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New posts are added every other week during the semester. To read the rest of a post, click on the headline.

Getting Support during Finals

Are you ready for finals? If not, now’s the time! Read on to learn which of The Study’s services will be available to help you during finals.

Supporting Multilingual Students

Have you seen the multilingual student resource webpages on The Study’s website? We want your feedback on them as we prepare to move them to their own website! Read on to learn how you can share your thoughts.

Studying in the Sun

It might not feel like it this week between the snow and the rain, but it’s officially spring, which means more sunny days are on their way! To make the most of them while staying on top of your assignments, read on for three tips!

Preparing for Course Registration

Course registration for the fall 2022 semester starts as early as next week for some students—are you ready? Get ready with these tips!

Planning Your Spring Break

It’s almost spring break! What do you have planned? Read on for some ideas for how to spend your week off!

Getting Help with Spanish

You probably knew The Study offers tutoring appointments for Spanish courses, but did you know we also support drop-in tutoring? That’s right! Learn more about it here.

Returning to In-Person

Welcome back in person, Hounds! Classes resumed in person this week, and so too did many support services. Read on to learn which of The Study’s services are available in person, online, or both!

Starting Smart This Semester

You might have heard of “Smart Start,” Loyola’s plan for the first two weeks of the semester. But in addition to following best practices for keeping everyone healthy and safe, there are more ways that you can start smart this semester. Read on for three tips that you can apply to your academics.

Counting Down to Finals

In about a month’s time, we’ll already be at finals. Yes, it’s true: the last day of classes will be Friday, December 10, and finals will begin the following Monday, December 13. While that might seem like a long time from now, it’ll be here before you know it, so read on for four tips to help you prepare for the finals season ahead.

Studying around Halloween

It’s almost Halloween! While Halloween is usually an exciting time for people of all ages, you might have one concern about it this year: it falls on a Sunday, when many students typically do their homework. To help you navigate this tricky (or treaty!) situation, we have three time-management tips.

Maximizing Your Fall Break

You’ve made it to Fall Break! To help you make the most of the long weekend ahead, we’ve compiled some tips for relaxing after the first half of the semester and preparing for the second half.

Staying in the Know

You might be familiar with The Study’s website by now (you’re reading this blog post on it, after all!), but did you know that there are other—and, in some cases, new!—ways to get updates from us? Read on for all the places you can find and connect with us online.

Having a Productive—but Still Fun!—Summer

Congrats—you’ve finished the spring semester and made it to summer break! Hopefully, you’ve took some time since submitting your finals to rest and relax. While summer is great for unwinding and recharging, it’s also a chance to pursue projects and other activities that you might not have time for during the school year. Read on for four ideas to consider if you’re wondering how you can have a productive, yet still fun, summer.

Pushing through to the End of Finals

You’ve made it: the week before finals! It’s been a long semester, but it’s not time to relax just yet. With exams, papers, and other assignments still due during the next few weeks, it’s important to stay energized and focused. Read on for five tips for how you can push through to the end of finals.

Preparing Now for Next Semester

Tomorrow, students in the class of 2024 will register for their fall 2021 courses. While upperclassmen have already registered for their courses, there are some considerations that all students should make between now and the beginning of the fall semester.

Finishing the Semester Strong

There’s just about a month left in the semester—can you believe it? To help you finish strong, we’ve compiled our best tips.

Studying Together

Last week marked a year since the COVID-19 pandemic began and we first shifted to online learning. Because these changes have affected how—and how often—we interact with people, it’s important to find ways to engage with others safely. Read on for ideas for how you can study, an activity often done alone, with classmates and friends.

Requesting Coaching Services

Did you know that The Study offers coaching services? Like the workshops, coaching is available for free to all undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at Loyola. Read on for more information about our two coaching services.

Registering for Academic Success Workshops

Did you know The Study holds workshops on a variety of academic topics, such as exploring learning styles, avoiding test stress and anxiety, and more? All of the workshops are free for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at Loyola! Read on for this semester's workshop schedule including all nine topics.

Having a Productive Snow Day

Today is another snow day for Loyola students, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still be productive! Read on for three tips to make the most of today and any snow days ahead.

Getting Ready for Final Exams

With just over a week until final exams begin, now is a great time to start preparing. Read on for four tips to help you get ready.

Balancing the Holidays and Homework

With the holidays and finals just around the corner, you might be feeling a little stressed, wondering how you can make time for both. Read on for some tips to help you find balance during this busy time of year.

Taking Stock of the Semester

Now that mid-semester break has come and gone, it’s time to reflect on the first half of the semester so that you can be well prepared for the second.

Scheduling Peer Tutoring Appointments

Whether you’ve never scheduled a peer tutoring appointment through The Study or you simply need a reminder of how to do it, our new video tutorial can help!

Falling into New Study Habits

It’s officially fall! With the start of this new season, you might be looking for ways to fall into new study habits.

Taking Time for Reflection

As the last day of finals and the end of the semester approach, aim to spend time reflecting on the following questions.

Preparing for Finals

Finals might still be a week and a half away, but they will be here before you know it! Make sure you are prepared by following these steps!

Being Successful in Online Classes

Now that classes have been online for a few weeks, you might be starting to feel more comfortable in this new learning environment. To continue boosting your confidence and success during the last several weeks of the semester, try these tips.

Finding Academic Support Online

While classes are online, The Study is offering its academic services online, as well. Read on for a list of services available for free to all Loyola University Maryland students.

Becoming a Better Reader

Whether you are hoping to increase your motivation to read for leisure or sharpen your skills when reading for class, try these tips!

Getting Ahead During Spring Break

There are only a few more school days until spring break. While you should plan to rest and relax during your much-deserved time off, here are three ideas for how you can also use next week to get ahead.

Preparing for Midterms

For many Loyola students, midterms are scheduled during the few weeks before spring break. If you have midterms coming up, check out the five tips below to help you prepare.

Studying in the Rain

When it’s dark, cold, and wet outside, it can be hard to feel motivated to study. Read on for five tips to help you stay focused and productive during the rainy days ahead.

Putting Yourself First

Let's talk taking a few minutes every day to mind your mental and emotional well-being.

Spring To Do List

With spring break coming up, it’s time to get a to-do list for the remainder of the semester! Are you ready for the last few months of school?

Take Time for Yourself

Taking the time to take care of yourself makes you a better student, employee, friend and family member. If you find yourself needing some time to re-center and focus your mind, read through this list and find what works for you.

Snow Day Productivity

Everyone loves a good snow day. Here are some helpful tips to maximize future days off at Loyola.

Join the Loyola Community

Whether you set personal goals for yourself over the break, or simply wish to feel more connected to the school, Loyola has a variety of options right at your fingertips!