How to Stay Awake in Lecture

Let’s face it; going to lecture is not always the most exciting thing you’ve experienced, nor will anyone ever tell you that lecture was a highlight while reflecting back on their college experience. And with everything from boring class material to monotonous professors, lecture can be a trap just lur...

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3 Dorm Room Decorating Ideas Using Household Items

So you’re finally there. You’re in your new dorm room your first year of college and so far, it’s great.  Every inch of the room screams “freedom!” No more parents telling you how you can and cannot decorate your room. Now, the decoration decisions are just up to you and your roommate. But now you [...

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Getting Fat in College

Weight gain during college is so typical that the “Freshman 15” has become a commonly known phrase.  But if you start college with the necessary knowledge, tools, and determination,  and make a concerted effort, you can avert the seemingly inevitable weight gain. Eat mindfully.  Are you paying attention...

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Best Ways to Have a Positive Roommate Experience

There comes a time in your college career when you’ll need to make living arrangements for the coming years. If you choose to share an apartment or house then you will need to find a roommate or group of roommates. The first step to having a positive roommate experience is to find a roommate or […...

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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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