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  • Choosing a College Major: Undecided is Okay!

    Aug 8, 2013 • Wendy Nelson • College TipsRead More »
    Choosing a College Major: Undecided is Okay!

    Is your child starting college without choosing a college major? That’s okay! It’s not necessary to know what to study right away. There are resources to help and plenty of general education classes to take before diving into classes geared to a specific major. My daughter is officially “exploratory.” That’s what her college calls students [&hellip...

  • How to Prepare for the First Day of College Classes

    Aug 5, 2013 • Patrick Homeyer • College TipsRead More »
    How to Prepare for the First Day of College Classes

    The summer before I started college, I was fortunate enough to catch up with some of my older friends who had already completed their freshman year of college. While playing some pickup basketball, they gave me a few tips to help me understand the importance of the first day of college classes and what I [&hellip...

  • How to Choose the Best Laptops for College Students

    Jul 30, 2013 • Noelle Held • College TipsRead More »
    How to Choose the Best Laptops for College Students

    The right laptop can make or break your college experience. Trust me, I know! I spent months researching before buying my first laptop but, after a year of struggling, I ended up ditching it. Finding the best laptops for college students is no easy task. Here are 3 things I learned to consider along the [&hellip...

  • College Library Hours: Optimal Times to Hit the Stacks

    Jul 30, 2013 • Brittany Moorman • College TipsRead More »
    College Library Hours: Optimal Times to Hit the Stacks

    College library hours are usually around the clock, seven days a week. So when’s the best time to go? The answer to that depends on what kind of student you are, and what your sleeping habits are like. The most important thing about figuring out when to go to the library is to know yourself! Late [&hellip...

  • 5 Top College iPad Apps for Homework Help

    Jul 28, 2013 • Loretta Kay • College TipsRead More »
    5 Top College iPad Apps for Homework Help

    iPads are great for college students. They provide portable, easy-to-navigate knowledge. I’ve found that there are many ways to use an iPad to help with homework. Here are some top college iPad apps that make studying, notetaking, and learning faster and more effective. iAnnotate PDF As a writing major, I’ve found that most of my [&hellip...

  • Your High School Teachers Want to Hear from You!

    Jul 28, 2013 • Sarah Teczar • College TipsRead More »
    Your High School Teachers Want to Hear from You!

    Visiting my old high school teachers after graduating always gave me a feeling of happy nostalgia, and keeping in touch with some of them proved to be very beneficial. During my college years, I would walk through those hallowed halls every Thanksgiving break, loving the happy, surprised looks that I’d see on my favorite teachers’ [&hellip...

  • Study Abroad Prep: Use Your College’s Resources to Learn the Language

    Jul 26, 2013 • Rachel Braedyn • College TipsRead More »
    Study Abroad Prep: Use Your College’s Resources to Learn the Language

    The chance to study abroad is a dream for students who want to travel, but many are afraid of visiting a country where they don’t speak the language. However, not knowing a language doesn’t mean you can’t learn before studying in another country. I was able to improve my Spanish before my study abroad program [&hellip...

  • The Summer Before College, Practice Living on Your Own

    Jul 25, 2013 • Loretta Kay • College TipsRead More »
    The Summer Before College, Practice Living on Your Own

    I have a confession to make: Throughout high school, my mom did my laundry. It’s not like I didn’t have chores. I was responsible for the dishes and mowing the lawn. I had just never done the laundry. When it came time to head to college, I was worried that I would be confronted with [&hellip...

  • Tip for Choosing a Major: Study What You Love

    Jul 23, 2013 • Kaila Braley • College TipsRead More »
    Tip for Choosing a Major: Study What You Love

    I always thought I would be a teacher. For career day in second grade, I dressed up in a denim jumper and glasses, the way my teacher dressed. When I did an independent study senior year of high school, I worked with a fourth grade class at an elementary school down the street. I was [&hellip...

  • 4 Guidelines for Successful Off-Campus Living

    Jul 19, 2013 • Mark Burns • College TipsRead More »
    4 Guidelines for Successful Off-Campus Living

    The switch from living in a dorm room to off-campus living in an apartment or house can be both challenging and rewarding. While you certainly have more freedom, you will not always have the ease and luxury of living in a dormitory. Having spent a year off campus myself, I found that there are a [&hellip...