Tools & Resources for your College Application

Photo by allaboutuni Completing college applications can be stressful and time consuming. You have to fill them out completely, you usually have to write an essay, you have to include a great deal of information, and you have to remember when all of them are due. With the vast amount of technology available today, there are plenty of resources available to help make completing college applications less stressful. College/University...

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How to Write a Great Essay in a Hurry – A Guide for Procrastinators

Photo by bettkaa We have all been there. We need to write an essay, but we keep putting it off and putting it off. Eventually, we have put it off for so long that the deadline has quickly approached, and we need to write an essay in a very short amount of time. If you do not care about the outcome or grade of your essay, you can slap some words on the paper and call it a day. But if you want to produce a great essay, and you...

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5 Tips for Effective Note-Taking

Photo by cdevroe on Flickr When students, regardless of their age, enter a classroom they prepare for two things. Either they prepare to succeed or to fail. If they have read about the topic to be unearthed, they will be organized and ready to take meaningful notes. In addition, such notes will give meaning to class attendance. And thus, as dominoes fall, preparation leads absolutely to success. Therefore, effective note-taking is a...

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10 words you need to stop misspelling

Here is a great web-comic from The Oatmeal that identifies the most common words that people misspell. Wikipedia also has an extensive list of common misspellings.  

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How to carry out effective research

Research (by definition) means to go find information that stands alone and give it meaning by comparing it/them with knowledge in the light of a conceptual framework (theory, paradigm, analysis or otherwise). Some research is mainly empirical, i.e. it focuses on the collection and analysis of observable or measurable data. Other research papers are more theoretical in that they focus on ways to give meaning to our society’s...

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How to Prepare for the College Application Process

Applying for college can be a time consuming, strenuous, and stressful process. After all, there is a lot of documentation and information to gather, and how you present all of that information can make or break your application. Fortunately, there are some ways you can make the most of your college admission efforts. Here are some useful tips for how to prepare for the college application process: Start early Don’t wait until...

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