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Know what type of class best fits your strengths and you’ll excel academically.

When it comes to learning, do you thrive in large environments or are smaller groups better? Can you stay focused for long periods of time or do you have the attention span of a gnat? A big part of doing well in college is quickly figuring out what learning environment works best for you.

At first glance, these kinds of problems seem absurdly easy to address. “I got it covered, “ you chuckle confidently, “all I have to do is...”

Unfortunately that’s usually where things fall apart.  It should be easy, but when you start actually going down the road of figuring what will actually get you to the solution you realize that that tiny problem is a heck of a lot bigger than it looks.

The new reality facing most incoming college students is that they'll have to work while in school. But finding a part-time job that allows for flexibility and pays well can be just as difficult as getting into college. Really. Though there isn't a single golden job that is guaranteed to meet all of your requirements, there are several good options to help finance your education. Read on to get more details about some options.

Well, maybe not as easy as pie. But the five strategies to ace your university admissions interview, like pie, start with "p." 

If you really are interested in attending a school, think that you’re going to be a good fit, and have been honest (or even a bit understated) with your qualifications in your application, what can you do in your interview to make sure that you make the kind of impression that’s going to put your application over the top? Simple! Just follow what we like to call “The Five P’s”:

Let’s face it: interviews make everyone a little nervous. Even if you’ve been out of college for years and have successfully aced every job interview you’ve ever had, meeting someone new who has the potential to decide your fate is always going to cause a butterfly or two to take wing in your stomach.

Nobody likes to talk about it, but we’ve all been there: after paying for school, buying books, paying the rent, chipping in for utilities, and blowing a little bit of cash on the weekend on something fun in order to keep your sanity, there’s often not a lot of money left over for food. And yes, you can live (for a while maybe) on cheap grub like ramen noodles, but’re almost going to wish you’d starved to death after a week or so on the “Oodles of Noodles” diet.

Getting into college is one thing. Figuring out how to pay for it is another. Student loans can be a useful resource to help cover your expenses, so it's important that you understand how to make the most of this option. The following tips outline important steps to take as you consider loans.

Colleges want candidates who are both intelligent and involved.

Getting into college—that's really all junior year of high school is about. Your classes, activities, grades, even summer plans; all will be carefully looked at by admissions committees.

If this sounds intimidating it’s because applying to college can be just that—a daunting process. But it doesn't have to be. The following tips will make the application process easier to tackle.

In our experience (and, considering the number of degrees we’ve got here at Academbot, we’re talking a LOT of experience!), people usually make two major mistakes when packing for their first semester at college. The most common problem is the same one that plagues inexperienced travelers: packing too many clothes.

Professional success can often hinge on who you know as much as skills and competency.

Going to college means dealing with a lot of changes. You may be moving to a campus far away from your home. You may be living with someone who’s not a family member for the first time. You have to get used to new food, new ways of going to school, and new expectations. Even if you stay at home and go to college (or go to school online), you’ll still have to get used to a whole new way of living than you were used to before.

But one of the biggest changes? A whole new vocabulary.

Look, we've all been there. A surge of panic washes over us when we realize that maybe, just maybe, we goofed-off a little too much and we are at risk of failing a class. What should you do? 

So it’s happened. You’ve messed up somehow and now it looks like you’re going to fail a class. Unless it’s the last day of the semester, don’t panic! There’s still hope if you’re ready to work to correct your mistakes.

One of the biggest joys of college life is taking off with a bunch of your friends and spending a week of unfettered fun during Spring Break. The timing couldn’t be better: the world’s just waking up again from the depths of winter and, if you go to school in the northern half of the US, you’re pretty sick of being bundled up and trudging to class with the wintry winds in your face. Besides, most of the time Spring Break happens just about mid-way through the spring semester and you’re ready for a break anyway.

One of the most important parts of planning for college is figuring out how you’re going to pay for it. For most people, this means a quick calculation that includes tuition, fees, and “room & board,” the cost of putting a roof over your head and food in your belly. But one thing that many people forget to take into account can be one of your biggest single expenses of all: textbooks.

“Books?” you may be asking, “how much can books cost? It can’t be that bad!”