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How to Pass a Difficult College Course

No one graduates from a four-year university without a few hiccups along the way. And ideally, students should find college classes both challenging and difficult. If college were easy, no one would learn any important skills and the entire experience wouldn’t be valuable at all. Still, there’s nothing fun about struggling to make the grade in a particularly exigent course. Though you may feel downcast about your prospects now, note that it’s entirely possible to pull through and complete even the most advanced class. Just make sure to follow these four steps: Schedule Wisely Certain classes garner a reputation for being…

Keeping healthy during the Winter season

The warm weather is behind us and the snap of morning frost has arrived. The ‘big’ coats are out, our hands are in pockets and we can see our breath in the cold air.  We may crank up the central heating and hibernate under the duvet to keep the chills at bay, however there’s more you can do for your immune systems to ward off those coughs and sneezes that creep up on us at this time of year. Keeping your mind and body in good spirits Laughter is best medicine! Nourish your mental and physical well-being by sharing time…

5 Ways for College Students to Make Some Extra Money 

Nothing says “Welcome to the adult world” like being able to make your own money. We often hear that we should make an effort to find a job as soon as we graduate but the truth is we can start earning money long before we sport that graduation cap. In case you’ve been short on cash while still at college, read on to find the best ways to make your wallet swell a bit. Become a freelancer The list of jobs you can apply for as a freelancer goes beyond your wildest dreams. All the way from writing articles and…

How to Boost Your Kids’ Money Smarts this Summer

Wondering what to do with all that quality time with your kids over the summer? Why not use this year’s summer break to boost their financial IQ? According to a Barkley report, Gen Z has an overall spending power of $100 billion. Marketers might be rejoicing, but parents are likely not. Without financial smarts to know how to manage their finances, your kids will be prey to ad campaigns aimed at taking money out of their pockets. Debt, bankruptcy, and money woes could follow. Fortunately, there are now resources for helping individuals climb out of situations like filing for bankruptcy…

Filling in the Gaps: 4 Essential Things You Won’t Learn in College

In today’s society, attaining a college degree is a prerequisite to any level of professional success. Even more than that though, higher education offers many people opportunities that they otherwise wouldn’t have been able to access. Still, no matter how comprehensive your studies are, few people finish school with the sort of well-rounded knowledge “adults” need. (This includes students with graduate degrees as well!) With that in mind, here are four life-skills that most recent graduates should take the trouble to learn now –– in order to save themselves a big headache later. Taxes and Finances Though plenty of people graduate…

What We Used for Money Before Coins

It seems that money is one of humanity’s primary motivators, even more so, in some people, than family, friends and love. This is possibly because if you have enough money then you have more freedom and more options to buy your way into the things we all really want (including friends and love, in some people’s worlds). We’ve all grown up with money in the form of paper notes and metal coins and some people find it hard to think of it in any other form, even distrusting online banking, for example. Throughout history, however, some really bizarre things have…

Teaching Assistant Interview Questions and Answers

Just like any other job, a teaching assistant position requires an interview that you need to pass. To help you prepare for one, here are some of the most common interview questions that are asked during a teaching assistant interview, followed by the answers that you can give: Q: What is the role of a teaching assistant? A: A teaching assistant helps the teacher prepare lessons. For example, I am responsible for setting up any materials or equipment needed for the lesson. It is also my responsibility to observe each student and to report to the teacher if there are…

5 Skills Everyone Should Learn in College

More and more these days, prospective college students seek out specialized degrees that require a very specific skill set to attain. So while it’s beneficial (and necessary) for medical students to understand hla immunology, and for law students to grasp the subtle points of an H1B visa –– it’s also important to remember that college is about experiences. And more than that, it’s about acquiring the skills you need to be successful –– regardless of your field of study. With that in mind, here are five lessons every college student should learn before they enter the “real world.” Basic Writing…

Four Things Any Student Needs to Have a Great Term

With a new term starting, there are a few ways that parents can encourage students of any age to do their best. There are some things that will benefit any student and lead them to do well as they get into the habits of studying, writing papers, and preparing for tests. Here are four Student essentials any child needs to have the best term they’ve ever had. A good night’s sleep every night of the week Children’s brains are still developing, and in order to allow that development, they need to get more sleep each night than adults do. While parents…

Tips for Getting an Education but Not a Heap of Debt to Go With It

One of the best ways to get ahead during your career, whether you want to receive regular promotions or create your own successful business, is to complete a university degree. Having that essential piece of paper can teach you valuable skills and knowledge; help you get your foot in the door at companies or with investors and lenders; give you more job security; and help you learn essential personal skills like time-management, organization, networking, and communication. However, while investing in yourself in this way is usually a good way to spend money, it’s easy for university costs to rack up…