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    Student Gifts: It's the Thought that Counts

    Student Gifts: It's the Thought that Counts
    As a college freshman, my monetary resources are limited. Yet I find that this year my holiday gift-giving list has doubled. It’s not only that I have new people in my life whom I feel it necessary to recognize with a gift—roommate, significant other, mother of significant other. I also feel, as I grow older, a responsibility to give gifts separately ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +12
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    Spring Semester Prep List for College & Grad Students

    Spring Semester Prep List for College & Grad Students
    Spring semester has arrived! And, if you’re looking for a fresh start, you’re in luck! A new semester is filled with opportunities and there’s plenty to do that can help you achieve your goals. Most important of all, from start to finish, make sure to stay focused and motivated on what’s important – your semester’s success. 1. Complete Your FAFSA If ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +21
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    Spring Semester Prep List for High School Students

    Spring Semester Prep List for High School Students
    Spring semester has arrived! And, if you’re looking for a fresh start, you’re in luck! A new semester is filled with opportunities and there’s plenty to do that can help you achieve your goals. Most important of all, from start to finish, make sure to stay focused and motivated on what’s important – your semester’s success. 1. Prep for College Follow ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +23
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    Scheduling for Success

    Scheduling for Success
    One of the best perks of finally getting to college—other than the learning experience, the social fun and the increased independence—is the freedom that comes with choosing classes that are, for the most part, interesting. Moreover, there’s the opportunity to choose your own schedule (to an extent). Although your biggest priority should be planning a well-balanced schedule that helps you work ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +30
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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 9 months ago | Rated: +39
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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 9 months ago | Rated: +37
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    5 Easy Resolutions for a Happier New Year

    5 Easy Resolutions for a Happier New Year
    A New Year is the perfect chance for a fresh start; a new beginning. It’s an opportunity to refocus on aspects within life that need may need a little extra attention. However, what started as a tradition to improve one’s happiness, health and well-being seems to have taken a turn into the shallow pool. In this modern day, resolutions seem to ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +29
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    School & Your Part-Time Job

    School & Your Part-Time Job
    Some may think that a part-time job will get in the way of their academic success. While this can be true, it isn't always. You just have to find the perfect balance for yourself, and then you’ll be on track to making good grades and making money! 1. Talk With Your Boss and Teachers About Your Schedule The best start to ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Second Semester Motivational Tips

    Second Semester Motivational Tips
    I suppose that all good things must come to an end, and the holidays are some of those things. We wish the opposite, but January will eventually come (it always has in the past!). So what do we do when it does? How on earth can we keep ourselves motivated when the end seems so close and yet so far? Here ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +15
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    Why You Should Take On a College Minor

    Why You Should Take On a College Minor
    Picking a major is a stressful endeavor. It seems like you’re picking one single thing that will show employers not only what you’re interested in, but what you plan on spending the rest of your life doing. Minors are a lot more fun. Think of them as toppings on your college diploma ice cream sundae. Your major is the main ice ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +18
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    How to Refresh Your Mind Over Winter Break

    How to Refresh Your Mind Over Winter Break
    After the long fall semester, with its difficult assignments and stresses, it is important to allow your body and your mind to rest. But just what is the best way to refresh your brain while also remaining sharp for the spring term? Here are four possibilities to consider as you approach winter break: Sleep Let us be realistic for a moment ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +12
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    Tips & Tricks to Start Fresh Your Second Semester

    Tips & Tricks to Start Fresh Your Second Semester
    The start of the second semester often lacks the energy and excitement that accompanies a brand new school year in the fall. Nevertheless, the spring term requires the same level of focus and preparation as the fall semester in order to succeed. No matter how your first term went, your second semester is the perfect opportunity to begin anew with a ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +13
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    Last-Minute Strategies to Conquer High School Finals

    Last-Minute Strategies to Conquer High School Finals
    December often arrives without much warning, and your finals are suddenly – and terrifyingly – upon you. Instead of succumbing to the stress of the last weeks of the semester, here are four last-minute strategies that can help you wage war on those high school finals! Plan a study schedule If you already feel anxious and unprepared for your finals, take ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +12
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    Making Major Decisions

    Making Major Decisions
    “What do you want to be when you grow up?” “What is your career goal?” “What are you planning to study in college?” These typical questions are the things nightmares are made of. Parents, family members, and prying adults interrogate you, constantly wondering what you want to do with your existence. It comes up at birthday parties, meetings, and dinner ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +16
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    High School Finals Study Tips

    High School Finals Study Tips
    As the holidays peek around the corner, the last thing students want is to spend time studying. Between visiting relatives and holiday celebrations, it is easy to postpone studying for exams until the last minute. Pressure begins to mount and stress accumulates quickly. With a few key study tips, however, this undue stress can easily be eliminated. Start Studying Now It ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +16
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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 10 months ago | Rated: +19
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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 10 months ago | Rated: +36
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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 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months ago | Rated: +18
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