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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 1 day ago | Rated: +22
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    Roommate Relationship Maintenance Tips

    Roommate Relationship Maintenance Tips
    As we come to the middle of the semester, you’ll probably find that you’ve adjusted to life away from home and the familiar. I hope that it’s become easier to get yourself to class each day, practice study skills and make friends, but if not, never fear! There is still plenty of time to find your way. For many people, one ...
    Published 1 day ago | Rated: +23
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    Holidays and Headaches

    Holidays and Headaches
    By this time in the semester, you have gotten used to being a (somewhat) responsible adult. Your independence away from home has toughened you up and made you sharper. From doing your own laundry to setting up your own appointments (without crying, of course), you are embracing your freedom and individuality. But there comes a time when you start to dream ...
    Published 2 days ago | Rated: +28
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    Considering AP or Dual Credit Courses: Pros and Cons

    Considering AP or Dual Credit Courses: Pros and Cons
    Building your schedule in high school can be a stressful time, especially if you’re a student that is trying to decide on whether or not to take AP or Duel Credit courses. The pros and cons of these advanced classes are important to consider and the following list includes some of the most important pros and cons to remember when you ...
    Published 2 days ago | Rated: +18
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    Obtaining College Recommendation Letters

    Obtaining College Recommendation Letters
    The Mystery Every part of the application process is completely transparent to you, the student applicant, except for one: the recommendation letter. The recommendation letter is the only portion of the application that you will not submit, edit, or write yourself. Your knowledge only extends to the writer and the due date. However, this is not to say that you have ...
    Published 7 days ago | Rated: +17
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    Finals: Make a Study Plan Now & Avoid Cramming Later

    Finals: Make a Study Plan Now & Avoid Cramming Later
    It’s getting towards that time of year – that time when the threat of exams begins to appear on the horizon and all of that first-semester fun begins to fade into reality. Don’t panic yet, though – there are some easy things you can do to keep studying from turning into a late-night cram session the night before your test. As ...
    Published 10 days ago | Rated: +17
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    Staying Healthy on Campus

    Staying Healthy on Campus
    As a college student who has been stuck in her dorm room with a debilitating cold for the past week, I speak from experience when I say that it is important to maintain healthy habits in a campus setting. The price of tissues, tea and ibuprofen can add up, so take the less expensive route and prevent illness. Below is a ...
    Published 15 days ago | Rated: +19
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    Narrowing Down Your List of College Choices

    Narrowing Down Your List of College Choices
    For some, choosing which colleges you’d like to apply to can become overwhelming. There are so many benefits to each college that you might find yourself wanting to apply everywhere. Narrowing down your choices isn't so hard once you consider who you are as a person and what you want in your college experience. Here’s a list of what you should ...
    Published 16 days ago | Rated: +19
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    Finding Your Own Student Life

    Finding Your Own Student Life
    The one, key lesson I have learned from my first few weeks of higher education has been this: it is okay for your college life to be imperfect and unconventional. During this first half of my first semester, I have suffered from numerous insecurities. There have been moments when I have felt like the only student on campus without a throng ...
    Published 17 days ago | Rated: +17
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    Surviving Group Assignments

    Surviving Group Assignments
    Group assignments are the worst. Give me a ten-paper paper to write, a test to study for—anything other than a group assignment. Please. As a college student, you’re going to be assigned group projects, and probably at least a dozen of them throughout your whole academic career. I understand the logic behind these group assignments, I do: out in the real ...
    Published 17 days ago | Rated: +19
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    Following Exam Instructions: A Cautionary Tale

    Following Exam Instructions: A Cautionary Tale
    It’s difficult to suppress laughter when I think about the preposterous test mistakes our teachers warn against. It’s pretty standard for every test. First, teachers run through how it’s forbidden to doodle in the margins and how a student’s academic career is in jeopardy should he or she dare to venture past lower right corner’s grey STOP sign. It becomes increasingly ...
    Published 21 days ago | Rated: +19
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    Halloween Campus Safety Tips

    Halloween Campus Safety Tips
    October crept onto campuses all across the nation and now is the time that everyone begins to plan for Halloween. Costumes are already being bought or created and parties are being prepped and planned. Halloween on campus is one of the highlights of any college year. Getting dressed up with your friends and going out and is a lot of fun, ...
    Published 23 days ago | Rated: +22
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    Welcome Week Warnings

    Welcome Week Warnings
    The first week of college may not be the most stressful or overwhelming of your higher education career, but it is sure to be one of the most nerve-wracking. You've spent weeks, if not months, preparing for your move—you’ve bought extra-long twin size sheets, a shower caddy big enough for all your bath accessories, and enough notebooks to last you all ...
    Published 24 days ago | Rated: +16
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    Tips from a Scholarship Winner

    Tips from a Scholarship Winner
    If you are anything like me, scholarships seem nearly impossible to win. Up until recently, I believed this to be true, but was proven wrong when my sister won a $500 scholarship from the Sylmar's Women's Club. “Personally I had never heard of someone winning a scholarship before and was in complete shock when I received an email informing me that ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +19
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    Dealing with a Bad Professor

    Dealing with a Bad Professor
    It’s a fact of college-student life: you’re going to have at least one professor that you dislike. You’ll go to your first day of class thinking that all those Rate-My-Professor reviews you read prepared you well. Then it turns out that most were written by disgruntled students who wanted easy As, and your professor’s tough but fair and you know you’ll ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +17
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    Where to Begin Your Scholarship Search

    Where to Begin Your Scholarship Search
    Remember those days when our most significant monetary concerns circulated around being a quarter short of getting a bouncy ball at the grocery store machines? When a plastic piggy bank filled with four cents was a gold mine? When a splurge would consist of an extra teddy bear outfit at Build-a-Bear? Sorry to break the reminiscence, but colleges are asking for ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +17
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    Life Lessons for When the Unexpected Happens

    Life Lessons for When the Unexpected Happens
    College is something which you spend all four years of high school – if not longer than that – preparing for. It’s a huge turning point, a milestone, in anyone’s life. So you’d hate to have life throw a wrench right in the middle of all of those plans. Believe me, I know. In early August I suddenly found myself in ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +18
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    Maintaining Balance: School, Scholarships & Your College Search

    Maintaining Balance: School, Scholarships & Your College Search
    Some may tell you that junior year is the most stressful of the four years you will spend in high school. There is some validity to that statement, but senior year may be just as stressful, if not more stressful, for some students. Between academics, extracurricular activities, scholarships and searching for the perfect college fit, students may have trouble balancing their ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +17
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    Standardized Test Prep Tips

    Standardized Test Prep Tips
    Typically beginning in junior year of high school, test preparation often becomes a source of stress for students. Some walk in the day of the test with no idea of how the test works. Others, after vain attempts at studying, receive their results with disappointment. Questions surface such as, “Should I buy that expensive test prep kit?” leaving students uneasy and ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +18
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    How to Get Recruited for College Sports

    How to Get Recruited for College Sports
    For many high school athletes, moving on to the next level is always a goal throughout an athletic career. Whether it in football, basketball, soccer, tennis, or volleyball (the list goes on…), what athlete doesn't want to receive an athletic scholarship to play college sports? Although you may think the odds are slim that a college will recruit you, there are ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +16
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