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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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    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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    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 6 months ago | Rated: +47
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +32
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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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    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 6 months ago | Rated: +33
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    15 Unconventional Study Tips

    15 Unconventional Study Tips
    Everyone knows the usual tips and tricks to studying, but you’re seemingly out of luck if they don’t work for you. Not everyone is the same, which means that people learn differently as individuals. Sometimes you need that extra push or reward and, perhaps, to even trick yourself into studying. Some you’ve heard, some you’ve heard the opposite. Maybe you think ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +22
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    Finals Studying Strategies

    Finals Studying Strategies
    At this time of year, you’ll receive a plethora of advice on how to best budget your time during finals. And while it’s important to set yourself up on some kind of schedule, it’s equally important to have a studying strategy. We’ve found several studying strategies and highlighted them below – find the one that works for you, and conquer those ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +31
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    How to Handle the Final Load: Spring Semester Edition

    How to Handle the Final Load: Spring Semester Edition
    How many of you have "School's out for the SUMMER!" racing through your mind every other minute?! The summer months, and freedom from coursework and extracurricular activities, are just around the corner, but you have a pretty massive obstacle to overcome before you can kiss your professors and textbooks goodbye. We've put together a list of ways to get through the ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +26
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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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    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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    Top 10 Ways to Make the Most of Your Holiday Break

    Top 10 Ways to Make the Most of Your 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 11 months ago | Rated: +23
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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 6 months ago | Rated: +35
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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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    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 5 months ago | Rated: +26
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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
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