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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 23 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 25 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 25 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 26 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 29 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 about 1 month 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 about 1 month ago | Rated: +17
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    Where to Begin Your Scholarship Search

    Where to Begin Your Scholarship Search
    Remember those days when our most significant monetary concerns circulated around being a quarter short of getting a bouncy ball at the grocery store machines? When a plastic piggy bank filled with four cents was a gold mine? When a splurge would consist of an extra teddy bear outfit at Build-a-Bear? Sorry to break the reminiscence, but colleges are asking for ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +17
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    20 of the Coolest College Start-ups Ever

    20 of the Coolest College Start-ups Ever
    If you’ve ever had a great idea but didn't do a thing about it, read on for inspiration. The following 20 companies were started by college students - often out of dorm rooms with little-to-no-capital at the start. The only things these companies have in common? A vision they believed in and, of course, the fact that they were college students ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +29
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    Life Lessons for When the Unexpected Happens

    Life Lessons for When the Unexpected Happens
    College is something which you spend all four years of high school – if not longer than that – preparing for. It’s a huge turning point, a milestone, in anyone’s life. So you’d hate to have life throw a wrench right in the middle of all of those plans. Believe me, I know. In early August I suddenly found myself in ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +18
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    Maintaining Balance: School, Scholarships & Your College Search

    Maintaining Balance: School, Scholarships & Your College Search
    Some may tell you that junior year is the most stressful of the four years you will spend in high school. There is some validity to that statement, but senior year may be just as stressful, if not more stressful, for some students. Between academics, extracurricular activities, scholarships and searching for the perfect college fit, students may have trouble balancing their ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +17
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    Standardized Test Prep Tips

    Standardized Test Prep Tips
    Typically beginning in junior year of high school, test preparation often becomes a source of stress for students. Some walk in the day of the test with no idea of how the test works. Others, after vain attempts at studying, receive their results with disappointment. Questions surface such as, “Should I buy that expensive test prep kit?” leaving students uneasy and ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +18
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    How to Stay Organized All Semester Long

    How to Stay Organized All Semester Long
    During the first week of school, nearly every student is organized – but does this desirable trait last? Here’s how can you utilize this powerful back-to-school adrenaline to fuel an organized year. 1. Mark your Calendar Take advantage of your class syllabi. A course syllabus will often include a detailed list of the entire semester’s assignments and projects. This is the ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +17
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    3 People to Get to Know in Your First College Semester

    3 People to Get to Know in Your First College Semester
    Your first year of college will be a whirlwind of unfamiliar extracurricular and social activities, individuals, and learning opportunities, and it can quickly become overwhelming. So, which people should you seek out now to make sure you stay on track during that first semester? 1. A Junior in Your Desired Major There are many students who have already started along your ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +15
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    How to Get Recruited for College Sports

    How to Get Recruited for College Sports
    For many high school athletes, moving on to the next level is always a goal throughout an athletic career. Whether it in football, basketball, soccer, tennis, or volleyball (the list goes on…), what athlete doesn't want to receive an athletic scholarship to play college sports? Although you may think the odds are slim that a college will recruit you, there are ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +16
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    Your College Experiences Checklist

    Your College Experiences Checklist
    You can easily make the most of college life – starting with the life experiences on this checklist. All of the list items will provide you with experiences that are unique to college life. Make sure you consider taking on these opportunities before you’re cast out into the “real” world because you may never have the same options again. Living with ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +29
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    Finding the Right College Job

    Finding the Right College Job
    Most of us have started our new lives on college campuses around the nation. Between orientations, new clubs, classes, and freedom, we are starting to feel like adults (at least, a little). But with all that fun, comes financial responsibility (a whole lot of it). Books, alone, can cost up to $400 per semester; so when you add in recreational uses, ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +17
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    How to Get a High School Internship

    How to Get a High School Internship
    For a high school student, the summer feels like a vast stretch of joyous relaxation after months of thankless essays and never-ending flashcards. Two and a half months each year are set aside solely for rest and rejuvenation. However, boredom can quickly settle in, and two and a half months is a long time to spend tanning in your backyard. Many ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +17
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    3 Ways to Resolve Your Roommate Crisis

    3 Ways to Resolve Your Roommate Crisis
    Roommate relationships can go a multitude of ways. People end up being the best of friends, they can’t stand each other or they just tolerate the other person with no real relationship. Of course everyone wants the first scenario to happen, especially since most people don’t know anyone their first week. But, if your roommate situation has been moving the opposite ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +15
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    Coping with a Bad Roommate

    Coping with a Bad Roommate
    You’ve got the roommate everyone dreads – they’re dirty, they use your stuff and they’re up all hours of the night doing who-knows-what with so-and-so. If they won’t leave your stuff alone, eat your food and borrow things without permission you’ve got different options (some of which are not recommended) of how to deal with the situation. You can deal with ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +21
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