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1 Ditch the bed, study productively
Saathoff--Abigail (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:52, p.03
4/20/2023 Abigail Saathoff writes an opinion piece urging students to stop studying in bed. She shares her personal story and argues that studies have shown that working in your personal daily living space can easily distract you versus working in a separate location; photo.
2 Adderall use on the rise
Rankin--Meghan Christine (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:26, p.1
12/6/2013 Studies show that more and more university students are using Adderall and related drugs in attempts to improve focus. These drugs are having very negative side effects and long-term health issues. Students should use other methods to improve focus.
3 Hit up these spots when you're hitting the books
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 108:54, p.supp 12
4/27/2012 Tips on popular places to study on campus; photo.
4 New semester, new study spots
Tjossem--Kirsten Ruth (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:28, p.5
1/13/2012 In addition to the traditional on-campus places to study, the Cedar Valley offers other choices. Panera, Perkins, Cup of Joe, and the Blue Room are all good possibilities; photo.
5 Ninja Study Club teaches students how to study to educational success
Davis--Caroline Julia (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:18, p.6
10/28/2011 Originally formed to talk about the common read for Cornerstone, the group has expanded to discuss common issues with college studies. Anyone is welcome to attend a meeting and determine if it is for them.
6 Find your hot study spot
Schreck--Anna E. (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 107:54, p.supp 10
4/29/2011 Several study areas on campus are noted. Rod Library is one of the best spots. Help is available.
7 How to stay focused and relaxed during finals week
Jeffries--Leah Kay (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 107:52, p.10
4/22/2011 Have fun, don't procrastinate, study somewhere that makes you comfortable, ask for help, and don't get too excited or disappointed when finals are over.
8 How are we preparing for finals?
Northern Iowan 107:50, p.10
4/15/2011 Tongue in cheek look at finals preparation. The categories include; figuring out where the library is, sleeping, not sleeping, and studying the material assigned by the professor (only 3 %).
9 How are we spending our time?
Northern Iowan 107:46, p.B2
4/1/2011 Pie chart showing that students only spend two per cent of their time studying. The majority of their time is spent on Facebook; photo.
10 Book offers students answers to good grades
Northern Iowan 95:44, p.9
3/22/2011 120-page book by Darrin King will help students maintain good grade point averages and increase study skills; book is purchased via Internet.
11 Student Voices
Stocker--Tessa Anne (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 107:6, p.3
9/17/2010 Students answer the question; "What's your favorite study spot on campus?"; photo.
12 Numerous study places, opportunities for help around campus
O'Loughlin--Emily (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 106:54, p.supplement 18
4/30/2010 Study areas are provided in Maucker Union, Rod Library, main and individual house lounges in the dorms, and classroom buildings.
13 Academic Learning Center offers tips for studying for finals
Zidon--Rachel Margaret (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 106:27, p.10
12/11/2009 Students urged not to put off studying for finals. Don't re-read everything, make a schedule, know the instructors, know the options, ask for help, and plan ahead for next semester; photo.
14 Procrastination coping strategies
French--Larissa A. (Student--2007)
Northern Iowan 106:25, p.5
12/4/2009 Procrastination is a universal problem. Do the most difficult tasks first. Eliminate distractions, such as television, radio, Facebook. Attack a problem in small steps. This will make the task more manageable.
15 Quiet study places
French--Larissa A. (Student--2007)
Northern Iowan 106:19, p.5
11/3/2009 Rod Library, Lang Hall, Communication Arts Center, Towers Center, Hemisphere Lounge, and Panera Bread listed as the favorite quiet study places for students. All have plusses and minuses.
16 Summer bliss is weeks away
Dahlke--Lisa Renae (Student--2006)
Northern Iowan 105:52, p.3
4/24/2009 Students reminded to get started in preparation for final exams. Working toward a goal with small steps is a start. Get help, do not skip classes, and avoid all night study sessions.
17 Preparing for the future
Grayson--Adam Michael (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 105:29, p.5
1/23/2009 College life can be challenging. Lack of sleep, insufficient time to study, and skipping meals all contribute to stress for the college student.
18 Tips 4 finals
Dahlke--Lisa Renae (Student--2006)
Northern Iowan 105:27, p.10
12/12/2008 Offers tips for final examinations including finding a good study environment, preparing study guides limiting distractions, and staying healthy.
19 Dead sprint to the finish
Cook--Lindsey K. (Student--2005)
Northern Iowan 105:26, p.5
12/9/2008 Thinks that the week long Thanksgiving vacation might not have been beneficial to preparing for the last several weeks of class and then final examinations.
20 Complain drain
Northern Iowan 105:25, p.5
12/5/2008 With the semester drawing to a close, the editorial staff urges students to complain all that they wish, but then get the work done and move on.
21 Caffeine compositions
Dahlke--Lisa Renae (Student--2006)
Northern Iowan 105:16, p.5
10/25/2008 Suggestions on how to prepare for exams and papers without all night cramming.
22 Friendly advice
Dahlke--Lisa Renae (Student--2006)
Northern Iowan 105:1, p.11
8/29/2008 Take classes seriously, establish good study habits now, remember to have fun, and don't listen to every bit of advice.
23 Panther Bash; outdoor studying
Fleming--Rachel M. (Student--2006)
Northern Iowan 104:50, p.11
4/18/2008 Food line at Panther Bash and taking advantage of the nice weather; photo.
24 Panther Portraits
Fleming--Rachel M. (Student--2006)
Northern Iowan 104:27, p.12
12/7/2007 Studying and project completion; photo.
25 Procrastination and motivation
Cook--Lindsey K. (Student--2005)
Northern Iowan 104:23, p.7
11/13/2007 Students warned against putting projects off until the last minute. With only two weeks of classes remaining, students are reminded to start off next semester by keeping up with their class work.
26 Panther Portraits
Fleming--Rachel M. (Student--2006)
Northern Iowan 104:11, p.11
10/2/2007 Students on campus; photo.
27 Cup of Joe serves up more than just good coffee
Gross--Cindy Marie (Student--2004)
Northern Iowan 104:1, p.9
8/24/2007 Local coffee house serves as a gathering place and provides an excellent study environment for many college students; photo.
28 Panther Portraits
Hawthorne--Morgan L. A. (Student--2007)
Northern Iowan 103:56, p.2
6/8/2007 Campus scenes; photo.
29 Spending the summer studying
Baxter--Brittney (Student--2007)
Northern Iowan 103:56, p.1
6/8/2007 Students talk about why they attend summer session and how they accomplish their work; photo.
30 Bouncing out of the jungle
Thompson--Andrew Frank (Finance Faculty)
Northern Iowan 103:18, p.8
10/27/2006 Professor Thompson takes issue with the proposed points system for student tickets to basketball games; believes the system runs counter to the educational mission of the university.
31 Why attempt today what can wait 'til later'?
Dzick--Dana M. (Student--2006)
Northern Iowan 103:7, p.5
9/19/2006 Procrastination is examined from the point of view of a college freshman.
32 Preparation=cake
Northern Iowan 102:54, p.7
4/25/2006 Final week tips are shared. Students are challenged to examine their study habits and class participation throughout the semester.
33 Spring fever could cause grades to fall
Dahlke--Lisa Renae (Student--2006)
Northern Iowan 102:52, p.10
4/18/2006 Spring weather brings new challenges to students. Playing outside is a constant distraction.
34 CourseCasting creates capability for lectures via iPods
Ryan--Crystal L. (Class of 2006)
Northern Iowan 102:33, p.9
1/31/2006 New technology allows students to download lectures from their classes and listen to them at their convenience; photo.
35 Relieve finals stress with massages, puppies
Ory--Lindsey (Student--2005)
Northern Iowan 102:26, p.11
12/2/2005 Events around campus will help students cope with the stress that builds up around finals time; photo.
36 Passion in preparation
Northern Iowan 102:24, p.5
11/18/2005 Gives tips on preparing for finals and staying on top of the workload.
37 Homecoming, midterms don't mix
Northern Iowan 102:11, p.7
10/4/2005 Writer hopes that next year, Homecoming and midterms will not fall in the same week.
38 Good study habits start with knowing the basics
Gerling--Taylor R. (Student--2003)
Northern Iowan 102:9, p.7
9/27/2005 Explains what students need to know to study more effectively; photo.
39 Student Voices
Northern Iowan 102:9, p.7
9/27/2005 Students respond to the question, "Where is your favorite place to study and why?"
40 Balance is key to freshmen success
Turnage--Mark A. (Class of 2008)
Northern Iowan 102:2, p.14
8/30/2005 Students must focus on class work, but need to have social time also; photo.
41 UNI offers many ways to improve study skills
Ryan--Crystal L. (Class of 2006)
Northern Iowan 102:1, p.11
8/26/2005 Students can improve skills through academic advising, talking to their professors, or consulting the Peer Advisors in Residence (PAIR); photo.
42 Students play catch-up as finals loom in the distance
Stibbs--Michelle (Student--2004)
Northern Iowan 101:23, p.1
11/16/2004 Students study in the library; photo.
43 The effects of insomnia; lack of sleep can hinder people in different ways
Kelly--Ned (Student--2004)
Northern Iowan 101:22, p.9
11/12/2004 Describes the bodily effects of lack of sleep; photo.
44 Adjusting to life at UNI; move from high schools, community colleges can be difficult
Leibbrand--Jacob (Student--2004)
Northern Iowan 101:6, p.11
9/17/2004 Explores some resources available for helping freshmen and transfer students acclimate themselves to life on campus; photo.
45 Stupid is as students do
Athay--Steve (Student--2003)
Northern Iowan 100:27, p.7
12/9/2003 Encourages students to be responsible with class work and attendance.
46 Sleep deprivation may hinder 'final' performance
Andrews--Eric A. (Student--2002)
Northern Iowan 100:25, p.1
11/25/2003 Studies show that seventy-nine percent of college students do not get enough sleep; photo.
47 Cramming: a lesson in college life
Northern Iowan 100:8, p.7
9/26/2003 Advice for studying and cramming.
48 Manifesto of a frustrated scholar
Umthun--Daniel T. (Student--2002)
Northern Iowan 99:53, p.5
4/25/2003 Claims that students shouldn't complain about the rigors of post-secondary education.
49 Reader submission
Schable--Allie J. (Student--2002)
Northern Iowan 99:28, p.9
12/13/2002 Poem about studying for finals week.
50 Tips for finals week
Northern Iowan 99:28, p.7
12/13/2002 Makes suggestions for studying for final examinations.


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