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An Examination of Time Distributions and Their Impact on Student Exam Effectiveness

by Sebastian - Posts (17). Posted Monday, May 7th, 2012 at 9:24 am

With so little time left before the dreaded season of finals gets here, we take a scientific look at the radical changes observed in student behavior during this time of the year. As final exams approach, the usage of time goes through dramatic changes and re-distributions.  Most obviously, the amount of time spent doing regular activities […]

10 Ways Being a Student in the US is Different Than in Russia

by Anna Malinovskaya - Posts (17). Posted Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Being a student in the U.S. is different in a lot of ways than what I experienced back in Russia.  Classes are taught differently, schools are run differently, and grades are doled out differently – some for the good and some for the bad.  Here are the top 10 things I’ve had to adjust to […]

What are American Classes Like?

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 at 1:46 pm

Question #3 in our Q&A event comes from Joseph who asked: how is academic and also how can l get a scholarship to study. Classes are generally taught either “lecture-style,” which means the professor lectures the whole time, or “seminar-style,” which means most of the class is devoted to discussion.  You’ll probably find that intro-level […]

10 Final Exam Memes By People Wasting More Time Than You

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Monday, December 12th, 2011 at 4:10 pm

Ah, final exams.  A time to step back and consider all the knowledge you’ve gained in the past few fruitful months. That, or completely freak out and find excuses to do anything other than study.  Most people on Tumblr seem to have chosen the latter option. And luckily for us, they’re spending their time making […]

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Guide to Getting Through Final Exams

by Jaime Bellemare - Posts (5). Posted Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Spring showers, thunderstorms, sunshine and 70 degree weather can only mean one thing in Syracuse- it’s almost time for summer. The last few months have flown by and this is my last week of classes before finals. Uggg, finals.  Can you sense my excitement? Three months away from the classroom is just around the corner, […]

Whoever Thought of Final Exams Should Be…

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Tuesday, December 14th, 2010 at 3:29 pm

I follow a lot of blogs by college students, and this week, every single one of them was talking about final exams.  Want to know how much people enjoy taking finals in America?  The answer is, about as much as they do anywhere else.  Some of my favorite posts: A badass playlist is essential to […]

Succeed Academically at American Universities

by Tara - Posts (11). Posted Wednesday, December 1st, 2010 at 4:26 pm

Hey, everyone! How did your midterms go? Easy A or tough B? The language difficulties may make us feel less confident than we were in our home countries in terms of academic performance. But the truth is that all international students in America are extraordinarily smart, and that is why we are here. The most […]

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