’s being done efficiently and effectively. Read more

Show Us a Slice of Your Life! – Announcing the Video Contest Winner

Slice of Your LifeCongratulations to Addie Ratcliff from the University of Indianapolis, as the winner of MindTap’s “Show us a Slice of Your Life” video contest. Our friends at MindTap challenged you to make a video showing what makes you a unique learner while peeling an orange in a creative way, and the response was incredible. Out of more than 300 video entries, six videos were chosen as finalists, and online voting took place in early May to choose the final winners. Over 5,000 votes were cast and Addie’s video was voted as the favorite. Addie, creator of the “Peel of the Day” project showed us how she creates inspirational messages out of orange peels and leaves them around campus for people to see. It seems everyone was inspired by her unique learning style, “to truly learn, means not giving up when the learning gets difficult”. She will receive a $2500 scholarship to reward her efforts. Read more