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Weekend Getaways and Cheap Entertainment in College

Posted by in Life in College

Not all college towns are bursting with excitement on the weekends. These kinds of low-key schools are often referred to as “suitcase colleges” because students usually go home or head to other cities to find things to do. Of course these “suitcase colleges” host fun events for their students on certain weekends throughout the semester, but typically not every weekend. Some of these schools are gifted with the leisure of having a big city nearby to entertain their students, but most are located in rural areas or hidden away.  Don’t…read more

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Safe Dating Tips for Girls

Posted by in Health and Safety

College presents a fresh start with instantly hundreds or even thousands of new people to meet. The opportunity to date and get to know new people is a big part of the college experience, and you will develop all kinds of friendships and relationships over the next four to five years as an undergrad student. You will have the opportunity to meet diverse people with various backgrounds and from all over the globe. When it comes to dating, it is a good thing to be open and accepting of diversity….read more

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Final Semester Goals

Posted by in Life in College

It is finally here! You are in your last semester of college! Where has the time gone? Countless late nights of study and early morning cramming sessions are finally finished. It is a weird feeling realizing after 16 or more years of being a student, your time in school could finally be coming to an end. It is exciting, terrifying, and stressful all at the same time. Many different emotions encompass the final semester of college. It is a season full of lasts. Some of these are good, like the…read more

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APA Formatting

Posted by in Writing

All through high school, and maybe even in middle school, teachers often encourage students to use MLA formatting for papers. It has been embedded in our brains for a long time that this is how papers should be set up. However, in college different areas of study may require students to learn a brand new formatting style for research papers. One of these formats is APA. Teachers who require this format will vary on how strictly they enforce its rules. However, you should always strive to be as accurate as…read more

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Independent Clauses: The Nuclei of Writing

Posted by in Writing

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the prospect of a large essay, and many students find it a challenge to break the writing down into manageable parts. Then on top of that, a lot of students with LDs have a hard time putting their thoughts and ideas on paper. If this is the case, the result can be large paragraphs of unfinished and unorganized ideas in the form of run-on sentences. If you are nodding your head in agreement, this article may be helpful in your efforts to break this…read more

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Annotated Bibliography

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“An annotated bibliography is a list of citations to books, articles, and documents [arranged in alphabetical order]. Each citation is followed by a brief descriptive and evaluative paragraph, the annotation. The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited.” http://guides.library.cornell.edu/annotatedbibliography Odds are you will probably have to write an annotated bibliography as part of a paper at some point in your college career. If you’ve never had to do one before, it can seem overwhelmingly daunting, and if you…read more

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Organize Your Priorities

Posted by in Classes

College has a way of keeping your days jam-packed with things to do, and some days studying for your classes doesn’t seem to make it to the top of your to-do list. You of course take the time to go to all your classes, but your part-time job gives you money so you can pay rent, buy food, and go do fun stuff on the weekends. That’s just as important, right? Or maybe the organization you’re involved in is doing a major fundraiser and you are required to help. Also,…read more

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Networking Questions

Posted by in Looking Ahead

Are you afraid to strike up a conversation with a stranger? This may seem terrifying, especially if this person is much older and in an important work or social position. However, being confident and making a good impression during a conversation can sometimes be more powerful than a decent resume. Here’s a tip: Having questions already in mind when you are interacting with important individuals will ease your mind and boost your confidence immensely. In any situation where you are talking with people to whom you need to make a…read more

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North Carolina Public Universities’ Disability Support

Posted by in Accommodations & Assistive Technology

A lot of times students simply don’t know how to get involved with their school’s disability support services because not all colleges do a great job of advertising them. Then on top of that, many students feel too shy or self-conscious to talk about their learning differences with advisers or other academic personnel. But fortunately all public North Carolina universities have disability support that you can take advantage of if you are eligible. Below I have listed all 16 of North Carolina’s public universities with links to their disability support…read more

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Marell’s Story

Posted by in Contributor Biographies

My name is Marell, and my home town is Charlotte, NC. I’m 22 years old, currently a junior at East Carolina University, and have been diagnosed with dyslexia. I’m majoring in English and minoring in Communications with the dream of one day becoming an accomplished novelist. I love college, and have had some amazing experiences at East Carolina. But I wasn’t always so enthusiastic when it came to academics.

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