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High School Students
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Beware of Gender Biases in Career Interest Tests

Choosing a university program can be stressful; the stakes seem high and there are so many options. Wouldn’t it be a relief if you could be absolutely sure that a particular program is the best fit for your strengths and interests? Career interest tests claim … Read more

University Students
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What is a Good Response to a Bad Midterm?

If you are already feeling insecure about your ability in a subject area, particularly a math-intensive one, a bad midterm result can feel like confirmation that you don’t have what it takes to succeed. The temptation to drop a course, with the goal of protecting … Read more

University Students
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A Strategic Approach to Undergraduate Electives in STEM

It’s easy to get the wrong idea about undergraduate electives. By definition, an elective is non-compulsory. You may choose to take it, or not. Requiring a course seems to confer value. If a course is an elective, there is no explicit suggestion that there might … Read more