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Author: Myka Yamasaki

Myka Yamasaki

Overlooked Dorm Essentials

Once you are into college, get ready for dorm living! Living in a dorm is like nothing else. It is a place where you start to learn how to live by yourself but at the same time you will be surrounded by your peers 24/7. To help you survive and thrive in this new environment, here is a list of often overlooked dorm essentials.

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Myka Yamasaki

College Acceptance Rates and the Right School For You

Decreasing college acceptance rates mean one thing: you should diversify your college search! Learn how to get into the right school for you.

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Myka Yamasaki

Perks of a Small College

Have you considered going to a small liberal arts college as opposed to a large university? Well if you haven’t, here are a few characteristics of liberal arts colleges that you should really consider!

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Myka Yamasaki

Learning for the Sake of Learning

In my personal experience, it turns out learning for the sake of learning is much more effective than being grade obsessed. When you are solely focused on a certain grade, you become burdened by numerous anxieties throughout the semester. To conquer such anxieties, you begin studying for the purpose of getting at least a certain percentage on an exam or essay. I realized since starting college that such a numbers orientated approach to my education was flawed and unproductive.

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Myka Yamasaki

Looking Past College Labels

As college admissions become more and more competitive, it seems as though many people are becoming more and more determined to get the coveted spots at premier institutions of higher education. This phenomenon appears to be especially true for those targeting universities with names that are recognized by anyone. No doubt, such schools do provide a great quality of education, but it is important to know that the college labels are not what determines that quality.

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Myka Yamasaki

Things to Do When You Finish College Applications

So you finished your personal statement, all the supplements, and filling in your information. Guess what that means. It means it is time to submit and celebrate! Finishing college applications is a great feat that you should be proud of. Here are a few things you should remember to do.

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Myka Yamasaki

Revision Tips for Essays

Whether the essay is a college application or a research paper, there are a few must have steps for being able to submit high quality writing.

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Myka Yamasaki

If You Didn’t Get in Early Decision

For those who didn’t get into their early decision school, it’s going to be ok. Here are a couple things you should hear.

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Myka Yamasaki

3 Ways to Impress Your Professor

So you’re starting college soon and you’re thinking, how do I impress my professors? Here are a few things college professors are looking for in a good student.

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Myka Yamasaki

What Not to Think About During College Application Season

College applications are stressful. Partially because applications are the gateway to the next stage in your life and because of all the deadlines. Due to these stressors, you get prone to all kinds of negative thoughts. Here are some common ones that you need to beat back.

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