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7 Fail-Safe Study Strategies for a Successful Finals Week

Posted on Friday, December 1st, 2017 under Academics, Testing

college students study in the campus library

There are so many proactive things you can do to keep your mind focused and your studying productive. Just take your time, review smart, and don’t put your health on the line!

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Studying and Coffee: Will it Help Your Grades Improve?

Posted on Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 under Academics, Testing

girl ordering coffee at a student cafe

Will drinking coffee help you study better and ultimately lead to better grades? Here are some ways coffee can affect the body while you are studying as well as additional strategies to help you study better and get better grades.

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Prepping for the IELTS with Paper

Posted on Thursday, October 26th, 2017 under Academics, International Students, Testing

girl taking a practice IETLS test with pen and paper

The IELTS is not a computer-based test, which means one of the best ways to prep for it is the practice writing on paper.

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Sleep: The #1 Study Habit all Students Should Master

Posted on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 under Academics, High School, Living in the US, Student Life

girl sleeping with covers pulled over her head

Between class, work, friends and studying — not to mention extracurricular activities and athletic obligations — it can sometimes feel like there’s little time left for a college student to sleep. But fixing your sleep schedule should be at the top of your to-do list.

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5 Ways to Be a Better Studier Before Finals

Posted on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 under Academics, College Classes, Testing

tiles spelling out the word study on a desk covered in text books

Final exams carry a lot of weight, and often have a significant impact on your grade, making this time of year stressful for many students. The best way to reduce this stress? Set yourself up for success by becoming a better studier—that means making a schedule, finding others to study with and more.

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Should You Get a Bachelor’s Degree in Business?

Posted on Saturday, August 6th, 2016 under Academics, Applying to College

business majors

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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Why You Should Take an AP Test in High School

Posted on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 under Academics, High School, Testing

benefits of AP tests

If you are thinking of taking an AP test or two during high school, you are not alone. More students than ever are choosing to take AP classes and exams to get college credit while still in high school.

There are a few reasons for this increasingly common trend.

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Why You Should Participate in Class

Posted on Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 under Academics

class participation benefits

As someone who always hated to participate in class, I know how difficult it can be to speak up.

However, there are several benefits — both during college and after — to class participation.

In today’s post, we’ll give you some very good reasons why participating in class beats sitting quietly in the corner.

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The Pros and Cons of Getting an Online Degree from a US College

Posted on Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 under Academics, Applying to College, College Classes, International Students, Starting College

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If you’re an international student interested in studying at a US college, you should think about earning an online degree. This option can take out the stress of traveling abroad while still enabling you to get a degree from a US school.

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The Hardest Section on the SAT

Posted on Monday, June 8th, 2015 under Academics, Applying to College, High School, Testing

Student taking test

This post was written by Lucas Fink, resident SAT expert at Magoosh, a leader in SAT Prep. If we’re going to talk about the hardest section of the SAT, we should first address a bigger question: how hard is the SAT in general? It’s not exactly easy. For every 10,000 students, only about 3 get […]

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The Pros and Cons of Recording College Lectures

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

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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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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5 Things You Learn After Graduating From College

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

college balloons

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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