Review: ClassTracker’s 2018-19 Ultimate Student Planner: College Edition

In July of last year, I published my review of ClassTracker’s 2017-18 Ultimate Student Planner — and to be frank, I had a few complaints.

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Why Taking Notes by Hand is Better for Learning (Guest Post)

By Lesley Martin, academic success coach, author, and entrepreneur

Over the past ten years, using a laptop to take notes in school has become increasingly popular for a number of reasons. More and more students own laptops, which combined with numerous cloud solutions, means that you can access your notes from any device where you have internet access.

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Review: Ultimate Student Planner from ClassTracker

Hi guys! We have officially made it, yet again, to back-to-school season (!), and I know that my many fellow planner nerds are super excited about picking out their new agenda for this fall. If you’ve been on the hunt and don’t know where to go, or you’re specifically considering the Ultimate Student Planner from ClassTracker, then I’ve got just the post for you. I’d love to tell you what I thought of this planner!

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5 Things I Did to Maintain Straight A’s in College while Working 60+ Hours per Week

Hi guys!

For many of us, the semester is coming to a close, which means a huge weight off of all of our shoulders—at least for a little while. I especially feel more relaxed now that final grades have been posted because I have had a crazy semester (story time!), and it took a lot of discipline to get through it with my head above water.

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6 Ways to Prepare for the Spring Semester

The start of the spring semester. It’s when you’ve got this freshman/sophomore/ junior/senior year thing down pat—but you still have to start all over. And in an attempt to make sure we don’t forget anything important over Winter Break, here are six things you gotta check off your to-do list before move-in day next year:

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The College Girl’s Ultimate (Last-Minute!) Holiday Gift Guide

It’s that time of year again! Christmas, Hanukkah, and all those other December holidays are here, and that means gifts galore! If you’re looking for the perfect present for all of your loved ones—from roommates to long-time boyfriends—that you can get NOW (before it’s too late), you’re in the right place.

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Book Review: “From Receptionist To Boss” by Nicole Smartt

“The chapters in this book are a blueprint of how I went from receptionist to business owner in less than seven years and how you can too. Read it. Own it. Take action.”
Nicole Smartt, From Receptionist to Boss: Real-Life Advice for Getting Ahead at Work

With cute, quirky headings and a blog-esque writing style, it’s no wonder this memoir-slash-career prep book became an Amazon bestseller. It’s a quick read (it only took me about an hour to get through the whole thing), but it’s full of information and an inspirational story. It’s kind of like reading all of the pins on your Career-Prep Pinterest board all at once—it’s full of real-life advice, and Nicole’s story is total motivation to get out there and start working on your career ASAP!

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How to Bounce Back When You’re on the Verge of Burnout—Balancing School, Work, & Relationships

If you’re feeling mentally (and physically) exhausted, your stress and anxiety levels are through the roof, and you feel like you have nowhere to turn, you’re probably on the verge of burnout—and before you completely lose your passion, it’s time to take a step back and figure out what you can do to balance everything you have going on. Continue reading “How to Bounce Back When You’re on the Verge of Burnout—Balancing School, Work, & Relationships”