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15 Oct 2019

Author: Tanya Ince

Productivity, Student Life

How to Prepare for A New Semester 

Preparation for a new semester starts when you first register for classes. However, there is much you can do in a few weeks before the semester begins or even in the first few weeks of school. When you feel prepared, it reduces your stress level and helps you feel the excitement of the first school days. Here is another article of how to start a new semester strongly.
Below are seven simple steps to prepare for the new semester.

Productivity, Student Life

How To Plan Your College Classes For Success 

As we’re preparing for a new semester, are you getting organized for your college classes? In this post, we walk you through a simple process of creating a Course-At-A-Glance Sheet. Getting familiar with fundamentals of a course early on will help you to improve your time management skills and, most importantly, reduce your stress level when the first days of the semester arrive.

Currently, we’re running a Beginning-of-Semester sale in our Etsy shop. You get 30% off on our new Class Planning Kits and Semester Planning Kits. Course-At-A-Glance Sheet is one of 13 unique planner sheets in the Class Planning Kit. It’s also included in a larger 17-page Semester Planning Kit. All college student planners are editable and available in two attractive designs. There is no waiting, as you receive an instant pdf download when your order.

Indeed, college life gets very busy quickly. As the above quote rightly says, “you can’t build a great building on a weak foundation.”

To build a strong foundation for success, let’s go over each class you are registered for and collect important information using the check list below.

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Productivity, Student Life

The Four Conditions To Increase Your Motivation 

I’ve heard expressions like “I need more motivation” and “I just don’t have enough motivation to do this” many times. And I’m sure you have heard them too. Of course, it would be nice to wake up, get a cup of motivation, and go on with your day. Unfortunately, this is not how it works. Motivation is not something we can get. Let me explain what I mean.

Student Life

Top 7 Reasons to Join A Student Organization 

Participation in student organizations and clubs is extremely beneficial both in the short- and in the long-run. Research has supported the idea that students who are engaged with their college community are more likely to complete their degrees and find desired employment.

In this article, I list 7 major benefits of participating in academic or non-academic student organizations. Consider these benefits of joining a student organization while getting your degree. Then research opportunities available on your campus and choose an organization that will support you in achieving your personal, academic, and career objectives.

Student Life

We Received the Liebster Award for Bloggers! 

Yay, our very first Liebster Award! To be honest, it was one of our goals to be nominated since we started our blog in August. The Liebster Award is a great way for beginner bloggers like us to network and get to know each other on a more personal level. We are very grateful to amazing Julie from Riserva Tour and Travel for nominating our blog and helping us reach our goal. From our audience, it’s a chance to take a peek behind the scenes and get to know us better.

Student Life

Top 10 Most Popular Online Shopping Sites for Students 

Nowadays, online shopping is a hobby for many people. Overall, Americans spent $111.5 billion dollars online. This is 8.9 percent of total retail sales. Not surprisingly, younger people do a much higher portion of their shopping online than older population.
Where do students go for their online shopping? We surveyed 200 students and asked them about their favorite online shopping apps and websites. Here is a list of top 10 shopping places.

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Student Life

Top 10 Free Travel Apps for Planning Your Next Adventure 

Who doesn’t like to travel? According to the U.S. Travel Association, spending by resident and international travelers in the U.S. averaged $2.7 billion a day, $113.1 million an hour, $1.9 million a minute, and $31,400 a second in 2016. People spent $683.1 billion on leisure travel, and $307.2 billion on business travel. U.S. residents had 1.7 billion trips for leisure purposes, and 457.4 million business trips in 2016.

Travel planning can be stress-free and fun with the help of technology. Luckily, there are apps that can assist you in all your travel needs, from booking a hotel to picking up a new language.