College Freshman Checklist: 12 Things To Do This Summer

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Are you as thrilled before the start of the new academic year as I am? Especially for freshmen, summer is the best period to get ready for that first day at college. Your head might ache already from the amount of stuff you need to take care of: to figure out your schedule, to buy textbooks, to set up a university account, to connect to your future classmates… 

We’ve made this checklist for you so that you can keep everything under control. You can find a printable guide at the end of this post — it so handy to use! We took care to include some tips and those essential things that might not appear on your departmental webpage. Feel free to modify the list according to your needs, but never leave the important stuff out! Try to engage with these 12 points throughout the whole summer — don’t leave them until the very last moment. With this checklist, you’ll be done with all the preparations before you cross the doorstep of your new home as a first-year student. Making these small decisions and steps now will let you have more spare time for concentrating on your studies and having fun during the first term of your college life!

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5 Best Wood Pencil Options for University

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As a student out there, you always appreciate a good pen with a steady ink flow to help you with taking notes during the lectures with your professors. When considering to purchase a pen, you usually pay attention to its ink colour, handle grip, paper glide as well as price. What if you need to mark something accurately on the margins of your copybook or even in the textbook? You definitely need a pencil to do it! So what do you need to consider when you are thinking of buying a good pencil?

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12 Books Every Law Student Should Read

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You might have reviewed all the books on your LSAT list or have the copy of “Black’s Law Dictionary” always on your side, but there are other books on law school shelf which are worth mentioning. We decided to gather a list of such books on the law which will introduce you to landmark Supreme Court decisions or give you food for thought about interesting legal twists in a downtown novel. Check below 12 best books for law students:

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6 Best Fashion Design Books

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If you are an ambitious fashion design student who dreams of embarking on an independent creative journey one day working for the best fashion houses or maybe even establishing your own fashion label, you should not rely simply on your creative talent and the name of your school. It is a difficult and very competitive profession and you need to be well aware of the industry, successful people’s stories, understand how to make useful connections, how to promote yourself and million more other things. For students embarking on such an educational path, it is essential to learn how to express their ideas through solid sketching skills and understand drawing concepts. 

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6 Helpful Resources to Organise Your Daily Life

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Despite the fact that in winter we gained one extra hour from Daylight Saving Time, it looks like we manage to do even less than in the summer. Taking into account, we decided to cover some helpful tools and tips for organizing your time. This should make you more effective in managing your daily tasks as well as enable the after-holiday transition into working mode somewhat easier.

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What We Can Learn from Oprah Winfrey’s Success Story

TV show host, actress, producer, business woman, philanthropist, publisher, chairman of Oprah Winfrey Network, spiritual leader… it is not a full list of accomplishments of the most powerful media personality in the world  – Oprah Winfrey. Her name denotes a business phenomenon, “Oprah Effect”, when her TV show has helped many businesses to raise their profit and many people to launch their TV careers. With her books, such as The Path Made Clear, Oprah inspires ordinary people to pursue their goals and live happier. Here we are going to have a look at what qualities help Oprah to enjoy such an overwhelming success and what can be learned from her success story.

“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.”

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College: Expectations vs Reality

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So, you just completed high school and are looking forward to College, huh? I bet you’re as excited as a clam at high water. The endless freedom, no more piles of homework, fun parties, and let’s not forget an awesome roommate who will end up being your partner in crime. Yes, so many things to look forward to. I bet you’ve seen enough movies and TV Shows that give the idea that college is gonna be the best 4 years of your life, but you shouldn’t get your hopes too high. Don’t get me wrong, your time in college is definitely gonna be an unforgettable one, but it’s always best to be prepared so that you don’t face utter heartbreaking disappointment. So here are a few expectations vs reality of starting college.

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Scientific facts: why should we read books?

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Books that we read for pleasure may tell us a lot about human and his inner world. In other words, books are mirrors of our soul. That wonderful spirit of magic and fantasy that broadens the mind helps to make the real life brighter and full of sense. Of course, one cannot but mention the abundance of pros that reading a book may bring even if we exclude that a different genre of textbooks (especially college books for studies) also teach us to analyze, retrieve facts, focus on details, and just develop our logic. However, nowadays up-to-date technologies help scientists who have managed to even estimate the degree of books influence on our general development. Here are the facts that cannot be contradicted: Continue reading “Scientific facts: why should we read books?”