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    What to Expect: College Admissions in Fall/Winter

    What to Expect: College Admissions in Fall/Winter
    August: On the Road, Again With summer winding down and the start of senior year looming, applicants may feel that these final weeks of sunshine would be best spent hibernating before school arrives. While every student should make the most of this liberated span of time, the end of the summer is a wonderful opportunity for college visits. By the end ...
    Published 3 days ago | Rated: +14
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    Stop Sabotaging Your Semester Before You Start

    Stop Sabotaging Your Semester Before You Start
    The college search and admissions processes and your grades suffer from disorganization – but, with a few organization tips, you could be on track for your most successful semester yet. And, because your future is at stake, it’s time to recognize that being disorganized can seriously impact your performance as a student. Once you’ve done so, there are easy ways to ...
    Published 15 days ago | Rated: +24
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    Say Hello to That 4.0!

    Say Hello to That 4.0!
    Let’s make a goal: get a 4.0 this semester. Don’t say it’s impossible – it’s not. Seriously! Need inspiration? Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” –Audrey Hepburn Still need convincing? Don’t worry – we’re here to help you through it. By using the following 15 tips as a guide, any student can achieve above and beyond and ace ...
    Published 16 days ago | Rated: +22
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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 16 days ago | Rated: +18
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    How to Pick the Best Professors

    How to Pick the Best Professors
    As a now-seasoned college student, you likely know that a professor can make or break a class – no matter how interesting the subject matter. A great professor can make any subject interesting whereas a not-so-great one can make even the best subjects dull or unpleasant. Check out the following guide to help you find the best professors and ultimately create ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +29
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    What to Know About Professor Rating Websites

    What to Know About Professor Rating Websites
    A professor can seriously set the tone for your semester. Anyone who has ever had either a great professor (hopefully you), a not-so-great professor (hopefully not you) or with the slightest bit of common sense can tell you that. It’s also common sense to know that one of the best ways to learn about a potential situation is from someone who ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +27
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    Why Skipping Class Isn't Smart

    Why Skipping Class Isn't Smart
    Everyone student knows they shouldn't skip class, mainly because they’re told not to, but how many students ever stop to examine the real impact skipping class can have? It’s not only because it’s the “wrong thing to do.” It can really stress you out more than you think! You think you’re taking a day off class to relax and, in the ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +21
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    To-Do List: Starting a New Semester

    To-Do List: Starting a New Semester
    When starting a new semester in college, there’s so much going on that it’s hard to keep track of all the tasks that you need to accomplish. Here’s a list of things you should do sooner than later to ensure you’ll stay ahead during the course of the semester: 1. Arrange your class schedule to ensure you get all the classes ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +28
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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 about 1 month ago | Rated: +27
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    How to Avoid Summer Brain Drain

    How to Avoid Summer Brain Drain
    Summer is finally here. But does that mean that it’s time to forget the content you learned this year? Of course not! Here are four strategies to help you avoid academic brain drain: Read a Book that Interests You It is important to keep your academic curiosity and vocabulary sharp throughout the summer. Summer reading fosters both, and it also enhances ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +19
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    Summer Bucket List for High School Students

    Summer Bucket List for High School Students
    School’s out for the summer, which means you have plenty of time on your hands to focus on accomplishing other important tasks you need to complete. With a mix of fun, smart and savvy, these tasks are sure to help keep you on track for your college search and occupy your summer down time with meaningful to-do’s. Whether you’re a high ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +30
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    Impressive Extracurriculars

    Impressive Extracurriculars
    Now that it’s time to start thinking about the college admissions process, it’s important to consider what you’ll need to put on applications as well. When it comes to your participation experiences, you don’t want to leave blank space! Use your time wisely to ensure that you’ll have activities to put down. Keep in mind, however, that colleges are aware when ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +26
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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 4 months ago | Rated: +35
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    Sleep and the Student

    Sleep and the Student
    You need a 4.0 on your exam, which you have to stay up all night studying for, just in case you missed something in the review. That’s understandable. Then, it’s Amy’s birthday so you have to go out– it’d be rude not to. Plus, you have a quiz, a paper due and that date you've been anxious about. No worries, you’ll ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +47
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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 helpful finals study tips! Follow these tips as finals week approaches so you can ace your exams from start to finish: 1. Create a study guide. Outlining the important information you need to learn ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +33
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    Tips for Beating Senioritis

    Tips for Beating Senioritis
    Senioritis: an illness of exhaustion and diminishing motivation that affects many high school students in their last year. You have selected a school to attend in the fall, the summer is within your grasp, and life is wonderful – even if your attention span and your class attendance have started to slip a little. But hold on! Your last months and ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Timeless Advice for College Success

    Timeless Advice for College Success
    With college on the horizon, there’s likely a whole lot of wisdom going around. Your friends, your family and, yes, the writers at Fastweb, all have a say on how to handle your freshman year. With all this advice flying around, we began to wonder: What would some of the greatest minds of all time say to an incoming college freshman? ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +23
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    How to Handle the Final Load: Spring Semester Edition

    How to Handle the Final Load: Spring Semester Edition
    How many of you have "School's out for the SUMMER!" racing through your mind every other minute?! The summer months, and freedom from coursework and extracurricular activities, are just around the corner, but you have a pretty massive obstacle to overcome before you can kiss your professors and textbooks goodbye. We've put together a list of ways to get through the ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +26
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    What to Listen to While Studying

    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 6 months ago | Rated: +21
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    So You Don't Know How to Study...

    So You Don't Know How to Study...
    Many high schoolers, when faced with an upcoming test, make the statement, "I don't know how to study." Maybe this is true. Maybe these students have been able to do well without studying in prior classes, or maybe they just haven't found the study methods that work for them. Whatever the problem is, learning how to study is extremely important. Here ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +17
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