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How Do Online College Classes Work?

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This transition from traditional to the virtual classroom hasn’t been easy for everyone. It takes time to adjust to a new learning platform. If this is your first experience with online college classes, it helps to know what to expect. Here’s how online college classes work. Structure of Online Classes The exact structure of online classes …
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Building a College Class Schedule: Spacing Vs Blocking

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Curious about building a college class schedule? Blocking and spacing both have their pros and cons. Here are some things to remember as you pick and choose your classes and times. Block Scheduling Block scheduling is very similar to high school schedules, where you attend one class and immediately head to the next after the …
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Should You Take Summer Classes in College?

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One common question that students ask is whether or not they should take summer classes in college. Although the answer depends on the particular student and their goals, there are two pros and two cons that should be considered. Pro: You Can Graduate Faster The biggest pro when it comes to taking summer classes in …
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3 Motivational Commencement Speeches by Celebrities | Class of 2020

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Every year, celebrities take part in motivational commencement speeches to help send graduates off to the next stage in their life, whether that be furthering their education, joining the workforce, or another path. 2020 was a bit different with the coronavirus, and most commencement speeches occurred virtually rather than in-person. Here are a few of …
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COVID-19 and Graduation Ceremony Alternatives

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With many states saying students will not be returning to school for the 2019–2020 year, seniors are left wondering what exactly will happen to their graduation. There’s no clear answer yet, but here are some of the graduation ceremony alternatives they’re currently opting for. Each School is Handling it Differently Each school across the United …
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The Pros And Cons Of Online Classes

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Over the past few years, online classes have become increasingly more popular with students around the globe. That comes as no surprise when you consider the convenience that online classes offer. It also comes as no surprise that people are divided in their opinion of online schools. Some are all for it, others firmly against. …
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The 5 Best Bath Towel Sets for Your Dorm Room

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At no extra cost to you, College Raptor may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.  There are many things college-bound students need to have to furnish their freshman year. Bedsheets, decorations, school supplies, and plenty more, but one thing many often overlook are towels. Everyone needs a good towel to dry …
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6 Of The Best TVs For College Students

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At no extra cost to you, College Raptor may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.  Most times, you may enjoy watching videos on your laptop or smartphone. But there are certain movies that can’t be watched on those tiny screens. Or maybe sometimes you want to bust some stress with a …
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6 of the Best Desks for College Students

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At no extra cost to you, College Raptor may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.  The best study sessions require the right tools and environment. Key in any student’s study toolkit is a good, solid desk. Every college student needs a good desk to study at and store their school supplies. …
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