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    City College, Country College

    City College, Country College
    With over 3,000 colleges and universities in the United States alone, there’s a pretty good chance you’re going to find one that fits your personality perfectly. With so much enormous variety, it might seem difficult to narrow down exactly which one that is. One of the most important factors in your school experience can be its location – you’ll get a ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +15
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    The Ups and Downs of the Pre-College Rush

    The Ups and Downs of the Pre-College Rush
    I am lucky to have found my dream school as quickly as I did. I am lucky to have been accepted into that college. I am lucky that my school is cheap and close to home. I am lucky in so many ways, but not necessarily in the ways I expected to be. When I first visited Truman State a year ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Letting College Take You Where It Takes You: Studying Abroad in Costa Rica

    Letting College Take You Where It Takes You: Studying Abroad in Costa Rica
    I'm sitting in a computer lab, discreetly listening to two locals joke and tease one another in Spanish while it pours rain outside. If this were any other summer, I might be waiting in line for a ride at Whitewater or curled up on the recliner with my puppy, but it's not just any summer. This is the summer I study ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +15
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    The Stages of Senioritis

    The Stages of Senioritis
    As students around the country enter into the arctic wilderness that is February, moods drop, bodies slump, and grades lessen in importance. February wins the worst month of the year award, and I say this solemnly because my birthday inhabits this sad, dreary month. Students are right in the middle of the third quarter. Spring break seems close, but yet so ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +14
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    How to Write your Personal Statement in Four Easy Steps

    How to Write your Personal Statement in Four Easy Steps
    1. Pick a topic you’re passionate about. Your writing will be both easier and more genuine if you write about what you want to write about, instead of writing about what you think colleges want to hear. The most successful essays describe a moment of personal growth, difficulty, strength, or confidence, all of which people experience in vastly different ways. [gate] ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +14
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    5 Things You Should Know About the SAT

    5 Things You Should Know About the SAT
    I’m going to give a little back-story on my experience with the fantastic test that everyone dreads – the SAT. I took it for the first time in the fall of my junior year and for the second time in the spring of that year. I did relatively well the first time I took the test, but it wasn't good enough ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +14
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    You Have a Horrible Professor - Now What?

    You Have a Horrible Professor - Now What?
    The first day of a new class always starts with a mixture of anticipation, nervousness, and excitement. If you take enough classes in college you are sure to run into the dreaded “bad professor” who seems to ruin your hopes of having a great semester. Every instructor has his or her own style. Sometimes the way a teacher teaches isn't conducive ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +14
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    Anxiety Antidotes: From One Student to Another

    Anxiety Antidotes: From One Student to Another
    Four college applications, three scholarship essays, two college visits, one student. It’s about that time when everyone starts to seriously think of eloping with that bizarre kid down the street and gambling with fate, but take two steps back and it slowly seems like you’d better steer clear. But, sometimes, taking those two vital steps back takes a lot of extra ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +14
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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 12 months 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 12 months ago | Rated: +14
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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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +14
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    A Student's Angst

    A Student's Angst
    Tick tock. That’s all I hear as I push in my applications for college. Tick tock. The clock’s ticking as I type in yet again, my first name, last name, address, alternative address, birthdate and phone number. What am I going to do with my life? [gate] I have an idea, but the most terrifying thing, is that I won’t in ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +14
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    So What Advice Would You Give an Underclassman?

    So What Advice Would You Give an Underclassman?
    Here it is again: the how-to letter those teachers always make you read at the beginning of the year from those students who managed to survive the class. Now that I’m a sage and maybe a little jaded senior, it’s my turn to give the advice. Pay heed, all underclassmen who read to the end: this WILL be on the exam. ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Buying Textbooks Without Breaking Your Wallet

    Buying Textbooks Without Breaking Your Wallet
    When deciding to purchase textbooks for next semester, you have a couple of options: [gate] 1. Buying books online For most students, purchasing textbooks online is their primary option at the start of a new semester. The most popular website to buy and sell textbooks is Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/ ). When searching for a book on sites such as Amazon, here are ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +14
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    Staying Afloat in Stormy Classes

    Staying Afloat in Stormy Classes
    As college students across the nation lock themselves in their dorm rooms and curl up in bed with a spoon and a jar of Nutella in preparation for final exams, many of them will realize they are in over their heads. [gate] After all, there is a difference between stressing over an important final because there is a lot of information ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +14
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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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    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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    Switching Schools

    Switching Schools
    Some students transfer to a new school for personal reasons, while others have to switch from community college after receiving an Associate’s Degree or other certification. Regardless of the reason you’re making a change, transferring to a new college can be a big transition. After getting my Associate’s Degree from my community college, I transferred to a four-year university. To ensure ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +14
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    Oh, the Places You'll Go -- Studying Abroad

    Oh, the Places You'll Go -- Studying Abroad
    The main hall of the Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence, Italy has but one purpose: to showcase the most exhibited sculpture in the world, Michelangelo’s David. A visitor to the Gallery enters the well-lit hall to see David at the end, resplendent in the cold yet transient marble of the High Renaissance. Bypassing the other works of Michelangelo that line the hallway—another ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Deciding to Join a Sorority—Trust Yourself

    Deciding to Join a Sorority—Trust Yourself
    The day of Big/Little Reveal was hot. I remember because we were all wearing dresses; it might have been the first day of the semester where no one had chosen to wear pants. I and five other newly initiated girls gathered outside of my freshman dorm to drive over to the venue together. For this occasion I had borrowed a friend’s ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +14
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