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How to tackle exam questions

What’s the biggest mistake students make when writing exams? Capilano University learning specialist, Alison Parry, says “misreading the question or...

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6 exam writing strategies

Have you ever run out of time during an exam? Or experienced that panicky feeling when fellow students start handing...

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How to access free money

Financial aid advisor, Joanne Ogilvie, shares some tips on how to manage student loan debt and access free money! If...

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How to handle roommate conflict

Do you have a roommate? Maybe a few? If you’re a full-time university student living away from home, chances are...

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Hot Topics, How To

On Oct 16 drop, cover and hold on

At 10:16 a.m. on Thursday, October 16, 2014 Capilano University’s three campuses will be taking part in the annual province-wide...

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Looking out for your mental health

Your mental state is a powerful thing. One moment you’re flying high from a compliment or a good grade, the...

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10 tips for living away from home

It’s becoming more and more common these days to live at home while attending university, and for those who can,...

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Brush up on your study skills

It’s the second week of term. You made it through New Student Orientation, probably got your CapCard and U-Pass, bought...

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About Cap, How To, Student Life

Fall 2014 Financial Aid and Awards workshops

You got in! Registration is done, courses are chosen. Can you believe the first day of university is only one...

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Fun Stuff, How To, Student Life

12 ways to experience everywhere you go like a local

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Third-year business student, Daniel Dubois, shares his thoughts on how to truly experience another culture while visiting a different country....

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Countdown to university success workshops

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Summer is here in its full glory and there are so many ways to take advantage of these sunny days....

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University Success Strategies

University can be challenging. The first thing you realize when you start your post-secondary education is that it’s nothing like high school; with higher education comes higher expectations.
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7 things you need on graduation day

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(and three you don’t need) Congratulations – you did it! Monday, June 2 is your graduation day and we at...

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How to take better notes

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It’s the start of another term, exams are behind you, the sun is shining and you’re determined to make this...

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Summer Study Skills Workshops

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Welcome to Summer 2014 at Capilano University! Those who have already discovered the secret joys of a summer term at...

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Using imagery to bring your writing to life

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A picture is worth a thousand words. Maybe. But try telling that to your instructor when your term paper is...

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Tips for effective textbook reading

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You’re studying and it’s going swell; cell biology has never been so fascinating. However, you’ve burned through two chapters and are...

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Business & Professional Studies, How To, Student Life

Networking 101

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Does the idea of “networking” cause your heart to palpitate and your palms to sweat? That’s a common reaction for...

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5 tips to rock the interview

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It’s normal to feel nervous before a job interview. After all, there’s a lot at stake – your future, for...

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Picture perfect: 7 tips for winter photography

It looks like Old Man Winter might actually make an appearance after all this month and many of us, as...

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How to avoid plagiarism

“Plagiarism is the fear of a blank page,” South African essayist and social critic, Mokokoma Mokhonoana once said. While some...

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Tips to manage stress

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We’re all familiar with effects of stress—the anxiety, the bad habits, and unwelcome acne breakouts. At times, university life can push...

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Dump smoking once and for all

Do you want to quit smoking? Learn how to dump your smoking habit this Wednesday when the Break It Off...

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How to get time on your side

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An author once said, “I am definitely going to take a course on time management… just as soon as I...

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Ask a financial aid advisor

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Is your wallet feeling a bit light after the holidays? Finding a way to pay for your education and the...

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A fresh perspective on study habits and more

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Are your study skills paying off academically? Do you sometimes struggle with stress, anxiety or procrastination? Now’s a great time...

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Global & Community Studies, How To

Tips for stress-free holiday travel

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Capilano University tourism instructor, Jen Reilly recently shared these tips for stress-free holiday travel in the North Shore News. Love...

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3 tips to help you ace your finals

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With the fall term coming to an end soon and final exams just around the corner, there’s no time to...

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Scope out courses for spring term

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With hundreds of courses to choose from at Cap, figuring out which ones to take can sometimes feel overwhelming. But...

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Money management workshop

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Money management can be a challenge for anyone, especially students who don’t have much of it! Learn how to control...

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