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E-xcelling: Using Tech to Get a Jump on Your Studies

A list of ways to use technology to improve academic performance for college and university students.

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College Students Today: 6 Traits of Generation Y

Studies have found—and tenured professors who have been on the job for decades will likely agree—that today’s college students are different than those from previous generations. Not only do many of them expect deluxe dorms and campus cafeterias that offer an abundance of special selections for people with food allergies or personal preferences, moving back home after graduation has become so common it’s almost expected. Here are 6 other characteristics of today’s young adults, who have been dubbed Generation Y, the Millennial Generation, and even the Internet Generation…

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Average SAT Scores Drop: Students Must Do More to Prepare for College

Considering the onslaught of remedial college classes and accusations of grade inflation, it’s not a surprise that average SAT scores have declined. The SAT Report on College & Career Readiness: 2012 also states that merely 43% of the Class of 2012 who took the standardized college entrance exam displayed a level of academic preparedness that would lead to a successful college career. Learn more about good SAT scores and bad SAT scores …

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Young Voters: Nine Truths about the 2012 Presidential Election

With the 2012 election just six weeks away, both the Republican and Democratic parties are seeking support from college students and other young voters. Although you may think otherwise, your vote truly can make a difference. Read on for more information about the upcoming presidential election…

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Getting a Jump on the Competition: First Steps for High School Freshmen and Sophomores

A list of six methods that freshmen and sophomores in high school can begin to prepare for college.

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Massive Open Online Courses: Benefits of MOOCs

These days, many students who are enrolled in college or university take some or all of their classes online without setting foot in an actual classroom. Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, are a more recent development in online education. Unlike the classes mentioned above that charge tuition and fees, MOOCs are free and open to anyone interested in learning.

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Disposable Sheets Make College Laundry a Breeze

Dirty laundry on the floor and paper plates full of half-eaten food are both common sights in college dorm rooms. It’s no shocker to parents who constantly scolded their children to “Clean your room!” while they were growing up that most college students aren’t exactly neat freaks, but one of the more disgusting habits that many young adults acquire after they move out is never washing their sheets. Thankfully (?) disposable sheets are now on the market.

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7 Steps to Fabulous Friendships in College

Seven basic guidelines to making new friends for college and university students.

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Forget Just Drinking It: Students Love Beer Brewing Classes

College students and beer go together like peanut butter and jelly, but there’s more to it than keg parties and College Night at local bars. Thanks in part to the growing homebrewing trend; more and more students are brewing beer in addition to drinking it.

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Show Me the Money! College Student Spending Habits Infographic

Most parents teach their kids how to whip up a few simple meals and remind them to separate whites from darks before they head off to college, but the majority of students need advice on something besides cooking and laundry. A recent study found that a whopping 84% of college students admitted they need more education on financial management. Where does their money go?

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Dining Hall Food: 9 Ways to Make Healthy Choices

Researchers have found that the Freshman Fifteen may be more like the Freshman Three, but packing on the pounds can happen to the best of us—especially new college students who are living away from their parents for the first time. Here are nine ways to help avoid the Freshman Fifteen (or Sophomore Seven, or whatever you want to call it!)

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At a Loss for Dorm Room Ideas? Hire a Designer!

School is back in session! Does the thought of living in a drab, cookie cutter dorm room all year have you feeling disheartened? Paying for college, room and board is enough of a hassle for most families, but some students are adding even more expenses to Mom and Dad’s tab by hiring a professional decorator for their dorm room.

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Historically Black College Bans Dreadlocks

Jokes about showing up for class in your pajamas have a grain of truth to them for some college students, but schools that actually enforce dress codes have a bit more say in what students can and cannot wear to class. It’s not uncommon for religious schools or graduate programs to have firm dress codes in place, but a dean at one historically black college has recently been in the news for banning a particular hairstyle.

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