What to take advantage of while you're home from college

What to take advantage of while you're home from college

There is no better feeling than finally being able to fall asleep in your own bed back home. When you are a college student, there will always be a list of people, places, and things you will tend to miss throughout your semesters at college. One of the most obvious is family and friends, especially if some of your best friends went to a different college than you. However, the bright side of being apart from those you love is that when you finally do get to see them, it will be the best feeling ever.

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A life lesson from fall semester

A life lesson from fall semester

A life lesson I learned from the fall semester is not to procrastinate. Now, this is a very basic lesson and seems like something everyone says to do, however high school procrastination is very different from college procrastination. In college you have the freedom to procrastinate so much more than you do in high school. For example, procrastination in high school is leaving an essay or an assignment for last minute, while in college you can just not go to class.

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Effective Time Management

Effective Time Management

The key to success in college is effective time management. Currently, I am pledging a fraternity, and it bears a huge time commitment. However, pledging has really helped me hone in on my time management skills because there is definitely no time for procrastination. Through the time management skills I’ve grasped, I am able to balance my obligations to the fraternity as well as my responsibilities as a student.

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Dealing With The First Bouts Of Homesickness

Dealing With The First Bouts Of Homesickness

Homesickness is a common issue that a lot of freshman face after a few months away at college. It can be really difficult and distracting to deal with homesickness. There are things you can do though to get through it and get back to enjoying your time at school and focusing on your courses.

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Establishing Roommate Rules

Establishing Roommate Rules

I’m sure you've heard at some point that roommates can either make or break your freshman year of college, or any year for that matter. Although horror stories of incompatible roommate matches can make for great Thanksgiving dinner conversations with the family, they really don’t fit into anyone’s ideal version of the college experience.

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How to Live on a College Budget

How to Live on a College Budget

Going to college was a huge adjustment for me because I came from a home where I had everything provided for me and never really had to worry about anything. Although I still have life extremely easy because I live in a dorm, walk five minutes to class, and have meals made for me whenever I want them, freshman year is a huge adjustment. The biggest thing a freshman student needs to learn quickly is how to manage your money.

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5 Types of Spring Break Trips to Look Forward to In College

5 Types of Spring Break Trips to Look Forward to In College

What is a college student’s favorite holiday next to The Day Financial Aid Hits the Bank Accounts? The weeklong holiday of Spring Break. Every year, college students flash their new beer bellies and post-Freshman 15 bodies in swimsuits and flaunt their new adulthood by making poor decisions with money they’ve barely earned. Seniors, start saving up for your freshman year spring break getaway now.

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Touring the Schools You Were Accepted Into

Touring the Schools You Were Accepted Into

When applying to schools it's always a great decision to tour the school before making a final decision on going there. Even if you have already visited the school, knowing that you were accepted will give you a different perspective. 

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Is One More Attempt at the SATs or ACTs Worth It?

Is One More Attempt at the SATs or ACTs Worth It?

One tip I have for seniors in high school is that if your SATs or ACTs still aren’t as high as they should be then I would highly recommend taking them again. Although it may be annoying and stressful to still have to take your SATs and ACTs, if the college that you’re applying to is asking for you to improve your score you should retake those tests again. 

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