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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 4 days ago | Rated: +18
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    Jump Start Your Semester

    Jump Start Your Semester
    There are so many tasks to remember to accomplish – how can a student be expected to remember everything? Since you have so much to do at the start of each semester, it can naturally be quite cumbersome to keep track of all your tasks. Here’s a helpful list you can utilize to stay ahead from start to finish this semester: ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +18
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    Born to Lead

    Born to Lead
    Are you a born leader? The truth is, you don't have to be. While there are characteristics commonly found in good leaders, many of the qualities can be learned traits or part of your personality. So, if you find yourself exploring the possibilities of taking on more leadership roles, check out the following qualities which are some of the most valued ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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    All About Essays

    All About Essays
    Oh, the dreaded college admissions essay. Everyone, it seems, has the same question: What do I write about? Suddenly, it’s hard to imagine anything that makes you stand out. But, of course, there is an essay topic out there for everyone. Often, students hear stories of essays about the week spent volunteering in Africa or a class that was especially challenging. ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +18
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    5 Questions Upperclassman Should Ask Advisors

    5 Questions Upperclassman Should Ask Advisors
    We get it, you're a college upperclassman and you know what you're doing. You may think you know the answers…but, then again, you may be wrong. These five questions are worth asking your academic advisor, if for no other reason than to double-check you’re on the same page. Asking the five following questions simply ensures you’ve crossed your “t’s” and dotted ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +18
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    Move Over, Traditional Dorms. Luxury Housing Has Arrived!

    Move Over, Traditional Dorms. Luxury Housing Has Arrived!
    The days of stark, boring dorm rooms are gone, at least, at some colleges. Who would choose to live in a room resembling a jail cell when there’s an option for a room with a view – city style? Enter, Campus Crest Communities, Inc., a company devoted to the creation of fully furnished, luxurious dorm accommodations. The publicly traded company, based ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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    College Life Versus the "Real" World

    College Life Versus the "Real" World
    When you are in college, your future may seem filled with endless possibilities. Studying subjects that you love, or that you think will lead to a high paying career, gives you a sense of purpose. While in school, you may have a group of friends, professors and classmates who share similar interests with you. Eagerly you wait for graduation day to ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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    Memorize THIS!

    Memorize THIS!
    When you sit down to study for exams, these memorization techniques can be effective in helping you accomplish your goal. Use the following tips to better memorize your material: [gate] Listen Up Have you ever considered that, perhaps, simply reading your material isn't cutting it because that’s not how you learn? Try listening to your material – your brain is wired ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +18
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    Approaching Extracurriculars

    Approaching Extracurriculars
    “Don’t spread yourself thin,” is an oft-quoted maxim, and every college information session, tour guide and college advisor will say it is true. There is a misconception among high school students (I also thought it in my freshman year) that the more activities one has on their resume, the better. Colleges will go for the fifteen-club student above the two-club one, ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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    The Best Ways to Get to Know Your Professor

    The Best Ways to Get to Know Your Professor
    Building valuable relationships with your professors is vital. They are important resources, can provide a wealth of information regarding your college career and your career path. Additionally, strong bonds with professors can lead to mentorship, letters of recommendation and, sometimes, job opportunities. It’s really in a student’s best interest to get to know their professors as much as possible, because one ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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    Getting Over the Hump & Out of the Slump

    Getting Over the Hump & Out of the Slump
    Every student has experienced it at some point or another: the mid-semester slump. It makes sense. The holidays are rapidly approaching and it feels like the semester should be over already – but it isn't. Be careful, the slump can cost you big time in terms of your grade in a course, the final and, of course, really can put a ...
    Published 12 months ago | Rated: +18
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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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    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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    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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    Student Loan Debt: Too Much to Handle?

    Student Loan Debt: Too Much to Handle?
    Last year, Mark Kantrowitz reported that the total amount of student loan debt had surpassed the total amount of credit card debt for the first time ever. Now, experts, including Kantrowitz, are projecting that student loan debt will surpass the $1 trillion mark this year. The Project on Student Debt reported last year that the average student debt totals $24,000, which ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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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 9 days ago | Rated: +17
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    A Field Guide for First-Generation College Students

    A Field Guide for First-Generation College Students
    Although more than thirty percent of freshmen entering college in the United States are first-generation college students, many are reluctant to identify themselves as such. But, why? It may be out of embarrassment or, perhaps, a belief that the situation is unrelated to their college attendance. Don't be embarrassed – be proud of your heritage, whatever it may be! As for ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +17
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    Study Session Strategies

    Study Session Strategies
    A good study routine can make or break your academic success. Developing a study skill set takes practice, but the basic principles are something every student should be familiar with. You’ll find that getting into a productive study routine will make it much easier to focus, learn and retain information to the best of your abilities. Here are six basic principles ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +17
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    Textbook Tips: Buying & Saving

    Textbook Tips: Buying & Saving
    It’s the time of year dreaded by every student and their bank account: textbook buying season. Somehow, it’s so much easier to cough up for tuition and room and board than each hundred-dollar-or-more behemoth that often professors only use once or twice over the course of the semester. Hopefully, though, I can help make your purchasing experience a little less painful, ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Roommate Rehab

    Roommate Rehab
    Sure, the first couple of days - or even weeks - seemed fine. But, when roommates are involved things can go awry in an instant. Don't get too discouraged, it's difficult to live with anyone and a stranger can be even more of a challenge. There are ways to work out your issues easily and effectively. Use the following tips as ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +17
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