How to Study More Productively through Active Reading

How to Study More Productively through Active Reading

How long can you keep your attention on a block of text when you’re trying to study? Can you go through a whole chapter without interruptions? Maybe you’re like most other students, who easily get distracted while trying to read. Any movement or sound in your surroundings disturbs your focus. Even your own thoughts can obstruct the process of learning. It’s like your mind doesn’t want to do this right now, and it tries to convince you to procrastinate. Continue reading

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7 Tips to Help You Concentrate When Learning

As a student, you have a lot on your plate. With so many assignments, so much to study and all the temptations around, not to mention the fatigue you’ve most probably built up, it’s hard to stay focused when learning. To help you be more productive, here are a few tips that will enable you to concentrate better when studying and to work more effectively. Continue reading

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5 Things all Students Should Know Before Starting College

When you finish high school and head to college, life can be really scary and intimidating. Leaving home and living on your own is entirely new. Combined to that, you are suddenly responsible for your own meals, laundry and work schedule. Knowing what to expect can go a long way toward making the transition easier. Here are some important things to know before you head off to campus. Continue reading

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Get a Head Start on Your College Applications

While everyone else is spending the fall of their senior year stressing about getting their college applications in on time, you’ll be relaxing, enjoying a pumpkin spice latte, because you got a head start on your applications and finished them in the summer. It’s so much less of a hassle to work on your applications when there’s plenty of time before most universities’ deadlines, and starting them early means you’ll be able to revise before you submit, too. If you’re looking to get going now, here are a few steps to get a head start on your college applications. Continue reading

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Top 10 Most Popular College Bars in America

What makes one college bar more popular than others? It is a bit of a mystery. I used to think it was because the places were bigger, which meant it didn’t feel as cramped when there were lots of people there, but there are also some really small and intimate places that are popular too. Maybe it is the same as popularity in people–in that sometimes there is no quantifiable reason why one is more popular than another. Continue reading

Charged With College Plagiarism? This Is What You Can Do!

There is hardly a thing that frustrates your college professors more than plagiarism. Students commonly “forget” to provide a reference to a source they used, hoping to gain appreciation by presenting someone else’s arguments. Sometimes you unintentionally plagiarize another author’s work, but the effects are always the same – you will probably go through a campus judicial system as a result of your actions. Continue reading

5 Ways to Stay Organized in College

Staying organized is easy for about a week, then I find that things get on top of me, deadlines become pushed, and I become very tired. The best-laid plans are often unraveled slowly and without me noticing. I rarely experience an epic fail in just a few hours. Here is how I became more organized in college and how you stay organized. Continue reading

Top 10 Twitter accounts every student should follow

Top 10 Twitter Accounts Every Student Should Follow

There are plenty of Twitter feeds you can follow when you are a student, to the point where it is tough to know which are worth your time. Twitter wasn’t around when I was a student – oh those halcyon days – but I think it would have been a great assist to student life in general. So I dug out ten of the most popular feeds I could find that I think today’s students will find useful. Continue reading

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6 Strategies to Get your Mind Ready for College

So you are already accepted into the school of your choice, you landed a grant, and now you are ready to start college. You’re not. No freshman is 100% ready to face this life-changing experience. I’m not trying to scare you; I’m just painting the real picture for you: you are going to become part of an unknown environment that will challenge you in ways you never imagined. Continue reading

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