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    Top 11 Tips for Back to High School

    Top 11 Tips for Back to High School
    Heading back to high school? Whether you’re a high school junior or a senior these tips will help you quickly get into gear for fall semester in terms of your classes, the college admissions process, test prep and, of course, your scholarship search. Yes – there’s a lot to remember – but these tips will help you keep everything on track ...
    Published 2 days ago | Rated: +29
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    Valuable Life Skills Learned in College

    Valuable Life Skills Learned in College
    While everything you learn in college is important, there are some teachings that may come in handy more so in life than, say, how to balance the most complicated chemistry equations. Such lessons are actually not taught in courses, they’re learned throughout the experiences in college courses, social life and other daily activities. Here are some valuable life lessons you'll learn ...
    Published 23 days ago | Rated: +16
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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 23 days ago | Rated: +18
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    Year Planner: College Freshmen

    Year Planner: College Freshmen
    August - September  Familiarize yourself with: health center, student center, libraries, gym, cafeterias, financial aid office, academic department offices, etc.    Take care of any remaining financial aid paperwork or wrinkles. Introduce yourself to the financial aid officer.  Purchase books and class materials. Save money by buying used books.  Research local banking options and open a checking account. If you're planning ...
    Published 23 days ago | Rated: +35
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    How to Be a Better Student

    How to Be a Better Student
    Ever wondered why you just can't seem to reach your full academic potential? It's likely that your brain isn't the cause but, rather, your lifestyle. Review the following steps, which outline simple changes you can make and soon you'll be on your way to becoming the student you've always wanted to become. 1. Set goals Goals, both short and long-term, are ...
    Published 24 days ago | Rated: +23
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    A New Semester's Game Plan

    A New Semester's Game Plan
    Start the school year off on the right foot. How, you ask? There are plenty of ways to ensure you’ll have the best chances of staying focused and on top of your academic game. You just need to implement them. Think of the following as a game plan for starting ahead: Get Acquainted Meet your TAs and professors as early as ...
    Published 24 days ago | Rated: +27
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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 about 1 month ago | Rated: +19
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    Secret Study Hacks

    Secret Study Hacks
    Studying doesn't have to be hard. In fact, there are plenty of simple methods that exist that simplify the entire process. It's true: not all methods work for every person, but, with a little bit of trial-and-error, you can find the methods that work for you and stick with them like your life depends on it. Or, at least, like your ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +43
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    20 Study Tips for Finals

    20 Study Tips for Finals
    Finals week can be the most stressful time for a student, whether in high school, college or graduate school. Ensure you’re prepared for your exams with these study tips, which can help you conquer your finals. Follow this list as finals week approaches (the earlier you prep, the better) so you can ace your exams from start to finish: 1. Create ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +34
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    The Best Study Music: What to Listen to While Studying

    The Best Study Music: What to Listen to While Studying
    If you like to listen to music while you study, choosing the right type can be vital to your overall productivity level. Listening to music can calm you down, leading to more conscientious studying, elevating your mood, motivating you to stay focused and studying for longer periods of time. While it can be a challenge to stay away from the hottest ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +32
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    Your Spring Scholarship Search

    Your Spring Scholarship Search
    Returning to school after such a relaxing break can complicate the scholarship search. As a senior with only one semester to go, it is tempting to slack off in spring semester, especially concerning the search for scholarships. Finding and applying for scholarships, however, is not something to put off. It is time to focus, with a few key pointers. Set Goals ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +21
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    5 Ways You Can Avoid Senioritis

    5 Ways You Can Avoid Senioritis
    Your senior year of high school, especially the second semester, will almost certainly be one of the most stressful times of your high school career. Grades, scholarships and college applications rush upon you all at once and, once the rush seems to have passed, many times, seniors tend to get an attitude that reflects the fact that they will no longer ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +20
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    Four Simple Study Tips to Ace Your Finals

    Four Simple Study Tips to Ace Your Finals
    I am entering the spring semester of my freshman year of college armed with a quiver full of higher-ed wisdom. Having survived fall semester finals, and having learned some of the dos and don’ts of collegiate studying, I am confident in my ability to conquer second semester. Here are four tips for performing your best on this semester’s finals: 1. Determine ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Staying Focused Through Spring Semester

    Staying Focused Through Spring Semester
    The End of Applications By mid-January, the majority of colleges and universities stop accepting applications. In effect, you’re done, and you should celebrate. At the same time, you’re not done yet. Second quarter grades will be sent to your colleges, and so keeping up that “A” in calculus is still important. The first half of your year was probably the biggest ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Activities on College Applications Are a Must

    Activities on College Applications Are a Must
    It’s no secret that the competition to get into the most prestigious colleges is at its peak, which goes to say that activities on college apps has never been more necessary. Of course it’s crucial to maintain a high GPA throughout your high school years, as well as for those in community college planning to transfer into a university, nowadays it ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +16
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    Spring Break Ideas for High School Seniors

    Spring Break Ideas for High School Seniors
    As a high school senior, you have a lot on your plate. Between applications, scholarships, dorm shopping, etc. there might not be a lot of time to complete these tasks and enjoy yourself. If you manage your time well, you’ll be on your way to having a fun and productive Spring Break. 1. Try Something New/Get Prepared Ever wanted to start ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +20
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    10 Scientific Reasons to Get a Good Night's Sleep

    10 Scientific Reasons to Get a Good Night's Sleep
    Breathing. Eating. Sleeping. These are the necessities of life that humans need to sustain a healthy (not to mention, living) existence. Fact: Sleep is just as important as diet and exercise. (The National Sleep Foundation) This isn’t a secret by any means. We can actually feel when we're lacking in sleep. So, why do so many of us skimp on one ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +25
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    How to Get a Passport - Pronto!

    How to Get a Passport - Pronto!
    Your Spring Break vacation is right around the corner…do you have your passport ready? Is your passport valid for your upcoming study abroad trip? Too many students neglect to think of these items or fail to realize they need their passport before the trip is just a couple of weeks away. And, though visions of your amazing getaway slipping through your ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +22
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    How High School Courses Prep You for College

    How High School Courses Prep You for College
    When you first compare high school classes with college courses, their differences can seem frighteningly enormous. In high school, your classes may feel familiar and safe, as they often utilize the same format and structure as your courses in previous years. Your college classes, on the other hand, may involve the strange and unknown – new concepts like discussion sections and ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +29
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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 7 months ago | Rated: +26
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