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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 11 months ago | Rated: +18
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    Organize an Auction or Raffle-- and Make Some Extra Cash

    Organize an Auction or Raffle-- and Make Some Extra Cash
    Tough times call for tough measures. If you don’t have time to get a part-time job, but need some extra cash, here’s an idea—conduct your own auction or raffle. First things first—figure out what you’ll auction off. This could be anything from the opposing team’s jersey at a tail gate party (which is usually burned by the auction winner) to raffling ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Permission to Shine: Liberating Ourselves While Empowering Others

    The other day I ran into a friend I hadn’t seen in a while. During the course of our conversation, I mentioned that I had returned to school part time. “Good for you! That’s wonderful!” she said. Then a wistful look passed over her face as she confessed, “I’ve thought about going back to school for my master’s, but I just ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +10
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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 4 months ago | Rated: +17
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    New Scholarship Announced in Honor of Tyler Clementi

    New Scholarship Announced in Honor of Tyler Clementi
    Just last year one student's tragic death sparked a media outpouring on the topics of gay/lesbian bashing, homophobia and bullying. The response from the nation and those who have lived through it was - "it will get better." That student was Tyler Clementi and last week the Point Foundation, the largest provider of scholarships to lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgendered students ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +20
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    Does Liberal Arts Education Affect Religion?

    Does Liberal Arts Education Affect Religion?
    As I was exploring topics to cover for my final story in my newswriting class, I came across the issue of whether or not liberal arts education affects the religious practices of college students. The issue really intrigued me because I attend a liberal arts university, and have been taught about many different perspectives since beginning classes in the fall. I’ve ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Senioritis: An Epidemic

    Senioritis: An Epidemic
    Ah, senior year. It has finally arrived! Prom, senior banquet, commencement, graduation, senior portraits, the sheer excitement! With the laurels we seniors are resting on. The actual bulk of senior year--is dull in comparison. After all, we've been sitting in these very classrooms for the past four years, not counting intermediate school, elementary school, pre-school. A lot of school. Nearly 13 ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Top Ways Online Learning is Changing

    Top Ways Online Learning is Changing
    The online sector is an ever-changing, ever-growing market, especially in terms of education. Though many areas are still new and in development stages, many advances have been made within recent years to improve the learning experience for users and institutions alike. Below are some of the most significant changes that have occurred as a part of the online learning movement. [gate] ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +11
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    What to Listen to While Studying

    What to Listen to While Studying
    If you like to listen to music while you study, choosing the right type can be vital to your overall productivity level. Listening to music can calm you down, leading to more conscientious studying, elevating your mood, motivating you to stay focused and studying for longer periods of time. While it can be a challenge to stay away from the hottest ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +21
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    Asian Academia

    Asian Academia
    You work hard for your grades and accomplishments. But, imagine a world where your accomplishments aren't attributed to you, or your hard work, but to your race. Unfortunately, this is the world Asian-Americans are finding themselves in all too often when it comes to the education sector. [gate] Affirmative action, and laws in the like, are supposed to protect and help ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +27
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    The Scoop on Study Abroad

    The Scoop on Study Abroad
    Studying abroad is an experience that many students want to have, but the process of planning can be very overwhelming. If you take it step-by-step, however, it will be less stressful and you’ll be sure to have a great time. No matter your interests, language ability or confidence be sure to schedule an appointment with your college’s study abroad office before ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Race to the Future via the College Fair

    Race to the Future via the College Fair
    Look beyond now-drop by the next college fair coming up! It is always recommended that you attend a college fair, at least once. I have heard, not to mention, seen this advice approximately fifty times-literally. Even if you are tired and wary of encountering material about college fairs, you should UNDOUBTEDLY heed that advice. All are welcomed; whether you are completely ...
    Published 12 months ago | Rated: +13
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    Myths About Online Learning

    Myths About Online Learning
    We’re all aware of the negative stereotypes that exist about online universities. Luckily, our culture is catching up and becoming increasingly aware that most of the “information” they've heard about online students is a bunch of nonsense. [gate] Check out some of the outlined myths below, complete with proof of why it’s a myth, many which you've likely heard around town. ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +10
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    eReaders and eBooks, Are Students Using Them?

    eReaders and eBooks, Are Students Using Them?
    Do you have an eReader? Do you use one for class? A recent study asked college students what they think of the technology and how much they’re using it. This past March OnCampus research asked 655 college students about their usage of electronic books or eBooks as well as their usage of eReader devices. Three major conclusions of the study are ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +6
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    The People You Meet: Community and the Community College

    The back-to-school jitters kicked in just as I climbed into the elevator. Trying to appear calm and self-assured, I surveyed the swarm of younger faces around me. I made my way to the fourth floor classroom for my first “publishing your writing” class. Arriving early, I tentatively chose a seat and waited for my professor and classmates to trickle in. Fully ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +6
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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 8 months ago | Rated: +21
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    A Day in the Life of a College Student

    A Day in the Life of a College Student
    This semester was one of the craziest of my life. I had a long commute where I was driving almost two hours daily, taking fifteen credits (equating to five classes, one of which was a teaching assistant position), working on three research reports and presentations, not to mention, dealing with stressful personal issues . . . but I survived! Let’s start ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +16
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    Navigating the Infinite Scholarship Search

    Navigating the Infinite Scholarship Search
    When I started applying for scholarships, I searched constantly. I just couldn't miss out on seeing every possible scholarship available. And while it’s good to keep up on scholarship information, I was forgetting something important: applying. As I searched and searched and searched through scholarships, I used up time that could have been spent applying for a few of them. I ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Saying Our Goodbyes

    By the time this blog posts, I will officially be a college graduate! The event I've been talking about forever will have finally happened -- and it's starting to hit me. The reality will be even harsher when I wake up that fateful August move-in day later this year, only to remember I'm no longer at Hofstra... I'm getting sad just ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +7
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    A New Year, a New Beginning: New Year's Resolutions for College Students

    A New Year, a New Beginning: New Year's Resolutions for College Students
    The New Year has arrived and with it comes a new semester and a new start for your college student.  While many students will make New Year’s Resolutions, history shows that most resolutions don't last very long – mainly because they are too difficult or simply unrealistic. College students are much more likely to keep resolutions if they are realistic and ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +10
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