8 Mistakes Every Student Makes in a Capstone Project By Tia Stokes

Doing a capstone paper is a very important part of your studies and it will determine how you finish your high school journey. There are many rules and requirements that need to be followed when writing this paper, and you should pay careful attention to these if you want to avoid mistakes. Your grade for this paper is vital and it is best to plan and prepare before you jump into it. Through the years, we have seen the same mistakes being repeated by students, and it is easily avoidable if you know what to look out for. Here are some of those mistakes that seem to always pop up.

 

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What Most Students Miss When It Comes to Campus Security By Eileen O'Shanassy

Most students starting college are both excited and nervous to get started in this new phase of life. Not surprisingly, they have a lot on their minds including classes, extracurricular activities, clubs, sports, and more. Unfortunately, many college students don’t give a thought to the security of their property while away at school. This opens the door for thieves to take advantage of new, unsuspecting students. Consider five security mistakes many students make when they go away to college.

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How to Start Writing Your College Essay By Kristina Carroll, CollegeWeekLive

A college essay, also known as a personal statement, is one of the most intimidating elements of the college application process, because for many students it is very hard to start. There are many things a student must take into consideration when writing their essay, from topic to structure, to word count and grammar. If done well, an essay can be the deciding factor between two applicants, and if done poorly, it can ruin a student’s application.

 

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5 Quick Resume Tips for High School Graduates with Little or No Experience By Catrin Cooper

You are excited to finally see the four long years of continuous studying come to an end with a great pay off. What next? Having graduated from high school, you are ready to enter the work force to become a productive individual in the society. You have a dream job in mind but you have no idea how to approach it because perhaps you have never worked a day in your life.

To make it in the career world, you need a good resume to convince the employer that you are the best fit for the job. You need to list your education and experience which can be overwhelming if you don’t have any. A good thing would be to ask professional writers to take a fresh look and proofread your resume if you don’t have enough experience in it.

 

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Back to Basics: Preparing for College Before Senior Year By Kristina Carroll, CollegeWeekLive

It’s almost time say goodbye to summer and kick off another school year. And while you may not be applying to colleges this year, there are many elements of the college process that you should be aware of, and should even start doing. Here are a few basic things to think about as you refresh your mind this fall.

 

 

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How to Present Yourself on Social Media for College Admissions By Kristina Carroll, CollegeWeekLive

You hear it over and over again from parents, teachers, and other adults, that your social media channels can determine whether or not you get into a college. But, is that really true? The answer is absolutely. Just a few months ago, Harvard University rescinded 10 students’ applications because they were found responsible for participating in an inappropriate conversation on Facebook. While not necessarily this drastic, there are many similar incidents that happen at colleges and universities across the US during admissions season.

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Dorm Considerations to Look into Your First Year By Eileen O'Shanassy

Living in the dorms can be fun and exciting as a freshman, but it can also be unfamiliar and scary. For many students, this is the first time they have ever been away from home for an extended period of time and the first experience making their way on their own. Here are a few tips that will help you adjust to living in the dorms and on your own for the first time.

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Learn How to Prepare Yourself for the ACT in the Fall By Kristina Carroll, CollegeWeekLive

Are you planning on taking the September ACT? Don’t forget to register today if you haven’t already!

Once you register, it’s all about preparing! The ACT exam may seem intimidating, especially if you’re new to the test. However, if you spend enough time studying and go into it with the proper strategy, you’ll have no problem getting a great score.

 

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Quiet Careers: 5 Perfect Degrees for Introverts By Dixie Somers

One of the most popular pieces of career advice is that networking is critical and success is all about who you know and how strong your personality is. As a result, most people are steered toward careers that require them to be more extroverted. The good news for introverts is that there are plenty of careers that may appeal to them, but they may not hear as much about them.

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5 Things College Students Can Do this Summer to Graduate on Time By Robyn Scott

Graduating on time is the primary goal of every college student; they get to start their career earlier and avoid paying unnecessary tuition if they can be in and out of college in four years. Unfortunately, it’s a challenge for most students to be able to finish all their requirements in the allotted amount of time. It’s difficult to get into required courses and navigating a path to graduation can be confusing. Fortunately, there are many things students can do over the summer to ensure a timely graduation so they can move on to the next stage of their life.

 

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