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Ideas for Your Best Winter Break Yet

Ideas for Your Best Winter Break Yet

You need to use this time to make memories with all of the people you’ve missed most over the past semester.

McKenzie Nevins
Published November 10, 2014
Writing Your First Resume

Writing Your First Resume

You should be willing to tweak your resume for each position that you plan to apply for, especially if they are in radically different fields.

Samantha Starkey
Published November 7, 2014
Ways to Study Ahead for Final Exams

Ways to Study Ahead for Final Exams

There are plenty of ways you can begin to prepare for final exams well before they start.

By Andrea Deck, Varsity Tutors’ Contributor
Published November 6, 2014
Tips to Work Effectively in Group Projects

Tips to Work Effectively in Group Projects

Effective group work can be one of the most difficult aspects of school—at any grade level.

By Andrea Deck, Varsity Tutors’ Contributor
Published November 6, 2014
Student Volunteering 101

Student Volunteering 101

Find a fun way to help others and you will always be pleasantly surprised at how much it helps you in return.

Francesca Kavalir
Published November 6, 2014
The Importance of Extracurriculars

The Importance of Extracurriculars

Colleges absolutely love to see extracurriculars listed on your application.

Kaitlyn Specht
Published October 29, 2014
Roommate Relationship Maintenance Tips

Roommate Relationship Maintenance Tips

Everybody wants a little space now and then just to chill, and having a regular schedule for it will keep your relationship from dying a slow death from passive-aggression and bottled-up frustration.

Laura Magerkurth
Published October 29, 2014
Top 10 Thanksgiving Episodes

Top 10 Thanksgiving Episodes

We could watch these Thanksgiving favorites on repeat, year-round.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published October 29, 2014
Holidays and Headaches

Holidays and Headaches

Though you’re excited to see everyone and you’ve missed them terribly, relatives tend to make this time a little more stressful than it needs to be.

Sabrina McPherson
Published October 28, 2014
Considering AP or Dual Credit Courses: Pros and Cons

Considering AP or Dual Credit Courses: Pros and Cons

Although the classes are harder, it is undoubtedly a big plus to be in an environment with other students that want to work as hard as you do.

Brady Keane
Published October 28, 2014
Obtaining College Recommendation Letters

Obtaining College Recommendation Letters

The letter of recommendation is a major portion of your application, so you will want to make sure that these letters are assets.

Maya Moritz
Published October 23, 2014
Lazy Halloween Costumes

Lazy Halloween Costumes

No Halloween spirit? No problem!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published October 22, 2014
Top 10 College Towns with the Best Pizza

Top 10 College Towns with the Best Pizza

Did your favorite pizza place make the list?

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published October 21, 2014
Brain Food: 20 Healthy, Affordable Study Snacks

Brain Food: 20 Healthy, Affordable Study Snacks

Many of these snacks are accessible in college meal programs - or anywhere else, for that matter.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published October 20, 2014
Finals: Make a Study Plan Now & Avoid Cramming Later

Finals: Make a Study Plan Now & Avoid Cramming Later

As long as you’ve got the willpower to finish up this semester successfully, you’re well on your way to being home free for the holidays!

McKenzie Nevins
Published October 20, 2014
Staying Healthy on Campus

Staying Healthy on Campus

It's important to maintain healthy habits in a campus setting because germs spread like wildfire!

Jamie Vincent
Published October 15, 2014
Narrowing Down Your List of College Choices

Narrowing Down Your List of College Choices

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.

Bailey VanNatta
Published October 14, 2014
Finding Your Own Student Life

Finding Your Own Student Life

It may take a while to find a lifestyle that makes you happy, but know that all your classmates are searching alongside you.

Jamie Vincent
Published October 13, 2014
Surviving Group Assignments

Surviving Group Assignments

In a world of procrastination, laziness, and conflicting schedules, how in the heck do you survive group assignments?

Samantha Starkey
Published October 13, 2014
Following Exam Instructions: A Cautionary Tale

Following Exam Instructions: A Cautionary Tale

Seriously, what kind of doofus would let a simple clerical error ruin weeks - no, months - of practice? Yep, that would be me.

Francesca Kavalir
Published October 9, 2014