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15 Productivity Hacks to Survive the Holidays

Not sure about you guys, but productivity hacks are always welcome, particularly when my mind starts to zone out with thoughts of turkey, dressing, trees, and presents. The holidays can be a stressful time, especially if you are a student ready to get on with the break but mindful of the academic obligations that still […]
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12 Tips for Nontraditional Students to Make the Most of Their Education

Nontraditional students are a major part of the postsecondary educational world. To understand just how big of an impact they have on enrollment, one must first possess a clear understanding of what nontraditional students are. The National Center for Education Statistics applies the “nontraditional students” label to anyone meeting one of seven criteria — delayed […]
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8 Ways to Overcome Bad Teachers (and 7 Mistakes to Avoid)

Bad teachers are real. In many schools throughout the U.S. (and the world) you will find them. They are collecting a paycheck one busy-work assignment at a time. They get frustrated by the classroom dynamics and fold under pressure. They fail to connect the dots from their understanding to your brain. They let others run […]
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12 Ways to Make College Cheap

There is much talk today of how to make college cheap. Unfortunately, you cannot get much cheaper than talk, and so far, that’s all there has been remitted toward the problem. Politicians have differing ideas. The President-elect wants to send education back to the states while his opponents believe it should be mostly federalized. Each […]
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CustomizedGirl Scholarship: Is This the Future of Funding Your College?

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CustomizedGirl has offered a scholarship to aspiring college students for going on four years. With 2016, the company has opened up its unique submissions process to everyone — guys and girls — and they’ve also cut the one top prize of $2,500 to five equal prizes of $500 (for tax purposes). While many of your […]
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55 Student Jobs To Help Pay For College

Student jobs may seem like they are few and far between. After all, most people tell you they need experience before they are willing to hire, but how do you get the experience if no one is willing to hire? You can see how this might create a vicious cycle of frustration. Fortunately, we live […]
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9 Types Of College Loans You Need To Know

College loans are often talked about as if they are some type of boogeyman in the world of education. Students fear getting out of school because they know they’ll have to start repaying them. If worse goes to worst and you have to declare bankruptcy, they are among the few financial debts you cannot discharge. […]
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6 Ways To Find Meaning At School

Find Meaning At School

Going to school probably isn’t at the top of your list of favorite pastimes. Maybe it is, but if you’re like the vast majority of students in the world of education — college and high school, public and private — you’d probably rather be home sleeping or watching Netflix or doing virtually anything else other […]
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18 Scholarship Opportunities You May Have Missed

Scholarship opportunities are essential to helping one defray the rising costs of college. Let’s face it. They’re not going down any time soon, and financial aid will only take you so far. The good news: there are many more scholarship opportunities out there than you probably realize. For the next few moments, we’re going to […]
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18 Controversial Books That Make Parents Cringe

Controversial books challenge the mind and the societies they critique. They are not the types of literature with which you always agree, but they do provoke conversation and challenge understandings of the world around you. Not every controversial book on the list of 18 below should be taught in a classroom. Some suffer from serious […]
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