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College Life: Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck

It’s no secret that college is expensive, and living on a tight student budget can limit your ability to enjoy the social aspects of college, like going out with friends, joining sports teams, or participating in other activities that cost money. But that doesn’t mean your college life needs to be completely restricted by your […]

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College Confidential: Helpful Tips to Prepare for College

It seems like your entire life has been building up to this one moment. The hundreds of tests, college-level classes, extracurricular activities. They’re all a culmination for what comes next. College.   You might think the hard stuff is over, but now that high school is in your rear-view mirror, the real work begins. But […]

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6 Adjustments to Make When Moving to Study Abroad

Studying abroad is a concept that can provide you with so many different advantages, ranging from broadening your world views all the way to acquiring a higher quality of education. Nonetheless, it’s definitely a challenge that you’ll have to work hard to overcome. Fortunately, with six simple adjustments on your side, this challenge won’t be […]

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Alternative Ways to Continue Your Education After College

Many people think that they are done learning once school is over. There are ways to continue learning well past college or graduate school though. Try looking into one of the following in order to continue expanding your knowledge well past university. Conferences cliff notes • spark notes • calculators • pencils • notepaper Amazon […]

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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 […]