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The truth about working while in college

“For those who choose to work while in school, like me, life can get a little hectic.” My name is Megan. You could technically call me a “senior”, but I’ve still got another 2 years left at the University of Michigan (Go …… Read More

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We asked you to define a Savvy Student

In a recent ValoreBooks Facebook contest, we asked our audience what it means to be a Savvy Student. We got some great responses. Here are our favorites: “A savvy student blurs the lines between the classroom and the “real world”.  They never …… Read More

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Homework: college vs. high school

How is homework in college different than in high school? Managing homework in college can be hard and it’s definitely different than in high school. In high school I always had time to scribble down some answers in homeroom or lunch, and …… Read More

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Textbook buying and selling habits of college students by major, income, and scholarship

Textbooks have long been a surprisingly large expense for college students, and the cost has only grown year after year. The Government Accountability Office found that college textbook prices have grown by 82% from 2002 to 2013, outpacing inflation by a …… Read More

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9 out-of-the-box college clubs

Making friends in college doesn’t have to be hard, time-consuming, or stressful. Joining clubs on campus is an easy way to find people with similar interests as you. These clubs are for everybody–whatever your interests are, even if you like skydiving, …… Read More

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Your iPhone’s value is about to drop—sell it before it’s too late!

If you currently have an iPhone, know this: the value of used iPhones (current generation and older) is expected to drop on September 9, 2014, when Apple is rumored to be announcing the latest iPhone model. If you’ve been thinking about …… Read More

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Tips from a college student: Get involved

Image source: oxy.edu  What is the most important part of college? The most important part of college is getting involved. My first year of college was all about being exposed to new things. It was vital to my college experience to …… Read More

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10 DIY dorm decorations you should try

Now that you’re a bit more settled in, it’s time to spice up your dorm room. These DIY decorations will help add some color and personality to your room: 1. Cupcake flower lights Image source: ohhappyday.com   2. Clothesline picture holder Image …… Read More