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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

5 Study Smart Tips

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Vice President, General Manager, Digital, McGraw-Hill Higher Education

You know how to study--at least, you know how to study in the context of high school. But college is a whole new ball game, and you'll need to develop a new set of study skills. Luckily, we have some insider advice for taking your study habits to the major leagues. read more

How should I prepare for the differences between high school and college workloads?

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Preparing for the differences between the high school and college workloads is one of the most underrated aspects of making that most important transition. read more

How can I develop an effective study routine?

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We know that students learn differently and therefore study differently, but we also know that by taking the necessary steps to study more efficiently and effectively they can maximize their own potential and performance. read more