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The Pros and Cons of Recording College Lectures

Posted on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 under Academics, College Classes

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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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The Importance of Translation in Writing Your Dissertation

Posted on Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 under Academics, International Students, Translation

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

Posted on Monday, September 22nd, 2014 under Academics, Translation

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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3 Reasons Grammar Isn’t Important for the SAT Essay

Posted on Thursday, September 18th, 2014 under Academics, Applying to College, Testing

A person filling out a bubble test sheet.

Tackling the SAT and all of its individual parts can be a little bit daunting. However, our friends at Magoosh have provided us with a few reasons as to why you may not need to sweat the small stuff on the SAT essay portion as much as you may think.

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Five Things You Learn After Graduating From College

Posted on Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 under Academics, Blog, College Classes, Graduation, Student Life

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Where you go to college and what you do once you get there are two heavily emphasized topics that follow us throughout our young lives. But what happens after all is said and done?

Here are a few life changes that come with graduating from college, and some ways to cope with them.

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3 Steps to Dominating the SAT

Posted on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 under Academics, Applying to College, Testing

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Students dream of dominating the SAT, but what does that really mean? I’ll tell you:

dominate (v) – have a commanding influence on; exercise control over.

If you want to have a commanding influence on the SAT, and more specifically, on your success, there are certain steps you need to take. To exercise control over yourself and the test, here are three steps to follow.

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3 Reasons to Translate Your Academic Documents

Posted on Monday, April 28th, 2014 under Academics, Applying to College, International Students, Internships, Jobs, Study Abroad, Translation

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Are you thinking of heading abroad to study or for a permanent move? There might be more in store for you than just dealing with culture shock!

There are a lot of steps involved in the process of moving your life to a new country and culture, but translation of academic documents isn’t necessarily the first thing that comes to mind.

However, a language barrier could stand in your way if you’re looking to register at a local school or university.

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How Rush Translation Can Save Your Study Abroad Application

Posted on Monday, April 21st, 2014 under Academics, International Students, Student Life, Study Abroad, Translation

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Whether you’re studying abroad as part of a program at your home institution or you’re seeking to become a resident abroad, you’re most likely concerned about meeting various deadlines for visas, recommendations and applications. An important part of your application will almost certainly be a translation of your transcripts and diplomas, which you must obtain and submit by the deadline.

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April Dates to Remember

Posted on Friday, March 28th, 2014 under Academics, Current Events, Dates to Remember, Testing

CSU Chico rose garden

So, you’re back from Spring Break and April is here!

Finals are closer than ever, and the school year will be over before you know it.

If you missed any important dates in March, make sure not to let it happen again!

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How Not to Study for the SAT

Posted on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 under Academics, Applying to College, Testing

student study SAT

You’re all set. You borrowed a dog-eared copy of some SAT book from your friend. You got the entire weekend to study before the test. You’ll do every question you can get your hands on. And you’ll cram the night before the test.

What could go wrong?

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3 Ways for International Students to Succeed in College

Posted on Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 under Academics, International Students, Learning English

college help international student

If you’re struggling with your classes as an international student in the US, you’re not alone. In fact, most college students — whether international or lifelong US citizens — run into academic issues at some point.

Luckily, there are resources available to help, as well as steps you can take to make college a little easier.

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College Email Etiquette 101

Posted on Friday, May 31st, 2013 under Academics, Jobs

college email etiquette

College email etiquette may seem like a silly topic, but it is important to know how to best address your professors.

Email has become a common medium for contacting college professors, but unfortunately, knowledge of the proper etiquette is not so common. Even students who are aware of the rules do not always play by them, often because they are in a hurry or they don’t think it’s necessary.

If you have any doubts about your email prowess, take these etiquette tips into consideration before you send your college professor a note online.

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A Guide to US College Grading

Posted on Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 under Academics, International Students, Translation

US college grading

The US college grading system can be hard to understand for any new freshman, especially those from another country.

If you are new to the academic system used in US colleges, click below to find out what US grades mean.

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How to Achieve Success in College

Posted on Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 under Academics, College Classes

Girl in cap and gown

Achieving success in college may be your goal, but you will likely encounter a few roadblocks along the way.

Fortunately, there are a few handy tips to help you overcome your obstacles to success in class.

Whether you can’t understand the professor or you can’t stay awake, read on for some ideas to help you surmount these problems and get the most out of school.

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Writing Good College Essays

Posted on Monday, January 7th, 2013 under Academics, College Classes

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Writing college essays that get you the grades you desire is not an easy task, especially if you’re used to teachers telling you exactly how to write them.

There’s no magic formula, but it does take a small splash of creativity and a little bit of confidence. Here are a few ways you can go about writing a good college essay.

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