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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 11 months ago | Rated: +15
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    Eyes on the Prize: Recommendation Letters

    Eyes on the Prize: Recommendation Letters
    Humans are naturally social creatures. Therefore, we usually prefer to surround ourselves with favorable companions. We are more comfortable with those we build a connection with. Those connections can benefit us in a variety of ways - from friendships and personal relationships, to networking and employment. When you connect with someone, they are more willing to do you favors and vouch ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +16
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    Your Major? Your Passion

    Your Major? Your Passion
    Choosing a major is one of the most important decisions of your college career and that’s why students start sweating profusely when it’s even brought up. But, this is a safe space everyone, OK? We’re going to talk about it calmly and get through this, together. Personally, I have known what I wanted to major in since third grade. WAIT! Don’t ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +20
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    The Battle: College Applications vs. Academics

    The Battle: College Applications vs. Academics
    You spent all of high school planning and preparing for this moment. You researched colleges based on location, size, student body, and tons of other things, crafting a polished list of theschools you wanted to go to. You took all of the classes you thought would help you with your biology degree. You planned the kinds of courses you would take ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +20
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    Exploring Study Abroad Opportunities

    Exploring Study Abroad Opportunities
    Study abroad can be an enriching and rewarding experience, but only if you plan it correctly. It’s an emotional, physical, spiritual and cultural change that many students wish to embark upon. If you’re thinking about study abroad now or in the future, here are some helpful tips and questions to examine how you can maximize your study abroad experience: [gate] 1. ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +14
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    The Early Decision Debate

    The Early Decision Debate
    It’s finally here: senior year. However, while the closeness of graduation is on the minds of almost everybody, one thing lingers there still: college. For seniors, it is finally that time where college is within our grasps but, before we can pack our bags and move onto the next level, we need to be accepted first. Many people will apply to ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +16
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    Atlas Shrugged, and Then Offered a Scholarship

    Atlas Shrugged, and Then Offered a Scholarship
    While other, more practical students spent their summers entering realistic and potentially profitable scholarship contests, I spent the month of August reading Ayn Rand’s novel Atlas Shrugged. As anyone familiar with the book will be able to tell you, this was no weekend read. 1,069 pages of tiny print—and, at one point in the novel, a fifty-page-long speech on the light ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +16
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    You Have Student Loan Debt - Now What?

    You Have Student Loan Debt - Now What?
    When you first apply for financial aid for college, you may feel like student loans are a great option. The idea of paying back the loans seems like a distant reality. Surely, you will be able to pay the loans back without any problems, right? After graduation the truth sets in. Depending on how much money you borrowed while in school, ...
    Published 12 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Examining the College Journey

    Examining the College Journey
    We all know that college is different from high school—that’s what gives it a lot of its appeal. The freedom that you’ll have once you arrive on campus is unlike anything you’ve ever known, but there are some aspects of this liberty that may surprise you. Independence You may have had your driver’s license, your own car and a late curfew ...
    Published 12 months ago | Rated: +14
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    Navigating through College Life

    Navigating through College Life
    College life: a whole lot different than high school, adjustments required. Sometimes those adjustments aren't easy or obvious. Here are a few major ones that can definitely help you figure it all out. Be outgoing and friendly. All the time. At home, you can cuddle up by yourself in your bed after school and watch Mad Men over and over again. ...
    Published 12 months ago | Rated: +19
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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 12 months ago | Rated: +18
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    As the Years Go By...A College Perspective

    As the Years Go By...A College Perspective
    We’re all familiar with this time of year: the days are steadily getting shorter, the textbook deals are being advertised, and the school and dorm supplies are on sale at Target. I’m sure most of us are all moved in to college by now, though we’re still probably getting used to being away from home for what may be the first ...
    Published 12 months ago | Rated: +12
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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 12 months ago | Rated: +20
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    Planning for Success

    Planning for Success
    Perhaps you have all your classes picked out for the semester or maybe you’re frantically planning your classes right before this new semester begins. In either case, these are helpful hints to ensure your class schedule is a success. [gate] 1. Counselors If you are a new student or close to graduation, talk to a counselor. Find out from your admissions ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +13
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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 about 1 year ago | Rated: +13
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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 about 1 year ago | Rated: +17
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    A Student's Perspective on Test Prep

    A Student's Perspective on Test Prep
    The SAT is often a stressful experience, summed up in one simple score, but students have many resources they can use to help prepare and improve their score. In school, students often discuss the nerves the SAT or ACT causes, with symptoms like anxiety. One friend even described to me that she had a nightmare in which she failed the SAT, ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +13
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    Personalizing Your College Visit

    Personalizing Your College Visit
    College visits may seem fairly simple. The information is all prepared by the school and all you have to do is show up and listen. Though it may seem this way, you have to put yourself in the place of an applicant, even if you're not a senior, and consider the questions you may have when it actually comes to applying. ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +13
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    Finding a Part-Time Job to Fit Your Schedule

    Finding a Part-Time Job to Fit Your Schedule
    College can be pretty hectic. Depending on how many courses you take, and extra curricular activities you are involved in, it may seem like there is little time left for a part-time job. Most students, however, need extra money while in school whether they receive financial aid or not. Extra money helps with tuition and fees, books and supplies and living ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +14
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    Reprioritizing College Applications

    Reprioritizing College Applications
    As I enter the last few weeks of summer before my senior year of high school begins, I would like to address a topic that seems to be looming ever closer: college applications. The funny thing is that I have felt ready to apply to colleges since I was a thirteen-year-old, staring out of middle school windows and dreaming of the ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +14
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