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    Spring Semester Prep List for College & Grad Students

    Spring Semester Prep List for College & Grad Students
    Spring semester has arrived! And, if you’re looking for a fresh start, you’re in luck! A new semester is filled with opportunities and there’s plenty to do that can help you achieve your goals. Most important of all, from start to finish, make sure to stay focused and motivated on what’s important – your semester’s success. 1. Complete Your FAFSA If ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +21
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    Spring Semester Prep List for High School Students

    Spring Semester Prep List for High School Students
    Spring semester has arrived! And, if you’re looking for a fresh start, you’re in luck! A new semester is filled with opportunities and there’s plenty to do that can help you achieve your goals. Most important of all, from start to finish, make sure to stay focused and motivated on what’s important – your semester’s success. 1. Prep for College Follow ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +23
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    2015 New Year’s Resolutions for College Students

    2015 New Year’s Resolutions for College Students
    2014 was the year where Flappy Bird got us heated enough to flip tables. Where we lost legends of comedy, Robin Williams and Joan Rivers, but gained millions for a cause in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Where Frozen took the world by storm and we just could not “Let It Go.” Yes, 2014 was a very good year. But, with ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Scheduling for Success

    Scheduling for Success
    One of the best perks of finally getting to college—other than the learning experience, the social fun and the increased independence—is the freedom that comes with choosing classes that are, for the most part, interesting. Moreover, there’s the opportunity to choose your own schedule (to an extent). Although your biggest priority should be planning a well-balanced schedule that helps you work ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +30
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    Steps to Acceptance: Getting Off the Deferral List

    Steps to Acceptance: Getting Off the Deferral List
    If you applied Early decision or early action, you are likely receiving your decisions right about now. I recently received my own decision and it was not exactly the way I wanted it to be. I had visions of telling my family all the wonderful news, just in time for the holidays. Instead, I have to tell them this: my application ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Examining Your College Options

    Examining Your College Options
    The college search can be a stressful experience. Looking through countless school websites, articles, and rankings, all the schools can start to run together, appearing no different from the next. However, there are a few things to keep in mind when narrowing your options – they might just bring back your sanity! Strength of Program The college search, for me, was ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +16
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    How to Pick the Best Professors

    How to Pick the Best Professors
    As a now-seasoned college student, you likely know that a professor can make or break a class – no matter how interesting the subject matter. A great professor can make any subject interesting whereas a not-so-great one can make even the best subjects dull or unpleasant. Check out the following guide to help you find the best professors and ultimately create ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +39
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    What to Know about Professor Rating Websites

    What to Know about Professor Rating Websites
    A professor can seriously set the tone for your semester. Anyone who has ever had either a great professor (hopefully you), a not-so-great professor (hopefully not you) or with the slightest bit of common sense can tell you that. It’s also common sense to know that one of the best ways to learn about a potential situation is from someone who ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +37
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    5 Easy Resolutions for a Happier New Year

    5 Easy Resolutions for a Happier New Year
    A New Year is the perfect chance for a fresh start; a new beginning. It’s an opportunity to refocus on aspects within life that need may need a little extra attention. However, what started as a tradition to improve one’s happiness, health and well-being seems to have taken a turn into the shallow pool. In this modern day, resolutions seem to ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +29
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    Involving Your Parents in Your College Search

    Involving Your Parents in Your College Search
    Choosing between colleges is certainly one of the hardest parts of senior year for many students, as it is hard to narrow down your college list. However, in addition to resources like Fastweb and your school counselors, there is always help to be found from your parents. We all know that our parents can be annoying sometimes, especially in the process ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +18
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    How to Impress Potential Colleges

    How to Impress Potential Colleges
    Showing Interest As a teenager with constantly fluctuating moods and likely a vague idea of what the future holds, you may be completely unsure of where you’d like to attend college. One day, a tiny liberal arts school may be calling your name. The next, only a school within a huge city will do. What should you do when the perfect ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +19
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    School & Your Part-Time Job

    School & Your Part-Time Job
    Some may think that a part-time job will get in the way of their academic success. While this can be true, it isn't always. You just have to find the perfect balance for yourself, and then you’ll be on track to making good grades and making money! 1. Talk With Your Boss and Teachers About Your Schedule The best start to ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Second Semester Motivational Tips

    Second Semester Motivational Tips
    I suppose that all good things must come to an end, and the holidays are some of those things. We wish the opposite, but January will eventually come (it always has in the past!). So what do we do when it does? How on earth can we keep ourselves motivated when the end seems so close and yet so far? Here ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +15
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    Top 10 Articles of 2014

    Top 10 Articles of 2014
    2014. What a great year, filled to the brim with articles on interesting topics and useful information! We’ve ranked Fastweb users’ top ten favorite articles from the past year and wanted to share - just in case you may have missed one or two. We ran the numbers from the past year to see which articles were most clicked, shared and ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +23
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    Navigating College Fairs

    Navigating College Fairs
    Weighing the pros and cons of just one college can be a source of overbearing stress. Luckily, some intelligent organizers decided to take the numerous stresses associated with individual schools and conglomerate their information in a loud and confusing festival: the college fair. College fairs often receive a bad reputation for this overwhelming nature and for not offering much insight to ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +21
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    Homemade for the Holidays

    Homemade for the Holidays
    When it comes to gifts, they say it’s the thought that counts. When it comes to thoughtfulness and affordability, not much beats a great homemade item. We've searched more craft sites than we care to admit, becoming expert "pinners", bakers, sewers, gardeners and–dare we say, artists, in the process of delivering you the most versatile selection of homemade gifts that anyone ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +25
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    Why You Should Take On a College Minor

    Why You Should Take On a College Minor
    Picking a major is a stressful endeavor. It seems like you’re picking one single thing that will show employers not only what you’re interested in, but what you plan on spending the rest of your life doing. Minors are a lot more fun. Think of them as toppings on your college diploma ice cream sundae. Your major is the main ice ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +18
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    What to Do If You Can't Go Home for the Holidays

    What to Do If You Can't Go Home for the Holidays
    The holiday season is upon us. For college students, this typically means a lot of traveling—which can be both expensive and time-consuming, especially if you live abroad or on the opposite side of the country. For a variety of reasons, students aren't always able to go home for the holidays. So what’s there to do during your month-long winter recess? There ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +12
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    How to Refresh Your Mind Over Winter Break

    How to Refresh Your Mind Over Winter Break
    After the long fall semester, with its difficult assignments and stresses, it is important to allow your body and your mind to rest. But just what is the best way to refresh your brain while also remaining sharp for the spring term? Here are four possibilities to consider as you approach winter break: Sleep Let us be realistic for a moment ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +12
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    Tips & Tricks to Start Fresh Your Second Semester

    Tips & Tricks to Start Fresh Your Second Semester
    The start of the second semester often lacks the energy and excitement that accompanies a brand new school year in the fall. Nevertheless, the spring term requires the same level of focus and preparation as the fall semester in order to succeed. No matter how your first term went, your second semester is the perfect opportunity to begin anew with a ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +13
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