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Budgeting in College

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Moving off to college involves countless new found freedoms. Many of us don’t get the chance to make a lot of independent choices until we are on our own for the first time. Some of these new liberties are more fun than others, such as no longer having your parents’ curfew or rules. Others take time to get used to, like making yourself get up in the morning and go to class. One new freedom in particular that many college students tend to have a hard time managing is their…read more

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Healthy College Lifestyle

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Through the majority of college, some students struggle to form a healthy lifestyle and avoid gaining the infamous “freshman 15.” All over the media you’ll find resources with titles like “Top Healthy Snacks,” “Best Weight Loss Foods,” or “Quick Ways to Shred the Flab.” The list just goes on. You name it, there is an article about how to thin, trim, and slim down. The majority of the time students begin these diets or fitness goals with the “mind-over-matter” mentality. However, most of them soon revert to their favorite fast-food…read more

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Study Habits Part 2: Effective Studying

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In “Study Habits Part 1: Being Proactive,” we took a broad look at a variety of lifestyle choices that will prep you for the most effective study sessions. But now we are going to take a closer look at ideas and suggestions that will help you get the most out of your actual study time. For me personally, I did not feel prepared leaving high school to study at the college level. Then I found out the jump from high school to college for most people is drastic. Going from…read more

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Study Habits Part 1: Being Proactive

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Have you ever spent countless hours studying, yet in reality nothing was accomplished? Or have you ever felt totally prepared for an exam and then walked away from it feeling defeated? If so, this blog is for you! Studying with learning differences can be frustrating, challenging, and sometimes seemingly hopeless. But there is hope! The key is establishing strong study skills and habits to set yourself up for success. What may have earned you an A in high school may not earn you the same grade in college. It is…read more

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Greek Life Pros and Cons

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Questioning whether or not to join a sorority or fraternity in college is something that many college students do. This choice is generally made within the first two years of college, when most people decide to go Greek. Whether you attend a huge university or a tiny private school, Greek life is everywhere. There are many positive reasons to join the Greek community at any school. However, it is important that you know there are many common misconceptions about Greek life. By understanding Greek life’s true purpose, checking into the…read more

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Volunteering

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So you made it to college! You are finally finished volunteering with service groups and building your list of club memberships to make your college application shine. Now that you’ve been accepted at a university, why would you bother to keep volunteering for stuff? Well contrary to what a lot of incoming college students believe, continuing to build your repertoire of service groups, clubs, and other organizations in college is still important. It actually matters a lot! Volunteering can be key in developing your personal growth, as well as help…read more

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Tips for Packing

Posted by in Arriving at College

Packing for college can be stressful and time consuming, but it can also be fun! It is not unlike packing for vacation or a trip to grandma’s house. It’s just this time you’re packing to move! For some people it could be the first time, for others it could be the tenth. But regardless of your circumstance, for most college-bound students it’s the first move away from home. That being said, many new things will need to be purchased prior to heading off to college. This blog offers tips to…read more

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Freshman Involvement

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The first year of college can be without a doubt one of the greatest years of your life, yet at the same time it comes with many changes. For many students it is the first time away from home, and they have to learn to independently cope with many sudden changes. For others it may be a liberating and thrilling experience. At the start of every semester, schools hold events to promote student involvement and advertise for different organizations. Many colleges have organization fairs or school year kickoff functions that…read more

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Managing College Life

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The time has finally come. You’ve kissed mom and hugged dad goodbye, and you’re finally free! It seemed like this day would never arrive, but you’ve officially made it to college! Freedom! You are on your own for the first time with no curfews, chores, or house rules to follow. This is the feeling most incoming freshmen have during the first few days of college life. However, after a few weeks of classes, reality hits…. “Wait, what reality?” you might be wondering. The reality is you are in college to…read more

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The Importance of Editing and Revising

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When writing papers we often assume that as soon as we’ve reached that word count we’re finished. We save it, print it, and go. Easy, right? Unfortunately the answer is no; it’s not that simple, and that mindset tends to encourage procrastination until the last minute. This also will mean papers will be turned in with errors, unnecessary mistakes, and even unclear information. Instead, there is a vital step in writing papers that many students tend to overlook and that will help you turn in an awesome paper: editing. This…read more

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