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The Challenges Faced by College Students and How They can Cope

College is an amazing opportunity filled with ups and downs. However, these experiences are still part of the journey people go through, eventually helping them figure out their true self. While University may be a memorable experience, it still does come with rough patches from time to time. Some students are able to handle these […]

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4 Great Ways Students Can Prepare for College Long in Advance

Preparing for college starts long before students start to fill out college applications. In fact, college preparation, if done right, takes many years. The best prepared students actually spend three or four years preparing for their college years and their college admissions. If you are among those working in advance to prepare for your college […]

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How to Help Your Child Pass Their Exams and Get to College

We all want the best for our children, and we all know the importance that education will play in their later lives. Gaining entry to the best possible college for them will leave them inspired, with great qualifications and ready to take on the world, but getting into their ideal college means that they’ll have […]

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Liberal Arts Students Will Find Success in the 21st Century Workforce

Perhaps the number one question college students hear from from their loved ones is “What do you plan on doing with your degree?” For Liberal Arts and Humanities majors especially, the question is usually coated with condescension and expectations of failure. Most understand why. The economic downturn in 2008 made the job market competitive and […]

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Why Is the SAT Important?

Standardized testing has been around for decades, and the SAT is probably the most well-known college entrance exam out there. While other tests like the ACT are equally important, it seems that a bulk of the weight of getting accepted into college gets put on the score obtained on the SAT. While you understand it […]

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Resumes and Interviews: Preparing Yourself For Success

No matter what kind of work you eventually get into, how well you put together your resume and how professional you are during interviews will make a ton of difference in your career path. People have different personalities. People have different job skills. People are more or less charismatic. People can be introverted or extroverted. […]

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4 Ways Smart Students Prep for College and a Career

Oftentimes, children talk about how they can’t wait to be grown-ups. At the core, they want the benefits of adulthood. However, there are so many adults who wish they could go back to childhood. One of the main reasons is because adulthood is hard work. If you’ve prepared as a student, it won’t be as […]

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Creating a Dorm Room Perfect for Studying

Dorms aren’t exactly ideal for quiet and privacy. Most of us choose to study and get our work done in the silence of a library or in a coffee shop with earbuds in. But there’s no reason you can’t create a space in your own dorm room to get some good studying in. If you […]

In-Person vs Online Tutoring: Which One Is Right for You?

Feeling a little behind on your studies, or wanting to get ahead of the crowd? Tutoring is a fantastic way to improve your learning and motivation and can even help you to develop more effective study habits. A tutor could be another student, a specialist in your subject matter, or even one of your current […]