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    A New Year, a New Beginning: New Year's Resolutions for College Students

    A New Year, a New Beginning: New Year's Resolutions for College Students
    The New Year has arrived and with it comes a new semester and a new start for your college student.  While many students will make New Year’s Resolutions, history shows that most resolutions don't last very long – mainly because they are too difficult or simply unrealistic. College students are much more likely to keep resolutions if they are realistic and ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Live With Your Parents After Graduation?

    Live With Your Parents After Graduation?
    If you’re thinking about moving back home with your parents after graduation or have already done so, ask yourself this: Do the pros not only outweigh the cons, but substantially so? Nearly half of this year’s college grads say yes. In MonsterTRAK’s 2007 survey of college students and recent grads, 48 percent of the Class of 2007 said they planned to ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Time Management Tricks

    Time Management Tricks
    Time Management. It sounds boring, but it's critical to making the most of your college experience and achieving your goals. Here are some tricks to help you maximize your time: 1. Schedule early classes Eight o'clock classes if you can get up easily, nine o'clock if you can't. They will force you to get out of bed at a reasonable time, ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +113
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    Athletics and Academics: A Winning Team

    Athletics and Academics: A Winning Team
    Maybe you can hit a running jump shot, sink a 50-foot putt, or lay down a perfect bunt. But do you have the grades to continue showing off your skills in college? Academic requirements for prospective and current college athletes have gotten more demanding over the years. So it's important to know the requirements set by both the NCAA and ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Freshman Blog - The first week of college

    The first week of college College isn't so bad. Actually, it's pretty awesome. I've been here for about a week. I honestly thought I would miss home like crazy and cry my eyes out every day. But I don't. Guess I'm too busy having fun and experiencing new things. I'm taking about 15 hours this semester (5 classes) and the course ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Arne Duncan Encourages Students to Serve

    Arne Duncan Encourages Students to Serve
    Secretary of Education Arne Duncan asked audience members to join in the fight for education reform at the Phillips Brooks House Association’s annual Robert Coles “Call of Service” Lecture and Award Friday night. Duncan discussed racial inequalities in education, the need for education reform, as well as the importance of public service during his talk. “If you can ride on the ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Becoming a Mentor

    Becoming a Mentor
    Lately, college students are going back to school with some much younger classmates. Through mentoring programs, undergraduates are becoming an integral part of kindergarten to sixth-grade classes around the country. And elementary and middle-school students are finding role models in their very own communities. Getting from Giving "The first time I went to Code Elementary School as a freshman, I was ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +101
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    The Challenge: Finding Time to Study

    The Challenge: Finding Time to Study
    No sooner do you enroll in classes than you realize you have to actually find time to do the work. Many nontraditional and distance education students face the challenge of balancing study time with daily responsibilities. Let’s face it: We all have very full lives and sometimes carving out time for studies can seem impossible. For me, making a study schedule ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +12
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    What To Do If You Can't Get Home for the Holidays

    What To Do If You Can't Get Home for the Holidays
    Snowed in? Flights too expensive? Mom and dad took off on an exotic getaway? Scheduled to work? There are a few reasons you may not be able to get home for the holidays this year but there are also a few ways you can still enjoy the time. Learn how to cook a turkey. What’s Thanksgiving without a turkey? Although it’s ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Health Insurance for New Grads

    Health Insurance for New Grads
    College graduation is behind you. You’re probably worried about getting a job and finding a new apartment, but have you thought about health insurance? You may find yourself suddenly uninsured once you get your diploma. New college graduates are among the least likely groups to have health insurance, according to the (NCHC). Most students are no longer covered by their parents’ ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Helping Your Student Get the Spring Semester Off to the Right Start

    Helping Your Student Get the Spring Semester Off to the Right Start
    The holidays are over and it’s time for your student to head back to school. How can you, as a parent, help her get the new semester off on the right track? Take the time to help her get organized now, and when things get hectic later on, she’ll be prepared. College has at least one great thing going for it: ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    (Seemingly) Cut Travel Time in Half

    (Seemingly) Cut Travel Time in Half
    Although nothing can surpass the dread that finals bring, traveling home for the holidays is a close second. With hours of drive time ahead of you on three hours of sleep, it’s hard to get pumped about going home. Make the ride home worth it with these four ways to stay entertained. Podcasts While NPR might sound like a snooze-fest on ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Oops! You’ve Been Flunked!

    Oops! You’ve Been Flunked!
    "Failure paves the way to success!" is the last thing you want to hear when you fail a class. A bad grade isn’t life or death, and maybe you can improve the situation. Remember, every school has their own policies, so check with your college to find out its policy for failed classes and withdrawals. Situation 1: I feel an F ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +13
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    A Dad's List of Advice for College Students

    A Dad's List of Advice for College Students
    1. Beware of studying in bed – always better to sit up (otherwise it is too easy to fall asleep while reading or studying). 2. Eat healthy and exercise, even and especially during preparation for exams or papers. 3. Eat breakfast. 4. Watch your sleep – get enough. 5. Value friendships. 6. Attempt to develop at least one ongoing dialogue ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +34
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    Academic Adjustments

    Academic Adjustments
    If you graduated high school near the top of your class, you probably didn't see many B's or C's on your report cards. And chances are you had a comfortable routine you used to approach tests and projects. There's no doubt you're capable of studying at the collegiate level, but you will have to adjust. Many good students "get their first ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Holiday Travel: What to Know Before You Go

    Holiday Travel: What to Know Before You Go
    For those of you who sat in traffic or waited in long lines on Thanksgiving, the day said to be the busiest travel day of the year, you may be surprised to hear it’s actually not. In a recent CBS news story, Roger Dow of the U.S. Travel Association reported the reality is that Thanksgiving is not the busiest travel day ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Fastweb's-15-Weird-Scholarsips Article Big Hit with Students

    Fastweb's-15-Weird-Scholarsips Article Big Hit with Students
    In honor of last month’s National Scholarship Month Fastweb asked members to get in touch with their weird side for a shot at some college tuition cash. The article written by a Fastweb staff writer is a compilation of 20 scholarships, found currently in Fastweb’s database of over 1.5 million, that seemed well, weird. The list includes scholarships offered for science-fiction ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    'Tis the Season to Be...Productive?

    'Tis the Season to Be...Productive?
    By now, your countdown to the holiday break has begun, and you're more than stressed with upcoming finals. Your brain is not only tied up in studying. It's also calculating which grade will put you just across the passing threshold. The last thing on your mind right now is how to spend your break productively.[gate] Finalize College Applications The task sounds ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +21
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    Freshman Year Follies

    Freshman Year Follies
    FastWeb asked upperclassmen to email us the most embarrassing and awkward moments from their freshman year of college. We also asked what they wished someone would've told them before they started college. These cautionary tales and insights might help incoming freshman avoid follies of their own. Roommates No topic inspired more emails than roommates. Just how do you successfully share a ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +24
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    Improve Your Typing Speed, Improve Your Grades

    Improve Your Typing Speed, Improve Your Grades
    This year, don’t forget to place “typing faster” at the top of your school supplies list. While it’s not something you can buy at the store, fast fingers are your biggest asset in the classroom this year. In fact, you can scratch off notebooks and pencils altogether from the list. Classrooms across the country are swapping out antiquated paper and pens ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +19
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