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College Life: Resources and Tips for College Students

Whether you're going off to college for the very first time, or are a returning student, you can find the help you need with our College Life Web Guide. Succeed academically, physically, financially and emotionally during your college years with advice on dorm life and health and finances, as well as Web tools for academic success.

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Dorm Life

For many students, going to college involves a physical move away from family and old friends and the transition from a comfortable, familiar life into a new, exciting and sometimes intimidating world. Use the sites below to help you adjust to dorm life and find Web applications that can help you keep in touch with friends and family back home.

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  • Some college admissions offices are now enlisting students to write honest (and sometimes uncensored) blogs about student life. MIT, Cornell and Johns Hopkins are just a few examples of universities using this practice. Check to see if your school has anything like this in place. If not, check out the ones mentioned above to get a feel for the joys and frustrations of college life.
  • Starting a blog can be a good way to let friends and family know what you're up to without having to call or e-mail each person individually. Many blog sites provide a home for your blog for free; some examples are WordPress.com, Blogger and LiveJournal.

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