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    How to Write your Personal Statement in Four Easy Steps

    How to Write your Personal Statement in Four Easy Steps
    1. Pick a topic you’re passionate about. Your writing will be both easier and more genuine if you write about what you want to write about, instead of writing about what you think colleges want to hear. The most successful essays describe a moment of personal growth, difficulty, strength, or confidence, all of which people experience in vastly different ways. [gate] ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Say Hello to That 4.0!

    Say Hello to That 4.0!
    Let’s make a goal: get a 4.0 this semester. Don’t say it’s impossible – it’s not. Seriously! Need inspiration? Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” –Audrey Hepburn Still need convincing? Don’t worry – we’re here to help you through it. By using the following 15 tips as a guide, any student can achieve above and beyond and ace ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +22
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    Staying on Top of Your Scholarship Search

    Staying on Top of Your Scholarship Search
    Let’s be honest: money is one of the biggest factors in determining what college you will spend the next few years of your life and scholarships are an easy way to chip away at the cost of your college education. One of the most important things to remember when beginning your scholarship search is actually quite simple: the more, the merrier! ...
    Published 28 days ago | Rated: +19
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    How to Avoid Being a Broke College Student

    How to Avoid Being a Broke College Student
    College is often one of the best times in a person’s life. It is a time to really pursue goals, dreams, learn, and make new friends. It is also a time to learn valuable financial lessons. Most people are familiar with the image of the broke college student struggling to afford necessities, and schlepping home tons of dirty laundry on the ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Finding Your Perfect Roommate Situation

    Finding Your Perfect Roommate Situation
    Most new college students seem to find that one of the biggest adjustments they have to make is having a roommate. Even if you’ve bunked with a sibling before, sleeping in the same room as a complete stranger is difficult at first. As we approach the housing sign-up season, try to keep the following questions in mind: Are you comfortable with ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +18
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    Smart Ways to Use Your Graduation Money

    Smart Ways to Use Your Graduation Money
    While you were expecting many questions about your future and a delicious hodgepodge of family dishes at your graduation party, you were pleasantly surprised by the $1,300 in cash and checks. So what do you do with all that money? Your gut response may be to go on a shopping spree at Forever 21. But those new summer clothes will only ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +22
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    5 Tips and Tricks to Make Your Finals Week a Success

    5 Tips and Tricks to Make Your Finals Week a Success
    Those of us on quarters have already survived the first finals week of the year. As a student of a school that’s still on quarters, I figured I could pass on some of my newly acquired finals week wisdom to those of you who have yet to take them. [gate] Tip #1 College finals are NOT the same as high school ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Election 2012: Obama vs. Romney on Higher Education

    Election 2012: Obama vs. Romney on Higher Education
    With the Republican and Democratic National Conventions just days apart, things are really starting to ramp up for this year’s presidential election in November. With that in mind, now is the time to identify where the candidates stand on the issues. Sure, the economy is dominating most of the talk by the candidates, but when it comes to your interests, higher ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +21
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    5 Tips for Staying Safe During Spring Break

    5 Tips for Staying Safe During Spring Break
    It is that time of year again. College students from all across the country converge on sandy beaches in Florida, or California for a week of sun, fun, and partying. Spring break—a time for rest and relaxation away from the rigors of college life- can be a great time. It can also lead to some tough life lessons if a student ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +11
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    College Application Résumés 101

    College Application Résumés 101
    When applying to colleges, one of the admission factors that is given lots of consideration is the applicant’s résumé. While the process of crafting your resume is pretty simple, many struggle with finding activities and details to include, and older students often regret not doing X, Y or Z activity that may have helped give their resumes a boost. [gate] First ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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    7 Colleges with Seriously Good Eats

    7 Colleges with Seriously Good Eats
    Most students don’t go to college for the campus food, but when your school is serving bad food day in and day out, it can start to have an effect on the entire experience. Think about it: for most students, the meal plan at their college is the only outlet they have for eating breakfast, lunch and dinner. When that fails ...
    Published 23 days ago | Rated: +9
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    College Application Résumé Sample

    Harry Potter The Cupboard under the Stairs 4 Privet Drive Little Whinging, Surrey [phone number] [email address] EDUCATION: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (graduating in May 20__) [school address] • Top 8% of class • GPA 3.4 • Exceeded Expectations on OWLS • Currently a NEWT student ACTIVITIES: Quidditch team Seeker (1-6)* SPEW member (4-6) • The Society for the ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +12
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    5 Questions Upperclassman Should Ask Advisors

    5 Questions Upperclassman Should Ask Advisors
    We get it, you're a college upperclassman and you know what you're doing. You may think you know the answers…but, then again, you may be wrong. These five questions are worth asking your academic advisor, if for no other reason than to double-check you’re on the same page. Asking the five following questions simply ensures you’ve crossed your “t’s” and dotted ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +18
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    Things You Learn From Video Games that Apply to College and Beyond

    Things You Learn From Video Games that Apply to College and Beyond
    With the relaxation of winter break in mind, we also take out time to remember the frivolity of our younger years (along with the hours on the PS3 in the common room). Fortunately, those games have prepared you for more than a nostalgia run at Super Mario: video games teach us to follow a surprising range of rules that apply to ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +19
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    5 Things You Should Know About the SAT

    5 Things You Should Know About the SAT
    I’m going to give a little back-story on my experience with the fantastic test that everyone dreads – the SAT. I took it for the first time in the fall of my junior year and for the second time in the spring of that year. I did relatively well the first time I took the test, but it wasn't good enough ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +14
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    What Does a College Freshman's Day Look Like?

    What Does a College Freshman's Day Look Like?
    College is the best. That is all I can really say. If you are in high school, trust me, college will be the greatest whirlwind of your life and you will love every minute of it. My day to day life is incredibly varied because I am involved in a lot of different things including classes, journalism honors program, writing for ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +18
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    High School Finals Study Tips

    High School Finals Study Tips
    As the holidays peek around the corner, the last thing students want is to spend time studying. Between visiting relatives and holiday celebrations, it is easy to postpone studying for exams until the last minute. Pressure begins to mount and stress accumulates quickly. With a few key study tips, however, this undue stress can easily be eliminated. Start Studying Now It ...
    Published 18 days ago | Rated: +16
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    Survey Shows College Students Are Pessimistic About Nation’s Direction

    Survey Shows College Students Are Pessimistic About Nation’s Direction
    What direction do you think the country is headed? According to a study that polled 400 students in higher learning institutions nationwide, half of the college students believe the country is “on the wrong track.” The yearly survey conducted by the Panetta Institute gauges college students level of interest when it comes to politics and civic involvement. Telephone and online interviews ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    University Pays Tuition for Life with Ultimate Scholarship

    University Pays Tuition for Life with Ultimate Scholarship
    Who can forget that iconic moment in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory when Charlie opens his Wonka Bar to find the last, remaining Golden Ticket? Or, from the film, the tune “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket” – the celebratory song led by Charlie’s grandfather who hasn’t gotten out of bed in 20 years? These moments are providing a great comparison ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +42
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    Future College Roommates and Facebook

    Future College Roommates and Facebook
    Incoming college freshman, understandably nervous about their future living arrangements, learn their roommate assignments and promptly log on their Facebook accounts to investigate their future roommates. Upon finding information they find favorable or, perhaps even, unfavorable, they began to immediately build friendships or put in for roommate changes, often without even meeting the assigned roommate. Weeding Out via Social Media: Useful ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +22
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