Tag: course work

Public Universities: What's in a Name?

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Admissions Counselor, Clemson University

Public schools can often be overlooked by students and parents because their names create assumptions that aren't true--by a long shot. But there's more behind the names than you may realize. read more

The LAST-ing Shock of Dropping Out

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Author, Professor

The decision to drop out usually involves a series of "shocks" that have a negative cumulative effect. They often can be simplified down to a single term: loneliness, alcohol, study skills, and time management (the LAST list). read more

Advice for Students Starting College: Study

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Author, Higher Education Expert

What does it take to be successful and happy in college (and long after)? The answer might be more straightforward than you think: study. Study more often and more efficiently than you thought possible. Author, education expert, and President Emeritus at Harvard Derek Bok explains why. read more

4 Important Lessons From High School to Take With You to College

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Varsity Tutors Contributing Writer

Though there are a lot of new things to learn at the postsecondary level, students can still apply some of the same techniques that were successful in high school to their college education. read more

What I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before College

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Freelance Writer

Before Rosemary's younger brother left for college, she decided to put together a manifesto of her learned experiences to help him on his way. Here are those nuggets of sisterly advice, good for any student embroiled in the college search or already moved into the dorms. read more

Tips for Writing an Effective Research Paper

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Freelance Writer

A research paper is basically a type of academic writing that should have theoretical and significant data that has gone through proper in-depth research. Take the five-paragraph expository essays of your high school days and imagine them on a more detailed--more epic--scale! read more

5 Myths About College Classes

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Varsity Tutors Contributing Writer

There are a lot of myths about college academia and unfortunately, many students enter college unaware of them. Time to bust them! read more

The ABC's of College

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Former Assistant Editor, Online Specialist, Carnegie Communications

Choosing a college may not be as easy as 1-2-3, but it's not so hard that we can't break it into the ABC's: all the small things you need to know before diving into this big process. read more

I'm struggling with my college classes and homework; who can I turn to for help?

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Colleges want you to succeed. They want you to maximize your classroom experience and go on to successful careers after you graduate. read more

How to Impress Your College Professors

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It's not about conning your way into a better grade by buttering up the person doing the grading. It's not even about ensuring you have someone willing to write a glowing recommendation letter. Being a model student will not only impress your professors but will help you make the most of your college career too. read more