• How To Not Get Overwhelmed In College

      Starting college amid a pandemic can add a host of challenges to a student’s life… when college alone is already plenty challenging. If you already feel like your sinking before you’ve even hit the water, calm down. Panicking and stressing will only take you down faster. The best way to stay on top of all of your schoolwork is

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  • What NOT to Do in College – Advice from Someone Who Learned The Hard Way

    Not that long ago (ok, it was a bit long ago), I too was entering my freshman year of college. I was pretty excited, but I also had no clue what to expect. How did it go? Well, if I’m going to be completely honest, each semester spent there was a series of trials and errors, most of which cost me

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  • 6 Ways To Stay Focused During Your Online Courses

    If you’ll be spending the semester on the other side of a computer screen, there is a good chance something is going to distract you from your online class at some point. Whether that’s living with family again, chatty roommates who aren’t in school this semester, or your cell phone and all of its alluring ways – trying out a few

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  • College Tips: Your Move-In Weekend To-Do List

      Woo hoo! Move in day is complete, so what now? Here are a few things to check off during the last few days before classes officially start.   Set Up Your Online Class Work Station Pick a good spot, one near outlets or near a window and consider what will be in your background when you’re on video for

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  • 48 Big Words You Should Use To Amp Up Your Vocabulary

    Memorize a few of these big words and you’ll already appear smarter to those around you, even if you’ve only been in college for a week. Just try to use them correctly – oh gosh, we cannot stress this enough.   Abrogate adj – repeal or do away with (a law, right, or formal agreement).   Abstentious adj – self-restraining; not

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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. 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 to budget

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  • 6 Easy Summer Craft Cocktail Recipes – And Craft Mocktails!

    Chances are pretty good that your time spent hitting the bar scene lately ranges from few and far between to non-existent. If you’re of the legal drinking age and looking for a refreshing beverage to relax by the pool with, try one of these easy craft cocktail recipes. And if you’re not into alcohol, perhaps you’re at a loss to

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  • Rent or Buy? When You’re Completely Textbook Clueless

    You might think that it makes more sense to rent books, rather than invest the money in purchasing them. But then maybe you won’t get to mark them up the way you need to when studying, plus you keep spilling coffee and water all over your desk, what if you damage it? But it does seem to be the financially viable

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  • Hmm…Is Amazon Always The Cheapest Option For Textbooks?

    In 2020, it’s practically a compulsive action to search on Amazon the second an item that you need pops into your head. Founded in 1994, Amazon boasts the widest selection of merchandise on the Web – and at the lowest prices. But is this really the case? Or could you actually be missing out on better deals?   Perhaps you

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  • How To Use BIGWORDS To Find The Cheapest Copies Of Your Textbooks: A Picture Presentation

    Our magnificently orange website has a ton of ways to save you money and help you buy cheap textbooks every year, but maybe you’re not sure where you should start or what you should click first, or how we even work our magic. It’s actually super simple, but to simplify it even further, we’ve created a walkthrough…using pictures! Don’t forget,

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  • The Best Selling July 2020 Book Releases

    Catch up on the best reads of the month and find them all on BIGWORDS.com   One To Watch – By Kate Stayman-London Real love . . . as seen on TV. A plus-size bachelorette brings a fresh look to a reality show in this delightful, razor-sharp debut. Source: Publisher   The Book Of Lost Names – By Kristin Harmel Inspired by an

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  • Where Did All Of The Roller Skates Go?

      Are you guys up on the roller skating craze? If you’ve been off Instagram or TikTok for a while, you may not have noticed the mega resurgence of the retro sport. But it’s back. And not only is roller skating back, it has caused a massive roller skate shortage across the world. Would you ever think? Of course you

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  • Café Home: 19 Best Cookbooks That Will Help Make Your Home Your Favorite Place To Eat

    Looking to become an impressive home cook? We’re not talking impressive in the get your very own episode on Chef’s Table kind of way. We mean when you look at the finished plate of food you have prepared, or the loaf of bread, or the bowl of hummus and you take your first bite of it…an expletive escapes your lips and pats you

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  • What To Expect From Your Entire College Experience Described In Memes

      New to college? Here’s what to expect from the day you arrive until the day you graduate.   First Day Of School:   Classes:   Attention Span:   Professors:   Homework:   Meals:   Social Life:   Dating:   Struggle:   Exams & Finals: ** **   Grades:   Growth:   Graduation: ** **          

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  • 12 Books To Read Or Revisit Before Their 2020 Movie Release

      12 books becoming movies in 2020 The Reincarnationist Papers by D. Eric Maikranz     Discovered as three notebooks in an antique store in Rome at the turn of the millennium, The Reincarnationist Papers offers a tantalizing glimpse into the Cognomina, a secret society of people who possess total recall of their past lives. Evan Michaels struggles with being

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