College Tips for Freshmen Students: on Your First Days on Campus, Homework, and Mental Health

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It is the beginning of autumn! It’s the time for freshmen students to buy textbooks, learn about new dorm roommates, and simply get ready for college in all senses. Everyone facing this new experience does not really know what to expect, and for sure you will encounter all the good and the bad sides of being a college student. But in order to make these years more memorable, you can engage in many activities which can expand your horizons and make your life more fun. You also should get ready to refute osme of the myths about what it means being a college student… And last but not the least — how can one handle all that college homework and preserve your mental health? Let’s have a look at these tips prepared for you by BooksRun below!

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4 Best Notebooks for College Students

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You remember that moment when you were taking notes during the lecture and you suddenly pierced the paper with your pen? This kind of experience does not help with the already daunting task of writing a lot of stuff for a long time! During your college years, it is important that you do your research to find out about the best means for taking notes which will simplify your student life. Previously, we wrote about the best pen options for you, dear students, so now it is the time to reveal our list of best notebooks! This should help you avoid disappointing writing experiences in the future!

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5 Best Pens For College Notes


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A good pen simplifies your studying routine so much! It can improve the way you take notes, the way you remember things and as a result, it can even boost your grades. At the times when a lot of students type their notes on tablets or laptops, there are still a lot of students who prefer to follow their professor in a more traditional way: by taking handwritten notes. Actually, it has been proven that jotting down your notes on a piece of paper improves your retention ability, sharpens your memory and makes it easier to recall things at a later stage.

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How Much is My College Textbook Worth?

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It is clear to every student doing his or her studies at an American university that college books are a great expenditure in the budget. Moreover, there are certain degrees that require the purchase of textbooks that cost a fortune: it concerns science and business books in particular. Your wallet will start to feel the effect immediately! Through the analysis of your used textbooks’ publication date, condition and prices online, you can understand how much they are really worth. We outlined this information in more detail below, and we hope it should help you sell your used textbooks at the best price!

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An Exhaustive List of Dorm Essentials

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If you are planning to begin your new life chapter by going to college in September, you should be already thinking about a list of dorm necessities that will make your university life comfortable and transition from home barely noticeable. By thinking about the things you might need in the long run at university, you will make your college time productive and you will be able to save some money while also being sustainable.

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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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Brainy Foods That Will Help You Focus

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Have you ever noticed that from time to time during the exam preparation period your mind switches to thinking about what you can eat? At the time when you are trying to focus, your mind is craving for food, in particular, sugary snacks that apparently boost your energy and improve your concentration. But you have probably noticed as well, that very soon you will be craving for chocolate again… and again. Eating lots of sugary and fattening foods during concentration times comes unnoticed which over time leads to such unpleasant problems as overweight, allergies, and high cholesterol.

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2 Most Popular Fit Questions at Interviews

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No matter in what sphere you are hoping to find a job, there is such a common thing as an interview that you will have to pass in order to be considered for a position. Every interview is structured more or less in the same manner including an introduction about yourself, a presentation of the company’s services to you, and then some behavioral questions and technical knowledge that your employers will be testing to make a final decision.

Below we will be looking at the 2 most recurring so-called “fit-questions” which are designed effectively to test your suitability to the company’s corporate culture. Recruiters want to make sure that if they hire you, it will be nice for their colleagues to see your face in the office minimum 8 hours per day and that you will not give up after the first problem you encounter. Continue reading “2 Most Popular Fit Questions at Interviews”

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.

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