Things I wish I knew before starting college

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Avoid pain, disappointment and potential epic fails in your first year with excellent advice from students who’ve been there.

5 Mistakes I Made in My First Year of College

Transitioning into college life was exceptionally difficult for me because I was homeschooled for most of high school. Combine this with taking a gap year and working too much, I had a really hard time becoming accustomed to college life. During that transition, I learned some valuable lessons by making some big mistakes. Here are the ones that stick out the most.   I didn’t pay my fees on time. In my first semester I missed the fee payment deadline and realized this at 2am that night. I cried for an hour… Read More

Plagiarism

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Are you struggling with schoolwork? At this point of the semester, a lot of students find themselves flooded with assignments, projects, reports and essays. The tasks seems infinite but the time is finite. All this work can be done with proper time management and focus, but what about an easy way out? A pretty common word you will hear is plagiarism. Plagiarism is copying and pasting information such as journals, essays, or even short quotations without citing your sources. The first thing that should appear when googling ‘plagiarism’ is “DON’T DO IT”… Read More

Cold. Hard. Cash: 4 Budgeting Tips for Students

Some of us have it, we all need it, and as college kids, we could always use a little bit more. I’m talking about money. That cold. hard. cash. A couple of weeks ago, the Peer Health Educators at Douglas College were kind enough to bring in the fine gents of Young Guys Finance to teach some money basics like budgeting and how to be smart with your money. Their fun and cool approach to personal finance truly made the idea of money way less daunting. Budgeting can often be a less… Read More