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Monday, February 11, 2019
BYU Bell Tower

I have noticed that many of our BGS students have a bit of perfectionism that may be hindering their progress in the BGS program. I have struggled with perfectionism at times myself, sometimes spending way more time on a project or assignment than is necessary as I try to make sure every little... read more

Monday, January 14, 2019
BYU Herald B. Lee Library

During one of our Facebook Live events I was able to talk about some resources that you can use as a student, especially as you are tackling those daunting research papers! One of the fun facts about our beloved university is that there are actually more resources available for students through... read more

Monday, December 31, 2018
Setting SMART Goals to Get You to Your Dreams

As the year ends, we often turn to setting New Year’s Resolutions or goals for the coming year. However, as many of us know, these lofty, fantastic goals often don’t last through January. But why? More often than not, the problem is not our desire to change and be better but rather the way in... read more

Monday, December 10, 2018

In this month’s blog post, I want to share with everyone a technique that I teach to students in my Student Development class to help overcome procrastination. The technique comes from software engineer Francesco Cirillo who would use a kitchen tomato timer (hence the name “pomodoro”) to... read more

Monday, November 19, 2018
TI financial calculator

Have you ever felt like there is no way that you would be able to get through that class?

When faced with challenging courses, especially taking classes online, there are several different ways to take action. Anne, a wife, mother, grandmother, lover and teacher of music... read more

Monday, November 12, 2018
Multiple hands on desk pointing at calendar

Many BGS students struggle with time management, particularly with course deadlines a year away and so many other commitments taking up their time. In working with many students, we have found a way to help create more accountability along the way by setting a target end date for their... read more

Monday, October 8, 2018
Books and open notebook on a table

One of the best things we can do to set ourselves up for a successful study session is selecting a good place to study.

Here’s what didn’t work for me as an undergraduate student:

  1. Living room: I always had five roommates coming in and out, random people... read more
Monday, July 30, 2018
Pomodoro timer

Do you come out of a five-hour study session feeling burned out and unproductive? Luckily, it’s not cheating for us to give you the answer and it won’t violate the BYU Honor Code. The technique discussed in this post can help you increase your productivity and capacity to learn without... read more

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