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How To Apply for FAFSA: Everything Students Should Know

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If you’re applying to college this year or next, you’re probably wondering how it’ll cost. College is a major investment, and it can be overwhelming to see just how much it costs. Fortunately, there are many sources of funding available to you, and the FAFSA form help makes this possible. FAFSA stands for Free Application for Student Aid.

This form is essential if you want to receive federal funding for your college education. Still, there’s no denying the financial aid process can be confusing and overwhelming. We’ll tell you how to apply for FAFSA, when the application is due, and why it matters.

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10 Ways to Motivate Yourself To Learn and Ultimately Succeed

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Myles Hunter
September 17, 2020

If you're reading this, you probably should be learning right now. You have the talent, ambition, and long term-drive to succeed. But your short-term motivation to actually sit down and start studying is nowhere to be found. Here's how to motivate yourself to get off the couch, start learning more, and accomplishing your goals.

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The Best Study Apps According to Function and Learning Style

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Michelle Polizzi
September 14, 2020

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Scrolling through the app store in search of a study app can be overwhelming to say the least. There are dozens of options, and many of them look functional and helpful. But how do you know which one’s right for you? How do you choose one that can help you ace your test and achieve your career goals?

Fortunately, today’s students have a wide range of technology that can make studying more enjoyable and more effective. Study apps help students with memory recall through digital flashcards, to-do lists, quizzes, step-by-step learning, and more.

Whether you’re a high school student needing help with science or a college student in search of better math study tips, study apps can help you study more effectively.

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6 Study Skills to Master Before Your Next Test

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Alex Convery
September 08, 2020

Smiling college students using study skills to review material

Imagine it’s test day. Though you’ve known about it for weeks, it wasn’t until the last two days you really buckled down to study. Despite four hours spent cramming in your room last night, you are suddenly drawing a blank. The panic creeps in as you realize you aren’t ready. What went wrong with your study skills? And how can you brush up on those study skills to make sure this never happens again?

Knowing how to study isn't something that comes naturally to everyone. Even students who tend to do well in school might struggle at memorizing a list of dates or a sequence of equations. The good news is you can build effective study skills over time.

By mindfully working on your study skills and recognizing which techniques work best for you, you can build study habits that will serve you well through high school, college, and beyond.

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4 Note-Taking Methods To Set You up for Studying Success

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Alex Convery
September 03, 2020

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If you're a student pursuing a degree, whether it's a high school diploma, a bachelor's degree, or something else entirely, notes will be an essential part of your education. This means the way you take these notes will matter.

Note-taking methods can be fine-tuned and improved over time. When you develop note-taking skills, you don’t only learn more as you write notes down. You also make your notes a more accessible study tool.

While there is no single best-practice approach to note-taking, a few note-taking styles have become more popular due to their logical structure and easy to use process. Note-taking is imperative to good study, so here, we outline our four favorite note-taking methods along with one bonus tip for optimizing your note-taking system.

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