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    Scheduling for Success

    Scheduling for Success
    One of the best perks of finally getting to college—other than the learning experience, the social fun and the increased independence—is the freedom that comes with choosing classes that are, for the most part, interesting. Moreover, there’s the opportunity to choose your own schedule (to an extent). Although your biggest priority should be planning a well-balanced schedule that helps you work ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +30
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    Steps to Acceptance: Getting Off the Deferral List

    Steps to Acceptance: Getting Off the Deferral List
    If you applied Early decision or early action, you are likely receiving your decisions right about now. I recently received my own decision and it was not exactly the way I wanted it to be. I had visions of telling my family all the wonderful news, just in time for the holidays. Instead, I have to tell them this: my application ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Examining Your College Options

    Examining Your College Options
    The college search can be a stressful experience. Looking through countless school websites, articles, and rankings, all the schools can start to run together, appearing no different from the next. However, there are a few things to keep in mind when narrowing your options – they might just bring back your sanity! Strength of Program The college search, for me, was ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +16
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    Involving Your Parents in Your College Search

    Involving Your Parents in Your College Search
    Choosing between colleges is certainly one of the hardest parts of senior year for many students, as it is hard to narrow down your college list. However, in addition to resources like Fastweb and your school counselors, there is always help to be found from your parents. We all know that our parents can be annoying sometimes, especially in the process ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +18
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    How to Impress Potential Colleges

    How to Impress Potential Colleges
    Showing Interest As a teenager with constantly fluctuating moods and likely a vague idea of what the future holds, you may be completely unsure of where you’d like to attend college. One day, a tiny liberal arts school may be calling your name. The next, only a school within a huge city will do. What should you do when the perfect ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Second Semester Motivational Tips

    Second Semester Motivational Tips
    I suppose that all good things must come to an end, and the holidays are some of those things. We wish the opposite, but January will eventually come (it always has in the past!). So what do we do when it does? How on earth can we keep ourselves motivated when the end seems so close and yet so far? Here ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +15
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    Navigating College Fairs

    Navigating College Fairs
    Weighing the pros and cons of just one college can be a source of overbearing stress. Luckily, some intelligent organizers decided to take the numerous stresses associated with individual schools and conglomerate their information in a loud and confusing festival: the college fair. College fairs often receive a bad reputation for this overwhelming nature and for not offering much insight to ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +21
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    Why You Should Take On a College Minor

    Why You Should Take On a College Minor
    Picking a major is a stressful endeavor. It seems like you’re picking one single thing that will show employers not only what you’re interested in, but what you plan on spending the rest of your life doing. Minors are a lot more fun. Think of them as toppings on your college diploma ice cream sundae. Your major is the main ice ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +18
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    What to Do If You Can't Go Home for the Holidays

    What to Do If You Can't Go Home for the Holidays
    The holiday season is upon us. For college students, this typically means a lot of traveling—which can be both expensive and time-consuming, especially if you live abroad or on the opposite side of the country. For a variety of reasons, students aren't always able to go home for the holidays. So what’s there to do during your month-long winter recess? There ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +12
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    Choosing Your Ideal College Size

    Choosing Your Ideal College Size
    When I was in the process of choosing a college three years ago, the size of the school was definitely a factor that went into my decision. Having attended a large high school with nearly five hundred students in my graduating class, I knew that I wanted a college experience that was a little more intimate. Truman State, where I attend, ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Making Major Decisions

    Making Major Decisions
    “What do you want to be when you grow up?” “What is your career goal?” “What are you planning to study in college?” These typical questions are the things nightmares are made of. Parents, family members, and prying adults interrogate you, constantly wondering what you want to do with your existence. It comes up at birthday parties, meetings, and dinner ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +16
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    High School Finals Study Tips

    High School Finals Study Tips
    As the holidays peek around the corner, the last thing students want is to spend time studying. Between visiting relatives and holiday celebrations, it is easy to postpone studying for exams until the last minute. Pressure begins to mount and stress accumulates quickly. With a few key study tips, however, this undue stress can easily be eliminated. Start Studying Now It ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +16
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    Staying on Top of Your Scholarship Search

    Staying on Top of Your Scholarship Search
    Let’s be honest: money is one of the biggest factors in determining what college you will spend the next few years of your life and scholarships are an easy way to chip away at the cost of your college education. One of the most important things to remember when beginning your scholarship search is actually quite simple: the more, the merrier! ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Communicating with Your Roommate

    Communicating with Your Roommate
    Living with a roommate is a uniquely collegiate experience which comes with its own set of challenges. You may have shared a room with your sister back home, but your relationship with your college roommate is not likely to be as immediately comfortable as your relationship with your sister. Unfortunately, it’s less acceptable to yell at your roommate to turn off ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +21
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    Productive Holiday Break Ideas

    Productive Holiday Break Ideas
    I think I speak for many when I say November, December, and January are the best months of the school year when students finally get a break from the late nights spent studying and cramming for final exams. Holiday break comes as a welcome reward after the stressful weeks of taking final exams, completing college applications and standardized exams like the ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +23
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    Why I Love Going to a Big Ten School

    Why I Love Going to a Big Ten School
    When I was a senior in high school, I was only looking at colleges within the Big Ten. I came from a relatively small high school and I was ready for college to be an entirely new experience. I went from my high school of 800 people to my college of 40,000. I think what I wanted was pretty obvious. To ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +25
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    Ideas for Your Best Winter Break Yet

    Ideas for Your Best Winter Break Yet
    Happy break! Well, almost. It’s exciting, isn’t it; just thinking about how little time there is left before you’ll be heading home? Can you believe that an entire semester is already almost over? For me, it’s my first college semester…which is absolutely crazy! I’ve been in Ireland since August, and sad as I am to leave, I’m also super excited to ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +18
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    Writing Your First Resume

    Writing Your First Resume
    Writing your first resume can be intimidating, especially as a college student transitioning from high school into the "real" working world. Maybe you're worried that you lack enough professional experience to fill an entire page, or maybe you're unsure about how to format it. Here are some tips to help you nail your first resume. Resume Basics Employers won't spend very ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +24
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    Student Volunteering 101

    Student Volunteering 101
    Competitively working your way through high school and college will often feel like one of the most selfish journeys you will take. Everything centers around how to get YOUR degree, how to prepare for YOUR future career, how to ensure that YOU can succeed. Every once in a while, YOU really just need to take some time off and make progress ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +23
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    The Importance of Extracurriculars

    The Importance of Extracurriculars
    It’s easy to get caught up in the academic aspects of a college application, spending every spare second focusing on your grades. With so many educational commitments, it can be tempting to drop everything else in order to maintain your grade point average. However, colleges like to see other aspects on the application in addition to academics. They love extracurriculars. Every ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +22
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