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8 Tips to Survive Your Senior Year

Posted on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 under Academics, Graduation, Student Life

college campus in autumn

Senior year of college can be stressful. These tips will help.

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Time Management Tips for College Students

Posted on Tuesday, September 4th, 2018 under Academics, On Campus, Starting College, Student Life

time management tips

Lectures, seminars, exams, academic writing, campus life—all this takes time and can often feel like a delicate balancing act. But with the right time management techniques you can succeed.

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Ways to Stay Calm When Writing Your First College Paper

Posted on Thursday, August 23rd, 2018 under Academics, Starting College

student relaxing before writing her first college essay

College papers can be stressful, especially when you’re a freshman. Follow these tips to stay calm and focused.

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How Rush Translation Can Save Your Study Abroad Application

Posted on Thursday, August 9th, 2018 under Academics, International Students, Student Life, Study Abroad, Translation

girl sitting with her passport in her back pocket

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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5 Things You Learn After Graduating College

Posted on Thursday, May 17th, 2018 under Academics, Blog, College Classes, Graduation, Student Life

three recent college graduates celebrating

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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Guessing on the SAT

Posted on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 under Academics, Testing

SAT classroom

Feeling nervous for an upcoming SAT? Believe it or not, one of the most important strategies you need for your SAT is guessing.

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Professors’ Office Hours and How to Use Them

Posted on Tuesday, December 19th, 2017 under Academics, College Classes

professor's office with an open door

A professor’s office hours are a valuable resource, but many new students are shy about using them. However, office hours can make you a better student, and also lay the foundation for great references.

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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

college student ordering coffee

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

student sleeping

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

study tips for finals

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

student studying for an AP exam

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

student participating in class

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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