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    The Grammar Guide

    The Grammar Guide
    No matter how confident you may be in your writing skills, it’s easy to make mistakes on these common grammatical errors. These mistakes are considered red flags on resumes, papers, scholarship applications and in your work. What are such mistakes warning signs of? Bosses, teachers and hiring managers consider such mistakes to be indicators that you don't take the time ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Fastweb Celebrates Sweet 16, Surveys 16-Year-Old Fastwebbers

    Fastweb Celebrates Sweet 16, Surveys 16-Year-Old Fastwebbers
    This year, Fastweb is celebrating its sweet 16, and to mark our major milestone, we wanted to find out a little bit more about our 16-year-old Fastwebbers. In a survey distributed a few weeks ago, we asked students about their favorite celebrities, social media usage and school-related concerns. The results revealed that our Fastwebbers love to have fun and stay in ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +19
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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 about 1 month ago | Rated: +19
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    Clever Ways to Answer Pesky Questions About Post-Grad Plans

    Clever Ways to Answer Pesky Questions About Post-Grad Plans
    Perhaps one of the worst questions a student can be asked is, “What are you doing after graduation?” It’s dreaded - perhaps the equivalent to the single adult’s, “Are you dating anyone yet?” Questions like these almost never have the answer you wish you could give and, therefore, shoot at you like arrows you wish you could avoid. But, what if ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +19
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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 26 days ago | Rated: +19
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    Textbook Company Gives Away 100K Free Textbooks Rentals

    Textbook Company Gives Away 100K Free Textbooks Rentals
    Still buying your textbooks for the 2012 spring semester? You might want to hold off on making a trip to your campus bookstore. Especially when you could be getting one of your textbooks for free. Neebo, one of the nation’s largest textbook suppliers according to their Facebook page, is doing more than just providing textbooks to college students – they’re providing ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Do You Have One of the Worst Summer Jobs?

    Do You Have One of the Worst Summer Jobs?
    At Fastweb, we not only love to help students find ways to pay for school but we love to hear from students about their life experiences. Last year, we asked our Fastwebbers about their worst summer jobs and received some great feedback on the summer jobs students have had in the past. According to our poll, roughly 18% of students agreed ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Roommate Options for College Freshman

    Roommate Options for College Freshman
    Roommates: You either love ‘em or you hate ‘em. Most of the time you really just want them to leave and stop snoring while you are trying to write an article. (Seriously, happening right now!) The way I see it, you have four options when it comes to your roommate situation freshman year of college: 1. Go potluck Going potluck means ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Tips for Paying for College

    Tips for Paying for College
    “O, that this too too solid debt would melt Thaw and resolve itself into a dew!” Okay, maybe Hamlet didn’t say “debt,” but we can be struck by a Shakespearean despair when we think about paying for college. For me, the biggest obstacle was trying to find ways to afford college. I decided I could not go to my dream college ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +19
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    College Career Center Services & Resources

    College Career Center Services & Resources
    "Career services," as the career center at my school is called, provides many resources other than job listings—as helpful to career-conscious, cash-strapped college kids as those can be. But what is a job listing without the interview skills and professional-quality resume to back it up? Well, that's where your career center can help! In addition to internship and job listings, your ...
    Published 15 days ago | Rated: +19
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    Spring Break Ideas for High School Seniors

    Spring Break Ideas for High School Seniors
    As a high school senior, you have a lot on your plate. Between applications, scholarships, dorm shopping, etc. there might not be a lot of time to complete these tasks and enjoy yourself. If you manage your time well, you’ll be on your way to having a fun and productive Spring Break. 1. Try Something New/Get Prepared Ever wanted to start ...
    Published 10 days ago | Rated: +19
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    Staying Focused Through Spring Semester

    Staying Focused Through Spring Semester
    The End of Applications By mid-January, the majority of colleges and universities stop accepting applications. In effect, you’re done, and you should celebrate. At the same time, you’re not done yet. Second quarter grades will be sent to your colleges, and so keeping up that “A” in calculus is still important. The first half of your year was probably the biggest ...
    Published 3 days ago | Rated: +19
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    What I Wish I’d Known Before College

    What I Wish I’d Known Before College
    I’ve now been a college student for almost two full years now and in these four semesters I’ve learned quite a bit about my field of study and myself. There are a few things, however, that I wish I’d known when I first began my college career. Hopefully, these suggestions help you have an even easier time than I did: Use ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Freshman Year Reflections

    Freshman Year Reflections
    As my freshman year is coming to a close at IU, I’m struck with complete disbelief. I can’t believe my first year in the magical land of college is over. As much of a cliché as it is, it feels like only yesterday I said goodbye to my parents, sat down on my bed and sighed. I had no idea what ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +19
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    College Degree Gender Gap Widens for Gen X

    College Degree Gender Gap Widens for Gen X
    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women have long outpaced men in their pursuits of higher education. A recent study, however, shows that the trend is accelerating at an alarming rate amongst those from Generation X. Within a long-term Bureau of Labor Statistics study, entitled the “National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997,” researchers tracked 9,000 students from ages 12-17 (beginning ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Don't Leave Your High School Passion Behind: Doing What You Love in College

    Don't Leave Your High School Passion Behind: Doing What You Love in College
    The fading sounds of applause echo across the huge hall, dying down into nothing as we begin our final set. Our first song of the night is a showstopper, the second a laid back interlude. Our last song, however, is much darker, striking a melancholy theme that will haunt the audience throughout the final moments of our performance. The hall is ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Save on Textbook Costs: Rent from Kindle

    Save on Textbook Costs: Rent from Kindle
    Textbooks and classroom materials are one of those college costs that are out of sight, out of mind until you’re precariously balancing 10 different hardcover books through the narrow aisles of your campus bookstore. And those textbooks signify an altogether different burden when the cashier asks you to fork over roughly $1,000. According to CollegeBoard, the average amount that college students ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +19
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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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    Top 10 Party Schools of 2012

    Top 10 Party Schools of 2012
    Last week, the Princeton Review released its annual rankings lists, and while the lists attempt a well-rounded approach to ranking schools based on everything from academics to political sway, the only list that draws any real publicity is the Top Party School list. College presidents despise this list. Parents fear it. And students use the list to further tout their school’s ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Top 10 Spring Break Party Schools

    Top 10 Spring Break Party Schools
    The list is in – just in time to confirm your Spring Break plans are right on the money! If you can’t afford go on an expensive getaway (which most college students can’t), why not consider visiting on of this year’s top Spring Break party schools? You never know – maybe one of your friends goes to a school on the ...
    Published 12 months ago | Rated: +19
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