Cool Apps and Sites for Students (and Non-Students)

You know all about Facebook, Snap, Twitter and YouTube, but there are dozens of free or low-cost apps and sites to help you survive high school, college, and beyond. Here are a few of our favorites:Studying and OrganizationEvernote – Evernote is perfect if you take a lot of notes while surfing the web. You can download web clippers, desktop shortcuts, and other handy tools, and you can also sync ...
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Five Tasks to Master Before You Leave for College

Congratulations to soon-to-be or recent graduates!  Now is a good time to take stock of how prepared you are for the independence of college living—and what you might need to shore up before you pack up at the end of August. Here are five things you need to know before you go:Manage Money. Most college students open a bank account on or near campus and colleges often have a bank representative on ...

Summer Surfing Online: Fun and (Mostly) Educational Websites

While mindless web surfing can be very enjoyable, the internet isn't just for funny pictures of cats or streaming episodes of your favorite television shows. If you are looking for a way to have fun and learn a little during your time online this summer, we have a new roundup of entertaining and informative websites for you to visit. Cool Infographics: Infographics are all the rage right now, and ...

How to Write a Resume, Part I: Four Tips for College Students and Graduates

Although resumes are essential for anyone looking for a job, they often seem like an intimidating and time-consuming undertaking. This is the first in a two-part series of articles designed to help you get beyond the blank page on your computer screen. Part II, which will focus on formatting your resume, will be posted on our blog and published in May’s newsletter. 1. Know the Resume’s Purpose: ...

A Teen’s Guide to Getting Published

With blogs, Twitter, and Facebook, it is very easy for anyone with internet access to publish almost anything online. A few keystrokes and a push of a button are all it takes for you to post a blog post, update, or reply on any number of sites. However, despite the convenience of these tools, there is something infinitely more rewarding when seeing your writing go out under the auspices of a respected ...

Preventing Summer Slide while Playing Online: Sites that are Fun and Educational

Reading is great, but it isn’t the only way to keep yourself engaged during the long, hot months of summer. There are numerous websites that are fun while also helping you learn a thing or two. Some of our favorites include: Free Rice – Think you are good at vocabulary (or grammar, art, or a myriad of other subjects)? Test yourself on this site by answering multiple-choice questions. For each ...

Oh, the Humanities! Studying Tips for Reading-intensive Courses and Other Miscellaneous Advice

by Angela S. To help you navigate your college humanities classes and plan your time more efficiently, here is some humble study advice from a third-year college student: 1.) Moderate your highlighting. I’ve read various “How to Study” guides that advise students to skip or cut down on highlighting because it’s ineffective. Often students highlight the information to review later, but they ...

Virtual Visits: Checking Out Colleges from the Comfort of Home

College visits are essential to learning which colleges are a good match. However, before students and families spend the time and money to take off on a road trip, spending some time in front of the computer can go a long way toward helping you narrow the list and get a preview of the schools you are considering. Student can preview colleges by visiting www.youniversitytv.com, which offers more than ...

Getting Your Books without Breaking the Bank: Some Advice on Buying Textbooks

While it is impossible to put a price tag on a good education, the incidentals to getting that education, such as tuition, room and board, and books, can seem overwhelmingly high. Textbooks can cause a great deal of sticker shock, and depending on the student’s major and course load, one semester’s worth of books can cost over a thousand dollars. Luckily, the internet has made it much easier to ...
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