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College Freshman Advice

9 Time Management Tips for Freshmen That Actually Work

Gianna Sen-Gupta | Posted 11.26.2014 | College
Gianna Sen-Gupta

Do you remember that all-nighter you pulled senior year of high school because your essay was due the next morning? Or that time you crammed for a test, even though your teacher gave you weeks to prepare?

When Is Mother-Daughter Texting Too Much?

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 11.17.2014 | Parents
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

Now my daughter is in college, just starting her freshman year. She doesn't call home every day, only every other day. But we text a lot... well, roughly constantly. But never during class and I didn't hear from her when she went to the movies the other night.

Laundry and College in 7 Easy Steps

Kristen Hansen Brakeman | Posted 10.25.2014 | Parents
Kristen Hansen Brakeman

I washed your clothes for the past 18 years so you could spend your time on more important things like studying, resume building and improving your social ranking on the Kardashian app. But since you are leaving tomorrow, it's time to learn. Here is a simple set of instructions.

A Professor's Pointers for Success in College: 21 Easy-to-Follow Tips

Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead | Posted 10.06.2014 | College
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead

Here's to ivy-covered buildings, critical thinking, independence, making friends for life, asking hard questions, becoming global citizens, and discovering who you really are.

7 Things to Do the Summer Before You Start College

Marvin Krislov | Posted 07.30.2014 | College
Marvin Krislov

It's tempting to spend most of your time hanging out with friends and family. But if you use the next three months wisely, they can make a big difference in getting your undergraduate career off to a strong start.

Advice for a Student Starting College

Derek Bok | Posted 11.03.2013 | College
Derek Bok

Several million students will soon be entering college. If you are among them, you will have received much advice from parents and friends, and you will soon hear more from college officials. But you might also want to know what researchers have discovered about some important choices you will make that could have much to do with what you gain from your next four years.

Embracing Final Exam Week

Beverly Low | Posted 02.11.2013 | College
Beverly Low

Few events influence the atmosphere on a college campus more dramatically than a week of final exams. It's stressful. You can feel it.

The Top Ten Ways of Driving Your Professors Crazy

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 12.10.2012 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

The reason you want to know this is that a bad impression can affect how a professor perceives you and that impression might get passed along to other professors.

Off to College

Jeff Danziger | Posted 10.30.2012 | College
Jeff Danziger

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How to Make it in College (If You Survive Orientation!)

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 10.22.2012 | College
Davis Schneiderman

Pack up your iPhone charger, your laptop filled with pirated trance music and Michael Bay movies, and your Roomba vacuum robot... let's get this thing started with some practical tips.

A How To Guide for College

Patrick 'Mac' Hart | Posted 10.17.2012 | College
Patrick 'Mac' Hart

My freshman year of college was more about learning what not to do than what to do. Hopefully this list can help any student going into their first year who is a little uncertain on what to do/bring.

College Is All About Having Fun

Diane Gayeski, Ph.D. | Posted 05.29.2012 | College
Diane Gayeski, Ph.D.

It's that exquisitely anxious time of the year when high school students applying to colleges are getting their acceptance letters and trying to decide where to spend the next four years of their time and most of their parents' life savings.

Nada, Zip, Zilch! What Most Freshmen Know About Picking A Major

Nia is a senior at Rich Central High School in Chicago and is a student contributor for The Mash, a weekly teen publication distributed to Chicagoland...