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Fear = Poor Decisions or No Decisions

Every day is a day of decision-making. From the smallest decision of what to wear, to more important decisions at work, and, on some occasions, some really big decisions, we try to weigh alternatives and make the best one. We decide on college majors; we buy cars and homes; we make huge decisions about career choices and relationships.

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Improve Your Skills on Writing a Research Essay

There is some discussion today about what constitutes a research essay and what constitutes a research paper. The biggest difference between these two pieces of writing is length, for both require research and the use of that research to support a thesis. But generally, essays are shorter in length. 

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How to Create a Speech that Inspires and Entertains. 4 Main Tips

All good speeches center around a clear message. Figuring out what message you want to  deliver is your first step. Start by defining a topic area, if your instructor has not already done that for you. For example, let's imagine that your speech must be on the topic of wellness and health. 

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Steps in the Writing Process ­– You Can’t Skip any of Them

Those pesky essays and papers – they never stop coming! And, as busy as you are, it is so tempting just to “fire them off” just to get something in on time. This is not a good idea, because those poor grades accumulate and all of a sudden you are at the end of the semester and looking at course grade that you will not want to share with your parents, for sure. 

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Compare Public vs. Private College. Which one is better?

Making the choice to attend a private or public university is a big one. Many students and their parents make that choice based solely upon cost. After all, a college education is a large financial investment, and there may be hefty student loans to pay back after graduating. 

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Good Writing Skills – It’s what’s Up in Every. Single. Course.

If you have not heard any college students complaining about the amount of writing in college courses, then you may want to get your hearing checked before you go off for your freshman year. It is the most common complaint among college students across the nation, on large or small campuses, day and night. 

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How to Be a Good Student – Pay Attention and Play the Game

We’ve all heard the lectures. Being a good student means going to class, putting on your “listening ears,” taking notes, and getting those assignments in on time. And for the most part, this advice is correct. Students who get good grades basically do this.

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