Getting Along with your College Professor

As you are starting to prepare to leave for college, you may be wondering about how to approach your college professors. The college environment may be a bit different from high school- you may end up in much larger classes than you’re used to, with sections being taught by teaching assistants who are usually graduate […]

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You’re in College Now, Kid!

Did I Get In? You’ve been racing home each day after school and checking the mailbox even though you know that the mailman doesn’t come to your neighborhood until at least 4pm. Monday: coupons and bills. Tuesday: coupons and bills. Wednesday: coupons, bills, and a belated birthday card from Grandma with, yes you guessed it, […]

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Doing Community College First

Benefits of a Community College If you are intent on going to a four-year college or university, chances are you haven’t given a community college too much thought. After all, you’re supposed to go straight to a four-year school, right? Well, maybe and maybe not. It turns out that community colleges have some pretty awesome […]

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English Essay – How to Write It

What is an English Essay? English essays come in a variety of flavors, depending on what you are writing about. Usually, you’d be writing about a specific book, arguing a point, or maybe comparing literary works. Regardless of the specific nature of your paper, here is a basic guide to writing an English essay. I […]

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Surviving Final Exams

Tests, finals, exams — three of your favorite words regarding school, am I right? You’ve probably taken over 200 tests within your career in elementary, middle, and high school, and final exams are probably the worst. No matter how hard you try to fight it, you can’t NOT take a final. So why not embrace […]

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Living On Campus vs Off Campus

The Great Debate: Living On Campus Vs Off Campus Traditionally, going to college marks a time when you move out of your parent’s house and take on the world all on your own. Most universities offer on campus housing, but you can choose to live off campus as well. It’s an important decision to make […]

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Should I Be Studying Abroad?

Should You Consider Studying Abroad? Absolutely! Studying abroad is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the world, and immerse yourself in a new country that is unlike your own. Should you actually take a semester to study abroad? That depends on your interests and goals. The Benefits There are many benefits to studying abroad. Being […]

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What if Something Goes Wrong?

Life has a funny way of throwing curve balls at you when you aren’t even remotely interested in playing baseball. From mishaps that you can kind of control – like staying up late studying and not waking up to your alarm – to bigger situations that you can’t control, things happen all the time. From […]

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FAFSA 101 – All You Need to Know

FAFSA 101 Filling out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid, better known as FAFSA, for the first time can be pretty intimidating. Don’t worry-it’s probably not as bad as you think. Tedious? Absolutely, but it’s not something worth freaking out about. Here are 10 tips for filling out your very own FAFSA 1. Gather […]

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A Balancing Act Called “Senior Year”

How to Survive Your Senior Year College applications have demanded that you be involved with 2,394,098 extracurricular activities, including sports, volunteer organizations, internships, and saving the world – all before curfew. With all of this on your plate though, of course you’re prone to some mental breakdowns, nights where you don’t want to do anything […]

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