How to Read a Book: What I Didn’t Learn Until College

There are a lot of amazing books out there that will deceive you and make you think that you know how to read a book. What you, my friends, know how to do is experience a book. One of the greatest lessons I learned in college was how to actually read a book. I am not trying … Continue reading How to Read a Book: What I Didn’t Learn Until College

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Avoiding Debt While Building Credit: Why it’s Important in High School and College

There are a number of great ways to build up your credit score as a college student without taking on huge amounts of debt. This is something important to consider even before going to college because it can impact your ability to receive scholarships and aid, especially loans. You definitely want to start saving your … Continue reading Avoiding Debt While Building Credit: Why it’s Important in High School and College

4 Ways to Experience Campus and What to Expect

There are several ways to experience a college campus and each leaves you with a different perspective on academics, student life, and campus atmosphere. There are benefits and risks with each type of visiting opportunity for prospective students. Looking back on my own college experiences, I would suggest utilizing at least two of these options. Even … Continue reading 4 Ways to Experience Campus and What to Expect

What You’re Doing Wrong: Financial Aid

The FAFSA and financial aid office are great resources that are in place for your benefit. Financial aid advising is structured differently at each school, so the process will be different for every institution. Generally, you receive updates about your award from the financial aid office, but even the most important things have the potential … Continue reading What You’re Doing Wrong: Financial Aid

5 Financial Aid Mistakes You Make with Private Colleges

As a student at a private Christian college, I have realized that many people exclude schools like mine because they just don't think they will be able to afford it. During my own college search I found that the private colleges were actually able to give me much more financial assistance than the public and … Continue reading 5 Financial Aid Mistakes You Make with Private Colleges

What You Need to Know About Your Syllabus

Every college is different, but most syllabi have several general principles that almost always apply regardless of where you are and who you are taking classes from. I'll cover general items that are important to know, and then I will cover some things that are specific to my university as examples. A syllabus is a … Continue reading What You Need to Know About Your Syllabus

The Best Way to Pack and Move into College

I've moved for college five times during my time here, and I've moved numerous times before that. It has been brought to my attention that many students have never moved before it was time for them to head off to school, so I thought I would share some of my favorite moving tips. You should … Continue reading The Best Way to Pack and Move into College

What You Really Need for College Classes

I've been combing through hundreds of articles based on a very specifically numbered list of items you should bring to classes, or into your dorm, or for long weekends away, etc. But most of them are very wrong. I don't know anyone who carries around 30 pounds of stuff (like changes of clothes, lunch boxes, … Continue reading What You Really Need for College Classes

Why Working Makes the Difference in College

Most students leave college with massive loans and no job prospects. Most of my friends are also leaving college with no job experience, no impressive items on their resume, and no extracurricular activities to demonstrate the skills they have learned. This is one of the reasons undergrads have a difficult time finding jobs after graduation. … Continue reading Why Working Makes the Difference in College

Things Your Academic Advisor Probably Won’t Tell You

Becoming a first time college student is one of the hardest transitions you can make because there is such a small support system in place. Most people leave their families behind, or are too busy to spend quality time with them. Most of the time I spend at home involves me knocking out on the … Continue reading Things Your Academic Advisor Probably Won’t Tell You