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    Ways for your College Student to Spend Summer Break

    Ways for your College Student to Spend Summer Break
    For college students, summer break is a chance to get caught up in coursework, earn money for the next semester, prepare for their career or simply relax and reconnect with friends and family. There are many available ways to spend summer break – and it depends on your student and what year they are in, as to which direction is best ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +41
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    Essay Tips: 7 Tips on Writing an Effective Essay

    Essay Tips: 7 Tips on Writing an Effective Essay
    Writing an essay often seems to be a dreaded task among students. Whether the essay is for a scholarship, a class, or maybe even a contest, many students often find the task overwhelming. While an essay is a large project, there are many steps a student can take that will help break down the task into manageable parts. Following this process ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +37
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    Toughing Out Really Difficult Classes

    The good and bad things of life lie on a spectrum. At the top: scoring the winning goal in a hockey game, baking a perfect soufflé, giving someone a gift they’ve been secretly yearning for. At the bottom: kicking puppies, Gwen Stefani’s new CD, genocide. But below that, much farther down, comes one thing more evil than even Gwen’s misguided attempts ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Are You Over Scheduled?

    Are You Over Scheduled?
    You don't have time to read this. You should be squeezing in 20 minutes of study time before you punch in at your part-time job. And after your shift ends you'll have to hustle if you want to make it to practice on time. Sound familiar? Then you ought to make time to read this. Some stress is a natural part ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +57
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    9 Ways to Prepare for Finals

    9 Ways to Prepare for Finals
    You totally don’t want to think about it right now, but finals are just around the corner. That means you can add studying for them to your already vast to-do list. Here are some helpful hints on how to prepare for your exams and get everything else done. Tip 1: Start early Preparation for exams should begin earlier than the day ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +148
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    A New Year, a New Beginning: New Year's Resolutions for College Students

    A New Year, a New Beginning: New Year's Resolutions for College Students
    The New Year has arrived and with it comes a new semester and a new start for your college student.  While many students will make New Year’s Resolutions, history shows that most resolutions don't last very long – mainly because they are too difficult or simply unrealistic. College students are much more likely to keep resolutions if they are realistic and ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Time Management Tricks

    Time Management Tricks
    Time Management. It sounds boring, but it's critical to making the most of your college experience and achieving your goals. Here are some tricks to help you maximize your time: 1. Schedule early classes Eight o'clock classes if you can get up easily, nine o'clock if you can't. They will force you to get out of bed at a reasonable time, ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +113
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    The Challenge: Finding Time to Study

    The Challenge: Finding Time to Study
    No sooner do you enroll in classes than you realize you have to actually find time to do the work. Many nontraditional and distance education students face the challenge of balancing study time with daily responsibilities. Let’s face it: We all have very full lives and sometimes carving out time for studies can seem impossible. For me, making a study schedule ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Helping Your Student Get the Spring Semester Off to the Right Start

    Helping Your Student Get the Spring Semester Off to the Right Start
    The holidays are over and it’s time for your student to head back to school. How can you, as a parent, help her get the new semester off on the right track? Take the time to help her get organized now, and when things get hectic later on, she’ll be prepared. College has at least one great thing going for it: ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    'Tis the Season to Be...Productive?

    'Tis the Season to Be...Productive?
    By now, your countdown to the holiday break has begun, and you're more than stressed with upcoming finals. Your brain is not only tied up in studying. It's also calculating which grade will put you just across the passing threshold. The last thing on your mind right now is how to spend your break productively.[gate] Finalize College Applications The task sounds ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +21
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    Improve Your Typing Speed, Improve Your Grades

    Improve Your Typing Speed, Improve Your Grades
    This year, don’t forget to place “typing faster” at the top of your school supplies list. While it’s not something you can buy at the store, fast fingers are your biggest asset in the classroom this year. In fact, you can scratch off notebooks and pencils altogether from the list. Classrooms across the country are swapping out antiquated paper and pens ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Paper Writing Panic

    Paper Writing Panic
    So, you have three papers to write and they’re all due in two weeks. Stay calm! Writing a research paper does not have to be a stressful exercise. Just follow the tips below and those papers will practically write themselves! Choose a TopicOften, the most difficult part of writing a paper is choosing a topic. Here are some ideas if you ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Four Ways to Graduate in Four Years

    Four Ways to Graduate in Four Years
    If you think four years of college is expensive, try five. You may hear jokes about fifth-year seniors, but the extra time and money you'll spend on an additional year in college is serious. Not only will you pay another year's worth of tuition, textbook costs, campus fees and other education expenses, but you won't be earning money in your first ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +24
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    Tempus Fugit: Make Time Your Ally

    Ever since I was in elementary school, I always felt like time would always move at a glacial pace. Young and energetic, I could not concur with the ancient Roman saying, “tempus fugit” or “time flies”. However, I blink my eyes, and suddenly I am 17 years old. Anxiety-driven, I am sitting at my computer with a cup of coffee, trying ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Permission to Shine: Liberating Ourselves While Empowering Others

    The other day I ran into a friend I hadn’t seen in a while. During the course of our conversation, I mentioned that I had returned to school part time. “Good for you! That’s wonderful!” she said. Then a wistful look passed over her face as she confessed, “I’ve thought about going back to school for my master’s, but I just ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Homework: A Family Affair

    Homework: A Family Affair
    Textbooks, school papers, empty lunchboxes and pencils litter the kitchen table. Accordion folders, library books and backpacks filled to overflowing spill onto the entryway floor. My laptop and course work lay buried beneath the chaotic jumble. It must be that glorious time of day when my children and I all sit down together to bond over the familiar constant in our ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +10
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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 5 months ago | Rated: +35
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    It's All Too Much

    It's All Too Much
    Building up your resume with leadership skills, adding organizations that enhance your field of study and taking on an internship are great goals to have and will work wonders for you in the short and long terms. But when does everything get to be too much? I've always been very good at keeping track of my life, always on top of ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Just Say No to Facebook

    No one likes a boring day. When you're sitting there doing nothing, you feel like an unproductive loser. That's why I like to pile on as many things as possible. But sometimes you can't get it all done and, well, you feel like an unproductive loser again. That's when good time management becomes important. My plate is almost always full. Aside ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +14
  • +27

    Life at a Huge School

    Life at a Huge School
    Life at a huge school is quite different than what I thought it would be. I went to an extremely small high school (approximately 800 students) and it got to be too small after four years. When I looked at colleges, I knew I wanted to go to a HUGE school. I pictured lots of school spirit, amazing football games, lecture ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +27
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