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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 1 month ago | Rated: +35
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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 8 months ago | Rated: +37
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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 about 8 years ago | Rated: +27
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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 6 years ago | Rated: +8
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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 about 7 years ago | Rated: +14
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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 11 months ago | Rated: +23
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    Say Hello to That 4.0!

    Say Hello to That 4.0!
    Let’s make a goal: get a 4.0 this semester. Don’t say it’s impossible – it’s not. Seriously! Need inspiration? Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” –Audrey Hepburn Still need convincing? Don’t worry – we’re here to help you through it. By using the following 15 tips as a guide, any student can achieve above and beyond and ace ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +22
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    To-Do List: Starting a New Semester

    To-Do List: Starting a New Semester
    When starting a new semester in college, there’s so much going on that it’s hard to keep track of all the tasks that you need to accomplish. Here’s a list of things you should do sooner than later to ensure you’ll stay ahead during the course of the semester: 1. Arrange your class schedule to ensure you get all the classes ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +28
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    A New Semester's Game Plan

    A New Semester's Game Plan
    Start the school year off on the right foot. How, you ask? There are plenty of ways to ensure you’ll have the best chances of staying focused and on top of your academic game. You just need to implement them. Think of the following as a game plan for starting ahead: Get Acquainted Meet your TAs and professors as early as ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +27
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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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +11
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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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +19
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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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +17
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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 over 2 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Jump Start Your Semester

    Jump Start Your Semester
    There are so many tasks to remember to accomplish – how can a student be expected to remember everything? Since you have so much to do at the start of each semester, it can naturally be quite cumbersome to keep track of all your tasks. Here’s a helpful list you can utilize to stay ahead from start to finish this semester: ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +18
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    Study Session Strategies

    Study Session Strategies
    A good study routine can make or break your academic success. Developing a study skill set takes practice, but the basic principles are something every student should be familiar with. You’ll find that getting into a productive study routine will make it much easier to focus, learn and retain information to the best of your abilities. Here are six basic principles ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +17
  • +39

    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 8 months ago | Rated: +39
  • +10

    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 8 years ago | Rated: +10
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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 about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +24
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    7 Tips to Get Over Writer's Block

    7 Tips to Get Over Writer's Block
    Everyone has experienced writer’s block at some point in time – whether it’s while writing a college essay, a course research paper or a first-draft of a dissertation. Whether or not writing comes naturally to you isn't the issue - it happens to everyone and everyone needs to write something at some point in their academic career. No matter what you’re ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +21
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