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Final exam advice from 19 instructors

Written by JSolberg1 on December 4, 2019

Let's face it, the time leading up to the moment you're writing your final exam can be stressful, and you may even feel pressure while you're writing it. To help lessen the moments of feeling stuck or flustered, we've reached out to some of our instructors for their best piece of advice when it comes to final exams.  Stephen Brown, Instructor, School of Arts and Sciences...

9 helpful resources for final exams

Written by JSolberg1 on November 26, 2019

The end of the term can only mean one thing: final exams. But not to worry! There are a lot of resources on campus that you can access as a student to help during final exams.  The Library Information Common, located on the main campus in Room 1006, has some fantastic resources available for students. Check them out:Study rooms are located in the Library, Donald School of...

Top 12 on-campus study spots

Written by JMaser on November 6, 2019

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As a college student, a decent amount of your time is spent working on homework, projects, and studying. Because of that, you'll want to find what methods work best for you. Do you prefer studying by yourself or with others? Does food and water help fuel you? Maybe listening to music motivates you? Another aspect you'll want to consider is where you're studying. For some students...

6 reasons why you won't want to miss Open House

Written by JSolberg1 on October 25, 2019

Choosing to start something new in life usually leaves you feeling excited and a little nervous, but that probably means you're doing something that will challenge you and provide you with the opportunity for growth. Choosing to attend college is no different.  If you're curious about attending college or have questions, you won't want to miss our upcoming Open House....

5 benefits of going to college later in life

Written by JSolberg1 on October 15, 2019

Sometimes people can assume that if you're not a 20-something-year-old, you can't go to college. We're here to tell you that it is false. There are a lot of benefits of going to college later in life. Here are a few of them:More time allows for finding your genuine passions in life. For some, they know the exact path they want to pursue. For others, it may take more time, and...

9 helpful tips when applying to Red Deer College

Written by JSolberg1 on September 27, 2019

If you're reading this, chances are you've decided to take that next step to attend college, and that deserves a happy dance! Since this might be new to you, we thought it would be helpful to provide you with the top nine tips to make applying easier. But before we jump into it, make sure you've checked out rdc.ab.ca/apply and give this page a read-over. It shares essential...

The truth about going to college as an adult

Written by JSolberg1 on September 23, 2019

You've already got commitments, financial responsibilities and a busy schedule. Add in the idea of going to college, and it can seem overwhelming. But we're here to tell you the truth: it's not as tough as you think. Knowing that your life is busy, we made sure to offer programs that allow for flexibility and not frustration. You can choose from certificate programs, part-time...

6 reasons not to skip out on New Student Orientation

Written by JSolberg1 on August 26, 2019

Hey there, are you new here? Don't worry, so are a lot of the other students walking around campus.  If you're new to Red Deer College and aren't quite sure of how it all works, we're here to help. We created an event called New Student Orientation that we've designed specifically for our first-year students.  New Student Orientation will allow you to:Meet and connect with students. You...

15 tips to help calm your college nerves

Written by JSolberg1 on August 22, 2019

Feeling nervous and excited go hand-in-hand when starting college. It’s almost like it’s a requirement before you start.We'll let you in on a secret: the thing about nerves and excitement is that everyone feels them. Literally, everyone that you walk passed in the hallways on campus the first week will be feeling the exact same way as you. And we promise that the moment you step on campus, your...

Your first week of college: 8 things you need to know

Written by JSolberg1 on August 7, 2019

Starting college can be a whirlwind of emotions and new experiences. You're talking to new people, learning new names, sitting in different classes, and wandering around in a new space. It can be a lot going on at once, but we don't want you to be stressed. That's why we've made things a little easier and outlined key items you need to know. Here are 8 things you need to know for your first...

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