here's the latest
on what the kts2 team
is up to & some
helpful tips for you!

  • Disconnect and reflect - even for 15 minutes!

    Dec 5, 2013
    Your Smartphone constantly chirps and buzzes at you. You routinely carry on four simultaneous chats on What's App, accidentally sending the wrong thing to the wrong person. You can't watch anything on Netflix without googling that minor, inconsequential character to figure where you know him from. Do you feel like you are never fully engaged in the moment? Join the club.
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  • Do you know how to study?

    Nov 27, 2013
    Many of us have never been taught how to study: You go to classes. Amass a bunch of notes. Highlight like crazy. But then what?
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  • Keep stress on a low simmer

    Nov 21, 2013
    Some stress is natural and inspires creativity, academic excellence and can even get you out of the way of oncoming traffic (flight or flight response). So, a manageable amount of stress is positive and keeps you safe and alert (i.e. 'good stress'). But that's not the kind of stress you're worried about, right?
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  • Off to the honeymoon capital of the world…

    Nov 15, 2013
    Our visit to both @Niagara_College campuses this week was awesome with some great student reps!
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  • Winter is on its way…and so are we!

    Oct 30, 2013
    We rolled into downtown Toronto to deliver #kt2 @RyersonU and enjoyed talking with so many students this year!
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  • True or False – Is Gambling a Good Way to Pay for School?

    Oct 23, 2013
    Is this some kind of trick question? The answer is so obvious! Or is it? Maybe you’ve heard your friend talk about buying a lottery ticket so she doesn’t have to worry about coming up with next semester’s res fees.
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  • It's OK to Ask for Help!

    Oct 2, 2013
    It's important to ask for help when you need it. A lot of us try to go it alone because we're embarrassed or we feel vulnerable. But sometimes, an impartial friend, mentor or someone who helps people for a living, can provide the perspective we need.
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  • The Students' Guide to Snacking

    Sep 25, 2013
    When you are stressed, immersed in writing, studying or procrastinating, it's easy to mindlessly eat unhealthy food. (Case in point: I've almost consumed an entire row of cookies and have barely started writing this post).
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  • It's never too early to celebrate!

    Sep 19, 2013
    So, at the start of the school year it's easy to get overwhelmed and focus on all the work ahead of you: new courses, essays, exams, part-time job or volunteer work. But the University of Windsor has got it right!
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  • Friday the 13th – Exercise extreme caution when encountering gambling myths!

    Sep 13, 2013
    Today is the first Friday the 13th of 2013. Will that influence what you do and where you go, or will it be just another day?
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  • How to recover from the holidays!

    Jan 24, 2013
    The holiday season is a time of over-indulgence and over-spending: gifts, going out with friends from home, travelling (even if it's just to and from home). It all adds up. And now the bills have come rolling in, right?
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  • Enjoying (and Surviving!) the Holidays

    Dec 10, 2012
    It has been a busy first semester—for us, sure. But especially for you. You've been balancing classes, studying, exams and maybe even a part-time job, volunteering and going out. It's time to rest and recuperate.
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  • Avoid the Cold and Flu Blues this Winter

    Nov 23, 2012
    Cold and flu season is here. And as much as we all might love chicken noodle soup and hot drinks, nobody likes to be slowed down by aches, fever, sniffles and coughs.
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  • Stress Management for Mid-Term Madness

    Oct 23, 2012
    Mid-term exams, reports, studying and playing catch-up: How do you hold it all together when everything is coming at you all at once? Here are five tips to keep your stress levels in check
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  • Study Tips for Student Success

    Oct 2, 2012
    While the first couple of weeks at school can be dedicated to getting to know your new neighbourhood and the layout of campus, meeting fellow students and making new friends, the 'new' excuse can only be used for so long: It's time to buckle down and get studying!
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