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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +34
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    College Planning for High School Juniors

    Fall Take the most challenging academic schedule you can. It shows admissions officers that you're ready for a competitive college environment. Research prospective colleges. Sign up for FastWeb's College Search to find the right school for you. Attend college fairs and speak to on-campus college representatives. Register, prepare for and take the PSAT/NMSQT. Begin studying for the SAT or ACT. Register ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Colleges Promise: Four Years or Free

    Colleges Promise: Four Years or Free
    With college expenses piling up and the financial crisis looming over the nation, colleges are now doing more than ever to recruit students to their schools. One such method that’s become increasingly popular is the guarantee of the four-year degree, with the promise that additional tuition will be free after four years. These programs are popular among prospective college students, especially ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +16
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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 about 1 month ago | Rated: +17
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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 about 1 month ago | Rated: +21
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    Basic Life Skills You Should Know

    Basic Life Skills You Should Know
    There are some skills in life that everyone seems to just know. But, at what point did they learn how to do that? Trust us, you’re not alone – obviously, people weren't born knowing how to take care of themselves. Some of these may seem silly or obvious, but you’d be surprised how many students need help with the most basic ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +32
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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 16 days ago | Rated: +22
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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 14 days ago | Rated: +17
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    Kick These College Habits!

    Kick These College Habits!
    Just because you got away with it then doesn't mean you can get away with it now. Everyone’s guilty of having bad habits, but college students develop certain habits that they should grow out of when entering the “real” world. As you may already know, college isn't like “real” life at all. You can often get away with the bare minimum, ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +20
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    Winter College Checklist for Juniors

    Winter College Checklist for Juniors
    We know it's cold out, but don’t forget about your college search! There’s so much to do and the winter season is no exception. Here are some suggestions, via the New York Times, of what you can work on this month to get ahead. You’ll be happy you did once crunch time comes along! [gate] Be Committed to the Process: Don’t ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +12
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    Winter College Checklist for Seniors

    Winter College Checklist for Seniors
    Baby, it's cold outside - but that's no excuse to neglect your college search! There’s so much to do and the winter season (no matter how frigid the temperature may be) is no exception. Here are some suggestions, via The New York Times, of what you can work on this month to get ahead. You’ll be happy you did once crunch ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +11
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    A Fresh Start: Planners and Calendars for the New Year

    A Fresh Start: Planners and Calendars for the New Year
    A New Year is filled with new opportunities, assignments, events and happenings. Which is why, often, the most exciting part of the New Year is acquiring a clean slate. Nothing represents this fresh start more than a brand new calendar, filled with endless possibilities of what’s to come. Check out these options to give you that fresh start while keeping you ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +9
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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 9 days ago | Rated: +47
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    Memorize THIS!

    Memorize THIS!
    When you sit down to study for exams, these memorization techniques can be effective in helping you accomplish your goal. Use the following tips to better memorize your material: [gate] Listen Up Have you ever considered that, perhaps, simply reading your material isn't cutting it because that’s not how you learn? Try listening to your material – your brain is wired ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +18
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    My Scholarship Search

    My Scholarship Search
    You need money for college. Everyone always talks about applying for scholarships, making it sound so easy. But you hardly have enough time to apply to college, finish your homework or even eat dinner, for that matter. On a day when you finally have some free time, you begin searching for scholarships. You start getting excited, seeing all of the possibilities. ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +16
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    Approaching Extracurriculars

    Approaching Extracurriculars
    “Don’t spread yourself thin,” is an oft-quoted maxim, and every college information session, tour guide and college advisor will say it is true. There is a misconception among high school students (I also thought it in my freshman year) that the more activities one has on their resume, the better. Colleges will go for the fifteen-club student above the two-club one, ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +18
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    Conquering It All

    Conquering It All
    So far senior year is proving to be the most tolerable of my high school years. It’s still high school —I don’t think that statement needs further explanation—but there is a distant light on the horizon called college, and, thankfully, that light is quickly approaching. With the anticipation of next year, however, comes the stress of making it to next year—and ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +16
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    Ace Everything! Studying 101

    Ace Everything! Studying 101
    Innumerable students choose to undertake the art of studying in order to succeed in school. However, not all of the student population is capable of studying properly. As studying may be extremely critical to one’s test results, it is advisable you remember that success is all about endeavors, in addition to your determination and ambition. Hence the purpose of studying - ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +20
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    Getting Over the Hump & Out of the Slump

    Getting Over the Hump & Out of the Slump
    Every student has experienced it at some point or another: the mid-semester slump. It makes sense. The holidays are rapidly approaching and it feels like the semester should be over already – but it isn't. Be careful, the slump can cost you big time in terms of your grade in a course, the final and, of course, really can put a ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +18
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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 9 days ago | Rated: +33