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    The Secret to College Applications

    The Secret to College Applications
    Applying to colleges can be quite the juggling act; you are torn between senioritis and an astonishing amount of homework, commitments to your social life and family obligations, work, sports, extracurriculars, and the favorite among high school (and even more so college) students: sleep. [gate] On top of all those things, there is also so much that you have to consider ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +51
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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 7 months ago | Rated: +31
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    Accepting Rejection (or a Deferral or Waitlisting)

    Accepting Rejection (or a Deferral or Waitlisting)
    I can never again poke fun at the cliche concept of girls locking themselves in their bathrooms and crying until they feel better. That was me, minutes after reading my decision letter from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: waitlisted. All I could think was, "I'm not even good enough for a rejection." Looking back, it seems really silly. ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +31
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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 5 months ago | Rated: +30
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    The Feelings Behind Admissions Decisions

    The Feelings Behind Admissions Decisions
    When I hear phrases like “it’s not the end of the world” being applied to college admission decisions, I am generally annoyed. A rejection letter may not mark the end of the world as we know it, but it certainly can destroy an envisioned future. Admission decisions do carry significant weight; I do believe that, like nearly any other factor, they ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +27
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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 5 months ago | Rated: +26
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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 7 months ago | Rated: +25
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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 7 months ago | Rated: +24
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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 7 months ago | Rated: +24
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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 7 months ago | Rated: +23
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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 6 months ago | Rated: +23
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    Your Guide to Taking On a Summer Semester

    Your Guide to Taking On a Summer Semester
    It’s that time of year again: the sun is shining, the air is warm and people are spending their free moments throwing a Frisbee or playing hacky sack on the quad. The semester isn’t over, but for many of us crazy college kids it may as well be. Despite all the end-of-semester demands of school, nothing seems worth giving up even ...
    Published 22 days ago | Rated: +23
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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 8 months ago | Rated: +22
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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 7 months ago | Rated: +22
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    Steering Clear of Second Semester Setbacks

    Steering Clear of Second Semester Setbacks
    With one semester gone, half of the year has passed. All your efforts have conjured the grades of your first semester report card. Whether you earned the marks you desired, or not, you are likely too exhausted to care! As you enter second semester, concentrating on studies becomes difficult. Distractions spring up, snagging much needed academic attentions. Incapable of helping yourself, ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +22
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    College Fairs: A to Z

    College Fairs: A to Z
    A college fair is a rare opportunity to see many options on a table before you, like a buffet of colleges awaiting your application. Perhaps the process is a little less exciting than that, but college fairs are nonetheless great opportunities to talk to representatives from possible schools, meet current college students and find new schools you’ve never thought about or ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +22
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    13 Ways to Not Be Awkward in College

    13 Ways to Not Be Awkward in College
    As of late, society has adopted a curious fascination of the awkward. We laugh at Napoleon Dynamite and basically any Michael Cera character, and “that awkward moment when…” has become a popular introductory phrase for interesting Facebook statuses. But the word itself hasn’t changed very much and certainly hasn’t been changed into the kind of adjective you would want used to ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +22
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    The Biggest Lesson I’ve Learned in High School

    The Biggest Lesson I’ve Learned in High School
    Like she has for years, my mom recently surprised me by telling me something I had never heard before. Like mothers and daughters do, we were sitting on the couch, watching TV and discussing my feelings for people at school. These are the people who seem to have it all: the straight A’s, the college scholarships, the popularity. All without really ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +22
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    Summer Plan Suggestions for Students

    Summer Plan Suggestions for Students
    As the year comes to a close and you count down the days until prom, graduation, and freedom, you may be faced with the dreaded question: What are you doing this summer? Thankfully, there is a range of options to suit every interest and person, whether you’re a beach bum or a worker bee. If You Want to Intern... If you’re ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +22
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    Graduate School vs. Undergrad: What to Know

    Graduate School vs. Undergrad: What to Know
    You finished four years of college and feel that you have finally accomplished your goal. Now you will be able to go out and get hired, on the spot, for the job you have always wanted. Or will you? Obtaining the job you want right out of college isn’t always a reality. Many college graduates end up working jobs just to ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +21
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