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Living with a Roommate Can Save Students $15,000 in Total Cost of College Attendance

This post originally appeared on the StudySoup blog. One dilemma that nearly every college student will face is whether or not to live with a roommate. Let’s face it, there are quite a few benefits to living alone. It means more privacy, more control over personal space, and the ability to avoid the experience of […]

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Thomas Broderick

Personal Finance for College-Bound Students

Personal finance is a skill practiced by successful people of all ages. In this article, learn how to build your credit and save money in college.

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Nadira Berman

Four Academic Regrets From First Semester

Looking back at the semester, there are several things I wish I had done that definitely would have made my life easier during finals season. By listing them here, I hope to remind you all (and my future self) of ways to stay on stop of your work during the semester, so that finals studying is a breeze.

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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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Dana Sinclair

Do You Have Weak Extracurriculars

If you have ever browsed through the website collegeconfidential.com, you have probably seen the phrase “weak ec’s”. To put that phrase into context for students have yet to see it, it means a student’s extracurriculars aren’t as strong as they could be or meet the standards for college admissions (in the eyes of the person commenting, not the colleges). But, are your extracurriculars weak? What really is the importance of extracurricular activities? Are certain extracurriculars valued over others?

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Nadira Berman

Five Unexpected College Dorm Necessities

Transitioning from living in your parents’ house to a college dorm is not easy. But don’t worry, everyone eventually gets used to it. Here are five must-haves that will make life a lot easier during this overwhelming time.

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NextStepU

Five Reasons to Join Clubs in College

Starting college not knowing anyone can be a daunting experience. You are experiencing a completely new environment with people you’ve never met before. Clubs help you in this area by connecting you to other students with similar interests as you.

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Nadira Berman

What To Do When You Oversleep

When I woke up this morning, I looked at the clock and had a dreadful realization—I had overslept. Although I was freaking out a little at first, I learned to successfully deal with the situation. Here’s what to do if accidentally wake up much later than planned.

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Nadira Berman

Why You Should Join Your School Newspaper

Whether you’re in high school or college, joining your school newspaper may well be one of the best decisions you ever make.

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Nadira Berman

How To Minimize Distractions While Studying

The most important part of studying is maintaining focus on the material. If you find a way to do work with minimal distractions, then you will get a lot more done. Here are my best tips for staying on task.

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