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    Obtaining College Recommendation Letters

    Obtaining College Recommendation Letters
    The Mystery Every part of the application process is completely transparent to you, the student applicant, except for one: the recommendation letter. The recommendation letter is the only portion of the application that you will not submit, edit, or write yourself. Your knowledge only extends to the writer and the due date. However, this is not to say that you have ...
    Published 2 days ago | Rated: +17
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    Top 25 Halloween Movies

    Top 25 Halloween Movies
    Whether you prefer funny, family Halloween movies or to watch something freaky and frightening, there are plenty of movies to go around on October 31st. You may have your costume ready to go and carved pumpkins on the porch but, until you’ve watched at least one horror flick, Halloween simply isn’t complete. But, what should you watch? There are more sub-genres ...
    Published 3 days ago | Rated: +27
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    Lazy Halloween Costumes

    Lazy Halloween Costumes
    No spirit? No problem! Whether you just want to throw on a t-shirt or one random accessory, there are super easy Halloween options for you. Why even care? Mainly so people don’t bother you about not having a costume the entire night. Check out the following Halloween ideas for those with little-to-no spirit, no free time or just don’t want people ...
    Published 3 days ago | Rated: +23
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    Top 10 College Towns with the Best Pizza

    Top 10 College Towns with the Best Pizza
    Pizza is to college like sunshine is to summer – so much so that Great Value Colleges has comprised a list of the top 50 college town pizza shops. From traditional to bizarre, these pizza shops cater to the variety in tastes of college students. And when you’re pulling an all-nighter or procrastinating the week before finals, these cheap pizza shops ...
    Published 4 days ago | Rated: +10
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    Energizing Study Break Ideas & What to Avoid

    Energizing Study Break Ideas & What to Avoid
    Studies show that breaks in your study routine can positively affect your attention abilities. Taking breaks from studying every ninety minutes or so can improve both focus and attention. In addition to taking regular study breaks, what you do with each break can matter, too. It’s important to choose the right type of activity for your study break so that you ...
    Published 4 days ago | Rated: +23
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    Brain Food: 20 Healthy, Affordable Study Snacks

    Brain Food: 20 Healthy, Affordable Study Snacks
    Just because you have limited funds, doesn't mean you should have to sacrifice your health. Keep in mind that portion control is important (too much of a good thing is possible). These snacks are great on-the-go and students on a budget. Many of these snacks are accessible in college meal programs - or anywhere else, for that matter. Stock up on ...
    Published 5 days ago | Rated: +16
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    Finals: Make a Study Plan Now & Avoid Cramming Later

    Finals: Make a Study Plan Now & Avoid Cramming Later
    It’s getting towards that time of year – that time when the threat of exams begins to appear on the horizon and all of that first-semester fun begins to fade into reality. Don’t panic yet, though – there are some easy things you can do to keep studying from turning into a late-night cram session the night before your test. As ...
    Published 5 days ago | Rated: +17
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    Staying Healthy on Campus

    Staying Healthy on Campus
    As a college student who has been stuck in her dorm room with a debilitating cold for the past week, I speak from experience when I say that it is important to maintain healthy habits in a campus setting. The price of tissues, tea and ibuprofen can add up, so take the less expensive route and prevent illness. Below is a ...
    Published 10 days ago | Rated: +19
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    Creative Group Halloween Costumes

    Creative Group Halloween Costumes
    You’ll obviously be spending Halloween with your best buds and/or your significant other so why not talk to your pals about collaborating on a super sweet group costume? The photos alone are worth the effort and, with so many great options, you’re friends are sure to be ready to jump on the bandwagon. Check out some of these great group costume ...
    Published 10 days ago | Rated: +29
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    Narrowing Down Your List of College Choices

    Narrowing Down Your List of College Choices
    For some, choosing which colleges you’d like to apply to can become overwhelming. There are so many benefits to each college that you might find yourself wanting to apply everywhere. Narrowing down your choices isn't so hard once you consider who you are as a person and what you want in your college experience. Here’s a list of what you should ...
    Published 11 days ago | Rated: +19
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    Finding Your Own Student Life

    Finding Your Own Student Life
    The one, key lesson I have learned from my first few weeks of higher education has been this: it is okay for your college life to be imperfect and unconventional. During this first half of my first semester, I have suffered from numerous insecurities. There have been moments when I have felt like the only student on campus without a throng ...
    Published 12 days ago | Rated: +17
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    Surviving Group Assignments

    Surviving Group Assignments
    Group assignments are the worst. Give me a ten-paper paper to write, a test to study for—anything other than a group assignment. Please. As a college student, you’re going to be assigned group projects, and probably at least a dozen of them throughout your whole academic career. I understand the logic behind these group assignments, I do: out in the real ...
    Published 12 days ago | Rated: +19
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    10 Horror Books WAY Scarier Than the Films

    10 Horror Books WAY Scarier Than the Films
    If you think Halloween movies are scary, think again. Take a moment to peruse the horror section of your local bookshop (okay, Amazon) and you’ll find that many of the genre’s best went on to become some of the scariest horror flicks around. And, if you think the movie adaptations are scary, just imagine the intensity of your fears when your ...
    Published 15 days ago | Rated: +27
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    Following Exam Instructions: A Cautionary Tale

    Following Exam Instructions: A Cautionary Tale
    It’s difficult to suppress laughter when I think about the preposterous test mistakes our teachers warn against. It’s pretty standard for every test. First, teachers run through how it’s forbidden to doodle in the margins and how a student’s academic career is in jeopardy should he or she dare to venture past lower right corner’s grey STOP sign. It becomes increasingly ...
    Published 16 days ago | Rated: +19
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    DIY Halloween Costumes

    DIY Halloween Costumes
    Halloween is awesome when you’re in high school or college. Getting together with friends for a party, seeing everyone's costume ideas and, of course, CANDY! Campuses go crazy with costumes, celebrations – not to mention – parties. As long as you’re smart about it (stay safe), you can have a great time. And every student should be looking forward to it. ...
    Published 18 days ago | Rated: +30
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    Halloween Campus Safety Tips

    Halloween Campus Safety Tips
    October crept onto campuses all across the nation and now is the time that everyone begins to plan for Halloween. Costumes are already being bought or created and parties are being prepped and planned. Halloween on campus is one of the highlights of any college year. Getting dressed up with your friends and going out and is a lot of fun, ...
    Published 18 days ago | Rated: +22
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    Welcome Week Warnings

    Welcome Week Warnings
    The first week of college may not be the most stressful or overwhelming of your higher education career, but it is sure to be one of the most nerve-wracking. You've spent weeks, if not months, preparing for your move—you’ve bought extra-long twin size sheets, a shower caddy big enough for all your bath accessories, and enough notebooks to last you all ...
    Published 19 days ago | Rated: +16
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    Secret Study Hacks

    Secret Study Hacks
    Studying doesn't have to be hard. In fact, there are plenty of simple methods that exist that simplify the entire process. It's true: not all methods work for every person, but, with a little bit of trial-and-error, you can find the methods that work for you and stick with them like your life depends on it. Or, at least, like your ...
    Published 22 days ago | Rated: +31
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    Tips from a Scholarship Winner

    Tips from a Scholarship Winner
    If you are anything like me, scholarships seem nearly impossible to win. Up until recently, I believed this to be true, but was proven wrong when my sister won a $500 scholarship from the Sylmar's Women's Club. “Personally I had never heard of someone winning a scholarship before and was in complete shock when I received an email informing me that ...
    Published 25 days ago | Rated: +19
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    Dealing with a Bad Professor

    Dealing with a Bad Professor
    It’s a fact of college-student life: you’re going to have at least one professor that you dislike. You’ll go to your first day of class thinking that all those Rate-My-Professor reviews you read prepared you well. Then it turns out that most were written by disgruntled students who wanted easy As, and your professor’s tough but fair and you know you’ll ...
    Published 26 days ago | Rated: +17
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