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College life: Keeping your balance the college way!

Balancing act

You’ll have your balancing act down in no time.

Probably the most useful thing I’ve learned in my college life is how to stay afloat while balancing school, work, personal and social life. It’s not a lesson that comes easily learned; it takes more of a trial and error approach. But if you can learn to juggle many commitments at once, you know you’ll be able to succeed in any line of work! Read more

After final exams are over, it’s time for winter break fun!

Winter readingOnce final exams have come to an end you’re more than ready for the winter break. Like many students, you’ll be spending more time with your family, but you’ll want to find other activities to keep boredom at bay. Reading, shopping and outdoor sports are all on the agenda. Here are a few more ideas to get you started on enjoying your winter break.

Take time for a good read

You’ve had your nose in a textbook for the past few months. Now it’s time to read for pure enjoyment. Read more

Organization tips for student success in college: It’s time to create new habits

Organization tipsNow that you’re in college, the term papers and projects that you create can be a source of anxiety — but they are also an invaluable opportunity to hone your skills in research, organization and presentation. Although you may never use the concepts of algebra in your future career, you will need to demonstrate your ability to meet deadlines, collaborate and communicate every day of your professional life. Being organized is key to achieving student success in college — so here are a few organization tips to help you get started. Read more

Good, better, best — How to write a winning scholarship essay

Scholarship essay

(Photo by Stefan Smythe)

You’re getting your groove around campus. Giving class the ‘ole college try. But if you didn’t realize it before moving into the dorm, higher education has a pretty steep price tag these days, and a little extra cash sure could help pay for tuition. Grab your share of the available monetary help out there by learning how to write a winning scholarship essay.

Think before applying

What this means is, if you aren’t skilled in underwater basket weaving, don’t apply for a scholarship centered on that skill. Read more

Feeling overwhelmed: The secrets to getting good grades in college

Feeling overwhelmed?

Feeling overwhelmed? (Photo by Psy3330 W10)

You learn pretty quickly that college is a whole different ballgame from high school. And no, that’s not a reference to having to report to mom and dad where you’re going and what time you’ll be getting back. The responsibility of being on your own, making it to class, getting the course work done, planning for a future, paying for it all, well it can be a lot. Feeling overwhelmed? If your stellar classroom scores start to slip, don’t fret, here’s the skinny on how to get good grades in college.

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