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Be ready for college the day you set foot on campus. Everyone has that image of the nervous freshman, away from home for the first time, stumbling around campus, afraid to ask questions. Then there’s the confident senior, who knows where everything is and really believes he is big man on campus. But what if you could be a confident freshman right from the start? It could happen. Overcoming Freshman Jitters People give relatively common advice about going to college – learn your way around campus, leave the dorm in groups, review your cla... More
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Every year we get a list of Top Party Colleges. The media gives it good coverage, compete with students drinking, dancing and going wild. Parents then tell their student “I don’t want you going there” and college administrators get to say “It’s not that bad,” or “We’re taking steps to correct it.” Students, for the most part, don’t really pay attention to it. The majority of them aren’t picking colleges where they can party around the clock. The Top Party Colleges list is a gimmick and doesn’t tell students what t... More