• 8 Mistakes You’re (Probably) Going To Make This Semester

      The first few months of your freshman year are some of the most exciting – and confusing – times of your life. You suddenly have tons of freedom and a million fun activities at your fingertips, but everything is unfamiliar and you basically have to start from scratch building a life. There’s good news: You don’t have to be

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  • Books That Every College Student Should Read

    Whether you’re a college freshman or a grad student, every year away at school is filled with new experiences, challenges and fun. While you might feel a bit overwhelmed with the course load and remain convinced that there are not enough hours in your day to do any “fun” reading, we beg to differ – there are a bunch of

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  • The Ultimate Guide To The Best Apps, Online Resource And Study Guide Sites Every College Student Should Bookmark

    We giveth to you everything college and study. All the college and study your computer and your baby hand computer can handle. Best Study Guide And Study Resource Sites Best Online Writing Sites For Better Papers Best Study Apps Best Time Management Apps Best Note Taking Apps Best Sites To Buy Cheap Textbooks Best Sites To Sell Your Textbooks Best General

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  • 5 Tips For Not Screwing Up College This Year

    Before you get too carried away with big dreams and plans for the year, remember that there is more to college life than just having a blast. (Right? Right.) We have five tips to keep you on track and ensure that you start off your school year on the right foot. 1. Create a budget. We know – it’s hard

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  • Can Your Major Afford Your Student Loans When You Graduate?

    While a great therapist, the pay might not outweigh the stress caused by having to counsel a Pickle Rick. After leaving high school where we are forced to take a bunch of boring classes that we don’t care about, entering a college curriculum that we choose is like taking a trip to Disney World. Suddenly, we have options to take really

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  • Is Renting Textbooks Really Cheaper Than Buying Them?

    According to the College Board, textbooks cost the average college student $1200 each year – and the cost just continues to go up. As any broke college kid knows, there just ain’t no time for that, especially when there are way more interesting things to spend money on, like awesome vacations and bar tabs. To combat these growing costs, students

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  • Don’t Get Duped by the Evil Campus Bookstore When Buying Textbooks

    Returning to campus from summer vacation has its ups and downs. You’ve gotten your room (hopefully with a friend you can stand for the year), you’ve picked your classes and now you’re just going to see how many of those will even earn your stamp of approval to survive the a Add/Drop period. It’s day one your professor has handed out

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  • 45 Of The Coolest College-Bound Essentials

    Though it seems like summer just began, it’s time to start thinking about hanging up your bathing suit and pulling out your credit card. Yes, it’s true, summer vacation is coming to a close whether you like it or not. The good news is these back-to-school essentials are cool enough to make the shopping and spending totally worth it.

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  • Is it better to buy or rent your textbooks?

    The only thing less appealing than thinking of summer vacation as a distant memory, is thinking about the money you’re about to drop on books for fall classes. But if you start planning now, you’ll have far more options and find lots of ways to save some serious cash. The first place to start is obviously BIGWORDS, where you’ll find cheap textbooks

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  • Four Ways To Score Cheap Textbooks Every Semester

    Any of us who have shopped in a campus bookstore for textbooks know that it’s a huge rip-off. Students nationwide have grown wise to the racket and, consequently, stores just aren’t selling books like they used to. While schools scramble to evolve to a changing market – and reduce or entirely drop textbooks from their inventory – students are looking elsewhere

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  • 6 Things You Didn’t Know You Should Pack For College

    Summer is in full-swing and the upcoming school year is probably the last thing on your mind. Chances are good that you haven’t even figured out which bar you’re going to tonight, nevermind what you’ll need to pack for college. Sure, you’ll need all the fun stuff – like a comforter, desk accessories and the latest-and-greatest in dorm room artwork

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  • Five Things You DON’T Need In College

    If you’re new to campus life, chances are that you don’t entirely know where you need to throw your back-to-school dollars. We have a few suggestions of items you might think you need, but actually don’t – so you can have more money for those big nights out. Printer. Dorm rooms are tiny and cluttered – the last thing you

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  • 5 Tips To Get Your Textbooks Cheap Every Semester

    New to the textbook game? Check out our tips for how to get your textbooks super cheap every school year. Buy early. The laws of supply and demand, baby. As you get closer to the start of the semester, the number of students purchasing books goes up – and with it, so do the prices of textbooks. Shop around online.

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  • 20 Books For Rusty Readers Recommended By Reddit Users

      Been a while since you’ve read a book that wasn’t forced upon you by a high school english teacher? Here are 20 favorites that will make picking up a book again totally worth it.     1. The Martian by Andy Weir kkibe  I loved the Martian by Andy Weir. It’s an easy read (350 pgs) and is bloody hilarious.

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  • Early Prep Must-Dos Before Your First Day Of College

    If you just graduated from high school and are entering college in the fall, congratulations on entering what will undoubtedly be the most exhilarating summer of your life. And the build-up isn’t all for naught. College can, most definitely, be the best years of your life and you should be excited. But before you go into the situation blindly, there’s some

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