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Take The Plunge: Immersing yourself in your studies

Wed, 29 Jun 2011 13:33:04 +0000

The language learning community has always been a huge proponent of the idea of immersion. In its most extreme form, this means relocating to The Netherlands (à la Benny of Fluent in 3 Months), but for most students, it involves using Facebook in French, listening to Spanish music or podcasts, or watching Inspector Rex without [...] Related posts:
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The Benefits of Using a Netbook in the Classroom

Sun, 23 Jan 2011 19:41:24 +0000

Even after the explosive growth of netbooks in 2008, it seems that these ultra-compact and inexpensive laptops have failed to penetrate the student market. Instead, most students with computers stick to an Apple MacBook or a Windows-based computer from one of the big manufacturers (Dell, Sony, HP) or go to class with no laptop at [...] Related posts:
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Tips for Buying a Car in University

Wed, 15 Dec 2010 18:58:08 +0000

As a student in high school or college, getting your first car is an incredibly exciting and potentially life-changing event. However, since students generally do not have experience purchasing cars, it’s a good idea to do some research on how to get the best bang for your buck. To help you in this endeavor, here [...] Related posts:
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Knowing When and How to Ask for an Extension: A Few Tips

Mon, 13 Dec 2010 08:24:33 +0000

Having graduated from college only a short time ago, I often reflect fondly on my academic and personal trials while navigating the complicated and exhausting world of the university student. As an entering freshman, one aspect of academics of which I was completely ignorant was the ability to ask for an extension on an academic [...] Related posts:
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10 Gadgets to Help You Sleep Better

Fri, 20 Aug 2010 13:25:48 +0000

In last week’s Ultimate Guide to Sleeping Better and Waking Up Easier, we briefly mentioned sleeping gadgets such as Clocky to help people sleep or wake up better. After seeing the response I decided to follow up with a list of the top 10 sleep-related gadgets to buy. All of these products are on the shelf, [...] Related posts:
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The Frugal Student: Tips for a Low-Cost Road Trip

Wed, 18 Aug 2010 16:03:24 +0000

Most students can’t afford to fly off to Europe after their semester is over. It’s much more likely that they will head out on the open road for a little vacation with their friends. Saving money on your student road trip will be a lot easier by using some of the following tips. Hit up [...] Related posts:
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Ultimate Guide to Sleeping Better and Waking Up Easier

Mon, 16 Aug 2010 13:27:10 +0000

There is one thing that students wrestle with continually over their four years at university. It’s a slow, drawn out, down-hill struggle: sleep. We are always seeking more or better sleep, and ways to wake up in the morning without feeling like we’ve been hit with a truck. We’ve written a couple of times on [...] Related posts:
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From the Archives: Preparing for a New School Year

Fri, 13 Aug 2010 10:31:10 +0000

As you’re all gearing up for first semester in a couple weeks, take a look at some “buried wisdom” from the deep, carvernous archives of Gearfire. Why You Need to Ask for Help as Soon as You Need It – Definitely something to keep in mind going into the new semester, especially for freshmen. It is super [...] Related posts:
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The Frugal Student: Get Microsoft Office 2010 for $80

Wed, 11 Aug 2010 11:23:57 +0000

The Frugal Student is a weekly column on personal finance for students, brought to you by Chuck over at The Thrifty Lifestyle. Check out TheThriftyLifestyle.com for more frugal tips! Money is often tight in college, and so students have developed many creative ways to save money. Unfortunately between productivity software like Microsoft Office and media [...] Related posts:
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Catch up on Personal Reading Over the Summer

Mon, 09 Aug 2010 22:11:59 +0000

For many of us, August is the most lazy month of the year. You are well adjusted to summer, summer jobs are dying down, and if you are going on a summer vacation, it is likely now. It’s also the perfect time to re-kindle the bookworm inside you. Your mother always told you to read [...] Related posts:
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