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I always associated standardized testing with highly stressful environments. The echoes of pencils cracking, calculator buttons clicking, pages tearing, and pens dropping onto tile floors always remind me of tests like the ACT or SAT. However, taking your ACT or SAT should not be a stressful experience. To succeed on your test, it’s important to...
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The stereotypical college experience often features a young adult moving into a dorm a few hours away from home. She either loves or hates her roommate and she doesn’t visit home until a mid-semester break. However, for many students, this is not their “college experience.” For the past three years, I have commuted to school....
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Starting college may feel overwhelming. With new surroundings, instructors and friends, it’s easy to feel lost the first few weeks. Here’s a few things you can do to quickly adjust to your new college lifestyle! Create a schedule – With so much free time, creating a schedule can help you plan out when major assignments are...
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Are you nervous about graduating and finding a job? It’s okay to feel anxious and unsure about what the future holds after you reach a milestone. If you’ve already attempted all the advice that has been given on this blog and elsewhere, first just take a deep breath. It can be overwhelming when the unknown...
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It’s May and you may be thinking “I’m graduating from college, now what?” Hopefully this isn’t your first thought about your future after college, but you may not be sure what to expect or even quite what to do once you’ve walked across the stage. With your diploma on your resume, you may think that’s...
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If you have a mentor as a college student, you may think that it’s all up to your mentor to give advice as well as provide opportunities and resources; however, you have a bigger role than absorbing what your mentor gives you. Your mentor, overall, gives you a choice to improve yourself. You have to...
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It’s officially spring! Whether you’re on spring break or looking forward to it, this time of the year is a great time to be productive and prepare yourself for adulthood. “Adulting” may not seem like a big deal, but you definitely have to adjust to it like a new lifestyle where you have more responsibility...
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When it comes to procrastinating, are you a dreamer, a worrier, a perfectionist, a crisis maker, or an over-doer? If you’re not sure, then this article from Affordable Colleges Online can definitely help define your procrastination type. Evaluating your studying skills while you’re on spring break or winding down from midterm exams may not seem...
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Most college students treat spring break like a week’s vacation from classes, essays and homework. However, you can also treat your spring break like time to work on your big break! This means that you can work on applying for summer jobs, internships, post-graduation jobs, and other career-related opportunities. While this may be more work...
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Everyone needs a little R & R, especially college students. We don’t mean the typical R & R that you think of around spring break, but for us it stands for “Resumé and Relax.” While we know you want to rest during spring break, you should make use of your time off to be prepared...
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