Self-Help

How To Prepare For Exams

The purpose of the written examination is to provide the instructor with evidence regarding the amount of knowledge the student has acquired in the course. It is not feasible to ask questions about everything in the course; therefore, the instructor tries to obtain a broad sample of the student's knowledge. Continue reading...

Posted April 22, 2013


Effective Listening and Note-taking

You can think about four times FASTER than a lecturer can speak. Effective LISTENING requires the expenditure of energy; to compensate for the rate of presentation, you have to actively intend to listen. The key is active not passive; get involved in the process. Continue reading...

Posted April 22, 2013


Stress Management

Stress is a normal part of life; in fact, people need a certain amount of stress in order to function at high levels. Adjusting to a different culture is almost always stressful and there is a fine balance between “good stress” and “bad stress”. Continue reading...

Posted April 22, 2013


Stress Management Strategies

Exercise–regular, routine, and aerobic. Continue reading...

Posted April 22, 2013


Sleep Hygiene Rules

The following rules can help you to achieve a better pattern of sleep. It can take at least several days, and often up to a week before you will see improvement. It can sometimes seem like things are getting worse instead of better as you try to correct your sleep... Continue reading...

Posted April 22, 2013


Facilitating Classroom Discussions After A Disaster

In the wake of a crisis or disaster such as the flood, it is often helpful to provide students with a structured opportunity to discuss their experience of it. Even those not directly affected by the flooding may feel waves of emotions and often experience ‘survivor guilt.’ Allowing students to... Continue reading...

Posted April 22, 2013


Coping With Trauma: Skills For Facilitators

Given your role in the University system, you may be called on to help people through this crisis. It is normal to feel helpless and to think that you lack knowledge, but you are probably a more capable helper than you realize. Continue reading...

Posted April 22, 2013



Hints On Planning A Better Schedule

The effectiveness of your time schedule will depend on the care with which you plan it. Careful consideration of these points will help you make a schedule which you can control and which will work for you. Continue reading...

Posted April 22, 2013


Coping with Grief and Loss

Sadness, yearning, depressed mood, mood changes Continue reading...

Posted April 18, 2013


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