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    The Best Ways to Get to Know Your Professor

    The Best Ways to Get to Know Your Professor
    Building valuable relationships with your professors is vital. They are important resources, can provide a wealth of information regarding your college career and your career path. Additionally, strong bonds with professors can lead to mentorship, letters of recommendation and, sometimes, job opportunities. It’s really in a student’s best interest to get to know their professors as much as possible, because one ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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    Getting Over the Hump & Out of the Slump

    Getting Over the Hump & Out of the Slump
    Every student has experienced it at some point or another: the mid-semester slump. It makes sense. The holidays are rapidly approaching and it feels like the semester should be over already – but it isn't. Be careful, the slump can cost you big time in terms of your grade in a course, the final and, of course, really can put a ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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    Standardized Test Prep Tips

    Standardized Test Prep Tips
    Typically beginning in junior year of high school, test preparation often becomes a source of stress for students. Some walk in the day of the test with no idea of how the test works. Others, after vain attempts at studying, receive their results with disappointment. Questions surface such as, “Should I buy that expensive test prep kit?” leaving students uneasy and ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +18
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    Life Lessons for When the Unexpected Happens

    Life Lessons for When the Unexpected Happens
    College is something which you spend all four years of high school – if not longer than that – preparing for. It’s a huge turning point, a milestone, in anyone’s life. So you’d hate to have life throw a wrench right in the middle of all of those plans. Believe me, I know. In early August I suddenly found myself in ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +18
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    The Joys and Woes of a Commuter

    The Joys and Woes of a Commuter
    On Its Way It lurches to a Stop! Spits out some dazed victims, Gorges itself on more… Then it crawls, growls, and roars, Begins to move forward…. The bus is on its way. It mixes and digests us, Mashing our limbs together, No one is safe until… It lurches to a Stop! We stagger off the bus, Barely get off before… ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +17
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    Where to Begin Your Scholarship Search

    Where to Begin Your Scholarship Search
    Remember those days when our most significant monetary concerns circulated around being a quarter short of getting a bouncy ball at the grocery store machines? When a plastic piggy bank filled with four cents was a gold mine? When a splurge would consist of an extra teddy bear outfit at Build-a-Bear? Sorry to break the reminiscence, but colleges are asking for ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Dealing with a Bad Professor

    Dealing with a Bad Professor
    It’s a fact of college-student life: you’re going to have at least one professor that you dislike. You’ll go to your first day of class thinking that all those Rate-My-Professor reviews you read prepared you well. Then it turns out that most were written by disgruntled students who wanted easy As, and your professor’s tough but fair and you know you’ll ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Work It: Finding and Holding Down a Job in College without Losing Your Cool

    Work It: Finding and Holding Down a Job in College without Losing Your Cool
    Although my work experience is limited, the experiences have stretched from assisting in the instruction of little ballerinas to setting up house showings for real estate agents. There is one thing I have learned: all jobs are going to provide some work-related stress, but some jobs are more manageable than others. [gate] As a college student, that knowledge works to my ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Nautical Dorm Room

    This nautical inspired dorm room was created on Polyvore.
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Student Loan Debt: Too Much to Handle?

    Student Loan Debt: Too Much to Handle?
    Last year, Mark Kantrowitz reported that the total amount of student loan debt had surpassed the total amount of credit card debt for the first time ever. Now, experts, including Kantrowitz, are projecting that student loan debt will surpass the $1 trillion mark this year. The Project on Student Debt reported last year that the average student debt totals $24,000, which ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Finding Your Own Student Life

    Finding Your Own Student Life
    The one, key lesson I have learned from my first few weeks of higher education has been this: it is okay for your college life to be imperfect and unconventional. During this first half of my first semester, I have suffered from numerous insecurities. There have been moments when I have felt like the only student on campus without a throng ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Finals: Make a Study Plan Now & Avoid Cramming Later

    Finals: Make a Study Plan Now & Avoid Cramming Later
    It’s getting towards that time of year – that time when the threat of exams begins to appear on the horizon and all of that first-semester fun begins to fade into reality. Don’t panic yet, though – there are some easy things you can do to keep studying from turning into a late-night cram session the night before your test. As ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Obtaining College Recommendation Letters

    Obtaining College Recommendation Letters
    The Mystery Every part of the application process is completely transparent to you, the student applicant, except for one: the recommendation letter. The recommendation letter is the only portion of the application that you will not submit, edit, or write yourself. Your knowledge only extends to the writer and the due date. However, this is not to say that you have ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Dream Schools: Myth or Reality?

    Dream Schools: Myth or Reality?
    My obsession with colleges began during my sophomore year of high school. At first, I considered all colleges exotic; I just longed for the future. But as I learned more and more about college rankings, I fell into the information trap. Soon, I found myself buying numerous books about “top” colleges, constantly flipping through them and filling them with sticky notes. ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +17
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    More Working Women Have College Degrees than Men

    More Working Women Have College Degrees than Men
    The early 1980’s witnessed a major milestone for women in education. For the first time ever, females surpassed males in college enrollment. In 1996, there were more women than men who had completed a bachelor’s degree. Now, women are celebrating another huge achievement. The U.S. Census Bureau statistics reveal that more employed women than men have college degrees. Based off of ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Are You Applying to Grad School for the Right Reasons?

    Are You Applying to Grad School for the Right Reasons?
    When students first finish their undergraduate degrees, they feel a strong sense of accomplishment. New graduates often are optimistic about embarking on a new career. A few months after graduation, however, some students get frustrated by their inability to find a job in their chosen field. As a result of chronic unemployment or being dissatisfied with the job they do have, ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +17
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    A Field Guide for First-Generation College Students

    A Field Guide for First-Generation College Students
    Although more than thirty percent of freshmen entering college in the United States are first-generation college students, many are reluctant to identify themselves as such. But, why? It may be out of embarrassment or, perhaps, a belief that the situation is unrelated to their college attendance. Don't be embarrassed – be proud of your heritage, whatever it may be! As for ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Ways to Educate Yourself for Free

    Ways to Educate Yourself for Free
    I've previously written here on Fastweb about the importance of borrowing student loan funds wisely. I am also an advocate for students pursing scholarship opportunities that they qualify for in order to offset the cost of a college education. There are, however, other ways that you can gain an education without going into debt. [gate] Do you want to know more ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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    The Scholarship Seeking Ordeal

    The Scholarship Seeking Ordeal
    The occasion for uncovering monetary resources has arrived! After all, anybody can use some free money for costly academic endeavors. Scholarships are one unique method of worry-free financing. Also known as “gift” money, scholarships do not require compensation. Moreover, scholarships come in many sizes. No set amount prevails. Thus, scholarships are quite attractive in terms of funding... However, finding scholarships is ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +17
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    Alternative Spring Break

    Alternative Spring Break
    What was once a time to party and kick back with friends has now become a time to give back and serve others – at least if MTV has anything to say about it. The network that infamously hosts annual Spring Break specials has put the party agenda aside this year in order to encourage college students to make a difference. ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +17
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