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    How to Stay Organized All Semester Long

    How to Stay Organized All Semester Long
    During the first week of school, nearly every student is organized – but does this desirable trait last? Here’s how can you utilize this powerful back-to-school adrenaline to fuel an organized year. 1. Mark your Calendar Take advantage of your class syllabi. A course syllabus will often include a detailed list of the entire semester’s assignments and projects. This is the ...
    Published 11 days ago | Rated: +15
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    Creating a Perfect Class Schedule

    Creating a Perfect Class Schedule
    Once students graduate high school, the back to school dynamic changes drastically. When summer begins to come to a close for high school students, a sweeping sadness envelopes everyone. No one wants summer to end, including students, teachers and faculty. But when you get to college, getting back to school is probably the most exciting time of the summer. Seeing all ...
    Published 20 days ago | Rated: +17
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    Balancing Academics, Extracurriculars & Your College Search

    Balancing Academics, Extracurriculars & Your College Search
    As high school students, there are very few of us that are not involved in at least one way, either in the community, at the high school, or both. Throughout my high school career, I've been involved with several clubs, organizations, sports, and other extracurricular activities on top of my school work and the search for colleges. Although it is important ...
    Published 20 days ago | Rated: +14
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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 29 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 about 1 month 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 about 1 month 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 about 1 month 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 months 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 3 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 months ago | Rated: +23
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