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Recommendation Letters: A Student Guide to Asking, Getting, and Deserving

Recommendation letters can be difficult to ask for, especially when you consider yourself an introvert like some of us around here. For those of you who don’t, you could still benefit from the points we’re about to discuss. What you’ll find as the details of each section starts to emerge is this: A recommendation for […]
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37 Morning Routines to Start the New Year Right

Morning routines are helpful for anyone who’s ever had difficulty getting up, out of bed, and to class on time. They’re also great for those of you who simply want to avoid a Battery-1st Charge on the “morning person” in your life. We know it isn’t easy facing the day head-on, but we also know […]
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Educational Goals: These 18 Missteps Kept You from Hitting Them in 2018

As we near the end of the year, your educational goals — like others — are likely coming closer into focus. How many did you accomplish? What’s left on the docket? Is any of it possible in the next few days? If you’re like us, this time of introspection can be simultaneously disappointing and reinvigorating. […]
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10 Ways Action Figures Enhance Your Education

Action figures have fueled the happiness of children all over the world for decades now. While the act of playing with simulated characters goes back to Army Men, the industry didn’t really start to get huge until the 1980s when dozens of properties like Transformers, M.U.S.C.L.E.S., MASK, G.I. Joe, Thundercats, He-Man and the Masters of […]
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Smartphones for All: The Pros and Cons of Furnishing Smart Devices to High School Students

The “Smartphones for all” concept is currently being debated at public school districts across the nation. How do you pull that off? What are the financial and moral implications? In the following article, we’ll be examining these questions and then some. After all, smart devices are a part of our daily lives now. They’re not […]
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Job Rejections: How to Deal the Right Way

Job rejections can sting when you first get them. After all, you’ve sweated the details. Worried about the interview. Prepared for it. And you showed up on time dressed to the nines and ready to put your best foot forward. When you’ve gone to all that trouble and still get the form-letter rejection, it can […]
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What Students with PTSD and Their Classmates Should Know

The idea of Students with PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder, often gets laughed at by older generations. But if you look at the data — and just the latest headlines — it becomes clear this is a dismissive, condescending, and flat-out wrong attitude to have. Students today are dealing with more uncertainties than ever before. […]
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10 Before Thanksgiving Break Moves Every Student Should Make

Before Thanksgiving break, it’s tempting to turn off your brain and leave a lot of matters for the week after. But if you do this, you’re missing a big opportunity to take care of some small but necessary things ahead of the final stretch (and final exams). In the following article, we’ll be pointing out […]
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30 College Accomplishments to Hit Before Graduation

Your college accomplishments will probably be more important to you than high school. That’s rather obvious. But sometimes it’s difficult to gauge just how far they might follow you into the rest of your life. In other words, the decisions you start making in college tend to hang around when it comes to their impact […]
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18 Horror Movies You’ll Want to Read First

Horror movies aren’t usually a topic you’ll see turn up on a site like 4Tests, but every Halloween, it’s tough not to get into the spirit. And since we like to share some reading recommendations from time to time, we thought we’d marry the two for a very “scholarly” celebration of the movies you may […]
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