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Introverted And In College: Choosing Confidence Over Reserve

I’m an introvert, and a shy one. There’s no questioning that. But for a while, I didn’t understand what being introverted actually meant. The thing is, I had always equated introversion with shyness and extroversion with confidence. I envied extroverts for their outgoing personalities. To me, it was their extroversion that had given them success.

It wasn’t until recently that I realized I had got it all wrong.

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Textbooks: How to Never Pay Full Price

As a college student, textbook prices are something we care a great deal about. After all, our wallets are still in their infant stage. Prices for textbooks are not getting any cheaper–they are in fact getting more expensive. But even while the prices for textbooks go up, the amount you actually pay can go down. Here are some tips on how to save money on your textbooks.

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College Applications Don’t Have To Be A Sink-Or-Swim Endeavor

Every time I think about applying to anything, it’s like I’m staring at a huge ocean, with no idea how to swim. Hopefully, this isn’t how you feel right now as you work on your college applications. If it is, don’t worry. While it may feel like you are swimming alone in deep waters, the truth is that there are a lot of people willing and eager to help you. As you begin your college applications, you don’t have to feel like it’s all on you to stay afloat.

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My Minors Gave Me More Than Just Credits

When you’re going into college, your major may seem the most important decision you have to make. I mean, this is your future career we’re talking about, right? Maybe, but not always. Sure, choosing your major is a big deal. But it’s not just your major that can play a part in where you go after the university, but your minor as well.

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Making the Most of Your Summer Before College

You made it past high school graduation! Only the summer lies between you and your first year in a brand new world. Of course, there are countless ways to prepare, which can be overwhelming. So in order to break it down, I’ve come up with three categories that may help simplify your priorities. I’ve also included a few specific examples that I think were important in my own preparation.

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Finals Week: It’s Never a Cakewalk, But Here’s How to Keep it Sane

Finals week is the one week in the semester that is both joyously relieving and thrillingly terrifying. For sanity’s sake, here are some tips to help you not have to be that person who spends all week in the library studying for finals. Hopefully these tips help as you come close to the stress of finals week. If you follow them, finals will come like a nice summer breeze.

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