Category Archives: College Life

How To Quit Procrastinating And Get Assignments Done On Time By Zoey Smith

It can be tempting to spend hours doing only what you enjoy and endlessly putting off work or college assignments until you are merely minutes away from the deadline. We all know how this ends: badly. Not only does procrastination eat away at your time, you also end up producing substandard work when you rush to get it done at the last minute. What’s worse, you end up feeling terrible and guilty about it all at the end of the day.

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How Your Studying Habits Can Lead to Fast Employment By Alex Williams

If you think your study habits and employment prospects have little in common, you’re terribly mistaken. The way you treat your university curriculum is a pretty good indicator of your future approach to job-related tasks and obligations – and success in handling them, as well. Still, this doesn’t mean that you should put social life and hobbies on hold until graduation: it just means you’ll need a few smart study strategies to make the uni hassle easier to endure.

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Major Anxiety? How to Smoothly Get Through Your College Years By Brooke Chaplan

“College is the best time of your life” is a common phrase that emerging college students are told as they begin their academic journey. However, it is not true for all students. Those with anxiety may view college parties and social activities as a source of stress instead of enjoyment.

With the right approach, students with major anxiety will be able to get through their college years without any major problems. Here are some easy tips that make a big difference:

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5 Ways to Write a Fantastic College Term Paper By Robyn Scott

In high school, students would be assigned papers up to three or four pages in length with a couple of weeks to complete them. They would be required to hand in an outline, first draft, and final draft to their classroom teacher. Once in college, however, students are given a syllabus at the beginning of the term with every assignment that will be due throughout the class. Students will have up to a month or more to complete papers, but they will usually be longer than papers in high school, often up to 8 or 10 pages. Depending on the student’s study habits, having such a long time to complete an assignment can either make life easier or harder, but there are some ways students can manage their time well and write a fantastic college term paper.

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Balancing College and a Job (Without Losing Your Productivity) By Karen Dikson

You got a scholarship and you managed to save some money thanks to your summer job. Still, college comes with extreme expenses, so you need a part-time job to cover them all. The problem is, the attempt to find the right balance between having a job, attending classes and enjoying the college experience is overwhelming–to say the least.

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First Home Fears: Ideas for Your First Apartment Eileen O'Shanassy

Moving into your first apartment is a milestone to celebrate. For most young people, living on their own is exciting because of the fun and independence it can bring. However, there are also worries that come along with leaving home. Here are three of the most common concerns for people moving into their first apartment:

 

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6 Practical Tips To Improve Your Skills In Academic Writing Br Sharon Conwell

Even people who are already talented writers can struggle with academic writing. It’s a specific skill, with a particular audience that is unlike any other form of writing. There’s more information to impart than with other forms of writing, and it’s important to adapt your style to this specific task. While there are no quick steps that can lead to great content and original ideas, the following tips can ensure that your content is well-written and well-presented.

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Cross Country College Tips for New Freshmen By Eileen O'Shanassy

Starting at a new school can be an exciting and nerve-racking time for both the student and the parents, especially if the school in question is across the country. In many cases, this is the first time these students have been apart from home for an extended period of time, and the shock of that sudden change is a milestone that must be overcome by most new freshmen. In order to make it easier for new college students to adjust to life at a school far away, here are a few tips to make the transition simpler.

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5 Things to Do Your Second Semester of College By Robyn Scott

College freshmen are settling into their new situation and are hopefully feeling confident about their classes as well as their social and living conditions. This is a great opportunity for students to figure out what they want to do with the rest of their college career now that they have survived their initial transition. Although college students should focus on keeping stress low, they should also think about which goals they want to reach and what they want to do their sophomore year.

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