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    The List is Out: 279 Colleges with Enrollment Openings

    The List is Out: 279 Colleges with Enrollment Openings
    Throughout the entire school year, news outlets, guidance counselors and even your close relatives tout the complexity and competitiveness of the college admissions process. While May 1 requires students to make that final college decision, the week after reveals a softer side to the whole ordeal. Future college students see that the “final college decision” isn’t so final. There is still ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +15
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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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    7 Tips to Get Over Writer's Block

    7 Tips to Get Over Writer's Block
    Everyone has experienced writer’s block at some point in time – whether it’s while writing a college essay, a course research paper or a first-draft of a dissertation. Whether or not writing comes naturally to you isn't the issue - it happens to everyone and everyone needs to write something at some point in their academic career. No matter what you’re ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +21
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    Calming College Nerves

    Calming College Nerves
    If I remember correctly, December was about the time that my senior-in-high-school-self got a little worried about college. It’s very exciting to think about moving away and starting a new life in college, but there’s a lot of stuff to worry about, too. Well, I’m going to go through what worried me the most about college and calm you down about ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +21
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    Mother Load: Surviving the Holidays and the End of the Semester Crunch

    Mother Load: Surviving the Holidays and the End of the Semester Crunch
    Late one night, as I bent bleary-eyed over my sewing machine, I was feeling the pressure that comes from taking on more than one can handle. With the foot pedal pressed to the floor, I sewed seam after seam, intent on finishing my family’s seven costumes for the church Nativity pageant. As I stitched, the thought of my unfinished book proposal ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    AP Classes: It’s About More than Credit

    AP Classes: It’s About More than Credit
    You took biology. You took art history and French and chemistry. But, as soon as AP is placed in front of those course titles, you begin to feel intimidated. Advanced Placement? You're just a normal high school student. But the truth of the matter is that Advanced Placement simply means that you're taking a class that will prepare you for college ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Social Tips for the Introvert

    Social Tips for the Introvert
    I've never been the type to make friends easily. I had a few close friends in high school, but we didn't spend much time together outside of classes or the lunchroom. My introverted nature means that, however much I may want to engage with others, passing more than a few hours with anyone leaves me emotionally drained. Even though I may ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Here's to Your Health!

    Here's to Your Health!
    Remember when you were little, and you would wake up one morning -- your head was heavy and your body felt hot? Your mom would send you to school anyway, but you'd call her as soon as you got there and she'd end up having to leave work and pick you up from the nurse's office. She'd feel bad she sent ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +22
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    Finding Your Perfect Roommate Situation

    Finding Your Perfect Roommate Situation
    Most new college students seem to find that one of the biggest adjustments they have to make is having a roommate. Even if you’ve bunked with a sibling before, sleeping in the same room as a complete stranger is difficult at first. As we approach the housing sign-up season, try to keep the following questions in mind: Are you comfortable with ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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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 over 2 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Join the Conversation on FastWeb's Discussions

    Join the Conversation on FastWeb's Discussions
    Whether you’re looking for peer-to-peer advice or a place to share your experiences and vent, you’ve found it. For the first time, FastWeb users can talk to each other and chat about everything you’re going through preparing for college, being an undergrad student, applying for grad school and more. On FastWeb’s new Discussion Channel, you can get advice and chime in ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +14
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    The Stages of College Essay Writing

    The Stages of College Essay Writing
    In reality, thousands of other students applying for college will have similar grades, a comparable GPA and extracurriculars, so perhaps the only way to truly individualize your application is your essay. Your grades are most likely not funny, sentimental, quirky, deep or moving, but your essay can be. Moreover, the student with a 4.0 could be the most diligent Game of ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Skip Skipping Classes

    Skip Skipping Classes
    “What is the best piece of advice you can give a freshman?” It was a question that popped up over and over again during my time at Dawg Camp, an optional weekend retreat in the summer for incoming freshmen to the University of Georgia. Some of the answers were predictable, like make a lot of friends or don’t forget to call ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Avoid These Post-Graduation Problems

    Avoid These Post-Graduation Problems
    It’s often said that hindsight is 20/20. Which makes sense –it’s much easier to see what the right decisions are when you look back on an experience. When you are in a situation, however, you may feel clueless. There are so many choices to be made when completing a college degree, it is important to be aware of how those choices ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +27
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    The Reality of Senioritis

    The Reality of Senioritis
    Senioritis. As a naïve underclassman, I used to think it was a figure of speech. As in—You didn’t do your homework? Must be senioritis. Upperclassmen tried to warn me about it in their farewell speeches: And to all those juniors out there, beware of senioritis. I took it as tongue-in-cheek. But senioritis is no joke—it is a very real and debilitating ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Advice for High School Students

    Advice for High School Students
    If I could give one piece of advice to high school students (or anyone, really), I would tell them to not waste any time waiting for anything. Waiting for “life to begin.” Waiting for the world to fall into place. It sounds cliché, probably, and it’s easy to get caught up in the idea that you’re “stuck” in the town that ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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    Freshman Year Feelings

    Freshman Year Feelings
    In the frenzy that is preparing to leave the nest for the first time, there’s hardly time to sit around and contemplate your feelings. There are always more clothes to be packed, more things to buy, and emergency trips to the store to get something you forgot. As the day of departure grows nearer, emotions surface: worry, excitement, nervousness, apprehension, and ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +13
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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 2 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Take Caution (Literally) While Choosing a College

    One of the most important issues in choosing a college is often the most overlooked: the safety and security of your collegiate environment. Different universities handle safety differently, depending on their location and campus size. A college located in a major city might be more aggressive about safety than a school in the suburbs. (However, don't assume that safety is a ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +6
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    The Meaning Behind Community Service

    The Meaning Behind Community Service
    I have always wanted to have my own talk show, so I'm just going to pretend that I have one right now. Hello faithful audience and at-home viewers! Welcome to The Alison Show! Today we are going to be discussing a serious topic, one that will give you great life experiences, impressive things to put on your college application, wonderful essay ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +14
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