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5 Common Reasons for the First Year Grade Drop

While entering university can be a fun and exciting time, it also presents many challenges that can often lead to a first year grade drop. The following are five common factors that may affect your performance as a student during your first year in university. 5 Common Reasons for the First Year Grade Drop 1. Increased Difficulty
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Academic and Professional Counseling: Where to go to in University

Many students who enter university may be under the impression that their faculty’s guidance counceling services are going to provide them with all of the academic and career advice that they would need during their four years in school. Yet the reality is that many guidance offices are strapped for resources, and that the councelors
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What University Clubs Should You Join?

All major university campuses typically feature a wide variety of extracurricular clubs that you can joins. These university clubs are generally geared towards people with similar interests in certain subjects, and include organizations such as athletic teams, student politics, charity organizations, fan clubs, and professional training groups. The Importance of University Clubs While the majority
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College Essay Examples: Writing Essays in College

When faced with the task of writing your first ever university paper, there are some key differences between high school and university level essay writing that should be taken into account. Moreover, it may be useful to examine several college essay examples as a way of preparing for university level essay writing. How College Essays
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Freshman 15: 7 Reasons You’ll Likely Gain Weight in First Year

As many first year students fall victim to the infamous freshman 15 phenomenon, a key to fighting back excessive weight gain when you enter university is understanding the causes and planning ahead. What is the Freshman 15 While it is unclear where exactly the term “freshman 15″ originated, it generally refers to the tendency of
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Should You Take Bird Courses in University?

As you find yourself swamped during your university career with different obligations, ranging from your academic workload to your social and extracurricular activities, you may be tempted to seek out bird courses as a means of making your college life easier. Yet before you decide to pursue this strategy there are a few important points
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Christmas Graduation: Top 5 Reasons for Dropping Out in First Year

The sight of a first year student dropping out of university is by no means a rare occurrence. Yet it is strongly advised that you resist any inclination to do so if you wish to live a life of little regret. What is Christmas Graduation? The term “Christmas graduation” is a colloquialism used to refer
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Peer Pressure: Top 5 Sources of Peer Pressure in University

A look at the prevalence of peer pressure in university and the most common forms that students experience. Does Peer Pressure Really Exist in University? Yes, like any other social environment that you will enter throughout your life, pressure to conform to certain norms and trends that the crowd around you practices is going to
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Correspondence Courses: Taking Online/Distance Courses

Correspondence courses are university classes that are taken by students online through a distance studies program in their school. Correspondence courses differ from regular classes in that they do not feature live lectures with professors or seminars. Instead, correspondence courses offer all of their teaching through online lessons. Growing Popularity of Correspondence Courses With the
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5 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid as a Freshman in University

As a first year student in university, you will initially have to struggle with a wide variety of changes to both your lifestyle and your academic workload. The following is a list of the five biggest mistakes that many frosh, or first year students, commit as they enter university life after high school. 5 Biggest
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Drinking Guide for First Years: 6 Tips for Navigating Drinking Culture

Regardless of your prior experiences with social drinking upon entering university, it is important to always keep in mind the following points from our drinking guide to ensure that you do not go overboard and make a fool of yourself in front of your new friends. Do You Need a Drinking Guide for University? Lets
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Importance of Education: 5 Benefits of a University Education

A look at some of the top reasons why students should stick to university and not question the importance of education. The Importance of Education There is much debate about what the real value of higher education is in the modern economy. While there will always be naysayers or those who suggest that your time
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Best Party School Universities in Canada: #10-6

A look at five of the top party school universities in Canada and what makes them the rowdiest campuses in the country. What is a Party School? Although the title “Party School” is not an official designation, it is a term generally given to universities that have a reputation for being home to students that
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Advantages of Living Alone in University

One of the most important considerations for your university career is solidifying your accommodations. There are a variety of different options available, but our two part article looks at the option of living alone in university and the viability, advantages, and disadvantages of this approach. Living Alone in University as a Legitimate Option In comparison
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Time Management Tips: How to Concentrate

One of the most important things you can do as a student is develop effective time management skills. Because you have to juggle so many different tasks and obligations, it can be tough trying to find the time you need to do everything, let alone do it well. Concentration and time management are necessary considerations
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Freshman Orientation: A Guide to Frosh Week in Canada

Orientation is an important way for new students to become adjusted to university life. This article looks at freshman orientation and provides a brief look at what is involved in frosh week at Canadian universities. The Basics of Freshman Orientation and Frosh Week in Canada While the name varies by country and the length varies
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Scholarships for International Students

Canada’s post-secondary institutions offer programs in a diverse array of disciplines and at all levels, from undergraduate to post-doctorate. Because Canada’s education system is also well funded and regulated, the quality is usually quite high. As a result of this, and because of Canada’s already diverse history, Canadian universities accept thousands of international students each
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Symptoms of Stress Part One: Recognizing the Need to Deal with Stress

School can be stressful, especially when you have to balance your academic responsibilities, social interactions, and relaxation time. With all that’s going on, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the stress that comes along with this complex juggling act. Recognizing the symptoms of stress is important, since you should always be able to
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Why Americans Attend Canadian Universities

Attending university is an important decision, as it takes into account a huge array of factors, from expenses, living accommodations, program requirements, and potential for job placement. Finding the right fit for you is important, as the time, money, and energy put into your university education needs to be well spent. In light of all
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Note Taking Tips

The concept of taking notes is simple enough, but incorporate these simple steps note-taking tips into your class routine to truly understand and retain important information. The Basics of Note Taking Tips This article is meant to provide university students with effective note taking tips that can help you to retain knowledge and streamline your
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Taking Out a Credit Card

Taking out a credit card can be an essential step in handling unexpected expenses or as a way to incorporate large purchases into a budget with capital not immediately available. The Benefits of Taking out a Credit Card Credit cards are beneficial for students who want to their pay tuition as a lump sum, often
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Accommodation for Students

This article looks at a number of different options available as accommodation for students and the kinds of things you should consider before deciding on which to pursue. Accommodation for Students Studying Away From Home Part of going to university is experiencing new aspects of student life, including living on your own. While not all
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Methods to Deal with Anxiety

This article provides some simple techniques that can help in alleviating anxiety associated with the sudden and demanding change of lifestyle that becoming a full-time student brings with it. Determining the Methods to Deal With Anxiety Anxiety can have a multitude of negative health effects, both mental and physical, and is brought on by a
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Consolidate Student Loans: Repaying Your Student Debt

Financing your education can be a difficult thing to consider. With the expenses of tuition, accommodation, books, food, along with recreational costs, finding ways to make ends meet can be a daunting task. Aside from getting a summer job or taking advantage of an education savings plan, a common method for funding a university or
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Education Quotes: The Top Quotes Related to the Importance of Education

Some of the best quotes on education reflect on the true value of higher learning as a tool to broaden one’s horizons and prepare them for life outside of school. Great education quotes can inspire learners of all ages to push themselves further and see education as a tool for emancipation. Education Quotes that Inspire
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