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    Staying on Top of Your Scholarship Search

    Staying on Top of Your Scholarship Search
    Let’s be honest: money is one of the biggest factors in determining what college you will spend the next few years of your life and scholarships are an easy way to chip away at the cost of your college education. One of the most important things to remember when beginning your scholarship search is actually quite simple: the more, the merrier! ...
    Published 1 day ago | Rated: +18
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    10 Things You Should Do Over Holiday Break

    10 Things You Should Do Over Holiday Break
    While you’re on break over the holidays, it’s easy to get into a lazy mode where you sit around doing nothing with your days, letting them mesh into one long continual nap fest. While there is some value in getting shuteye, there’s only so much rest necessary and, to be fair, you do have other, more important things to do. Like ...
    Published 4 days ago | Rated: +33
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    Productive Holiday Break Ideas

    Productive Holiday Break Ideas
    I think I speak for many when I say November, December, and January are the best months of the school year when students finally get a break from the late nights spent studying and cramming for final exams. Holiday break comes as a welcome reward after the stressful weeks of taking final exams, completing college applications and standardized exams like the ...
    Published 9 days ago | Rated: +23
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    The Simplest Way to Write an Essay

    The Simplest Way to Write an Essay
    As a college student, I majored in journalism. That means I have a lot of experience in all types of writing. In order to major in a communications-related field, students must take a rigorous schedule of English courses, which means a whole lot of essay writing. I quickly adapted a method of essay writing, which I believe simplifies and streamlines the ...
    Published 11 days ago | Rated: +29
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    Ideas for Your Best Winter Break Yet

    Ideas for Your Best Winter Break Yet
    Happy break! Well, almost. It’s exciting, isn’t it; just thinking about how little time there is left before you’ll be heading home? Can you believe that an entire semester is already almost over? For me, it’s my first college semester…which is absolutely crazy! I’ve been in Ireland since August, and sad as I am to leave, I’m also super excited to ...
    Published 12 days ago | Rated: +18
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    Staying Motivated Through the End of the Semester

    Staying Motivated Through the End of the Semester
    November is a tricky month to stay motivated. You have probably just made it through a massive set of projects, papers, and exams, and are just ready to make it to Thanksgiving. We – your teachers, tutors, and parents – understand. Unfortunately, that does not give you a one-way ticket to winter break. Here are some tips and tricks to stay ...
    Published 16 days ago | Rated: +25
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    Ways to Study Ahead for Final Exams

    Ways to Study Ahead for Final Exams
    Being a student can be difficult at times, and although modern school systems frequently assign cumulative exams at certain points of the semester or year, students may not be explicitly instructed on the best ways to study. So, how can you begin to prepare for final exams well before they start? Here are several suggestions to keep in mind: Organize your ...
    Published 16 days ago | Rated: +24
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    Tips to Work Effectively in Group Projects

    Tips to Work Effectively in Group Projects
    Effective group work can be one of the most difficult aspects of school—at any grade level. Team members’ personalities can complement one another or they can clash, but with these tips, you can breathe a bit easier while completing your group projects. Consider the following tips to help your team work together on a group project: 1. Designate a leader, productive ...
    Published 16 days ago | Rated: +23
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    Student Volunteering 101

    Student Volunteering 101
    Competitively working your way through high school and college will often feel like one of the most selfish journeys you will take. Everything centers around how to get YOUR degree, how to prepare for YOUR future career, how to ensure that YOU can succeed. Every once in a while, YOU really just need to take some time off and make progress ...
    Published 16 days ago | Rated: +19
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    The Importance of Extracurriculars

    The Importance of Extracurriculars
    It’s easy to get caught up in the academic aspects of a college application, spending every spare second focusing on your grades. With so many educational commitments, it can be tempting to drop everything else in order to maintain your grade point average. However, colleges like to see other aspects on the application in addition to academics. They love extracurriculars. Every ...
    Published 25 days ago | Rated: +22
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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 26 days ago | Rated: +18
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    Energizing Study Break Ideas & What to Avoid

    Energizing Study Break Ideas & What to Avoid
    Studies show that breaks in your study routine can positively affect your attention abilities. Taking breaks from studying every ninety minutes or so can improve both focus and attention. In addition to taking regular study breaks, what you do with each break can matter, too. It’s important to choose the right type of activity for your study break so that you ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +23
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    Finals: Make a Study Plan Now & Avoid Cramming Later

    Finals: Make a Study Plan Now & Avoid Cramming Later
    It’s getting towards that time of year – that time when the threat of exams begins to appear on the horizon and all of that first-semester fun begins to fade into reality. Don’t panic yet, though – there are some easy things you can do to keep studying from turning into a late-night cram session the night before your test. As ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +17
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    Surviving Group Assignments

    Surviving Group Assignments
    Group assignments are the worst. Give me a ten-paper paper to write, a test to study for—anything other than a group assignment. Please. As a college student, you’re going to be assigned group projects, and probably at least a dozen of them throughout your whole academic career. I understand the logic behind these group assignments, I do: out in the real ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +19
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    Following Exam Instructions: A Cautionary Tale

    Following Exam Instructions: A Cautionary Tale
    It’s difficult to suppress laughter when I think about the preposterous test mistakes our teachers warn against. It’s pretty standard for every test. First, teachers run through how it’s forbidden to doodle in the margins and how a student’s academic career is in jeopardy should he or she dare to venture past lower right corner’s grey STOP sign. It becomes increasingly ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +19
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    Welcome Week Warnings

    Welcome Week Warnings
    The first week of college may not be the most stressful or overwhelming of your higher education career, but it is sure to be one of the most nerve-wracking. You've spent weeks, if not months, preparing for your move—you’ve bought extra-long twin size sheets, a shower caddy big enough for all your bath accessories, and enough notebooks to last you all ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +16
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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 about 1 month ago | Rated: +31
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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 2 months ago | Rated: +17
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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 3 months 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 3 months ago | Rated: +14
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