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Category: College Life

Nadira Berman

The Best Note Taking Tips

Good notes = good grades. And unfortunately, bad notes = bad grades. Why? Well, the better notes you take, the easier studying will be. And the easier and more efficient your studying is, the higher your test scores.

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Nadira Berman

How to Get Through Boring Reading Assignments

Many students would probably say that long readings are the most boring type of homework. If the material doesn’t interest you, it’s easy to begin skimming the words without actually absorbing their meaning, or worse, falling asleep. But don’t let these things happen to you! In college, professors often expect you to learn by reading rather than listening, so start getting used to it now.

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Elise Gout

Useful Starting Tips When Packing for College

We’re about one month away from the first wave of “goodbyes.” And chances are, if you or one of your friends is headed to a college with a semester system, you’re beginning to find the packing process just a tiny bit daunting. It’s difficult to still enjoy a healthy immersion into your summer when attempting to figure out what you’ll need for dorm life. Hopefully this list of tips can give you a decent starting point.

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Nadira Berman

What to Consider When Creating Your First College Schedule

Creating your first college schedule can seem complicated and overwhelming. There are so many classes to choose from and on top of that, you have to successfully arrange them all so they fit perfectly into your week.

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Nadira Berman

The Pros and Cons of Greek Life

To rush or not to rush? That is the question. And as a lost, confused, naïve, soon-to-be freshman, I decided to do some research so I could find out whether or not Greek life is for me. Here are some of the most important pros and cons to rushing.   Pros Instant community Many people […]

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Elise Gout

Your Post-High School Responsibilities

While we graduates bask in the beauty of our freedom, it’s easy to let slip everything that we’re still responsible for. Yes, we’re settled in on where we’re going to school. But what about those next steps? It’s never too early to begin preparing for your introduction to college life.

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5 Ways to Earn College Credit Before Stepping Foot on Campus

Useful tips for getting a head start on college and saving money on tuition. In May, a new report announced that the class of 2015 was the most indebted in U.S. history, with graduates leaving school with an average of $35,051 in debt. On a ten-year repayment plan, that amounts to a payment of $400 […]

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Nadira Berman

Four Ways to Save Money This Summer

As a high school student, it’s always great to have some extra cash. But if you’re a graduated senior starting college in the fall, saving money is critical. Here are four ways to do it.

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Elise Gout

Distinguishing Between NCAA Recruitment Periods

One of the absolute worst parts of the recruitment process is merely trying to decipher the NCAA’s policies on when you can and cannot do things.

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Nadira Berman

Why Every Student Should Volunteer Abroad

Back in March, 11 of my classmates and I travelled to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico to volunteer at a preschool called Centro Infantil San Pablo. We were excited for the trip, but we didn’t really have a true idea of what was in store for us. The experience ended up being life changing.

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