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Category: College Life

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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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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Nadira Berman

What To Do When You Can’t Get A Summer Internship

So you applied to some summer internships, but you didn’t get any of them. Don’t worry about it too much and don’t be too hard on yourself. When you’re in high school or the early years of college, it can be difficult to find internships because most of us lack experience.

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Nadira Berman

College vs. High School: Homework

One of the biggest academic differences between high school and college is the homework. In college, professors assign homework in a different way and they have different expectations. Therefore, your whole routine of doing homework will be very unlike your routine in high school.

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Elise Gout

Extra Curriculars: College v. High School

There’s something of a precedent set for how to “succeed” in high school extra curriculars. Step 1: sign up for everything. Step 2: somehow attend all of the meetings (spoiler alert: you won’t be able to). Step 3: try to run for president of all of them because that’s what’s “expected” if you want a chance at getting into a “top” school… (side rant: a top school should be the school that’s best for you – not what the likes of Princeton Review deems worthy).

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Nadira Berman

How To Survive Cutthroat Academic Competition

As an Ivy League student, I’ve learned a lot about how to survive in an academically competitive environment. I’m a very uncompetitive person, so dealing with some of my hyper-ambitious classmates sometimes took a toll on me. But I came out of first semester alive! Here’s the main thing to remember:

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Nadira Berman

How To Be Productive While Procrastinating

Everyone procrastinates. Don’t pretend you don’t. Sometimes you really, really, really don’t want to do work, even though you have to. Here are some ways to be somewhat productive, even though you aren’t doing homework.

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Nadira Berman

How To Budget In College

For many students, college is the first time that they have so much control over what they spend their money on. We’re buying more of our own meals, instead of eating our parents’ home-cooked food. We can decide which social events we want to spend on. The list goes on and on. Here are my best tips for managing money in college.

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Nadira Berman

Why College Is More Than Just Your Campus

I think it’s so sad when people say they never ventured far off campus for all of freshman year. If you’re in a new place, there’s so much to see and there’s never been a better opportunity to see it. Take advantage while you can because college is only four years.

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Nadira Berman

5 Things I Learned My First Semester At College

My first semester of college is over! Looking back at the past few months, here are some important things I’ve learned.

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