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Laura Davison
Laura Davison is the Marketing and Content Specialist at College Raptor. She is a senior at the University of Iowa studying communications and entrepreneurial management.

How to Study if You’re a Social Learner

As students, it is important to be aware of the ways we learn best and what type of environment we are most productive in. Some people enjoy quiet spaces with few people while others find that they work more effectively in noisier, busier environments. Similarly, one may find that they learn best working in groups …

How to De-Stress the College Search Process

Searching for colleges isn’t always an easy process, especially if you’re not sure of what you’re looking for in a school. Perhaps you don’t know whether you want to attend a private or public college, or maybe you’re caught between staying close to home and going out-of-state. No matter your dilemma, there are fun and …

How to Decrease High School Stress While Increasing College Readiness

Taking the time to prepare for college while you’re still managing your high school responsibilities can be difficult to do. Especially for seniors trying to balance college prep and completing their high school degree, stress levels can run high. Senior year is certainly an interesting time in a young person’s life as they become comfortable …

How to Beat High School “Senioritis”

High school students today have a lot of responsibilities between school, part-time jobs, extra-curricular activities and maintaining a social life. Trying to prepare for college by balancing these facets of their lives can be exhausting and overwhelming at times. After a while, students get burned out and may find themselves slipping in their classes because …

Pros and Cons of Attending a College Far From Home

Choosing which college to attend is an important and often challenging decision that High School students face. A myriad of factors come into play from financial need and offered majors to extra-curricular activities and job placement. Another factor to be considered is location and how far away from home the school is. As high school …

4 Great TED Talks for College Students

TED talks have become widely popular on YouTube over the past several years. The video series stems from TED, a non-profit organization dedicated to spreading ideas and sparking conversation. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design and originated from a conference held in 1984. Today, TED talks involve a speaker delivering a powerful, interesting and …

How to Survive Finals Week

Thanksgiving break is over which means it is time to push through the last weeks of the semester. With final projects, papers and tests, this time of year can be extremely hectic and stressful—especially as the holiday season approaches. It can be difficult to find motivation during winter finals week when all you want to …

How to Study if You’re a Reading/Writing Learner

It’s no secret that everybody learns and absorbs information differently. Our brains are all different and operate in unique ways, so why should we all try and use the same studying techniques? There are four main types of learners: visual, auditory, reading/writing and kinesthetic. No one type is better than the other and some people …

So You Want To Be a Teaching Assistant?

A large number of students attending college are looking for ways to improve themselves and take on responsibility outside of their schoolwork. For high achieving individuals with a love for their field of study, becoming a teaching assistant is a great option, especially for those who plan to become professors or teachers in the future. …

Pros and Cons of Graduating College Early

Typically, when one says they are graduating early they receive mixed reactions of optimism and pessimism from others. On one hand, people are excited for you and impressed that you were able to graduate in under four years. On the other hand, people may advise you against it, telling you to stay in school as …