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Despite the fact that my most recent post on course-notes.org discussed reasons  "why the infamous all-nighter is a terrible idea," I would like to share some advice for those of you that will, without a doubt, pull numerous all-nighters in the coming years.  

So you're procrastinator... The good news, so are millions of high school and college students across the country. By all accounts, you're not unique in your inability to get ahead on assignments and more often than not, you'll be "forced" to stay up late either cramming for an exam or attempting to complete a six page paper you were assigned more than a month ago.

While it's been years since I graduated high school back in 2007, my first-hand experience with the college application process remains vivid in my mind. Between the AP courses/tests, taking the SAT/ACT and the pressures to maintain a competitive GPA, the life of an ambitious high schooler is no doubt, stressful.

My name is Daniel Black and I graduated from Claremont McKenna College in May of 2011 as a dual-major in Economics and Government. I was fortunate enough to spend time working as a "Senior Interviewer" for the Admissions Office which provided me with the opportunity to interview a large number of prospective students. I know what colleges look for (and what turns them off), but more importantly, what steps you can take to distinguish yourself from the crowd.

When it comes to back to school shopping for freshman students there's no need to make a list with the obvious items like notebooks, pencils, erasers and pens. You probably have a whole drawer stuffed full of school supplies like those that you can re-use.

Going to college can be expensive, especially after the four or five years it takes you to finish your undergraduate degree. The average American student graduates from college owing $20,000 in debt. However, there are ways to make your college experience less of a financial burden, and applying for scholarships is a fantastic way to do so.

We’re going to briefly examine what a sentence is exactly, and how it comes in different forms. Our first type of sentence is what is known as a simple sentence. This sentence contains one clause and one clause only, which can include only one word, such as “Go!” It would be a mistake to assume, however, that a simple sentence can’t be a long sentence.

One can’t tell a compound sentence, for instance, from a simple one. It’s also very important to include transitional phrases in order to link simple sentences to surrounding ones.

If you want to write the perfect thesis, you have to do your research first. Of course you'll want to research your subject thoroughly, but you'll also want to do a little research on what makes a good thesis.

You'll also need to know how those recommendations apply to your school, because each and every school is different. They all have different ways that they want you to go about doing your thesis, and they all have different ideas about how it should be formatted, how many pages it should be, and other issues.

Brainstorming is a technique that's been around for a long time. It's been used in all sorts of writing classrooms from students who are just beginning to write all the way up through high-level college courses.

With brainstorming comes some thoughts on how to do it properly and whether a particular type of brainstorming will work better than some other type. Bubble brainstorming is one of the best choices for a lot of people.

If you really need something proof-read, you should ideally have someone else do it. However, there are times when this is simply not possible, and you'll need to do it yourself. There are some simple tips that you can follow in order to make sure that your proof-reading is fool proof.

You should give yourself some time between finishing your paper and proof-reading it. That will make it more likely that you'll spot any errors that you made.

Some people get really nervous when they fill out their college applications, but you don't have to do that. There are ways to be less concerned, and one of them comes from understanding that the application process is not designed to trick you.

The questions are not there to trip you up, and they are not designed to make you look bad. The best thing you can do when filling out a college application is just to be honest in answering the questions, and read them carefully. Make sure you know what the question really is asking you, so that you don't stray off topic.


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