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    Dealing with Different Worldviews in College

    Dealing with Different Worldviews in College
    One of the most rewarding--and potentially frustrating--parts of college is being exposed to new ideas and beliefs. Sometimes they can be helpful and beneficial, increasing our knowledge, inspiring us, or allowing us to change harmful beliefs, but other times they can offend us or even threaten deeply-held worldviews. When faced with difficult situations that offend our beliefs in educational situations, how ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +17
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    Realities versus Perceptions of the Job Market

    Realities versus Perceptions of the Job Market
    According to a survey, graduating students have unrealistic expectations regarding their post-graduation jobs. The students currently enrolled in college that are set to graduate in 2013, as reported by Accenture’s survey, over estimate the likelihood of gaining a well-paid, full-time position within their area of expertise. [gate] The survey was conducted by polling more than 1,000 students who are graduating this ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Four Simple Study Tips to Ace Your Finals

    Four Simple Study Tips to Ace Your Finals
    I am entering the spring semester of my freshman year of college armed with a quiver full of higher-ed wisdom. Having survived fall semester finals, and having learned some of the dos and don’ts of collegiate studying, I am confident in my ability to conquer second semester. Here are four tips for performing your best on this semester’s finals: 1. Determine ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Room(mate) With a View: Tips on Handling Roommates

    Room(mate) With a View: Tips on Handling Roommates
    I clearly remember when I received my housing information packet in the mail. I opened up the thick envelope and out spilled about 10 sheets of tri-folded paper. I sorted through the blue, gold and pink sheets until I found the stark white letterhead: my designated room and roommates. The power of that one sheet of paper must not be downplayed. ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Tips for Beating Senioritis

    Tips for Beating Senioritis
    Senioritis: an illness of exhaustion and diminishing motivation that affects many high school students in their last year. You have selected a school to attend in the fall, the summer is within your grasp, and life is wonderful – even if your attention span and your class attendance have started to slip a little. But hold on! Your last months and ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +17
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    8 Things You Should Know About the Class of 2015

    8 Things You Should Know About the Class of 2015
    Each year, UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies releases a survey to the country’s college freshmen class to identify who they are as a whole. The survey covers a range of topics, from political views to how they’re paying for college, in order to provide a complete picture of the Class of 2015. In summary, here are eight things ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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    High School Course Selection Tips

    High School Course Selection Tips
    Many high schools have just dipped into or ended that one wonderful time of the year when the guidance office resembles a zoo more than it does a student counseling center: the beginning of second semester. Lines of students desperate to switch into or drop out of classes extend out of counselors’ doors, looping around the guidance center filled with cries ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +17
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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 almost 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Study Session Strategies

    Study Session Strategies
    A good study routine can make or break your academic success. Developing a study skill set takes practice, but the basic principles are something every student should be familiar with. You’ll find that getting into a productive study routine will make it much easier to focus, learn and retain information to the best of your abilities. Here are six basic principles ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Preparing for Admissions Interviews

    Preparing for Admissions Interviews
    The interview is an important part of the admission process. It gives you a chance to show off certain aspects of your application and provide additional information that perhaps was not included when you first applied. This is time to take advantage of, so prepare yourself and be ready for anything the interviewer might ask. Before the Interview Meet with your ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Getting The Most out of College Visits

    Getting The Most out of College Visits
    There is nothing that so cements in the mind how amazing an experience college is as one's first steps onto a college campus. As brochures and scheduled tours would have us believe, the university is at all times a dynamic place, and in a lot of ways that’s very true. But viewing a college entirely through the lens the university represents ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Avoiding a Finals Week Freak-Out

    Avoiding a Finals Week Freak-Out
    There are still several weeks before finals fever sets in, but many students are already feeling the stress. Even though in college most classes are just a semester long, spring finals week always seems a little more chaotic and high-stakes than winter finals week—the weather is nice, the sun is shining, and everyone is pumped up for a long summer. That ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +17
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    What to Know Before You Borrow

    What to Know Before You Borrow
    Most students graduate high school ready to take on the world. Perhaps they are accepted into their first choice college, or even if it is a second choice school at least the freedom of living away from home is something to look forward to. The financial aid award letter arrives in the mail and mixed in with the grants and work-study ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Finding Out Where You Belong

    Finding Out Where You Belong
    College: it gets peoples' minds spinning. Some about the good ol’ days, some about the wonderful present but, to some, it represents the frightening future. To many high school students, college is that final frontier of education that is so close yet so far away. It’s what many strive for and what many can’t wait for. However, speaking as a high ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Signing Up for Senior Year Classes

    Signing Up for Senior Year Classes
    When the time comes to sign up for your senior year classes, the popular approach is to take the easy way out, to take three study halls or a couple of gym classes. However, your senior year is not something to take lightly. As you prepare your schedule for next year, there are a few things to consider. Think About College ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +17
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    What I’ve Learned in College…So Far

    What I’ve Learned in College…So Far
    I have been in college for nearly three years. Now, with just a single semester left to complete, I’ve been thinking about what I would have liked to have known years ago. If you’re a high school junior or senior, you will hear piece after piece of advice in the coming months. Everyone will have some tidbit to chip in—don’t procrastinate, ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +17
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    You Have Student Loan Debt - Now What?

    You Have Student Loan Debt - Now What?
    When you first apply for financial aid for college, you may feel like student loans are a great option. The idea of paying back the loans seems like a distant reality. Surely, you will be able to pay the loans back without any problems, right? After graduation the truth sets in. Depending on how much money you borrowed while in school, ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +17
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    7 Mistakes First Time Job Seekers Make

    7 Mistakes First Time Job Seekers Make
    The day you graduate from college may be one of the happiest days of your life. The sense of accomplishment, the acknowledgement of a job well done, the pat on the back from your family and peers elates you. The future looks so bright, until you begin to search for a new job and are met with rejection after rejection. Then ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Balancing College and Family

    Balancing College and Family
    As exciting as college is, it was extremely difficult for me to leave my mother, father, older brother, younger sister, and dachshund. I had never been to camp or away from home for longer than three days, yet I was determined to go to college out of state. I searched for colleges that offered my potential majors, but mostly I looked ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +17
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    The End of Affirmative Action?

    The End of Affirmative Action?
    In hopes of achieving diversity standards, many colleges utilize race-conscious admissions programs. But, questions about the legality of such programs recently rose as a result of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin. The ruling vacated a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit that originally upheld the race-conscious admissions policy. ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +17
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