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Beating the SAT Clock

December 2, 2014 in High School, Testing | No comments so far


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The various ways you can save time while taking the SAT depend on the section of the test you’re working on, as well as your own personal weaknesses.

There are a couple places that are especially easy to improve on, though, that will turn your test taking skills around — for the better. The writers at Magoosh are here with some helpful SAT tips!

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Should You Get a Bachelor’s Degree in Business?

November 17, 2014 in Academics, Applying to College | No comments so far


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Business is a popular major, and there are plenty of reasons for that. But is majoring in business the right move for you? Before you declare your major, check out the pros and cons of getting a bachelor’s degree in business.

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5 Tips for Spending Thanksgiving Away from Home

November 12, 2014 in Study Abroad, Travel | No comments so far


View from an airplane

The song “There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays” becomes all the more real for an American studying abroad. It’s understandable to feel a little homesick as Thanksgiving creeps around the corner, especially when you’re in a country that hasn’t the slightest idea what a Pilgrim is.

Here are five tips that will keep you from coming down with a case of Thanksgiving blues while studying far from home.

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5 Things You Shouldn’t Do at Your College Admission Interview

November 6, 2014 in Applying to College, Starting College | No comments so far


Columbia University

The interview is a common part of the college admissions process. If you are nervous about it and want to make a good impression, it’s best to consider some habits to avoid during your upcoming college admissions interview.

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20 of the Best Colleges with No Application Fees

November 5, 2014 in Applying to College, Choosing a College, Money | No comments so far


Pile of money

Preparing for and applying to college is no joke — especially when it comes to your top choices. Not only do you want to get into college, but you may also hope to get into a college with a good application.

The application process is also no joke when it comes to your wallet. College application fees can easily cost you nearly $100 a pop, so you’ll need to pick and choose carefully.

Here’s a list of 20 highly ranked colleges that also happen to have free applications.

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The Pros and Cons of Recording College Lectures

October 28, 2014 in Academics, College Classes | No comments so far


Weinstock_Lecture_Hall

Considering current technology and the fact that phones aren’t just phones anymore, it’s almost amazing that note taking is still often done by hand.

If you’ve ever had a fast-talking professor or a professor with a heavy accent, you may see why recording college lectures could be useful. Here are a few of the pros and cons that come with sitting back in lecture and letting technology do the work for you.

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5 Study Abroad Tips: What NOT to Do

October 16, 2014 in International Students, Study Abroad, Travel | No comments so far


London, England

Most students who are preparing to study abroad are sat down by some form of administration at their schools and given a list of study abroad tips — usually, what not to do.

However, some tips are impossible to learn without experiencing particular situations overseas head on. Here are a few of those study abroad tips that may not be as easily foreseen by administrations.

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The Importance of Translation in Writing Your Dissertation

September 30, 2014 in Academics, International Students, Translation | No comments so far


A library full of books.

As you embark on the process of writing a dissertation, you should give some thought to the possible need for academic translation. Whether you are an international student or have lived in the US all your life, you might have a need for this service.

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Professional Translation Can Help You Graduate with Honors

September 22, 2014 in Academics, Translation | No comments so far


Someone typing on a computer.

Writing an honors thesis is hard enough without having to worry about translating the sources you use. Here are a few reasons why you should opt for human, professional translation as opposed to free online translation sites.

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