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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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    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 2 years ago | Rated: +22
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    To Pledge or Not to Pledge: Pros and Cons of Frat Life

    To Pledge or Not to Pledge: Pros and Cons of Frat Life
    There are a few big decisions most college freshman must make after they’ve decided on the college they want to attend -- like where to live, when to schedule classes, and whether or not to join Greek life. Although it may seem unimportant, whether or not you join Greek life will greatly affect your college experience in many ways. Hopefully this ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +16
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    College Application Résumé Sample

    Harry Potter The Cupboard under the Stairs 4 Privet Drive Little Whinging, Surrey [phone number] [email address] EDUCATION: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (graduating in May 20__) [school address] • Top 8% of class • GPA 3.4 • Exceeded Expectations on OWLS • Currently a NEWT student ACTIVITIES: Quidditch team Seeker (1-6)* SPEW member (4-6) • The Society for the ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +12
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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 1 year ago | Rated: +51
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    7 Mistakes First Time Job Seekers Make: And How to Avoid Them

    7 Mistakes First Time Job Seekers Make: And How to Avoid Them
    The day you graduate from college may be one of the happiest days of your life. The sense of accomplishment, the acknowledgement of a job well done, the pat on the back from your family and peers elates you. The future looks so bright, until you begin to search for a new job and are met with rejection after rejection. Then ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +17
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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 2 years ago | Rated: +31
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    Online vs. Classroom: Which Is Right for You?

    Online vs. Classroom: Which Is Right for You?
    In 2011, just about every college in the nation offers college courses and even full degrees that can be earned completely online. Gone are the days when online education was something to be scoffed at as inferior to classroom education. Now schools are competing to cut their costs, and win more students by offering online degree options. With all of these ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +13
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    6 Lessons Learned During My Internship

    6 Lessons Learned During My Internship
    Internships are the cherries on top of the resume sundae. They can make any student stand out to colleges, future employers, and boyfriends’ parents (just as a cherry stands out to a starving young child in a brightly colored ice cream store, or excuse me, froyo—the new trend). Internships are quickly becoming essential for any job and can offer a lot ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +13
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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 about 1 year ago | Rated: +14
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    Smartphones a Must for College Students?

    Smartphones a Must for College Students?
    In the age of the Internet, information is at our beck and call with the push of a button. Smartphones are no exception, making it easier to get up to the second news and information. It’s almost like carrying a laptop around in your pocket. Usually, high school graduates view purchasing a laptop a must before heading off to college. Now ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +12
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    5 Tips and Tricks to Make Your Finals Week a Success

    5 Tips and Tricks to Make Your Finals Week a Success
    Those of us on quarters have already survived the first finals week of the year. As a student of a school that’s still on quarters, I figured I could pass on some of my newly acquired finals week wisdom to those of you who have yet to take them. [gate] Tip #1 College finals are NOT the same as high school ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Figure It Out: Can You Afford Your College Choice?

    Figure It Out: Can You Afford Your College Choice?
    With the new year comes new resolutions and a fresh start, and this is no different for high school seniors. Now that you have some idea of where you’ll be a year from now, it’s time to make sure you can afford it. While nearly everyone fills out the FAFSA and waits to hear back from schools on their financial aid, ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +18
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    10 Steps Every Student Should Take to Prepare for Graduation

    10 Steps Every Student Should Take to Prepare for Graduation
    Graduation is a time for celebration, but graduation can also be a time of confusion. Many students leave college without the slightest clue of what to do next. Here are some things that you can do before your graduation date arrives to put you one step ahead. 1. Get familiar with your school's career services office. This office helps you to ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +13
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    The 5 Most Entertaining Ways to Procrastinate

    The 5 Most Entertaining Ways to Procrastinate
    To survive college, it’s crucial to learn two things quickly: the first is to stop procrastinating. Putting off your work will only ever make your life more difficult and more stressful when it comes down to crunch time. It’s a lot easier to do a little bit at a time than it is to fit it in all at once. That ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +17
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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 2 years ago | Rated: +22
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    Getting The Most out of College Visits

    Getting The Most out of College Visits
    There is nothing that so cements in the mind how amazing an experience college is as one's first steps onto a college campus. As brochures and scheduled tours would have us believe, the university is at all times a dynamic place, and in a lot of ways that’s very true. But viewing a college entirely through the lens the university represents ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +17
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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 over 2 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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    Finding Your Standardized Test Fit

    Finding Your Standardized Test Fit
    I can save you a lot of time and frustration in deciding which of these two major standardized tests to take and when by just saying this: Take them both twice with writing, and don't take them too late. Let me explain that first part, the reasoning behind taking them both. The SAT and ACT are essentially the same test in ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +18