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13 Optimism Quotes to Get You Through Semester’s End

Ever feel optimism is harder to come by these days? If so, you’re not alone. Most Americans have felt less enthusiastic about what the future holds for them than in years past. Perhaps it’s because we’re more divided than we’ve ever been during any time since the Civil War. That can make life in general […]
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17 Quotes About Questioning Every Student Should Know

Questioning things will take you further in life than being a know-it-all. You learn stuff, and you’re easier to be around. But don’t take our word for it. We’ve compiled a list of the 17 quotes every good student questioner should know, along with some thoughts on why. Let’s wait no further! 1. Knowing the […]
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31 Soft Skills Every Student Needs, and How to Get Them

Soft skills receive more notoriety from employers than any other job training area. Employers still look at your college degree or technical skills. But more of them want to know how you function around people. It’s easy to gloss over soft skills and think you’ll wow everyone with your smarts. But how you present yourself […]
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Responding to Negative Feedback on Your Writing

Negative feedback is a cruel fact of life. You can’t get from birth to death without someone telling you what you’re doing wrong. This is particularly hurtful when it comes to our writing. For most people, writing is a struggle from the outset. The simple act of putting words on a page requires one to […]
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8 Tips for a Productive Workspace

Building a productive workspace — or in the case of coming back from Spring Break, readjusting to one — can be a challenge. There are so many distractions in today’s world, how can you be expected to leave them all behind for a meaningful amount of time? What you need is a place that forces […]
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Fake News: A Complete Guide To Stopping The Spread Of Misinformation

“Fake news” permeates social media and pretty much everywhere you turn these days, and if you’ve ever had an obnoxious relative share conspiracy theories on Facebook, then you know it isn’t going away any time soon. Well, probably. See, there is hope. And that hope starts with you. If you are reading this now, you’re […]
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Public Speaking Tips Every Student Should Know, And Why It’s Important

The way people feel about public speaking can best be summed up by this Jerry Seinfeld joke: “According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off […]
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The 40 Writing Tips Every Student Should Know

Writing tips are useful no matter how old you are or what walk of life that you are in. When you start looking into them, you’ll realize there is a lot of overlap, but there also are a lot of different experiences and no one writer does things the same way as another. We’ve put […]
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Social Media Extinction: 7 Reasons It’s Not Only Possible, But Likely

Social media is an everyday part of life for millions of people across the world, young and old alike. But considering it has barely existed for over a decade, it’s a little early to be calling it a staple of modern life. That may seem hard to believe, particularly if you are a student who […]
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The 21 Freshman Year Challenges You’re Most Likely To Face

Freshman year is a pivotal year in the life of a college student. For the first time, many are tasting absolute autonomy, and that can take some getting used to. If in that position, one might feel excited and optimistic about the possibilities. That’s okay. You should feel that way. But do not assume that […]
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