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  • So, You’ve Got To Write A Paper – Part 2: Writing And Editing

    College Info Geek
    Thomas Frank
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:47 am
    Hey guys! This is another excellent guest article from Ransom Patterson. In case you haven’t seen his writing around here before, Ransom is an English major, budding writer, and the founder of his own blog called Grammar is Sexy. Last month, he guided you through the first part of writing a paper – reading a research. Now, you’ll learn how to buckle down and actually get that paper written! In Part 1 of this post, I discussed how the heck you deal with a professor assigning you a 1000 word essay on a poem. I covered how to read a poem or work of literature closely and how to…
  • Creative Ways to Maximize Your Limited Space While Living in a College Dorm

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    Sani
    2 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    It’s finally happened. You’ve moved out, made it to college, and you are ready to begin your new life as a student. To that end, you’ve decided to forgo the costs and hassle associated with apartment dwelling, and instead live in a dorm. Unfortunately, once you find your dorm room and step inside, your whole [...]
  • How to Talk to a Teenager About Financial Aid

    College Financial Aid Advisors
    admin
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:03 am
    It’s time to talk to your teenager about the realities of paying for a college education. Yes, it’s hard enough talking to them about curfews, let alone discussing something which could have an impact on their education and their whole adult financial life. But that job does fall under your list of responsibilities as a parent, so here are a few tips which might make it a little easier for everyone involved: • Fill Out the FAFSA Together: No, it’s not easy sharing the details of your financial situation with a teenager. You have actually tried to keep that information from your child…
  • 5 Reasons to Volunteer in College

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    Katie Dwyer
    7 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    It can be easy to dismiss volunteer work when life is hectic and you have to think about yourself first. With school, a job, friends, clubs, and potentially sports, you’ve got a lot on your plate. But volunteering can be mutually beneficial when you look at it from a completely different perspective. Here are a few reasons to get out and volunteer while you’re in college: 1. You’ll Meet New People Volunteering brings you into contact with new and different people—both your fellow volunteers and the people you’re working to help. These people can become a network, a support…
  • 6 Major Logistics to Handle Before Spring Semester

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    Katie Dwyer
    4 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    2015 has arrived, and winter break is rapidly coming to an end. With the next semester looming, there’s plenty of logistical/practical tasks to handle that will make the next academic chapter that much easier. Take Actions to Improve Next Semester Take a little time to consider this past semester. What went well? What didn’t? Could your experience be improved by finding a tutor or signing on for other types of academic support? Are there roommate conversations that need to happen to improve your living situation? Are there clubs or organizations you would like to join? Commitments you no…
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  • Photos: Men’s Basketball vs. West Virginia

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    28 Jan 2015 | 10:22 am
    Despite valiant efforts from sophomore guard Marcus Foster (15 points), sophomore forward Wesley Iwundu (12 points) and freshman forward Malek Harris (career-high 29 minutes playing time), the Wildcats fell to the #17-ranked West Virginia Mountaineers 65-59 in a brutal slugfest January 27, 2015, in Bramlage Coliseum. A total of 54 personal fouls were committed by both teams, corresponding to a foul occurring every 44 seconds on average, evoking much criticism of the refereeing and extending the game to two and a half hours, and both teams committed a total of 45 turnovers. Sophomore guard…
  • Provo stabbing victims released from hospital

    admin
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:22 am
                      The victims of a stabbing that occurred Friday, Jan. 23, were released from the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center. The two victims were 43-year-old Catrina Rose and 44-year-old Christopher Dixon. They were attacked in the Boulders apartment complex in southwest Provo, sustaining several knife wounds. Rose called police after a witness entered the scene and distracted her attackers. Provo Police took 37-year-old Markese Roberson, of Salt Lake City, into custody after two suspects tried to evade the first officer. Police…
  • MOVIE REVIEW: “The Boy Next Door” is the funniest unintentional comedy of the season.

    admin
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:21 am
    Thrillers are almost my favorite genre, simply because you can get a sleeker looking film with just as many thrills as a standard horror film, but also can avoid about half of the annoying teenagers in the theater as well. It’s a fair trade for nightmares, but something about obsession thrillers have always stuck with me, from the first time my grandmother showed me “Fatal Attraction” on VHS, or when I took my grandparents to see “Obsessed” in theaters, or even when my grandmother and I watched “No Good Deed” over winter break, they’ve always…
  • Brown: Selfies and self-esteem

    admin
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:21 am
    “I only got 10 likes in the last 5 minutes. Do you think I should take it down? Let me take another selfie.” If you’ve ever posted a selfie, you understand what The Chainsmokers are talking about. That brutal, agonizing, crushing feeling of defeat as your self-esteem plummets with the lackluster amount of people who find your shameless selfie worthy of a double-tap. Suddenly, your mind is full of questions. “Why isn’t anyone liking it?” “Did I use the wrong filter?” And the best one of all – “Does this mean I’m ugly?” Questions of self-doubt transform into…
  • Tree populations in northern MN could shift with climate change, study finds

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    28 Jan 2015 | 10:21 am
    By: Danielle Korby Northern Minnesota forests are home to many trees, like spruces and firs, which may not survive as climate change progresses, according to a University of Minnesota study published last week. Boreal trees, which currently dominate Minnesota’s northern forests, thrive in cooler climates. And as warmer temperatures encroach on the region, the research, which is a part of a project called B4WarmED, found those trees could be overtaken by other trees, like maples  and oaks, that thrive in warmer climates. read more
 
 
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  • The Biggest Reason You Should Be Building Software

    Mark Frost
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:12 pm
    By now, everyone knows about the wealth that can be generated from building software and creating digital services. If I said the name “Bill Gates,” you know I mean the richest man in the world, and co-founder of Microsoft. If I said the name “Mark Zuckerberg,” it’s very likely you know I’m talking about the co-founder of Facebook. He’s worth $50 billion less than Bill Gates, but he’s still worth an estimated $33 billion. But what is it about software (apps, games, services) that makes it such an incredible wealth generator? Why should I be…
  • How Anyone Can Get Into Harvard and Other Ivy League Schools

    Emina Dedic
    12 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Every student, at some point or another, wonders what Harvard, Yale, or Princeton are like. They wonder about the libraries, the classrooms, the majors (or concentrations), the parties. Every year, however, so many students decide they aren’t good enough, their grades aren’t high enough, or their test scores aren’t exemplary enough. Because of those same insecurities, so many of those students never attempt to apply. What if I told you those things don’t always have to matter? What if I told you Harvard can be your reach school and your safety school? Interested? Keep reading! The…
  • 5 Reasons to Volunteer in College

    Katie Dwyer
    7 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    It can be easy to dismiss volunteer work when life is hectic and you have to think about yourself first. With school, a job, friends, clubs, and potentially sports, you’ve got a lot on your plate. But volunteering can be mutually beneficial when you look at it from a completely different perspective. Here are a few reasons to get out and volunteer while you’re in college: 1. You’ll Meet New People Volunteering brings you into contact with new and different people—both your fellow volunteers and the people you’re working to help. These people can become a network, a support…
  • You Should Be Using: Tasker to Make Your Android Phone Capable of Almost Anything

    Tori Reid
    5 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    You might want a superphone that automatically goes silent in class, connects to wifi when you’re home without manually setting it, and keeps your screen lit longer only when you’re in your Kindle app. With Tasker your device can do all of this, and more. The Android operating system is often touted as having more functionality than its competitors iOS and Windows Phone OS. However, you might still wish it could perform some functions it doesn’t come with. That’s where Tasker comes in–a super automation app that you can download and use without rooting your device. With it, you…
  • 6 Major Logistics to Handle Before Spring Semester

    Katie Dwyer
    4 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    2015 has arrived, and winter break is rapidly coming to an end. With the next semester looming, there’s plenty of logistical/practical tasks to handle that will make the next academic chapter that much easier. Take Actions to Improve Next Semester Take a little time to consider this past semester. What went well? What didn’t? Could your experience be improved by finding a tutor or signing on for other types of academic support? Are there roommate conversations that need to happen to improve your living situation? Are there clubs or organizations you would like to join? Commitments you no…
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  • Richard Dawkins Reads “Love Letters” from “Fans” (NSFW)

    Dan Colman
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:38 am
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gW7607YiBso Richard Dawkins — some know him as the Oxford evolutionary biologist who coined the term “meme” in his influential 1976 book, The Selfish Gene; others consider him a leading figure in the New Atheism movement, a position he has assumed unapologetically. In recent years, Dawkins has made his case against religion though different forms of media: books, documentaries, college lectures, and public debates. He can be aggressive and snide, to be sure. But he dishes out far less than he receives in return. Just witness him reading the “love…
  • The Cahiers du Cinéma Selects the Top 100 Movies of All Time

    Jonathan Crow
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KO5mMVeFZEQ Yesterday I wrote about the hugely influential film journal Cahiers du cinéma. It is not hyperbole to say that the publication not only altered the course of cinema history but it also, most likely, affected the way that you understand film. If you think of The Shining as a Stanley Kubrick movie instead of a Jack Nicholson flick, you can thank Cahiers du Cinema. In 2008, Cahiers published its list of the 100 best movies of all time. The list is filled with both film school staples and some odd, unexpected entries. Orson Welles’s Citizen Kane tops…
  • Hear Gandhi’s Famous Speech on the Existence of God (1931)

    Josh Jones
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SakitCoNYc A perfect symbol of the mechanisms of British rule over India, the Salt Acts prohibited Indians from access and trade of their own resources, forcing them to buy salt from British monopolies, who taxed the mineral heavily. In 1930, in one of the defining acts of his Satyagraha movement, Mohandas Gandhi decided to defy the Salt Act with a very grand gesture—a march, with thousands of his supporters, over a distance of over 200 miles, to the Arabian Sea. Once there, following Gandhi’s lead, the crowd proceeded to collect sea salt, prompting British…
  • Confusion Through Sand: A Short, Hand-Drawn Animation on the Terror & Confusion of War

    Dan Colman
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:52 am
    Back in October 2012, Ornana Films raised $30,000 through a Kickstarter campaign to produce Confusion Through Sand, an animation that “explores the spectrum of haze experienced by today’s soldiers in the desert.” It’s an interpretation, Ornana tells us, “of what happens when top training encounters circumstances beyond the realm of human control, in both interior and exterior conflicts.” The action takes place “on the ground, under the helmet of a 19 year-old infantryman.” Once completed, the film premiered at the 2013 SXSW film festival and took home the Jury Award. Now, a…
  • The Cahiers du Cinéma Names the 10 Best Films of the Year, from 1951 to 2014

    Jonathan Crow
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    It’s hard to overstate the impact of Cahiers du cinéma on film history. In the early ‘50s, the great critic André Bazin led a small coterie of film fanatics – guys with names like Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut, Eric Rohmer and Jacques Rivette — who hung out at the Cinémathèque française. Theaters were flooded with Hollywood movies, really for the first time since the beginning of World War II, and this group took the opportunity to watch anything they could get their hands on, from high brow art films to cut rate Westerns. They would watch anything. In 1951, Bazin founded…
 
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  • Photos: Men’s Basketball vs. West Virginia

    admin
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:22 am
    Despite valiant efforts from sophomore guard Marcus Foster (15 points), sophomore forward Wesley Iwundu (12 points) and freshman forward Malek Harris (career-high 29 minutes playing time), the Wildcats fell to the #17-ranked West Virginia Mountaineers 65-59 in a brutal slugfest January 27, 2015, in Bramlage Coliseum. A total of 54 personal fouls were committed by both teams, corresponding to a foul occurring every 44 seconds on average, evoking much criticism of the refereeing and extending the game to two and a half hours, and both teams committed a total of 45 turnovers. Sophomore guard…
  • Provo stabbing victims released from hospital

    admin
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:22 am
                      The victims of a stabbing that occurred Friday, Jan. 23, were released from the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center. The two victims were 43-year-old Catrina Rose and 44-year-old Christopher Dixon. They were attacked in the Boulders apartment complex in southwest Provo, sustaining several knife wounds. Rose called police after a witness entered the scene and distracted her attackers. Provo Police took 37-year-old Markese Roberson, of Salt Lake City, into custody after two suspects tried to evade the first officer. Police…
  • MOVIE REVIEW: “The Boy Next Door” is the funniest unintentional comedy of the season.

    admin
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:21 am
    Thrillers are almost my favorite genre, simply because you can get a sleeker looking film with just as many thrills as a standard horror film, but also can avoid about half of the annoying teenagers in the theater as well. It’s a fair trade for nightmares, but something about obsession thrillers have always stuck with me, from the first time my grandmother showed me “Fatal Attraction” on VHS, or when I took my grandparents to see “Obsessed” in theaters, or even when my grandmother and I watched “No Good Deed” over winter break, they’ve always…
  • Brown: Selfies and self-esteem

    admin
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:21 am
    “I only got 10 likes in the last 5 minutes. Do you think I should take it down? Let me take another selfie.” If you’ve ever posted a selfie, you understand what The Chainsmokers are talking about. That brutal, agonizing, crushing feeling of defeat as your self-esteem plummets with the lackluster amount of people who find your shameless selfie worthy of a double-tap. Suddenly, your mind is full of questions. “Why isn’t anyone liking it?” “Did I use the wrong filter?” And the best one of all – “Does this mean I’m ugly?” Questions of self-doubt transform into…
  • Tree populations in northern MN could shift with climate change, study finds

    admin
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:21 am
    By: Danielle Korby Northern Minnesota forests are home to many trees, like spruces and firs, which may not survive as climate change progresses, according to a University of Minnesota study published last week. Boreal trees, which currently dominate Minnesota’s northern forests, thrive in cooler climates. And as warmer temperatures encroach on the region, the research, which is a part of a project called B4WarmED, found those trees could be overtaken by other trees, like maples  and oaks, that thrive in warmer climates. read more
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  • Robin Cook’s (Literal) Deep Work

    Study Hacks
    25 Jan 2015 | 6:20 pm
    Cook’s Colloquium While I was at MIT, I lived for two years on Beacon Hill. One of my neighbors, I discovered, was the medical thriller writer, Robin Cook (to put things in perspective: I lived in a 500 square foot apartment while he lived in a six-floor, 1833 townhouse). I didn’t run into Cook, however, until he agreed to give a speech at the Beacon Hill Civic Association. Eager to hear more about the life and times of this mega-bestselling author, I marked my calendar and attended the talk. Cook didn’t disappoint. But there was one anecdote, in particular, that caught my…
  • Deep Habits: Use Index Cards to Accelerate Important Projects

    Study Hacks
    18 Jan 2015 | 1:19 pm
    The Difficulty of Deep Projects For the sake of discussion, let’s define a deep project to be a pursuit that leverages your expertise to generate a large amount of new value. These projects require deep work to complete, are rarely urgent and often self-initiated (e.g., no one is demanding their immediate completion), and have the potential to significantly transform or advance your professional life. Examples of deep projects include writing a highly original book, creating an irresistible piece of software, or introducing a new academic theory. The problem with deep projects is that…
  • Christopher Nolan Doesn’t Use E-mail (and Why This Matters to You)

    Study Hacks
    12 Jan 2015 | 5:47 pm
    The Disconnected Director Ben Casnocha recently sent me a Hollywood Reporter interview with the director Christopher Nolan. About halfway through the transcript, the journalist asks Nolan if it’s true that he doesn’t have an e-mail address. “It is true,” Nolan responds. He then elaborates: Well, I’ve never used email because I don’t find it would help me with anything I’m doing. I just couldn’t be bothered about it. What interests me about Nolan’s answer is not the details of his technology choices (his ability to avoid e-mail is specific to his…
  • Deep Habits: Read a (Real) Book Slowly

    Study Hacks
    5 Jan 2015 | 1:25 pm
    A Call to Read Maura Kelly begins her 2012 manifesto in The Atlantic with a Pollan-esque exhortation: Read books. As often as you can. Mostly classics. Kelly is just one voice in the growing Slow Reading movement (c.f.., here and here). The motivating idea behind this movement is simple: it’s good for the soul and the mind to regularly read — without distraction or interruption — hard books. There was a time when intellectual engagement necessarily included long hours reading old-fashioned paper tomes. But in an age when a digital attention economy is ascendant, it’s…
  • Thinking is Uncomfortable but Exciting

    Study Hacks
    29 Dec 2014 | 6:03 pm
    Thoughts on Thinking “Thinking [is] a very special type of psychic activity, very uncomfortable, but also very exciting…” This quote comes from the influential twentieth century classicist, Eric Havelock. It’s taken from a book in which Havelock argues that the invention of writing in the ancient world was a prerequisite for the activity we now call “thinking” (he’s talking here about thought in its most rigorous form in which we embrace abstraction and attempt to understand truths beyond specific concrete encounters with the world). What strikes me…
 
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  • Photos: Men’s Basketball vs. West Virginia

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    28 Jan 2015 | 10:22 am
    Despite valiant efforts from sophomore guard Marcus Foster (15 points), sophomore forward Wesley Iwundu (12 points) and freshman forward Malek Harris (career-high 29 minutes playing time), the Wildcats fell to the #17-ranked West Virginia Mountaineers 65-59 in a brutal slugfest January 27, 2015, in Bramlage Coliseum. A total of 54 personal fouls were committed by both teams, corresponding to a foul occurring every 44 seconds on average, evoking much criticism of the refereeing and extending the game to two and a half hours, and both teams committed a total of 45 turnovers. Sophomore guard…
  • Provo stabbing victims released from hospital

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    28 Jan 2015 | 10:22 am
                      The victims of a stabbing that occurred Friday, Jan. 23, were released from the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center. The two victims were 43-year-old Catrina Rose and 44-year-old Christopher Dixon. They were attacked in the Boulders apartment complex in southwest Provo, sustaining several knife wounds. Rose called police after a witness entered the scene and distracted her attackers. Provo Police took 37-year-old Markese Roberson, of Salt Lake City, into custody after two suspects tried to evade the first officer. Police…
  • MOVIE REVIEW: “The Boy Next Door” is the funniest unintentional comedy of the season.

    admin
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:21 am
    Thrillers are almost my favorite genre, simply because you can get a sleeker looking film with just as many thrills as a standard horror film, but also can avoid about half of the annoying teenagers in the theater as well. It’s a fair trade for nightmares, but something about obsession thrillers have always stuck with me, from the first time my grandmother showed me “Fatal Attraction” on VHS, or when I took my grandparents to see “Obsessed” in theaters, or even when my grandmother and I watched “No Good Deed” over winter break, they’ve always…
  • Brown: Selfies and self-esteem

    admin
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:21 am
    “I only got 10 likes in the last 5 minutes. Do you think I should take it down? Let me take another selfie.” If you’ve ever posted a selfie, you understand what The Chainsmokers are talking about. That brutal, agonizing, crushing feeling of defeat as your self-esteem plummets with the lackluster amount of people who find your shameless selfie worthy of a double-tap. Suddenly, your mind is full of questions. “Why isn’t anyone liking it?” “Did I use the wrong filter?” And the best one of all – “Does this mean I’m ugly?” Questions of self-doubt transform into…
  • Tree populations in northern MN could shift with climate change, study finds

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    28 Jan 2015 | 10:21 am
    By: Danielle Korby Northern Minnesota forests are home to many trees, like spruces and firs, which may not survive as climate change progresses, according to a University of Minnesota study published last week. Boreal trees, which currently dominate Minnesota’s northern forests, thrive in cooler climates. And as warmer temperatures encroach on the region, the research, which is a part of a project called B4WarmED, found those trees could be overtaken by other trees, like maples  and oaks, that thrive in warmer climates. read more
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  • Photos: Men’s Basketball vs. West Virginia

    admin
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:22 am
    Despite valiant efforts from sophomore guard Marcus Foster (15 points), sophomore forward Wesley Iwundu (12 points) and freshman forward Malek Harris (career-high 29 minutes playing time), the Wildcats fell to the #17-ranked West Virginia Mountaineers 65-59 in a brutal slugfest January 27, 2015, in Bramlage Coliseum. A total of 54 personal fouls were committed by both teams, corresponding to a foul occurring every 44 seconds on average, evoking much criticism of the refereeing and extending the game to two and a half hours, and both teams committed a total of 45 turnovers. Sophomore guard…
  • Provo stabbing victims released from hospital

    admin
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:22 am
                      The victims of a stabbing that occurred Friday, Jan. 23, were released from the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center. The two victims were 43-year-old Catrina Rose and 44-year-old Christopher Dixon. They were attacked in the Boulders apartment complex in southwest Provo, sustaining several knife wounds. Rose called police after a witness entered the scene and distracted her attackers. Provo Police took 37-year-old Markese Roberson, of Salt Lake City, into custody after two suspects tried to evade the first officer. Police…
  • MOVIE REVIEW: “The Boy Next Door” is the funniest unintentional comedy of the season.

    admin
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:21 am
    Thrillers are almost my favorite genre, simply because you can get a sleeker looking film with just as many thrills as a standard horror film, but also can avoid about half of the annoying teenagers in the theater as well. It’s a fair trade for nightmares, but something about obsession thrillers have always stuck with me, from the first time my grandmother showed me “Fatal Attraction” on VHS, or when I took my grandparents to see “Obsessed” in theaters, or even when my grandmother and I watched “No Good Deed” over winter break, they’ve always…
  • Brown: Selfies and self-esteem

    admin
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:21 am
    “I only got 10 likes in the last 5 minutes. Do you think I should take it down? Let me take another selfie.” If you’ve ever posted a selfie, you understand what The Chainsmokers are talking about. That brutal, agonizing, crushing feeling of defeat as your self-esteem plummets with the lackluster amount of people who find your shameless selfie worthy of a double-tap. Suddenly, your mind is full of questions. “Why isn’t anyone liking it?” “Did I use the wrong filter?” And the best one of all – “Does this mean I’m ugly?” Questions of self-doubt transform into…
  • Tree populations in northern MN could shift with climate change, study finds

    admin
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:21 am
    By: Danielle Korby Northern Minnesota forests are home to many trees, like spruces and firs, which may not survive as climate change progresses, according to a University of Minnesota study published last week. Boreal trees, which currently dominate Minnesota’s northern forests, thrive in cooler climates. And as warmer temperatures encroach on the region, the research, which is a part of a project called B4WarmED, found those trees could be overtaken by other trees, like maples  and oaks, that thrive in warmer climates. read more
 
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  • Photos: Men’s Basketball vs. West Virginia

    admin
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:22 am
    Despite valiant efforts from sophomore guard Marcus Foster (15 points), sophomore forward Wesley Iwundu (12 points) and freshman forward Malek Harris (career-high 29 minutes playing time), the Wildcats fell to the #17-ranked West Virginia Mountaineers 65-59 in a brutal slugfest January 27, 2015, in Bramlage Coliseum. A total of 54 personal fouls were committed by both teams, corresponding to a foul occurring every 44 seconds on average, evoking much criticism of the refereeing and extending the game to two and a half hours, and both teams committed a total of 45 turnovers. Sophomore guard…
  • Provo stabbing victims released from hospital

    admin
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:22 am
                      The victims of a stabbing that occurred Friday, Jan. 23, were released from the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center. The two victims were 43-year-old Catrina Rose and 44-year-old Christopher Dixon. They were attacked in the Boulders apartment complex in southwest Provo, sustaining several knife wounds. Rose called police after a witness entered the scene and distracted her attackers. Provo Police took 37-year-old Markese Roberson, of Salt Lake City, into custody after two suspects tried to evade the first officer. Police…
  • MOVIE REVIEW: “The Boy Next Door” is the funniest unintentional comedy of the season.

    admin
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:21 am
    Thrillers are almost my favorite genre, simply because you can get a sleeker looking film with just as many thrills as a standard horror film, but also can avoid about half of the annoying teenagers in the theater as well. It’s a fair trade for nightmares, but something about obsession thrillers have always stuck with me, from the first time my grandmother showed me “Fatal Attraction” on VHS, or when I took my grandparents to see “Obsessed” in theaters, or even when my grandmother and I watched “No Good Deed” over winter break, they’ve always…
  • Brown: Selfies and self-esteem

    admin
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:21 am
    “I only got 10 likes in the last 5 minutes. Do you think I should take it down? Let me take another selfie.” If you’ve ever posted a selfie, you understand what The Chainsmokers are talking about. That brutal, agonizing, crushing feeling of defeat as your self-esteem plummets with the lackluster amount of people who find your shameless selfie worthy of a double-tap. Suddenly, your mind is full of questions. “Why isn’t anyone liking it?” “Did I use the wrong filter?” And the best one of all – “Does this mean I’m ugly?” Questions of self-doubt transform into…
  • Tree populations in northern MN could shift with climate change, study finds

    admin
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:21 am
    By: Danielle Korby Northern Minnesota forests are home to many trees, like spruces and firs, which may not survive as climate change progresses, according to a University of Minnesota study published last week. Boreal trees, which currently dominate Minnesota’s northern forests, thrive in cooler climates. And as warmer temperatures encroach on the region, the research, which is a part of a project called B4WarmED, found those trees could be overtaken by other trees, like maples  and oaks, that thrive in warmer climates. read more
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    BS/MD Admissions by College Admissions Partners

  • We Do Medical School Admissions

    Todd Johnson
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    For a number of years I have worked with standard medical school admissions as well as BS/MD admissions.  This has mainly been through referrals from other counselors that knew I did medical school admissions. I haven’t generally talked about this much because frankly, I hate turning people away and I already turn away too many BS/MD students. But, with Kelley Anne starting to work with me on a full time basis, we will have more time to work with college students applying to medical school through the traditional route. So, if you are a college student hoping to become a physician,…
  • What Classes are Important to BS/MD Programs.

    Todd Johnson
    22 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    BS/MD programs, and selective colleges in general, like to see students that have challenged themselves academically. Great, but specifically, what classes are important to BS/MD programs? The answer to that varies depending on the classes available at a particular high school but in general terms BS/MD programs like to see students that have 4 years of each of the 5 core academic subjects. The 5 core subjects? Math Science English History/Social Studies A Single Foreign Language In most cases, the strongest students will have a schedule similar to this. Let’s look at each of these…
  • Why You Don’t Want to Say You Know Your Medical Specialty

    Todd Johnson
    20 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    It happens all of the time when I am first contacted by a student. They tell me that their dream is to be a “name the medical specialty”. Neurosurgeon is particularly popular. There isn’t necessarily wrong with having an interest in one particular medical specialty. Maybe your interest came about because your favorite aunt died of a brain tumor. Or your grandfather had cardiac problems. But telling a medical school, including a BS/MD program, that your focus is on being a particular specialty is a bad idea. Why? Because no matter how well you think you may know that…
  • Penn State is Now a Seven Year Program

    Todd Johnson
    15 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Historically, some of the oldest BS/MD programs were six year programs. But recently there have only been four BS/MD programs that were six year programs. And now there are three. Penn State University has eliminated the six year option in the BS/MD program. Starting next fall all of the new BS/MD students at Penn State will be in a seven year program. While some students have liked the six year programs because it got them to their ultimate goal of becoming a doctor sooner, there were problems. Since medical school was still four years long, these programs only had two years for the…
  • New Year. New Consultant. Kelley Anne Johnson Joins College Admissions Partners

    Todd Johnson
    13 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Happy 2015 to all our readers! This seems like as good of a time as any to announce the addition of College Admissions Partners’ newest consultant: Kelley Anne Johnson. I will let Kelley Anne introduce her self. Hi, I’m Kelley Anne and so excited to be joining College Admissions Partners this year. Before you wonder if it is a coincidence: yes, I am Todd’s daughter. I often like to say that I was the very first student Todd worked with during the college search process. Growing up, every year after 8th grade we would utilize our family summer vacations to visit colleges…
 
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    Planning and Preparing for College

  • Tennessee Institutes for Pre-Professionals (TIP) - Deadline: February 28, 2012

    20 Jan 2015 | 11:47 am
    The Tennessee Institutes for Pre-Professionals (TIP), commonly referred to as the Tennessee Pre-Health Science Fellowship Program, offers this opportunity to residents of Tennessee who are members of underrepresented groups and wish to pursue a career in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy or veterinary medicine. UTHSC actively seeks applications from veterans and from individuals who are
  • Tennessee College Goal Sunday -- Sunday, January 24th, 25th, February 1st & February 25, 2015

    20 Jan 2015 | 11:27 am
    What is College Goal Sunday? College Goal Sunday is a non-profit program that provides free information and assistance to Tennessee families applying for financial assistance for higher education. College Goal Sunday mobilizes financial aid professionals from Tennessee colleges, universities, career colleges, and technology centers to help families of college-bound students complete the Free
  • University of Tennessee @ Knoxville Ignite -- Accepted Freshman - Apply!

    20 Jan 2015 | 11:20 am
    Ignite is a long standing tradition on our campus that has been expanded to include three different programs and serve 1/3 of the incoming first year students! These programs include: Summit, a fun-filled three-day camp focusing on traditions and networking with other freshmen, Serves, a five-day service focused program hosted at the University of Tennessee the week before classes being,
  • Tennessee HOPE Scholarship—Non-traditional Component

    20 Jan 2015 | 11:13 am
    The non-traditional student must be a Tennessee resident, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and be enrolled at an eligible postsecondary institution. In addition, the student must: Be age 25 or older, as an entering freshman in an eligible postsecondary institution or have not been enrolled for at least two (2) years after last attending any postsecondary
  • 2015 Business Education for Talented Students (BETS) Program -- Deadline: March 15, 2015

    20 Jan 2015 | 11:12 am
    The College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee is pleased to announce the acceptance of applications for the 2015 Business Education for Talented Students (BETS) Program. Program dates: June 18th - 27th, 2015. What is the BETS? The BETS Program is a one-week residential program designed to introduce high school students from diverse backgrounds to the various fields
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    The College Driver News

  • How Improving Your Driving Habits Improves Your Fuel Consumption

    27 Jan 2015 | 6:10 am
    Standing at the pumps and watching the cost counter shoot up isn't the most enjoyable event in our lives. You have probably resigned yourself to the fact that once a week you'll have to spend a large amount of your earnings on fuel, and you're not alone.   However, did you know that no matter what vehicle you own, there are some changes that you can make to your driving style to increase fuel efficiency? A few less trips to the pumps every year can only be a good thing.   We'll breakdown some key habits that you can easily change to improve your vehicle's fuel efficiency, but take a…
  • Road Test: 2015 Audi A3 2.0T Quattro

    25 Jan 2015 | 3:19 pm
    Vehicle: 2015 Audi A3 2.0T Quattro S tronic  Exterior Color: Scuba Blue Metallic Interior Color: Chestnut Brown/Black MSRP: $33,795 As Tested MSRP: $37,195 EPA Estimates (city/highway/combined): 24/33/27 Impressions From the Road-Excellent handling; tight, solid and reassuring feeling Sent from my iPhone-Engine sounds great and power delivery is excellent, but initial throttle response has an unexpected delay-Transmission shifts are smooth and quick-Fuel economy was impressive at 33.4 MPG across various types of terrain and driving scenarios-Top Safety Pick+ by…
  • Review: Sylvania's New LED, HID and Halogen Bulbs

    25 Jan 2015 | 1:33 pm
    Sylvania Automotive Lighting is ushering in a new era of vehicle lighting with the expansion of their ZEVO LED line. These LED lights look sharp and identical to what you’d find on today’s luxury vehicles.   The line grows for 2015 with more mini bulbs for exterior and interior applications. Current lighting applications include Daytime Running Light (DRL) LED pipe and pixel designs, and LED strip kit for interior ambiance improvements.   Sylvania sent us a pair of SilverStar zXe headlight bulbs, 6418 LED license plate bulbs and 168 LED side marker bulbs to try out for…
  • Nissan Celebrates Dads in Lead-Up to Super Bowl XLIX through #withdad Campaign

    22 Jan 2015 | 2:02 pm
    Super Bowl XLIX is around the corner and with it come the creative TV ads that we all crave. For the first time in nearly two decades, Nissan will make an appearance in the form of a TV ad.   Unlike typical Super Bowl teaser campaigns, Nissan will not tease the actual game day spot prior to airing during the Super Bowl. Without revealing the game day commercial, Nissan's teaser activity will align with the overarching theme of the campaign, which celebrates the journey that not only dads - but also moms and children - face in trying to make family a priority while striving to balance…
  • Toyota and Football Stars Honor Dads During The Big Game

    22 Jan 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Dads are everyday heroes. To celebrate, Toyota talked to a cross-selection of great dads to find out what it takes to become a good dad, and have released the video pieces online leading up to the big game. Professional football stars DeMarcus Ware, Fred Jackson, Kurt Warner and LaVar Arrington have teamed up with Toyota to honor and inspire dads across the country during this year's big game. Watch the inspiring emotional video about the players' fathers below, and see how they've learned to best raise their kids: To honor your dad, Toyota is inviting Twitter users to engage in a unique game…
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    HackCollege

  • The Biggest Reason You Should Be Building Software

    Mark Frost
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:12 pm
    By now, everyone knows about the wealth that can be generated from building software and creating digital services. If I said the name “Bill Gates,” you know I mean the richest man in the world, and co-founder of Microsoft. If I said the name “Mark Zuckerberg,” it’s very likely you know I’m talking about the co-founder of Facebook. He’s worth $50 billion less than Bill Gates, but he’s still worth an estimated $33 billion. But what is it about software (apps, games, services) that makes it such an incredible wealth generator? Why should I be…
  • How Anyone Can Get Into Harvard and Other Ivy League Schools

    Emina Dedic
    12 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Every student, at some point or another, wonders what Harvard, Yale, or Princeton are like. They wonder about the libraries, the classrooms, the majors (or concentrations), the parties. Every year, however, so many students decide they aren’t good enough, their grades aren’t high enough, or their test scores aren’t exemplary enough. Because of those same insecurities, so many of those students never attempt to apply. What if I told you those things don’t always have to matter? What if I told you Harvard can be your reach school and your safety school? Interested? Keep reading! The…
  • 5 Reasons to Volunteer in College

    Katie Dwyer
    7 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    It can be easy to dismiss volunteer work when life is hectic and you have to think about yourself first. With school, a job, friends, clubs, and potentially sports, you’ve got a lot on your plate. But volunteering can be mutually beneficial when you look at it from a completely different perspective. Here are a few reasons to get out and volunteer while you’re in college: 1. You’ll Meet New People Volunteering brings you into contact with new and different people—both your fellow volunteers and the people you’re working to help. These people can become a network, a support…
  • You Should Be Using: Tasker to Make Your Android Phone Capable of Almost Anything

    Tori Reid
    5 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    You might want a superphone that automatically goes silent in class, connects to wifi when you’re home without manually setting it, and keeps your screen lit longer only when you’re in your Kindle app. With Tasker your device can do all of this, and more. The Android operating system is often touted as having more functionality than its competitors iOS and Windows Phone OS. However, you might still wish it could perform some functions it doesn’t come with. That’s where Tasker comes in–a super automation app that you can download and use without rooting your device. With it, you…
  • 6 Major Logistics to Handle Before Spring Semester

    Katie Dwyer
    4 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    2015 has arrived, and winter break is rapidly coming to an end. With the next semester looming, there’s plenty of logistical/practical tasks to handle that will make the next academic chapter that much easier. Take Actions to Improve Next Semester Take a little time to consider this past semester. What went well? What didn’t? Could your experience be improved by finding a tutor or signing on for other types of academic support? Are there roommate conversations that need to happen to improve your living situation? Are there clubs or organizations you would like to join? Commitments you no…
 
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    Geoff Campbell

  • Flickr, Google Custom Search, AddThis Social Sharing and more!

    Geoff Campbell
    19 Jan 2015 | 9:52 am
    The first two weeks after winter break have been very busy at FCS. In that time I transitioned FCS from our old media gallery to sharing hundreds of photo albums on Flickr, had Google’s Custom Search Engine embedded on our site, began adding social sharing buttons through AddThis in a systematic way, began examining the effectiveness of our Google AdWords campaign effectiveness (in part by with linking with GA), had an article I to which I contributed be published, helped create and began managing a newly designed RiseVision digital display, added Twitter cards to our website, began…
  • Friends’ Council on Education Workshop

    Geoff Campbell
    10 Jan 2015 | 8:14 am
    In November, I took part in a major section of the new employee orientation at Friends’ Central – a trip to Pendle Hill, a 2-day Quaker retreat and conference center just west of Philadelphia in Wallingford, PA. The workshop, Friends Council on Education‘s “Educators New to Quakerism” was an overnight trip with a number from faculty at Friends’ Central, William Penn Charter, Princeton Friends, Abington Friends, and others from around greater Philadelphia. It was a great introduction of how a Quaker principles can be put into practice. (For an excellent…
  • Web Goals for 2015

    Geoff Campbell
    31 Dec 2014 | 1:29 pm
    One of the lessons I’ve learned in grad school (and have learned through experience to be true) is that goal-setting is important but also that those goals should be S.M.A.R.T. Though there are a number of alternates, SMART generally stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-bound. Once I get back to the office in January I know there will be a lot of news and changing variables (sports championships, college acceptances, compelling senior projects, etc) and so it will be important to know where true north is and to prioritize things that are within my area of…
  • Never Stop Learning (CASE D2 Conference Scholarship)

    Geoff Campbell
    31 Dec 2014 | 12:36 pm
    One of the biggest lessons I learned in a classroom was during 4th year at Mount Allison. It was in a seminar class about “Political and Technological Innovation”…or something. The point of the class wasn’t to memorize names and dates but to understand the how and why behind different political and economic distributions in history. It covered everything from a guest lecture on Monsanto’s genetically modified crops, to Steve Jobs’ mixing art and science, and to Václav Havel’s role as a public intellectual. One of the most important lectures…
  • Why Private Schools Should Dig Deeper into Analytics

    Geoff Campbell
    31 Dec 2014 | 12:05 pm
    “Big Data” was the big catchphrase in 2012-2013. As a graduate student at Newhouse I got a big taste of that. In 2013, my alma mater held a Social Commerce Day where a speaker Chuck Hemann, (then of PR firm WCG, now Manger of Analytics for Intel) came to talk to us about how research is changing to meet the new communications landscape. He mentioned the importance of analytics and mentioned a number of social media monitoring and engagement tools. In the nearly two years since some of the examples are out of date but the primary message holds true- listen to what your audience…
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    FeedBlitz News

  • SumoMe Now Works With FeedBlitz

    Heather Solos
    13 Jan 2015 | 10:45 am
    Some of you have been asking what’s a good list building plugin or tool. I’m happy to announce that SumoMe now works with your FeedBlitz account. Why is this exciting? The SumoMe WordPress Plugin has three list building tools: Smart Bar Scroll Box List Builder (popup). Each of these tools is available from the Sumo Store which you will find after the plugin has been installed on your site. Here is a brief screencast that demonstrates how to add SumoMe to your WordPress site, where to find your FeedBlitz API key, and how to add that to SumoMe to get started growing your list.
  • On Resilience … Or, Welcome Back, Amanda

    Phil Hollows
    12 Jan 2015 | 11:22 am
    One of the joys of being in a small, tightly knit company like FeedBlitz is that, as colleagues, we grow close to each other.  We share our triumphs and joys; and we circle the wagons when the going gets tough. In reality, on balance, 2014 was more tough than not for the FeedBlitz crew. Of course, like any community, we don’t often share the hard times publicly.  We struggle, we manage, we support each other, and with luck nobody on the outside notices. Nothing unusual, really, in that. There are, however, some things — even the tougher ones — that are very much worth…
  • Managing Images in Your Newsletter Template Just Got Easier

    Heather Solos
    5 Jan 2015 | 6:59 am
    FeedBlitz gives all publishers the ability to control every aspect of newsletter design. The Easy Editor allows FeedBlitz publishers to control their logo, fonts and colors, whether or not to include a table of contents, and a simple utility bar that provides subscribers with an easy forward option, a convenient contact link etc. The FeedBlitz Easy Editor is mobile responsive by default, there’s no fiddling or testing, it simply works. Publishers who want even more fine-tuned control of their newsletter can do so in the Advanced Template Editor (ATE). The ATE allows full source control…
  • Malware Warnings

    Phil Hollows
    24 Dec 2014 | 6:05 am
    Update Looks like the reviews have completed and things are back to normal. Some systems will cache the earlier results, and the updates may take a while to roll out. If you’re still seeing warnings, please try Ctrl+F5 to refresh your browser’s local cache. Original Post If you’re seeing a “malware warning” when clicking through to FeedBlitz this morning, yikes, that can be scary. For the record, rest assured, we are safe; we have a review pending with Google this morning. Meanwhile it IS safe to click through, FeedBlitz itself hasn’t been damaged and…
  • .@Wistia videos now supported in FeedBlitz emails

    Phil Hollows
    23 Dec 2014 | 11:50 am
    Video in email is a pain. Unless you’re an HTML5 guru and only want your emails working on iOS devices, video just plain doesn’t work in email. FeedBlitz has long supported video providers such as YouTube and Vimeo and more, by automatically converting videos from these systems into thumbnails that work great in email. Today, we’ve added up-and-comer Wistia to the list of supported video services. So if you are on the FeedBlitz web site, what you see next is a Wistia corporate video in their video player. If you get this via email, however, you’ll see a thumbnail…
 
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    LSAT Blog : Ace the LSAT

  • Digital LSAT? LSAC Studies LSAT Administration Via Tablet

    Steve Schwartz
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:30 am
    In the most recent LSAC newsletter, LSAC mentions it's looking into administering the LSAT via tablet (PDF, page 5). For those of you who don't know, the LSAT is the last major graduate-level exam to still be given only via paper and pencil. But, at some vague point in the future, you (or your younger siblings, or your children) may be taking the LSAT on an iPad or some other type of
  • LSAT Reading Comprehension Explanation - Philosophical Anarchism

    Steve Schwartz
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Below is a complete explanation for the fourth Reading Comprehension passage of LSAT PrepTest 52 (September 2007 LSAT) and associated questions. It's an excerpt from Complete Reading Comprehension Explanations for LSAT PrepTests 52-61. Explanations for PrepTest 52, Section 4, Questions 20-27: Once again, the passage opens with a third party voice, “Most people.” The commonly held ideas
  • LSAT PrepTest 74 (December 2014 LSAT) PDF Download

    Steve Schwartz
    15 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    Just wanted to let you all know that LSAT PrepTest 74 (the December 2014 LSAT) is available for instant PDF download through LSAT Blog. PrepTest 74 is the most recently released LSAT, so it's the best reflection of the LSAT's current state. It's especially crucial for anyone preparing for the February 2015 LSAT and beyond to thoroughly study this exam. The LSAT evolves over time.
  • December 2014 LSAT Logic Game Solution

    Steve Schwartz
    15 Jan 2015 | 10:30 am
    I just made a video explanation for the first LSAT Logic Game from LSAT PrepTest 74 (December 2014 LSAT). It's the game where a six-members of a band perform. The band is composed of a guitarist, keyboard player, percussionist, saxophonist, trumpeter and violinist I explained all questions in one video. (Get more free LSAT videos.) Enjoy! *** For more, see my more-detailed written Logic
  • December 2014 LSAT Logic Game Explanation

    Steve Schwartz
    15 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    I just made a video explanation for the second LSAT Logic Game from LSAT PrepTest 74 (December 2014 LSAT). It's the game where four art historians (Farley, Garcia, Holden, and Jiang) give lectures on lithographs, oil paintings, sculptures, and watercolors. I explained all questions in one video. (Get more free LSAT videos.) Enjoy! *** For more, see my more-detailed written Logic Games
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  • Wedding guests may have been very confused

    28 Jan 2015 | 12:43 pm
    Wedding guests may have been very confusedNewsFixYasmin had ten bridesmaids and a minister at her ceremony -- but she was missing one (very big) piece.You've likely never been to this kind of weddingMore to watchCast of 'Ghostbusters' remakeStranger returns cell with bonus
  • Move over deflated balls -- Patriots have a bigger issue

    28 Jan 2015 | 12:43 pm
    Move over deflated balls -- Patriots have a bigger issue GettyOnly days before the Super Bowl, Brady has made new revelation.Uphill battle the QB is facing More Super Bowl coverageLynch finally talks to the mediaGoDaddy pulls Super Bowl ad
  • You never knew this about Aretha Franklin

    28 Jan 2015 | 12:43 pm
    You never knew this about Aretha FranklinAlamyBefore she was the Queen of Soul, Franklin did something at a very young age that might surprise you.Her startling secretMore from Purple CloverSexist ads from the '50sOld toys could be worth a fortune
  • Fla. woman who fired 'warning shot' released

    28 Jan 2015 | 12:43 pm
    Fla. woman who fired 'warning shot' releasedAPMarissa Alexander was hit with a 20-year prison sentence in 2012 in a controversial 'Stand Your Ground' case that drew national attention.Why she was freed after 3 yearsMore newsFox anchor blasts CNN anchor Ohio executes contested convict
  • Lynch defends Obama's policy on immigration

    28 Jan 2015 | 12:43 pm
    Lynch defends Obama's policy on immigrationGettyBut with one major caveat. At her first Senate confirmation hearing, the attorney general nominee spoke out on the contentious issue.Provision she made sure to clarifyMore newsMore states lean toward MedicaidPalin boosts pro-Hillary group
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    Get Into College Blog

  • College Application Supplemental Material | What to Include, What to Leave Out

    Steve Schwartz
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Aside from all the required parts of the college application, there are the supplemental / optional parts. One of these is the option to include something extra that will give the admissions committee added insight into who you are, beyond the main parts of the application. Examples of extra material that you might include: poems, pictures, stories, tapes, and articles you've written — the sky
  • College Essay | Show, Not Tell

    Steve Schwartz
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    It's common knowledge that you're supposed to show, not tell, in your college essay. Admissions officers read tons of essays, and many of them are similar to each other. You want your essay to stand out and be interesting, not boring or cliché. Still, anyone who has written a college essay can tell you that this is easier said than done! Keep these three tips in mind: 1. Before you start,
  • How to Become President of a High School Club by 12th Grade

    Steve Schwartz
    14 Jan 2015 | 7:30 am
    Even if classwork and standardized tests aren't your cup of tea, there's still hope. Extracurriculars are the area where people skills wins out over book smarts. However, if everything you do in extracurriculars happens behind the scenes, it's hard to show admissions officers YOU were the mover and shaker. This week's post gives you a road map to help you get that prized leadership position.
  • College Recommendation Letters | How to Ask Teachers

    Steve Schwartz
    14 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Many of my students feel timid about asking teachers to write them recommendations. It is natural to feel awkward about this---you are asking an authority figure to do you a favor, one that could impact your college admissions. However, there's no reason to freak out. Follow this step-by-step guide to get top-quality college recommendation letters from your teachers. Step 1: Be prepared
  • College Recommendation Letters Advice

    Steve Schwartz
    12 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    The letters of recommendation are one of the most important parts of your college application. Besides the college essay, it is the main window into the intangibles of who you are as a person in and out of the classroom. It can seem like you have little control over how these letters turn out. After all, you can’t write them yourself (unless you have an exceptionally lazy/generous teacher.)
 
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    The Savvy Intern by YouTern

  • 9 Steps to a Successful Personal Branding Strategy [Infographic]

    Undercover Recruiter
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:50 am
    True: the term "personal branding" may have crossed over into cliche status. However, there is no doubt that in today's job market how you market yourself plays a critical role in your career. That's why we love this simple infographic from sestyle.it... here you see exactly how, in just 9 steps, to create a successful personal branding strategy...   
  • Beyond the Resume: 11 Ways to Grab an Employer’s Attention

    YouTern
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:20 am
    Many smaller firms and start-ups are learning that a resume isn’t the best away to determine talent, potential or culture fit. So we started thinking: what would happen if the resume no longer existed? And we asked our friends at Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) this question: If resumes are dead (or dying), how does a potential employee get your undivided attention? Here are some of the answers sure to make you think twice about relying on a resume to find your next gig:   Make Specific Suggestions I am always impressed by people who come to us with specific…
  • It’s Time to Take Control of Your Internship Search

    Heather Huhman
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:50 am
    Does it feel like you’ve been searching and applying for internships non-stop, yet haven’t had any luck? No call-backs? No interest? No interviews? I this is true for you, then it could be a sign you need to regain control of your search... it's time to try something different!   
  • The Two Job Interview Techniques You Must Master

    Lisa Rangel
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:20 am
    In the human resources and career development worlds, the acronyms “STAR” and “CAR” get thrown around a lot. And for good reason: both are highly effective techniques for demonstrating a job seeker’s aptitude for working well in challenging situations. So you can master these proven job interview (and personal branding) techniques, let’s take a look at both STAR and CAR: When to Use Them Both methods can be used during behavioral interviews, meaning interviews that focus on how a candidate acted in certain employment situations. The logic behind this comes down to a common…
  • How to Create a Wildly-Effective Career Portfolio

    YouTern
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:50 am
    It wasn't too long ago that only a few career fields – graphic design and fashion, for example – required a portfolio. In the Social Age, however, when online resumes, LinkedIn profiles and visual content (think Pinterest and Instagram) are the norm... career portfolios aren't just making a comeback... they becoming a prerequisite to landing your dream job...   
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    cheapscholar.org

  • 4 Sensible Ways to Save Money on Technology in 2015

    Doug Schantz
    19 Jan 2015 | 2:51 pm
    As a college student, you are probably well-aware of how expensive it is to go to school. Between paying for tuition, books, rent, gas for your car and necessities like late night pizzas, you probably have more month left than money most of the time. While you might be tempted to get a second job or ask for as much overtime as possible, there’s a lot to be said for spending less money rather than always looking for ways to earn more. With that in mind, the following four tips can help you save some serious money in 2015, and they all share one thing in common — technology: Cut Back on…
  • Semester Sequester: 3 Tips To Stretch Your Dollars

    Doug Schantz
    7 Jan 2015 | 9:52 am
    Nearly 80 percent of college students are employed part-time, working at least 19 hours per week, according to a 2013 survey conducted by Seventeen magazine and Citigroup. And it looks like most parents are no longer giving their kids a free ride to college; only 22 percent footed the entire bill that year. Workers age 16-24 represent the highest proportion of minimum wage employees in the United States, Pew Research reports. That means most working college students are making less than $500 per month after taxes to cover their entertainment, late night meals and other expenses—including…
  • This Holiday Season, Plan Beyond the Shopping and Festivities – Plan for the Future

    Doug Schantz
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:08 am
    The holiday season is filled with joy, celebration and lots of planning—planning the perfect gifts, planning where to get the best shopping deals, or planning a delicious holiday menu. Yet there is one plan that isn’t always top of mind come December: planning for college. With the cost of college doubling every nine years[i] and parents only on track to cover 28 percent of their college savings goals[ii], there is no better time to make saving a priority. Giving: A Family Affair Parents don’t want their children living with debt, as eight out of 10 are concerned that it will hinder…
  • 4 Winter Wardrobe Essentials For College Students

    Doug Schantz
    9 Dec 2014 | 6:09 am
    The weather is getting colder and those shorts and T-shirts are not keeping you warm anymore. That means it’s time to start thinking about a winter wardrobe that will look great and go easy on the budget. Fortunately, many winter clothes can play double or even triple duty. Or, in other words, they can be worn casually for class or be dressed up a bit for job interviews and holiday dinners. Consider the following four cold weather necessities and accessories: A Carpet Skirt A carpet skirt is a great addition to any college winter wardrobe, claims The Refinery. Unlike more formal and…
  • Avoid The Winter Blues – Affordable Entertainment for Students

    Doug Schantz
    4 Dec 2014 | 10:36 am
    Most college students don’t have much extra spending money on hand these days after paying for tuition, books, meals and room and board. Entities such as cable television and trips to concerts or the movies are luxuries. However, thanks to today’s technology, many higher education learners can have a great time with some affordable entertainment options that won’t break the bank. Here are a few ways they can save a few dollars each month. Streaming Movies and TV Shows Cable television costs continue to increase forcing many college students to forego traditional cable subscriptions in…
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    College Info Geek

  • So, You’ve Got To Write A Paper – Part 2: Writing And Editing

    Thomas Frank
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:47 am
    Hey guys! This is another excellent guest article from Ransom Patterson. In case you haven’t seen his writing around here before, Ransom is an English major, budding writer, and the founder of his own blog called Grammar is Sexy. Last month, he guided you through the first part of writing a paper – reading a research. Now, you’ll learn how to buckle down and actually get that paper written! In Part 1 of this post, I discussed how the heck you deal with a professor assigning you a 1000 word essay on a poem. I covered how to read a poem or work of literature closely and how to…
  • Read And Learn More Effectively With Shane Parrish Of Farnam Street (Ep. 48)

    Thomas Frank
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:43 am
    Want to learn how to read books more effectively and retain more of what you learn? I’ve been following Shane Parrish, the founder of the excellent Farnam Street blog, for quite a while now. At Farnam street, Shane posts lessons from the many, many books he reads – covering subjects including psychology, business, philosophy, and more. What’s the goal of all this reading, you ask? “I have a fairly simple objective: I want to go to bed each night smarter than when I woke up. I also want to live a meaningful life and become a better person.” – from…
  • 8 Advanced Tips For Studying Effectively

    Thomas Frank
    22 Jan 2015 | 2:39 pm
    All the introductory study advice you hear repeated over and over again – stuff like: “Skim the chapter before lecture!” “Sit up front so you pay attention!” “Take notes only on important things!” …it’s all useful, but it’s very basic. Being geeks, we like to dig further into topics we’re interested in – and study techniques are no different. So, why not dive into some more advanced ways to become a more efficient studying machine? In this video, we’ll do just that. We’ll look at something called the Corson…
  • The Ultimate Guide To Budgeting In College

    Thomas Frank
    20 Jan 2015 | 2:07 pm
    Budgeting, as a concept, is very simple. You manage inputs and outputs, hopefully keeping the latter higher than the former. If you’re anything like me, you learned the basics of budgeting when you were 10 years old by playing Age of Empires II. You had to manage the production of resources – wood, food, gold, and stone – in order to build new facilities, research technologies, and advance through the ages. Eventually, you just typed in the cheat code for the red sports car with laser cannons and tore the Celts a new one. But, and it pains me to say this, there are no…
  • Making Friends And Connections As An Introvert With Tyler Tervooren (Ep. 47)

    Thomas Frank
    19 Jan 2015 | 4:01 am
    Being an introvert can suck sometimes. When I started college, I was sufficiently introverted enough to abhor the thought of introducing myself to new people. I had to be in a pretty social mood to do it. Today, I’ve become practiced enough at the art of introducing myself that it’s fairly easy… but now, carrying on a conversation after that initial introduction is the big challenge. Point is, many of us are introverts – and we find it hard to introduce ourselves, network effectively, and (most importantly) make friends. But that doesn’t mean we don’t want…
 
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  • Colleges That Dish Up Organic Food

    admin
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:53 am
    Organic Food at Colleges Nearly 53 percent of Americans ages 18 to 29 seek out organic foods, according to a 2014 Gallup Poll. If you’re one of these people (or you want to be), you may know that the multi-billion dollar organic food market continues to grow each year. And college dining halls and cafeterias are taking notice. Many colleges offer organic food options. Here’s a sampling of just a few of the campuses that provide organic and sustainable foods. College of the Atlantic (ME): According to this college’s Dining Services Web page, its “kitchen emphasizes the use of local,…
  • 8 Tips for Proofreading Your College Essay

    admin
    20 Jan 2015 | 4:03 am
    Tips for Proofreading According to college admissions professionals, proofreading is the most important thing you can do to improve your college essay. Don’t overlook this key step in preparing your essay. Use these eight tips to proofread your college application essay. 1. Do spell check. Okay, so the spelling and grammar check tool on your computer won’t catch everything (and sometimes can even steer you wrong), but it’s a good place to start for proofreading. It should catch the most obvious spelling or grammatical errors. 2. Set it aside for a day. After you finish writing your…
  • Guest Post: 3 Tips for Finding a High School Studying Abroad Program

    admin
    15 Jan 2015 | 3:53 am
    Tips for Finding a High School Studying Abroad Program Did you know that you don’t have to wait until college to study abroad? High school study abroad is one of the most enriching and fun experiences you can have. There’s nothing like learning about another culture and language in an exciting foreign country. Studying abroad during high school can be a great way to gain college-worthy skills and get a jump-start on your college education.There are many academic travel programs to choose from, so here are three questions to consider so you can select the right one and maximize the college…
  • 2015-16 FAFSA Now Available Online

    admin
    8 Jan 2015 | 4:37 am
    FAFSA Now Available The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available online for 2015-16. High school seniors and their parents should fill out and submit the FAFSA as soon as possible to be considered for financial aid and college scholarships. Why is it important to file early? Many colleges award financial aid on a first-come, first-served basis. Keep these additional tips in mind as you fill out your FAFSA. 1. Check for errors before submitting. Before you file your FAFSA, check to make sure all the information is correct. Make sure names are spelled correctly and…
  • College Major of the Month: Economics

    admin
    6 Jan 2015 | 3:17 am
    College Major of the Month: Economics If you’ve been considering a college major in business, consider the field of economics. This field is great for students who enjoy math and analyzing data, as well as problem-solving. Read on to learn more about this month’s College Major of the Month. What is economics? Essentially, economists study how people, businesses, and other organizations choose to use resources. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says that economists research and analyze economic issues, conduct surveys and collect data, analyze data using mathematical and statistical…
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  • 23 Jan 2015 | 1:58 pm

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  • Intro to Project Management

    marcywilliams
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:05 am
    Have you considered as career change?  Have you wondered what it takes to become a project manager?  Are you considering taking the PMP exam? Register NOW for “Introduction to Project Management”.  You will learn the basics of project management and why it is such a valuable resource to all organizations. Register online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/project-management-intro-tickets-15383946799
  • Project Management Basics Series COMING SOON!!!

    marcywilliams
    18 Jan 2015 | 6:50 pm
    Are you ready for a career change?  Do you want to get a better understanding of project management?  Are you studying for your PMP exam and need a little help?  Join me for this exciting 4 week series.  Be on the lookout for the dates.  Its time for a career change – let me help you. #KaKY #ProjectManagement
  • ScholarCHIPS (Children of Incarcerated Parents)

    marcywilliams
    9 Jan 2015 | 11:47 am
    Applicant Eligibility Requirements: Application Deadline is February 15, 2015! Must be a high school senior graduating from an accredited secondary education institution with plans to pursue higher education (including but not limited to a four-year college or university,  community college, vocational/trade school, or other post-secondary school) Must be affected by having an incarcerated parent(s) or an immediate family member in prison who had served as the applicant’s caregiver Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 Must live in the DC Metropolitan Area (including DC and its Maryland and…
  • The Ava’s Grace 2014 – 2015 Scholarship Application

    marcywilliams
    9 Jan 2015 | 11:39 am
    Ava’s Grace Scholarship Foundation was founded on March 31, 2010 with the mission of providing scholarships for higher education to children who have an incarcerated parent or primary care giver. AGSF will award its first round of three scholarships in the summer of 2012. Scholarship Details It’s here! The Ava’s Grace 2014 – 2015 Scholarship Application is available as of January 15th, 2014. Please click HERE for a detailed description of our program and the official 2014 application! The application is a fill-able PDF but can also be printed and hand written. All applications,…
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  • College Transfer Q&A: What Can I Do To Improve My Chances?

    Lan Ngo
    15 Jan 2015 | 10:10 am
    In forums, prospective transfer students often ask, “What can I do to improve my chances?” I’m going to take you through one such post and provide the same type of advice I would give to a student if I were providing a one-on-one consultation. The post comes from ElmerChelmo: I am currently a first-year student (technically a sophomore) at a four-year public university. I’m looking at Rice University, UNC, University of Southern California, and Notre Dame, which I realize are crazy hard to get into. I am motivated and desperate though because simply put, I hate the…
  • Navigating College Transfer Credits

    Lan Ngo
    9 Sep 2014 | 12:58 pm
    We’re a few weeks into the new school year, and some of you freshmen or sophomores out there are already considering transferring. It’s good to get an early start! Looking ahead, one major consideration is whether the classes you’re taking will transfer over to your new, future college. Not getting enough transfer credits could add up to more time as an undergrad and more dollars on your tuition bills. Before you decide on which colleges to apply to, do some homework on whether your colleges of interest will give you transfer credits. The tips below will help start you…
  • Dartmouth Stresses Importance of Maintaining College Transfer Program

    Lan Ngo
    10 May 2014 | 6:06 pm
    The Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at Dartmouth College considers transfer students to be the kinds of students the College wants to have in its community, according to a recent article in The Dartmouth, the College’s student newspaper. Although transfer admissions (along with freshman admissions) continue to grow in competitiveness, Dartmouth’s message generally seems to be one of welcome to transfer applicants. Below are highlights from the article: At 1,210 students, the number of incoming freshmen accepting Dartmouth’s offer of acceptance is its highest ever, producing…
  • College Transfer Story: Family Matters

    Lan Ngo
    18 Feb 2014 | 1:01 pm
    by Rose Pallone In April 2012, I got an email from the University of St Andrews in Scotland admitting me as a second-year transfer student in English Literature and Art History. I remember calling my mom, crying, to tell her the fantastic news. Her response was “Oh” followed by prolonged silence. I was more than a little confused. My parents willingly paid for the application fee, and they did not object to the idea of transferring whenever I brought it up.  Considering the college I was enrolled in at the time was my dad’s alma mater and my brother planned... [Click here to read…
  • College Transfer Applications: Sending Transcripts

    Lan Ngo
    26 Dec 2013 | 6:29 pm
    One of the unspoken requirements of the transfer applications is the ability to be organized. Sending your school transcripts demonstrates this need. Though the Common Application for freshman applicants allows high schools to electronically submit school reports and transcripts through the Common App website, this function isn’t available to transfer applicants, who must send hard copies to the colleges/universities they’re applying to. To have the best control of your transcripts, you should ask your high school and college to send you several copies of your transcript, with…
 
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  • 3 Small Business Marketing Trends for 2015

    admin
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:58 am
    Another year is off and running, and it’s time to look ahead to some trends that could impact how you market your small business in 2015. As an entrepreneur, it can be difficult trying to keep up with all of the trends, but it is important to know what is out there because there might be something that can have a significant impact on your marketing and sales efforts for the coming year. Here are three small business marketing trends that you should keep on your radar and try to incorporate into your plans: • A Website Alone Just Isn’t Enough: Congratulations if you have actually…
  • How to Talk to a Teenager About Financial Aid

    admin
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:03 am
    It’s time to talk to your teenager about the realities of paying for a college education. Yes, it’s hard enough talking to them about curfews, let alone discussing something which could have an impact on their education and their whole adult financial life. But that job does fall under your list of responsibilities as a parent, so here are a few tips which might make it a little easier for everyone involved: • Fill Out the FAFSA Together: No, it’s not easy sharing the details of your financial situation with a teenager. You have actually tried to keep that information from your child…
  • Factors Affecting The Millennials’ Student Loan Decisions

    admin
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:05 am
    Do millennials, generally considered to be those born between 1980 and 1999, have different factors which affect how they make decisions about student loans? The ever-increasing amount of student loans, estimated at over $30,000 per 2013 graduate in some states, seems to indicate that this group is comfortable with taking on debt. How much debt they accumulate and whether they will be able to repay it, though, often rely on several factors: • Your State Might Make a Difference: Although a debt amount of $30,000 is substantial, that is not necessarily the norm for all states. Somewhat…
  • Will Changes in Congress Affect College Financial Aid?

    admin
    14 Jan 2015 | 10:27 am
    The holidays are over, winter is settling in, and college students are getting set to return to campus. Parents of high school seniors are anxiously beginning the process of completing the FAFSA for the very first time. You may not have noticed that the President has returned to Washington after a holiday break and a Republican Congress is also back in session. The balance of power in Congress has shifted, and college students everywhere are wondering what kind of impact this change might have on their college financial aid. Here are a few ways you could be affected: • Compromise Will Still…
  • How to Follow-Up On Your College Applications

    admin
    13 Jan 2015 | 8:09 am
    Perhaps you have been quite efficient and managed to get all of your college applications submitted on time. You have also met with your parents and started to collect the information needed to complete the FAFSA in January. Is there anything else you can do to make sure you give yourself the best shot to get into the college of your choice? It’s always a good idea to follow-up on your college applications. It would be quite the shame to miss out because something was not submitted on time. Here are a few steps you can take: • Pay Attention to Email: Although most high school students…
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  • Custom Designed Campus Tours

    acaine
    7 Jan 2015 | 6:55 pm
    Custom College Visits has announced Exclusive Packages for their Custom Designed Campus Tours. Foster City, CA January 7, 2014 – Custom College Visits has announced they now offer three levels of Exclusive Packages that combine their service offerings of Teen and Parent Assessment, College List Building, Custom Designed Campus Tours, and Personalized Service. The three packages are: The Cum Laude The Magna Cum Laude The Summa Cum Laude (Premier Package) Specific information on each package and pricing can be found at: http://www.customcollegevisits.com/exclusive-packages/ About…
  • Overnight Stays on Campus

    acaine
    28 Dec 2014 | 6:58 pm
      Headed for an Overnight College Visit?   When headed cross-country for an overnight campus visit please make sure your student has backup names and phone numbers with them. Flights might be delayed and the Admissions Office might be closed when they get there.  You might wish to read our post: Overnight stays a students perspective. The post Overnight Stays on Campus appeared first on Custom College Visits.
  • Seasons Greetings 2014

    acaine
    24 Dec 2014 | 2:48 pm
    The post Seasons Greetings 2014 appeared first on Custom College Visits.
  • A Well-Managed Plan

    acaine
    20 Dec 2014 | 1:18 am
    A Well Managed Plan A Thank you note from one of our clients.  Our college process was two-fold. It began with getting a jump start on the standardized testing, and not waiting until spring of junior year to focus. I believe our outcome was successful because we had a well-managed plan helped along by an expert, Janice Caine, of Custom College Visits. The primary focus of her business is to arrange college tours, really good ones, which is how we found her, but once we got into the process, I realized that she could help us with much more. Because the process is so stressful, I hired her to…
  • Researching U.S. College Safety

    Webmaster
    20 Dec 2014 | 1:05 am
    U.S. News and World Report ran an article by Katy Hopkins entitled “How International Parents Can Research U.S. College Safety.” Much of the information that the author discusses in this article is relevant to U.S. parents with teens going through the college search process, as well as to international parents. To read the article in its entirety, go to http://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/articles/2012/07/31/how-international-parents-can-research-us-college-safety. The post Researching U.S. College Safety appeared first on Custom College Visits.
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  • The DuPont Challenge Science Essay Competition for Elementary School Students

    SM-Administrator
    7 Jan 2015 | 4:51 pm
    Deadline:  March 1, 2015 Maximum Award:  The DuPont Challenge offers over $50,000 in awards including awards for the students, teachers, and entire school. Eligibility:  See comments Comments:  Students in grades K through 5 Participation in the DuPont Challenge Science Essay Competition for Elementary School Students is dependant on the grade. Younger students participate as part of a classroom project. Older students can participate in groups of two to four students.   Each grade level has its own additional grade-specific instructions. Please consult the…
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  • Drawing Out Genius Student Poster Contest

    1 Oct 2014 | 10:55 am
    Deadline:  October 20, 2014 Maximum Award:  $800 Eligibility:  Other, see comments Comments:  Students ages 14-21 years of age Energize Students asks the question: What does "Drawing Out Genius - the Art of Personalizing Education". They want you to watch their video DrawingOutGenius.com and then design a creative poster that addresses the topic how to "Draw Out Genius." Posters need to be in JPEG format and cannot exceed 250 MB in size.   Eligibility: read more
  • 2014-2015 ProjectCSGIRLS

    1 Sep 2014 | 11:41 am
    Deadline:  February 15, 2015 (this is the registration date, not the project completion date) Eligibility:  See comments Comments:  This is a computer science competition for middle school girls ProjectCSGIRLS asks you to use computer science and technology that can help solve an imminent social problem under one of three themes - global health, a safer world, and intelligent technology. They are looking for projects that are powerful in their ability to change and disrupt the present in a positive way.   Eligibility: read more
  • A. E. Robert Friedman PDCA Scholarship

    11 Jun 2014 | 10:25 am
    Deadline:  August 20, 2014 Maximum Award:  $1,500 Eligibility:  High school seniors and college students The Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA) serves the coating and wall covering industry. The PDCA offers the A. E. Robert Friedman PDCA Scholarship. The annual awards are based upon character, financial need, and upon full or part-time attendance in an accredited junior college, college, university or post-graduate institution. read more
 
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    Columbia Daily Spectator

  • Harvard President Emeritus Lawrence Summers to give talk tomorrow (with free lunch!)

    Camille Sanches
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:20 am
    Lawrence Summers, President Emeritus and Charles W. Eliot University professor of Harvard University, will be coming to campus tomorrow for a talk entitled “Academic Freedom and Anti-Semitism.” Haven't heard of Summers before? Here are a couple things he's done that will make you rethink all of your accomplishments:  Served as the Chief Economist at the World Bank.  Worked in the US Department of the Treasury under the Clinton Administration. Was Harvard’s 27th President starting in 2001.  Is President Obama's homeboy (kind of). After his time as President of Harvard, Summers was…
  • Wake Up Call: Kingsmen controversy and de Blasio’s dramatic reading

    Camille Sanches
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:56 am
    Spectrum is a little bummed that the “historic blizzard” that was predicted to hit yesterday had more bark than bite, but we aren’t letting that ruin our Wednesday. Arm yourselves with your gloves, snow boots, and (hopefully) completed readings while you check out these news bits.  On campus  The Kingsmen, one of Columbia’s a cappella groups, debuted posters that read “NO BIG GIRLS. Or skinny girls,” and finally,  “or any girls for that matter—we are an all-male a cappella group.” Campus wellness groups such as Active Minds felt that the posters triggered body…
  • Wellness groups say Kingsmen a cappella flyers trigger body insecurities

    michaelouimette
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:25 pm
    Campus wellness groups say flyers posted by Kingsmen, a campus a cappella group, trigger body insecurities. The flyers read “no big girls” in a large font, then say “or skinny girls” in a smaller font below, and then, in an even smaller font, “or any girls for that matter—we are an all-male a cappella group.” The group has decided to leave up the flyers, which were posted on Sunday and Monday, despite the backlash.   Active Minds, a campus club that promotes mental health, said in a statement on Sunday that the flyers prioritize shock value over the comfort of other students.
  • New student-faculty advisory committee to tackle issues of race on campus

    michaelouimette
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:15 pm
    Students and faculty welcomed President Bollinger’s announcement, emailed to students on Friday, calling for the creation of a student-faculty advisory committee on race, ethnicity, and equal justice. The committee is convened by newly appointed Executive Vice President for University Life Suzanne Goldberg, marking her first public action since assuming the new role last Tuesday. The announcement comes after a month marked by protests following juries’ decisions not to indict the police officers that killed Michael Brown and Eric Garner. Students scrutinized limited and delayed…
  • Eternal curiosity of the spotless mind

    opinion
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:10 pm
    As the nominal shopping period ends and we settle into our classes, I think we can often end up lost. Even as finding the way to a class becomes routine, we’re lost because we’ve been thinking about fulfilling requirements, which professor has the best CULPA reviews, and what our potential grades might be. In this confusion, many of us tend to forget what we should come into these courses with: curiosity. I don’t mean to say that these practical factors aren’t academically important—they are. There’s also plenty of worth in less practical factors, like friends being in your…
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    The Daily Egyptian

  • Western Courier editor suspension adds to list of student censorship

    Tyler Davis
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:09 am
    Nicholas Stewart got paid then punished. Stewart, a senior at Western Illinois University, was placed on paid administrative leave from his position as editor-in-chief of the Western Courier after he sold a video of a fight on the university’s campus to various media outlets. Stewart posted the video to the student newspaper’s website, westerncourier.com, according to an article on media critic Jim Romenesko’s blog. Gary Biller, WIU student services vice president, said he suspended Stewart because his actions were a threat to normal operations of the university. Biller and his staff…
  • Trade Little Egypt for the real deal

    Austin Miller
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:11 pm
    The university’s mascot was once the royal breed of Egypt, and now Salukis can make the pilgrimage back home. Students and members of the community are able to visit Egypt, Greece and Turkey as part of the Ancient Legacies program, led by Robert Hahn. At 6 p.m. Thursday in Lawson Hall Room 201, Hahn will host a meeting for those interested in traveling. The trip through Egypt will last from May 19 through 31, while the Greek portion lasts from June 1 through 14. Students are eligible for three to six credit hours for the philosophy-based program. Prices start at $2,800, but…
  • “Step Up” or get kicked out

    destaff
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:36 pm
    Incoming students who do not complete the “Step Up” training course will be dropped from their classes Thursday. Students who have not completed the training were allowed to register for classes, but were informed that Thursday would be the last day to complete the state-mandated training. “Step Up” is a bystander intervention course, which helps prevent domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and sexual assaults among students, according to the university’s website. Chad Trisler, director of Student Rights and Responsibilities, said about 6,000 incoming SIU students and…
  • Women’s cross-country focused on the long run in life

    Brent Meske
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:01 pm
    Academics and athletics are two separate specializations, but for student athletes, the two become one. The women’s cross-country team had the highest team grade point average last semester with a 3.659, according to information obtained from a Freedom of Information Act. Men’s basketball had the lowest GPA with 2.607. Women’s cross-country also has the highest cumulative GPA at 3.611 and men’s basketball has the lowest at 2.713—which is well above the ineligibility level of a GPA below a 2.0. Two of the members of the women’s cross-country team, senior Sadie Darnell and…
  • It’s -30- for the printing press, but not the DE

    Sarah Gardner
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:06 pm
    Throughout most of journalism’s history, the symbol -30- was used to indicate the end of a news story. Although many theories of its origin exist, it has become a common way to represent “the end.” Thursday will mark the last edition of the DE to be printed on the in-house printing press—how the DE has been made for the past 47 years. What will not end Thursday, however, is the Daily Egyptian. First it must be made clear the DE is not going out of business. We will still print a newspaper four days a week as we have this year, but it will be sent from our emergency…
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  • 5 Ways to Boost Fundraising Results in the Second Half of Your Fiscal Year

    Chris Hughes
    15 Jan 2015 | 6:52 am
    January is often a time for development offices to reflect on their calendar year-end push as well as the current results at (for many) the halfway point of their fiscal year. Whether your numbers are up, down, or flat, here are five ways you can do to boost fundraising results during the winter months: 1. Focus on your 2013 calendar year donors with no gift in calendar year 2014 Pay special attention to donors who gave between July and December 2013. What percentage of those donors renewed by December 2014? Those who have not renewed are probably still LYBUNTS in your database, but notice…
  • Making A New Year’s Fundraising Fitness Resolution

    Brian Gawor
    6 Jan 2015 | 5:14 am
    My gym is full this week. Many of us have New Year’s resolutions to get in shape, and the gym should be packed for the next few months. The new year is also a great time to evaluate the fitness of your fundraising program. Do you have a resolution to get your program in better shape? Here are some ideas to get started… Get a Baseline Over the past few years, some great comparative tools have arrived through data sharing collaborations, from the AFP Fundraising Effectiveness Project to the great online giving data provided by Network for Good. In higher education, the VSE survey is a…
  • Giving Tuesday Versus Cyber Monday: Phonathon Impact

    Josh Robertson
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:13 am
    I always struggle with the effectiveness of Giving Tuesday from a pragmatic point of view, wondering if we are simply receiving a smaller gift today versus a larger gift tomorrow. Are we really inspiring our donors to renew their support and to do so at a higher level?  I also wonder how Cyber Monday is influencing our results, causing me to speculate that after a day of spending money online, donors may be less likely to “share the wealth” with their alma mater. When it came to Giving Tuesday versus Cyber Monday, my team began digging into our phonathon results to see what answers we…
  • Results from the Student Phonathon Caller Survey

    Brian Gawor
    11 Dec 2014 | 6:18 am
    Last month, we completed a survey of over 700 student fundraisers employed in on-campus phonathon/telefund programs. The callers were from the US, Canada, and Australia and working with RuffaloCODY managers. We also completed interviews with about a dozen callers to get their insights on the job. We found out that most students take a phonathon job for the money, but the challenge of the position, the influence of friends, and the flexibility of hours also had a big impact. A recurring theme in the interviews was that phonathon is “the toughest job on campus,” and those who stick with the…
  • Giving Tuesday is Done. Welcome to Stewardship Wednesday!

    Chris Hughes
    3 Dec 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Giving Tuesday has come and gone, and many nonprofit organizations enjoyed a significant influx of gifts and donors during that 24 hour span.  Across the U.S., it is realistic to expect more than 300,000 charitable gifts worth approximately $54 million to be made solely on Giving Tuesday 2014. Now, to the next step in the donor cycle:  what are you planning to steward and cultivate your share of those donors to retain them next year and beyond? Welcome to Stewardship Wednesday! Many of those 300,000+ charitable gifts will come from donors classified generationally as Millennials or GenX.
 
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    NextStepU

  • Do you have a College Coach?

    nextstepu
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    NextStepU offers more than online college prep articles, college matches and scholarships. For 20 years we’ve been in the business of getting high school students ready for college — and now we’re helping families one-on-one. Take a look at the services that we offer. If you live in the Rochester, NY area, stop by our retail location to pick up a Welcome Kit (also available online) and learn more about our College Coaching services. If you don’t live nearby, that’s OK, too! We would love to help you no matter where you are. Pin this graphic for later as a reminder…
  • Tuesday Tour Day — D’Youville College

    Laura Sestito
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:30 pm
    D’Youville College is an urban, private, nonprofit college located in Buffalo, New York. The 3,100 undergraduate and graduate student campus offers a professional, liberal arts degree. D’Youville College is a comprehensive higher education system offering over 20 undergraduate programs as well as additional master’s, post-graduate and doctoral programs. Academics At D’Youville, all professional programs are created based on a strong liberal arts core. Students also have the opportunity to enroll in five-year programs leading to both a bachelor’s and master’s…
  • Major Monday — Computer Gaming Design

    Laura Sestito
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Video games: we all love them, even if we are hesitant to admit it. Whether it was the old days playing Mario Kart, Sims, or RollerCoaster Tycoon or if you are still an active gamer on Madden, Call of Duty or World of Warcraft, we’ve all spent endless hours playing a video game. Video are games are one of the worlds fastest growing industries bringing in billions of dollars to the economy every year. If you have a creative mind, a sense of humor and savvy computer skills, computer gaming design is the major for you. Education In this major students will learn how to fully submerge a…
  • Scholarships — CompareCards

    nextstepu
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:59 am
    NextStepU is happy to help guide you toward scholarships and opportunities to earn money for college. Here is a new scholarship we found for you! Scholarship: CompareCards.com Edu Scholarship Award Amount: $2,500 Description: Answer six trivia questions for a chance to win the scholarship. Requirements: • The scholarship entry form must be filled out completely and accurately. Upon winning the scholarship, proof of enrollment must be provided. If you have yet to enroll in college, the scholarship award will be held for up to one calendar year until proof of enrollment can be provided. •…
  • Tuesday Tour Day — Hawai’i Pacific University

    Laura Sestito
    20 Jan 2015 | 12:30 am
    Hawai‘i Pacific University (HPU) is a private, nonprofit university with a very diverse student population of approximately 7,000 undergraduate and graduate. HPU’s main campus is located in downtown Honolulu with the Hawai‘i Loa residential campus eight miles away in Kane‘ohe. Students at HPU come from all 50 states and nearly 80 countries. Hawai‘i Pacific is a comprehensive high education system accredited by the Western Association of School and Colleges. Academics HPU offers more than 50 undergraduate degrees and 14 graduate programs. HPU prides itself on priority teaching. HPU…
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  • UNH Historian Explores Racial Intolerance in the Northeast

    lhentges
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:41 am
    In the Northeast, white people tend to think of themselves as progressive in terms of race relations, suggests UNH historian Jason Sokol. But as he shows in his new book, All Eyes Are Upon Us: Race and Politics from Boston to Brooklyn, the reality is more complicated. Full article
  • UNH Historian Explores Racial Intolerance in the Northeast

    lhentges
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:41 am
    In the Northeast, white people tend to think of themselves as progressive in terms of race relations, suggests UNH historian Jason Sokol. But as he shows in his new book, All Eyes Are Upon Us: Race and Politics from Boston to Brooklyn, the reality is more complicated. Full article
  • UNH Historian Explores Racial Intolerance in the Northeast

    lhentges
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:41 am
    In the Northeast, white people tend to think of themselves as progressive in terms of race relations, suggests UNH historian Jason Sokol. But as he shows in his new book, All Eyes Are Upon Us: Race and Politics from Boston to Brooklyn, the reality is more complicated. Full article
  • UNH Historian Explores Racial Intolerance in the Northeast

    lhentges
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:41 am
    In the Northeast, white people tend to think of themselves as progressive in terms of race relations, suggests UNH historian Jason Sokol. But as he shows in his new book, All Eyes Are Upon Us: Race and Politics from Boston to Brooklyn, the reality is more complicated. Full article
  • UNH Historian Explores Racial Intolerance in the Northeast

    lhentges
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:41 am
    In the Northeast, white people tend to think of themselves as progressive in terms of race relations, suggests UNH historian Jason Sokol. But as he shows in his new book, All Eyes Are Upon Us: Race and Politics from Boston to Brooklyn, the reality is more complicated. Full article
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    CollegeFocus

  • Finding a Rewarding Career

    Bruce Crowden
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:05 am
    With today’s job market, finding a stable job in a thriving industry can be a difficult goal. Many employment sectors are scaling back, and jobs are scarce. Two industries that continue to thrive are healthcare and technology. After choosing an employment industry, it is important to prepare for the new opportunity carefully. Many jobs may [...]
  • How will baby boomers will impact the nursing shortage?

    CollegeFocus
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:19 pm
    As baby boomers age, the number of people with multiple chronic conditions is expected to grow from 8.7 million today to almost 37 million in 2030. These boomers will need caretakers; if you’re researching accredited online nurse practitioner programs, you’re on your way to becoming a part of the nursing shortage solution. Learn more in the [...]
  • 6 Tips for Getting Your Degree in Your Thirties

    Sani
    11 Dec 2014 | 1:32 pm
    If you’re a 30-something person who is either thinking about going back to college and getting your degree or taking the plunge by studying at a university for the first time as a mature student, you’re probably feeling a powerful mixture of emotions. Hopefully, excitement is part of the equation, but if it’s getting outweighed [...]
  • Creative Ways to Maximize Your Limited Space While Living in a College Dorm

    Sani
    2 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    It’s finally happened. You’ve moved out, made it to college, and you are ready to begin your new life as a student. To that end, you’ve decided to forgo the costs and hassle associated with apartment dwelling, and instead live in a dorm. Unfortunately, once you find your dorm room and step inside, your whole [...]
  • The Holiday Breaks: Finding a Balance

    Sani
    8 Nov 2014 | 11:53 am
    The holiday breaks are quickly approaching and students will be coming home from college. If you are experiencing this for the first time, the student’s expectations of their first break and the parents’ expectations will be completely different. Understanding the logic behind the differing expectations will help you find a balance over the holiday breaks. [...]
 
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    First Generation Student

  • How to Turn Professors’ Feedback into a Plan for Success

    Shawn Patrick
    6 Jan 2015 | 10:02 am
    Working in a writing center, I often help students try to understand their professor’s feedback on their essays. The prospect of not being able to figure out what their professor wants overwhelms them and causes more stress throughout the writing process. If you count yourself among these students, the road to becoming a more confident writer begins with learning how to turn feedback into a plan for future success. Reading feedback When a professor hands you back a paper, don’t just flip to the last page to see the grade. Find the assignment sheet and any rubric your professor…
  • Admissions Officers Tell All: How to Stand Out in College Applications

    FirstGenerationStudent.com
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:06 am
    With the competition heating up for coveted spots at universities around the country, many students worry about their odds of being accepted by their dream schools. One of the most common questions we hear from aspiring college students – especially first generation students – is, “what can I do to stand out in my college applications?” We certainly have a few ideas of our own, but who better to offer advice than the college admissions officers reviewing applications year in, year out? That’s why we put together a new guide – The Dos and Don’ts of College Applications –…
  • Rethinking What It Means To Be Smart

    Shawn Patrick
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:05 am
    Growing up, I knew I was smart; I had the test scores to prove it. I excelled in math — so when I enrolled in college, I decided to major in engineering. I confidently signed up for the requisite introductory classes in science and calculus. By the time fall break came around, I was already in danger of failing three classes, including a calculus class that I could have tested out of, based on my AP scores. I eventually pulled out a decent grade in calculus, but I barely passed chemistry and physics. I was so ashamed that I switched out of engineering before the start of the spring…
  • Degrees of Hope: Helping First Generation Students Reach Their College Dreams

    Jennifer Engle
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Like many of you, I was the first in my family to go to college. And while it may sound strange, I had absolutely no clue as to how to choose the right one. Many of my family members never finished high school, let alone considered college. I was always a really good student, but there was a lot I didn’t know about going to college, and my school didn’t have the resources to help me. I decided which schools I wanted to visit my senior year by eavesdropping on other students in my honors classes. However, I crossed the “good” schools off my list one by one because of…
  • Taking Pride in Your First-Generation Identity

    Nu Xiong
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    It was in high school that I began to fully understand the disadvantages that came with being a first-generation student: I realized that the cultural and linguistic barriers my parents faced greatly limited their ability to be involved in my academic development. I was also poor, which made me feel out of place at my elite boarding school, where the majority of my classmates came from upper-middle class backgrounds. During this time, I was terribly embarrassed of my identity as a first-generation student and did everything I could to hide from it. Now, as I start my second year of college at…
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    Suniti's Advice Corner

  • 5 Questions to Ask When Selecting a Test Prep Method for the SAT/ACT

    Suniti Mathur
    5 Jan 2015 | 9:38 am
    Selecting a test prep method can be a daunting task. Every student is different, so there isn't one option out there that works for everyone. You know yourself better than others, so ask yourself the questions below, and make sure you do your research! When will I have time to prepare?  Consider your academic course load and extra-curricular activities. If have a busy schedule, and are involved in many different activities, it will be difficult for you to use a method of prep that requires being present at specific times – whether it is on the weekend or after school. You need to…
  • International Students: 10 Steps to College Acceptance in the US

    TestRocker Team
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:07 am
    If you are an international student and you want to pursue your undergraduate studies in the United States, this blog is for you! You will definitely need to have a clear plan of action as you go through the application process. To help you get started, we asked our friend and highly accomplished international admissions expert, Peter Davos, to provide a list of the steps to college success in the US. 1. Pursue your academic passion With over 4,000 universities in the US, it's important to make the right choices. Take the time to choose a university that offers the major that you…
  • The New SAT: Advice for the Class of 2017

    Suniti Mathur
    4 Dec 2014 | 12:30 pm
      Change is always scary! By now you know that the SAT is changing. I have received a lot of questions from current 10th graders (students who will graduate in 2017) about what to do when it comes to test preparation now that this change is on the horizon. Here are my top 3 pieces of advice, in no particular order:   1. Don't panic!  Yes, the SAT is changing. However, keep in mind that as of now, it is just as much of a mystery to you as it is to admissions officers who will be reviewing your application. Everything will become clearer as the College Board releases…
  • 15 Tips About Writing An Effective SAT/ACT Essay

    Suniti Mathur
    10 Nov 2014 | 9:46 am
    One of our TestRocker students recently asked me for a list of 15 points to keep in mind while attempting the Essay section on the SAT/ACT. I thought it was worth sharing! Begin your introduction with short, firm sentences. State your 'stance' or thesis firmly and clearly. In the introduction, mention the 2-3 supports you will use in the essay to support your thoughts.  Make good transitions or 'links' to open each paragraph.  Tackle 1 support at a time in each paragraph.  Build your thoughts up with each sentence. Each sentence should add on to your thoughts. Do not repeat,…
  • Prepare for the Nov 8 SAT in 3 Weeks!

    TestRocker Team
    9 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Been busy with school work? Need to prepare for the November 8th SAT last minute? Fear not! With TestRocker you can be prepared on time. Simply follow our 3 week preparation calendar (see below) to ace the test on time. All of the important topics below are taught on TestRocker's award winning online SAT program Here is some more information about TestRocker: Sign up for a TestRocker free trial See how TestRocker works   Click HERE to download the Calendar  
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    Clutch Prep - Blog

  • Meet Our Newest Tutor Eddie and Get In His Head on Life, Clutch, and the Wire!

    Freddie Montgomery
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:09 pm
    Recently, Clutch hired a new tutor, Eddie Ulick, who’s committed to making sure your G.P.A. is on fleek. We decided to schedule a one-on-one session with the tutor in Los Angeles, California to see what we could learn. We asked him to get personal by answering some hard-hitting questions, such as what is he binging on Netflix or Amazon and, more importantly, what was his last tweet. Here’s what Eddie had to say:   If you were an Olympic Gold Medalist, what would you take the gold in? Disc-Jockey Turntabling. I’m really good at picking out the tracks that DJs sample.
  • This College Student Became a Hometown Hero After Saving a 92-Year-Old From Sinking Car

    Christina Lopez
    6 Jan 2015 | 9:40 am
    Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Alton Brieske was having lunch in Port St. Lucie, Fla., on Wednesday when a car plunged into the water. That’s when the 21-year-old student dove into action. In desperation to help the old man from the sinking car, he shouted for a hammer. Luckily, a bystander had one. He used the hammer to break through the window and pull him out of the vehicle. When asked if he thought he was a hero, he responded by saying that he was just in the right place at the right time. “Our real heroes are our soldiers and our police and firefighters who do this stuff…
  • 7 Reminders During Finals

    Christina Lopez
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Final exams have a tendency to get the best of us. The semester is almost over, and winter break is calling our name. We’re just entirely over this semester. But we’re ALMOST there. Here are some quick reminders to get you through this difficult time… 1. Prepare all of your study material 2. Do not pull an all-nighter …but if you do, make sure you have some coffee Who needs a mug anyway? 3. Take study breaks Your books will eat you alive… 4. Don’t do any of this Or this… Save it for the celebration once you pass your finals …unless you just…
  • #ClutchStar: Kenny Agoro

    Christina Lopez
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:50 am
    There are a ton of students using Clutch and most of them are doing awesome things on campus that everyone should know about. We want to feature our top users periodically to spread the word about what they’re doing. Today we’re featuring Kenny Agoro from the University of Texas – Austin! What year are you in (Freshman – Senior)? Junior What school do you go to? University of Texas- Austin What’s your major? Exercise Science/ Health Science  What on-campus involvements do you participate in and are there any interesting things you’re currently doing/planning in…
  • 6 Easy Steps To Pass Your Midterms

    Christina Lopez
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    You have completed the first half of your first college semester — sweet! Now you face a new hurdle: the midterm exams. When you first took a look at your syllabus at the beginning of the semester, midterms seemed like they were an eternity away. Before you knew it, they creeped up and are now a few days away. To help maximize success, put the following six suggestions to use: 1. Get organized You’ve been reviewing for this exam since the first day of class when you received your syllabus, opened your textbook and collected a bunch of handouts from your professor. These things are…
 
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