So you're procrastinator... The good news, so are millions of high school and college students across the country. By all accounts, you're not unique in your inability to get ahead on assignments and more often than not, you'll be "forced" to stay up late either cramming for an exam or attempting to complete a six page paper you were assigned more than a month ago.
While it's been years since I graduated high school back in 2007, my first-hand experience with the college application process remains vivid in my mind. Between the AP courses/tests, taking the SAT/ACT and the pressures to maintain a competitive GPA, the life of an ambitious high schooler is no doubt, stressful. In the years since I was accepted into College, acceptance rates (on average) have continued to decline. In 2012, my alma mater had an admission rate of only 12.4%.
My name is Daniel Black and I graduated from Claremont McKenna College in May of 2011 as a dual-major in Economics and Government. I was fortunate enough to spend time working as a "Senior Interviewer" for the Admissions Office which provided me with the opportunity to interview a large number of prospective students. I know what colleges look for (and what turns them off), but more importantly, what steps you can take to distinguish yourself from the crowd.
When it comes to back to school shopping for freshman students there's no need to make a list with the obvious items like notebooks, pencils, erasers and pens. You probably have a whole drawer stuffed full of school supplies like those that you can re-use. Within this article we'll be mentioning 5 supplies every freshman student should buy and we want you to focus on items that might not have immediately come to mind. If you can't think of any off of the top of your head then all you have to do is read the rest of article to find out what they are!
Going to college can be expensive, especially after the four or five years it takes you to finish your undergraduate degree. The average American student graduates from college owing $20,000 in debt. However, there are ways to make your college experience less of a financial burden, and applying for scholarships is a fantastic way to do so. Not only will you receive financial rewards, but winning a scholarship can also help you gain stable employment after graduation or help you out if you're looking to apply for grad school.
As a student you have many ways to keep in touch with your student body - texting, email, Facebook, Twitter, etc. These methods of communicating with your friends are completely open to the public, and you can imagine hearing things like "Look what Brian texted me!" or "Look what Mallory posted on Seth's wall!" Avoid using social media incorrectly and you will avoid some social stress. Check out some tricks of the trade below in order to skip a few bumps down your path as a student.
As you're deciding which colleges to apply to and considering which college you want to be a student at, it is important to consider these three factors before making your decision. The social prestige of a college, the graduate school placement of a college and how employers view the college should all impact where you decide to study. With the economy the way it is now, it is imperative that you do your research in order to find out which college will present you with the best opportunities after graduation.
When it comes to marking a test or essay grading, you may think you know how your teacher or professor works. However, there are certain aspects of grading that may come as a surprise to students. Read these ten things your teacher won't tell you about grading, and then maybe refine how you write an essay or prepare for a test!
As a student especially, doing a presentation or speaking in public can be nerve-wracking. All eyes are on you and no one else can help you move things along. You are the deciding factor in the presentation; you alone make it or break it. Much of the anxiety that arise from presentations do not actually originate from outside sources. Unless you are a stand-up comedian in a packed room on a Friday night, most of the time you will find that your audience is both quiet and respectful. Any pressure or anxiety you feel before going onstage and making that speech actually comes from yourself.
Studying is one of the most hated terms in the English dictionary; well, only if you're a student that is. The older most students get, usually around high school and into college or university, the more time is spent studying for quizzes, tests and exams.
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