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    Keeping Away the College Anxiety

    Keeping Away the College Anxiety
    This is the time of year that is often most nerve-wracking for high school seniors: on top of all the school stressors that have been fairly consistent over the past three years, we have to consider where we’ll be a year from now. For the majority of us, that place will be on a college campus. Thinking about college, while a ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +18
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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 9 months ago | Rated: +17
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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 8 months ago | Rated: +20
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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 over 2 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Summertime ... and the Learning is Easy

    Summertime ... and the Learning is Easy
    The cherry blossoms are starting to fade and fall to the ground, reminding me that spring semester is nearly over. Summer break looms like a child’s birthday balloon buoyantly hovering above a crowded room. From this vantage point, the next 12 weeks seem like plenty of time to tackle those neglected home decorating projects, catch up on nearly 20 years of ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Scholarship "Support Groups"

    Scholarship "Support Groups"
    Do you ever get frustrated with the scholarship search? Of course you do, you’re human. You know there are a ton of scholarships out there, but sometimes you need a little support. It’s OK–we've all been there. Scholarship searches don’t have to be a lonely process. Have you ever thought about creating a scholarship club at your school? It may be ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +13
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    My First 4 Weeks of College

    My First 4 Weeks of College
    When last we met, I was a high school senior, more than ready to graduate and get my real life started. Full of idealism and excitement, I was fighting at the bit, and felt as though, when the time came for me to move in to my dorm room here at Truman State University, I would have few qualms about college ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +10
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    Don’t Be Such a Millennial

    Don’t Be Such a Millennial
    Earlier this month, CNN contributor and national columnist Ruben Navarrette, Jr. wrote an opinion piece on millennials in the job market, saying, “millennials are tech-savvy, highly educated and have incredibly high self-esteem even if they haven't done much to deserve it.” And he’s not alone. Needless to say, Navarette’s assessment was a bit controversial to both millennials and non-millennials. But is ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Dealing with Rejection from College Applications

    Dealing with Rejection from College Applications
    It’s always hard when you had your heart set on a college only to get the letter through the post, ‘We are sorry to inform you that your application was unsuccessful…’ So, what happens next? It might seem like your life has ended, especially if that specific college played a huge role in your life plan. But all is not lost- ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +11
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    How to Take Action this August

    How to Take Action this August
    You’ve got some time before school is back in session. You can either loaf like a bump on a log or make August your month of action. May we suggest the latter? Once the school year rolls around, you’ll be ecstatic that you made the effort. Trust us, we’re experts in this stuff. So, what should I be doing, you ask? ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +15
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    Jump Start Your Semester

    Jump Start Your Semester
    There are so many tasks to remember to accomplish – how can a student be expected to remember everything? Since you have so much to do at the start of each semester, it can naturally be quite cumbersome to keep track of all your tasks. Here’s a helpful list you can utilize to stay ahead from start to finish this semester: ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +18
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    How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

    How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution
    In 2007, Richard Wiseman, a psychologist at the University of Hertfordshire, conducted a study to test the commitment to New Year’s resolutions. His study found that roughly 78% of all people who make New Year’s resolutions fail to keep them. So how can you make 2013 different from the past few years? How can you keep your New Year’s resolutions for ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +15
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    Get Your Groove Back After Break

    Get Your Groove Back After Break
    Welcome back and Happy New Year! I hope you had a great holiday and a relaxing break, and that if you returned home, my advice from the previous post was useful. Of course the buzz in the first month of the year always includes the same subject: What is your New Year's resolution? I usually don't believe in making resolutions, but ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +10
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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 8 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Working Out Your Workout Plan

    Working Out Your Workout Plan
    It’s quite an easy thing to become lazy in your first semester of college. Nobody is yelling in your ear for you to get up (unless your roommate just cares that much), you can skip class more easily (depending on your professor’s attendance policy), and at any given time, you’re probably no more than 300 feet from an Xbox. A lot ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Friendship Deal Breakers

    Friendship Deal Breakers
    In high school, your friends were the people most similar to you out of the people that attended the same school you did – a “luck of the draw” situation. For some, this was a good thing. For others, not so much. One of the best parts about college? You actually get to choose your friends. Friends are supposed to encourage ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +20
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    Federal Funding 101

    Federal Funding 101
    With the reelection of President Barack Obama--to the ire of many, and the rejoice of others--he has promised to roll back tuition at many colleges, by working with congress, increase funding for federal student aid, and strengthen community colleges. Obama has declared higher education a “necessity”, and plans to work to make it a reality for everyone. He also declared that ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +10
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    Juggling 101

    The baby needs to be fed and my toddler just smeared chocolate chips all over the couch. My daughters and their friends run through the house leaving a trail of clutter behind them. Loud music is blasting from my teenager’s room and he wants a ride to the golf course right now. My husband is out running errands, the phone is ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Financial and Educational Benefits of ROTC: Is It Right for You?

    Financial and Educational Benefits of ROTC: Is It Right for You?
    Although it isn’t usually considered by many families in America, the ROTC program is a great choice for future college students. First, it provides for a great amount of financial assistance and tuition aid. While most people fund their education using student loans, they don’t always realize how far these loans can sink them into debt. Just last year alone the ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Married with Homework: Dealing with Education & Adult Life

    Married with Homework: Dealing with Education & Adult Life
    Traditionally, marriage comes after education. But today, there is no normal timeline, and the two often overlap. Every married couple who has one spouse in school has a story as unique as their situation. Still, there are predictable benefits and pitfalls most couples should consider before combining matrimony and matriculation. Here's advice from three couples who have been through it. Cory ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +4