Take Note! 6 Tips to Enhance Your Notes for Successful Studying

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Notes are a great way to stay engaged with material in class, whether it’s presented in a lecture or a discussion-style format. Not all notes are created equal, however—some strategies in particular can maximize the quality and effectiveness of your notes.

Consider these six tips to enhance your notes this school year. Continue Reading ›

How to Land an Internship (The Right Way!)

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For college students, the word internship is one with a lot of weight attached. Everywhere you turn, it seems you can hear fellow students talking about/discussing/desiring/angst-ing over a coveted internship. So what exactly is an internship anyway?

According to Vocabulary.com, an internship can be defined as “a temporary position with an emphasis on on-the-job training rather than merely employment, and it can be either paid or unpaid.” Continue Reading ›

4 Ways to Succeed in Your First Lecture Class

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College can be fun and exciting, but for freshmen it can also be confusing and overwhelming—especially when it comes to your first lecture class. Whether it’s physics, astronomy, English 101, or one of the other hundreds of subjects available at your school, a lecture class is likely to appear on your schedule. Regardless of your major, you will probably take several classes involving a professor talking at length to a large room full of students vigorously taking notes. Continue Reading ›

Pokémon GO: What to Know

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you have probably heard (and seen) the new craze sweeping the nation: Pokémon Go. The new augmented reality game by Niantic, Inc. and The Pokémon Company has taken the world by storm as its international releases continue. Continue Reading ›

Now What, Freshmen and Fellow Grads? Some Advice From a Recent College Graduate

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When I look back over the past sixteen years (whoa) of education, I find that I have a lot of mixed feelings. I recall that back in elementary and middle school—and even in high school to some extent—all I wanted was to grow up and be treated as an adult. I felt that what I was learning had little to no basis in what I would need to know in the real world, and I was endlessly jealous of my brother, three years older and living it up in college, being all self-sufficient and whatnot. And so I slogged my way through high school, doing my homework, making the grade, playing the team sports, and waking up every morning to do it all over again. It’s safe to say I took high school for granted, not considering that life outside my parents’ house was a little less glamorous than I’d imagined. Continue Reading ›

How-to Sell Back Your Textbooks

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In high school, it is pretty commonplace to have textbooks provided for you—and, assuming you return them, you don’t have to pay a dime. But college students (or high schoolers taking special classes with fancy books) know that books can get a little… let’s say pricey. Though a more precise description would be something along the lines of astronomically expensive. Continue Reading ›