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    5 Ways You Can Avoid Senioritis

    5 Ways You Can Avoid Senioritis
    Your senior year of high school, especially the second semester, will almost certainly be one of the most stressful times of your high school career. Grades, scholarships and college applications rush upon you all at once and, once the rush seems to have passed, many times, seniors tend to get an attitude that reflects the fact that they will no longer ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +20
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    Four Simple Study Tips to Ace Your Finals

    Four Simple Study Tips to Ace Your Finals
    I am entering the spring semester of my freshman year of college armed with a quiver full of higher-ed wisdom. Having survived fall semester finals, and having learned some of the dos and don’ts of collegiate studying, I am confident in my ability to conquer second semester. Here are four tips for performing your best on this semester’s finals: 1. Determine ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Staying Focused Through Spring Semester

    Staying Focused Through Spring Semester
    The End of Applications By mid-January, the majority of colleges and universities stop accepting applications. In effect, you’re done, and you should celebrate. At the same time, you’re not done yet. Second quarter grades will be sent to your colleges, and so keeping up that “A” in calculus is still important. The first half of your year was probably the biggest ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Spring Break Safety Tips

    Spring Break Safety Tips
    I know it’s hard to think about Spring Break when the weather (at least where I am) is freezing, but it’s NEVER too early to plan ahead! This is especially true if you’re traveling with other students. Besides, what better way to beat to beat the slow days of winter than to dream of vacation? Fun is only fun if you’re ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +16
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    Activities on College Applications Are a Must

    Activities on College Applications Are a Must
    It’s no secret that the competition to get into the most prestigious colleges is at its peak, which goes to say that activities on college apps has never been more necessary. Of course it’s crucial to maintain a high GPA throughout your high school years, as well as for those in community college planning to transfer into a university, nowadays it ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +16
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    College Career Center Services & Resources

    College Career Center Services & Resources
    "Career services," as the career center at my school is called, provides many resources other than job listings—as helpful to career-conscious, cash-strapped college kids as those can be. But what is a job listing without the interview skills and professional-quality resume to back it up? Well, that's where your career center can help! In addition to internship and job listings, your ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Strategies for Your College Search

    Strategies for Your College Search
    SAT, ACT, GPA - these seemingly simple three-letter acronyms build up into lines of text in lengthy guidance office bulletins, textbooks and prep books that can outweigh your body by at least 10 pounds. Junior year loads on the pressure for college, and you can easily feel it on piling on. Too light for you? Remember that you also have to ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +18
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    A Procrastinator’s Guide to Essay Writing

    A Procrastinator’s Guide to Essay Writing
    You did it again. You procrastinated. You watched sixteen episodes of “The Office” instead of writing that 15-page research paper. I really can’t believe you. Actually I can, and I know what it’s like. Most of us do. I’ve put off papers and articles before and I’ve had to pump them out in as little as a few hours. As a ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +26
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    2015 New Year’s Resolutions for College Students

    2015 New Year’s Resolutions for College Students
    2014 was the year where Flappy Bird got us heated enough to flip tables. Where we lost legends of comedy, Robin Williams and Joan Rivers, but gained millions for a cause in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Where Frozen took the world by storm and we just could not “Let It Go.” Yes, 2014 was a very good year. But, with ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +19
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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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 months ago | Rated: +16
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