4 Helpful Ways to Overcome Writer’s Block

In college, writing essays are inevitable. Yes, you can almost say that you don’t deserve to be called a college student if you haven’t written a single essay or research paper in your entire life. But of course, the amount of essays that a student writes varies from the course that he is taking. E...

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How To Identify Your Learning Style and Capitalize on Your Strengths

What is a learning style?  Learning styles are distinct approaches or ways of learning.  There are many types, and many people have accelerated learning with a combination of styles.  Three of the most popular learning styles are visual, auditory and tactile or kinesthetic. A visual learner benefits from se...

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What to Do After Losing Files or Flash Drives

Imagine this. It’s midterm’s week at your college, and you’ve spent the past few days working diligently on a project that is due for one of your classes. Despite procrastination’s best efforts to distract you, you’ve managed to avoid the temptation to put the project off till the last minute. It is ...

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Staying Healthy In The Dorms

It’s inevitable; you’re going to get a nasty cold while living in the dorms. Illnesses spread like wildfire in dorms and there is no way to fully avoid the inevitable. But there are ways to avoid frequent bouts of sickness. Living in cramped quarters leads to quick spread of germs and bacteria that can inf...

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4 Things To Expect When You’re Expecting To Go To College

I didn’t have any reasonable expectations for what college would be like. My family never really shared their college stories with me, so I had to turn to movies. Of course, every college movie seems to be about fraternity brothers pulling pranks on crusty old deans, which is about as far from reality as...

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Life After College: What To Expect

After earning your degree, life is assumed to be smooth sailing: get a job, finally earn a salary, and contribute to the workforce. Unfortunately, for some graduates following those steps is proving to be harder to execute than anticipated. According to Mara Swan, the vice president of global strategy and tale...

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Conquering Move-In Madness

Moving into your dorm is an exciting time in your college career. It’s the first step to a little more independence from your parents and the first step to being a college student if you’re living on campus. While move in day can be a day full of excitement, it can also be a day […] ...

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Whether On-Campus or Long-Distance, Relationships Take Work

When it comes to college relationships, there are two types: on-campus relationships and long-distance relationships. The question is, “Which one is better?” There’s no clear answer as to which type of relationship is superior to the other. It really depends on the couple, how much they trus...

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The Homebody’s Guide to Surviving College

I am a loud and proud homebody. Honestly, I would much rather spend my weekends in my apartment reading a book or three as opposed to going out to eat or to some other fun event with my friends. It may sound boring to some, but nothing suits me more than cuddling up in my […] ...

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Graduate Says Studying Two Fields has ‘Minor’ Problems

Angela Block, a recent graduate of North Central College, decided that upon entering college, she would have a major and minor. Her plans were to graduate as an English major with an emphasis on writing, and a minor in studio art. “Those two disciplines have been my passions since I was little,” sa...

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