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5 Ways to Be a Better Studier Before Finals

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

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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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3 Ways Lecture Transcription Benefits International Students

Posted on Friday, April 15th, 2016 under Blog, College Classes, International Students, Learning English

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One of the biggest hurdles international students who choose to study in the US have to overcome is the language barrier. Fortunately, there is a tool that these students can utilize in order to ensure they are getting the most out of their educational experience: lecture transcription.

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Top 4 Benefits of Summer Classes

Posted on Thursday, June 25th, 2015 under College Classes, Community Colleges, High School, Summer

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For most high school and college students alike, summer is a time to relax and relish a break from school for a few months. This, however, is not the case for anyone who takes summer classes.

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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 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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5 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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Job Opportunities for Psychology Majors

Posted on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 under College Classes, Jobs

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If you are a psychology major but do not wish to get a job as a psychologist, it’s good to know you have several possible career paths.

As a psychology major, your skills should include communicating, relating well to others, and using both research and critical thinking every day.

Here are some careers that can put these skills to use.

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How to Achieve Success in College

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

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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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How to Write 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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Should You Audit College Courses?

Posted on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013 under Academics, College Classes

College classroom

Auditing courses in college is often an option when you want to learn without being graded.

Whether you want to essentially test drive a class or just want to learn more about a particular subject, you should think about auditing college courses.

Make sure your college allows you to take this route, and then learn your school’s procedure for signing up to audit courses.

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Should You Change Majors?

Posted on Friday, December 7th, 2012 under Academics, College Classes

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If you want to switch majors, you should first ask yourself some questions. Though this kind of change is sometimes necessary, it can be a lot of work. Consider both your current course load and your future expectations, and make the decision that makes the most sense for you.

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College Study Tips for 3 Learning Styles

Posted on Thursday, October 4th, 2012 under Academics, College Classes

study tips

Some of the most well-liked study tips for college don’t work for everyone.

That’s right, your roommate’s annoying habit of loudly singing class notes the night before a test is not a proven tactic for all students!

That’s because everyone learns differently, with some of the most common learning styles being visual, auditory and kinesthetic.

If you know which learning style best fits your own, you should pay attention to the study tips for students who learn the same way as you.

Check out our study suggestions for these three common learning styles, and see which ones work for you as you review your notes!

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College Textbooks: A Look at Your Options

Posted on Monday, August 20th, 2012 under College Classes, Starting College

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Even before college classes begin, you should think about your options for buying college textbooks.

Fortunately, you have several options to choose from, and many of them are cheaper than you might think!

Options include buying from the college bookstore, renting textbooks online and buying or borrowing from classmates. See which one is the best option for you!

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What to Expect Your First Week of Classes

Posted on Thursday, August 16th, 2012 under College Classes, Starting College

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Your first week of college classes is exciting, but things don’t always go as planned.

Here are three common issues that you may encounter during your first week of classes … as well as easy ways to overcome these hurdles.

With an open mind, you’ll get into the swing of things in no time!

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How to Improve Your Grades in College

Posted on Thursday, July 5th, 2012 under Academics, College Classes, Student Life

University of Delaware

Maybe you’re taking a difficult class, maybe your workload’s out of control, or maybe life is distracting you — whatever the reason, you might need to improve your college grades, and quickly.

Bad grades CAN be turned around. It takes planning and hard work, but you can do it!

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