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10 Things NOT to Buy Your College-Bound Student. We'll let you in on a little secret that "they" don't want you to know: College is expensive! But seriously, it's not just tuition, either. Chances are your child will also have to buy books (which are increasing in price faster than tuition!) , new clothes, kegs of beer, and even some housewares to furnish a dorm room or apartment.

With all this spending going on, the line between "need" and "want" can get a little blurred. Though ultimately a lot of these expenditures are up to the parental unit, we've put together a list of things that you might think a college student needs, but that you could easily avoid buying for back to school all together, if you're trying to save as much money as possible. (And while you're at it, check out all our back-to-school guides for further buying advice.) 1.

Parents: Since your time at college, most schools have entered what is now being referred to as "the digital age. " 2. 3. 4. 5. No college student has ever been seen using an ironing board. 6. 7. 8. How to Do Laundry Like a Pro - Cleaning & Organizing - Decor Tricks. 1. Take Your Temperatures First and foremost, follow the item’s care label. Generally, the rules are as follows: Cold is for fine fabrics, items that might shrink, and sensitive dark colors.Warm is for moderately soiled stuff and man-made fabrics. Hot is for whites, really dirty clothes, and colorfast items. 2.

Keep Whites Bright When your whites start going gray (or yellow), consider these factors: You might not be using enough detergent to get clothes clean; the water temps might be too low (whites do best in hot water); and you could be contaminating the laundry with really dirty clothes that are making the mildly soiled clothes even dirtier! Make the contaminated load a do-over and try a bleach product that’s safe for the fabrics in the wash. 3. 4. 5. When a red article of clothing infects the load, there’s not much you can do. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. -- The Nest Editors See More: Decor Tricks , Cleaning & Organizing. Getting Exercise in College.

What do lecture halls, computer desks, cafeterias, and libraries have in common? That's where college students spend so much of their time in sedentary pursuits. Although hours of studying burn mental energy, both your body and mind need physical exercise to function at their peak. But with high school gym class a thing of the past and no parents around to remind you to get moving, how do you stay fit in college? What Does My Body Need? The importance of exercise is nothing new. It turns out Jefferson was on to something. Most experts today do not demand 2 hours of daily exercise.

Brisk walking, jogging, and swimming are easy ways to boost your heart rate and promote cardiovascular health. You'll likely discover a subtler benefit of exercise as well: greater self-confidence. How Can I Get Moving? Colleges offer lots of exercise options. Work out at the gym. Hit the road. Head to the court — or the green. Join the club. Take a hike. Everyday Ways to Get Active How Much Is Too Much? Essential Life Skills for the College-Bound. 14 Things I Wish I Knew Before College. I’ve been home for the past month, when I’m not binge-watching Netflix and stalking my college friends on Facebook, I’m helping my sister with the college process.

The other night, we were doing the College Board search to help you determine compatible colleges, and I realized that there was a lot I wish I knew before I not only started college, but decided which college to attend. 1. You’re not special I know, I know. In high school, you were class president and led your team to the state championship, all while getting a 4.0. You were homecoming king/queen or you spent every weekend studying to get into Harvard. 2.

If you told me this 2 years ago just when I was finishing up my college applications, I would have blatantly laughed in your face. 3. I thought that getting into college was the hard part. 4. On the opposite side, it is completely fine to drink and have fun too. 5. 6. Everyone told me this fact: tour guides, orientation leaders, older friends (even from different colleges). 7 Things Graduating Seniors Should Know About College - Best College Life Hacks. Compare College Textbook Prices | Buy and Rent College Textbooks | SlugBooks. Real College Student of Atlanta: Eating clean for rookies {part 1} I have tons of self control when it comes to just about everything besides food. I love good food and good food loves me. So trust me, I understand how difficult the concept of healthy eating or "eating clean" sounds, but it's not too bad if you ease your way into it like I've been doing for the past two weeks.

I've lost about 7.5 pounds in the last two weeks from drinking LOTS of water, working out more often, and "eating clean" for at least one meal a day. I plan to start eating clean for at least two meals a day...and eventually a lifestyle...I hope. But for now, I'm proud that I've somewhat shifted my eating habits by incorporating more healthy options and feeling good and guilt free after meals.

Below are some examples of foods I've eaten over the past two weeks! Tips from professionals on eating healthy: Have a partner/friend to eat healthy with you and hold each other accountable Try to eat out as little as possible Create a diet/eating plan that works for your lifestyle. Recipes for College | College Cooking Center | SlugBooks. Hey there! We have compiled this list of recipes for easily eating on a budget. We are always adding to the list, and we're always trying to make it better! If you want to submit a recipe to the list, send an email to with your ideas - we give everyone who submits recipes a special shoutout.

K thx! Stay hungry, stay healthy. Textbook Chef and the SlugBooks Team 1. Prep Time:10-15 Minutes Ingredients:Store-Bought Crescent Rolls (or French Toast mix)Nutella Instructions:Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. 2. Prep Time:5-10 Minutes Ingredients:French, Italian, or Sourdough BreadButterDeli ChickenProvolone CheeseDesired Vegetables Instructions:A panini is essentially a toasted sandwich.

Greek Salad (Best Salad Ever) Prep Time:4-5 Minutes Ingredients:Romaine LettuceOlivesFeta CheeseCherry TomatoesRed OnionsBanana PeppersSalad Dressing of your choice Instructions:Wash the lettuce, olives, tomatoes, onions, and peppers. 4. 5. Prep Time:20-25 Minutes. System.pdf. Iron. 10 College Preparation Tips: Part-time Work, Textbooks, Dorm Life & More - Yahoo Voices Mobile. "These are the best years of your life" This phrase is typically used to describe High School or College.

Which period you agree with is most often situational, and depends on individual experiences. For me, it was definitely College. It is when each becomes their own; breaks free from the confines of mother and father. 1. By staying in close proximity to the campus you will naturally be involved with the students, you'll also hear all of the events and campus happenings first and from the source. I lived on campus my freshman year and during that time did a lot of complaining about room size, sharing bathrooms, and pre-selected roommates. 2.

Monitor you spending and document where all of your money is allotted. Ace Money Lite A Few different options If you work better in print, use the transaction record pad given to you with your checking account (if you don't know what I'm talking, ask your banker.) 3. 4. 5. First of all, bring an extra set of sheets. 6. 7. 8. How to Wash Clothes in a Washing Machine - Dummies. By Pierre Lehu Knowing how to wash clothes —without ruining them — is a basic life skill. Before you load up the washing machine, you have to do some prep work such as separating items by color and texture, choosing the right washing cycle, and knowing how much detergent to add. All this calls for just a little practice, but you'll get the hang of it in no time. Separate and divide for laundry success Not all fabrics are made the same, so you need to create piles of items based on color and fabric type: Separate light-colored clothes from dark ones: The worst mistake you can make when washing clothes is to mix colored clothes and light-colored clothes in the wash cycle.

Figuring out laundry detergent, bleach, fabric softener When you're ready to wash your (separated) clothes, don't just shove them into the machine, dump in some detergent and turn on the machine. How much detergent? Academic Success. A College Student’s Gold | Heavens to Betsy. 21 Brilliant Solutions To Life's Awkward Problems. Life Skills for College: Getting Help. Essential Life Skills for the College-Bound. Skills Needed for College | RiseUp! Mississippi. The academic, personal, and social skills that are needed to succeed in college are very different from those required in high school. Study Skills The academic demands of college are far greater than those of most high schools. Students will be required to use notetaking, study, test-taking, and time-management skills that may not have been necessary in high school.

It is important that students develop these skills before they begin college classes. Begin to develop adequate time-management skills. Once you begin college, keep the following tips in mind. Never miss class! Independent Living Skills In addition to study skills that may be new to students, there will also be everyday living skills that students may not have had to use before. Students should: Self-Advocacy Skills Students who are able to advocate for themselves and who can make their needs known in a positive and assertive way are more likely to experience academic and personal success.

Accept your disability. Essential Skills for College Students : Clarke University. Leaving For College: 5 Ways To Prepare To Leave Your Parents. By Michelle King College is (finally) just around the corner and you couldn't be more excited. You'll get to stay out however late you want, wake up whenever you want, do whatever you want. Wait. You’ll be able to do whatever you want? That's kind of scary. What will you do without the safety net of your parents always at your disposal? Whoa. Breathe easy there, high school grads. DON'T think being away from your parents is just another way to say "24/7 party": When Kara, a student at the University of South California, first moved away for college, she let herself get a little carried away.

DO figure out who you can call if there is an emergency: Once you tell people where you're going to college it seems that everyone has a cousin's friend's roommate who you can call if "you ever need anything. " DO realize that you'll get homesick: Yes, college is awesome, but leaving your old life and entering a totally new one can be really daunting at times. Tips for New College Students: What I Wish I Knew 10 Years Ago | Front Range Community College Blog.

Tips for New College Students: What I Wish I Knew 10 Years Ago Ten years ago I was finishing up my first semester in college. I still remember how I felt that first semester – excited to be entering this new stage in my life and anxious to get to know new people and try new things but at the same time super nervous and full of questions. I’ve been in college ever since, either as a student or an employee, and have picked up a few tips that I wish I knew that first semester.

Here I pass them on in the hopes that they will be helpful and prevent others from making some of the same mistakes I did! Tip #1: Tour the Campus I had never seen any classrooms or the residence hall that I was to live in for a year at Colorado State University before I moved in and I have always regretted not taking a tour.

Not only would I have felt more comfortable with the campus, I could have learned about some valuable resources that could have helped me my first year in college. Tip #2: Use the Library. 39 Things to Know When Entering College. 1. Don’t be the kid who packed a six-foot bong. 2. In the beginning, if you want to meet people, leave your dorm room door open and play some music. 3. You are allowed to stand and announce: “It’s time for everyone to leave.” 4. Later, you’ll learn when to keep the door closed. 5. 6. 7. Grey Villet/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images 8a. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18.

Walter Sanders/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images 19a. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. Ted Russell/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images 25a. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 31a. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 25 Things You Should Know Before Starting College. Some of these things I knew before college. Some of them I learned later. A couple I still haven’t really figured out. When it comes to college, you’ll know about as much when you get out as you did going in, but you become more comfortable with the fact you know nothing. In the meantime, here’s a couple things you might learn. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. Business Insider. Leaving for College - What to Do Before Leaving for College. Overwhelmed with everything you need to do before heading to college?

Familiarizing yourself with everything on this list can help make the process easier. The Big College To-Do List 1. Contact your roommate. That first conversation is pivotal for getting to know each other, for building your relationship as roommates, and for figuring out who's going to be bringing what. 2. Knowing what to bring is just as important as knowing what not to bring. 3. The last thing you want to have happen is for finances to get in the way of your academic progress. 4. You'll need to know, from your first day on campus, how much money you can spend on certain things, whether or not you'll need an on-campus job, and how much money you should have at the end of every month so you don't have to beg your roommate for food come December. 5.

Picking the right meal plan and knowing how to make healthy choices in your new environment will greatly aid your time in school. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.