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    Persistence Pays Off

    Persistence Pays Off
    This week I’m going to write about persimmons. Oh yes, that most noble of fruits. No, hang on, that’s wrong. You’ll have to excuse me (well, you don’t have to, but it’d be a very generous move on your part). I’m graduating from college on Sunday and my brain’s just about full to capacity. Bet you didn’t know that could ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +6
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    You Have a Horrible Professor - Now What?

    You Have a Horrible Professor - Now What?
    The first day of a new class always starts with a mixture of anticipation, nervousness, and excitement. If you take enough classes in college you are sure to run into the dreaded “bad professor” who seems to ruin your hopes of having a great semester. Every instructor has his or her own style. Sometimes the way a teacher teaches isn't conducive ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +14
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    500 Words, No Problem: 5 Tips for Staying Within the Admissions Essay Word Limit

    500 Words, No Problem: 5 Tips for Staying Within the Admissions Essay Word Limit
    The college admissions essay is a part of the application process that often gives students the most anxiety. In the essay, applicants work hard to really let the admissions counselors get to know them beyond their test scores and grades. After writing what they feel is a nearly perfect essay the student finds out that their 800-word essay is longer than ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +12
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    College Safety 101

    College Safety 101
    College, like the rest of life, has many things to enjoy but also has its share of risks. I’m not talking about “homework kills” either. There are many issues that affect the health and safety of both you and your friends. Knowing these safety concerns and how to protect yourself can allow you to have a safe and happy college experience. ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +16
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    Budgeting for Graduate Applications

    Budgeting for Graduate Applications
    If you're considering graduate school, then you're probably considering the cost of graduate school as well. But what many students overlook is the cost of applying to grad school. Depending on the type of program, you could be looking at up to $1,000 in expenses — even before you're admitted. Here are some typical costs to keep in mind when planning ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Staying Afloat in Stormy Classes

    Staying Afloat in Stormy Classes
    As college students across the nation lock themselves in their dorm rooms and curl up in bed with a spoon and a jar of Nutella in preparation for final exams, many of them will realize they are in over their heads. [gate] After all, there is a difference between stressing over an important final because there is a lot of information ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Question in Question

    Question in Question
    The recent adoption of questions involving an applicant’s sexual orientation and gender identity on college applications finds controversy among admissions.[gate] MIT, the University of Iowa, Adler School of Professional Psychology and Elmhurst College are among the institutions beginning to ask applicants about their sexual orientation. It’s important to remember that institutions shouldn't ask questions because it’s “hip”—the information obtained should have ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +14
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    A College Student's Complete Guide to Finding & Leasing Off-Campus Housing

    A College Student's Complete Guide to Finding & Leasing Off-Campus Housing
    When looking for off-campus housing, there are questions you need to be sure to ask, some things you're going to need to look out for during tours and it's always smart to learn how to become a savvy renter. If you're not sure where to begin - don't worry! Fastweb has you covered with this all-inclusive college housing and apartment guide ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +24
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    Coping with a Bad Roommate

    Coping with a Bad Roommate
    You’ve got the roommate everyone dreads – they’re dirty, they use your stuff and they’re up all hours of the night doing who-knows-what with so-and-so. If they won’t leave your stuff alone, eat your food and borrow things without permission you’ve got different options (some of which are not recommended) of how to deal with the situation. You can deal with ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +21
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    Catching Some ZZZ’s

    Catching Some ZZZ’s
    Students are one of the most exhausted populations in the United States. This makes sense, of course—between schoolwork, social lives, organizations, sports, volunteering, and part-time jobs, it’s a wonder we find time to eat, let alone get a solid seven or eight hours of shuteye a night. All too often, though, it’s impossible to sleep as much as we should. While ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +15
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    Spring Break Caribbean Escapes

    Spring Break Caribbean Escapes
    Swaying palm trees, silky smooth sand and calm, rustling waves. The Caribbean islands – some of the most sought-after vacation destinations in the world. This spring break, you can experience paradise at a low price. Here are our Caribbean picks for this school year’s most anticipated week. Jamaica Don’t worry, be happy, mon. It’s the mantra of Jamaica, and one of ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +26
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    Starbucks' College Achievement Plan

    Starbucks' College Achievement Plan
    According to Starbucks’ statistics, more than 70% of their U.S. employees are current or aspiring students. Starting in the fall of 2014, Starbucks is collaborating with Arizona State University to help thousands of their part- and full-time employees complete their college degrees with the new College Achievement Plan. “We as a company want to do something that has not been done ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +26
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    Student Organizations: Benefitting the Present and Your Future

    Student Organizations: Benefitting the Present and Your Future
    As fall quarter draws to a close, I’ve been reflecting on the ups and downs of my first ten weeks of college. The thing I’m overwhelmingly glad I did was to get involved in student organizations here on campus. At OU, and at most other colleges, there are tons of student organizations to get involved with. I can say from firsthand ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Save Money: Amazon Gets Into the Textbook Rental Business

    Save Money: Amazon Gets Into the Textbook Rental Business
    This year, skip the lines and the prices at the high school or campus bookstore. Opt instead for a more virtual, albeit less expensive, textbook rental experience. On August 6, Amazon.com announced that it would be getting into the market of textbook rentals. That’s right, the company best known now for e-books and Kindle is going old school for Back to ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +11
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    My First Week of College

    My First Week of College
    Moving to college is such a whirlwind of emotions. Students are anxious, excited, nervous, happy, sad, and so, so confused. There’s really no real way to avoid it besides taking it slow and embracing this once-in-a-lifetime moment: your first college move-in day. Here are a few tips to make this transition easier, and what I have learned through my first week ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +20
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    Striking Back Against Senioritis

    Striking Back Against Senioritis
    Senioritis: we’ve all heard of it, but you never really know what it’s like until your senior year. Second semester seems to be the time when it strikes most vindictively, transforming even the most diligent of students into unmotivated clock watchers—college apps are done for the most part, ACT/SAT scores are in, and it really does feel like there is no ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Depression Hits College Campuses Hard

    Depression Hits College Campuses Hard
    Recently, the American College Health Association (ACHA) published the results of their National College Health Assessment. The report revealed that 91.7% of students felt their state of health was good, very good or excellent. However, when it came time to talk about depression, the numbers were quite startling. Approximately 30.7% of the students polled said that at one point in the ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +37
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    Memorize THIS!

    Memorize THIS!
    When you sit down to study for exams, these memorization techniques can be effective in helping you accomplish your goal. Use the following tips to better memorize your material: [gate] Listen Up Have you ever considered that, perhaps, simply reading your material isn't cutting it because that’s not how you learn? Try listening to your material – your brain is wired ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +18
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    Let Them Eat Cake: A Recipe for Making Friends in the Classroom

    I’m old enough to be these kids’ mother, I think to myself as I observe my younger classmates lining both sides of the hallway. While we wait for the professor to arrive and unlock the door to our classroom, I wonder about these young people only a few years older than my teenage son. What are their personal backgrounds? What has ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Can Positive Thinking Get You Into Grad School?

    Can Positive Thinking Get You Into Grad School?
    Seeing the University of Virginia’s men’s basketball team make it to the second round of the NCAA tournament brought me back my own basketball career. Though it was short-lived, I made good use of my two-inch vertical leap and attained virtual stardom in my 175-person high school. Oh yes, my fingers were like the jaws of steel traps. My speed was ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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