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Common Types of Professors & How to Succeed with Them

You’ll meet all sorts of professors at university — some you’ll love instantly, whereas others could fail to engage you or be demanding in their standards for assignments. Typically, professors fall into a few main categories. When you start a new class, it helps to categorize the professor to figure out what you’ll need to do to succeed. 1. The Less Interesting Professor Unfortunately,...

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7 Options for Paying for University Without Loans

Student loans make university accessible to more people, but they also mean you will graduate with debt that could take you many years to pay off. For this reason, it’s always preferable to find ways to pay for university without taking out any loans. Here are some tips to consider. 1. Attend College Instead of University Depending on your career goals, you may decide that attending college is a...

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How to Keep Your Student Apartment Organized Next Semester

It’s a good idea to start every new semester with the goal to make it better than the last. As well as improving your grades or social life, you should think about your student apartment. With a better-organized apartment, you’ll find it easier to study, feel less stressed, and enjoy having friends over. Best of all, you only need to spend a day or two tidying your apartment, after which you’ll just...

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A Guide to Writing Better Papers

Whatever your major, the unfortunate reality is you’ll need to become a good writer to succeed at university. Throughout your education, you’ll need to write numerous papers — often quickly, to meet due dates, keep up with other homework, and still have time for the things you enjoy. With the right strategy, you can produce work to a high standard without spending a huge number of hours on each...

Heavy Workload at University

How to Manage a Heavy Workload at University

The workload at university may come as a shock, as it tends to be much heavier than the homework you were assigned during high school. Moreover, it’s up to you to organize your time to make sure you start working on assignments long before deadlines and prepare sufficiently for exams. If you’re not careful, it’s easy to neglect schoolwork until the last minute — and then you’ll need to rush to...

Off-Campus Living for Next Semester

Why Consider Off-Campus Living for Next Semester

When you start university, it’s common to move straight into a dorm room on campus. However, this is far from your only option. If you’re feeling uncomfortable due to a lack of personal space or you’re spending too much on housing, you should consider living off campus next semester — here’s why. 1. More Amenities Amenities are particularly limited when you live in a dorm, and you need to...

Create and Stick to a Study Schedule

How to Create and Stick to a Study Schedule

At university, you’re responsible for creating your own study schedule to ensure you’re prepared for exams and able to meet due dates for assignments. This can be a difficult adjustment to make coming from high school, where you were likely given plenty of guidance about what to study and when. However, learning how to create your own schedule and developing the discipline to stick to it is great...

Student Discounts and Save Money

6 Ways to Use Student Discounts and Save Money

Student discounts can lead to big savings — and they’re often available for the things you need (or want) the most. Take full advantage of these discounts to make your time at university a little less expensive. 1. Carry Your Student ID Everywhere You Go You never know when you’re going to have a chance to use your student discount. Stick your university ID in your wallet and carry it with you...

Skills That Will Help You Through University

7 Skills That Will Help You Through University

Being successful at university isn't all about performing well in class; you need to have some skill sets to help you breeze through university and help you become successful later on in life. These soft skills cannot be learned from a classroom, but they can be achieved through sheer will and determination. Responsibility. If this is your first time away from home, it can be difficult to do...

Become an Entrepreneur Between Classes

How to Become an Entrepreneur Between Classes

  As early as now, you should learn about entrepreneurship if you see starting a business as the more rewarding career path and don’t want to get stuck in a 9-to-5 desk job. Don't allow your youth or lack of knowledge to deter you from coming up with an idea for your entrepreneurial venture. Just take a look at Mark Zuckerberg, who came up with the idea for what is now known as Facebook while...

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