September 26, 2016

Test Preparation

Marybeth Norcross

With midterm season almost here, it’s time to focus on finding the best strategies for test preparation. Did you know that the most common cause of test anxiety and stress is not knowing the information because of poor preparation? The better prepared you are for a test, the better you are likely to do. Here…


September 19, 2016

Reflect: How are you doing?

Marybeth Norcross

At this point, most students are about halfway to mid-term exams, making it a good time to look at how the semester is going. How is your academic performance? Have you set yourself up for success? What about your study skills and test scores? If you aren’t where you hoped to be, it’s probably a…


September 12, 2016

Sleep for Success

Marybeth Norcross

Did you know that sleeping is important for academic success? Me either. It turns out that sleep is vital to forming long-term memory. Getting a good night’s sleep lets the brain move information from short-term to long-term memory. So, while you may think staying up late to cram is going to be helpful, you’re actually better…


September 6, 2016

Organize and Manage Your Time

Marybeth Norcross

I talk a lot about organization and time management, but the fact is that success at UAMS is dependent on organization and time management. It’s hard to keep up with multiple courses, projects, exams, and family, friends and, often, a job. Staying on top of your workload doesn’t need to be complicated. In fact, it…