How Can I Be the Next Great Storyteller?

Telling stories is one of the most important things we do in our lives. We tell stories to sell products and make money, we tell stories for entertainment, and we even tell stories to help us teach difficult concepts and express abstract thoughts. Even those of us who don’t choose to be writers have to be storytellers—but as artists who make stories our livelihoods, we ought to be the best at it.

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9 Productivity Tools You Must Have On Your Home Office or Study Desk

Whether you’re a work-at-home mom who’s looking for a little more organization in your life, or a college student looking to be a little more productive when not in the library, these are the most vital at-home desk essentials for productive study sessions and effective work habits.

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9 Signs You’re an English Major

Regardless of what college you attend, every major has a few distinguishing characteristics, from argumentative political science majors to creative visual art majors — and if you’re “majoring in essays,” you’re no exception. Here are a few things all English majors know to be true:

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How To Ace Your College English Class

English is a particularly tricky subject, especially if you’re more of a science or math-y person. But don’t let this required general ed course be the bane of your GPA. If reading and writing aren’t your thing, or that 500-word essay is keeping you up all night—let me (the English major, total book nerd, and professional writer) help you out with some ways to overcome college English.

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5 Things I Learned During My Freshman Year of College

I learned so much during my freshman year of college, and not just in classes. I discovered things about myself that I never expected, figured out how to actually study, and learned that making a relationship work takes a lot of effort (on both ends). As I approach my second year of college, I’m looking back on what I learned — and, let me tell you: it was a lot.

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Watch: Back To College Lookbook & Shopping Guide (For A Student’s Budget!)

We’re so close to the first day of classes this semester! If you want to be the most fashionable campus cutie this fall, check out my lookbook for some outfit inspiration—and read on for links to all the clothes seen in the video (all at reasonable prices!).

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The College Girl’s Start of the Semester Checklist

The semester is beginning yet again, ladies, and it’s never too late (or too early) to prepare—with the help of the very best college bloggers on the web. Luckily, all of our very best college-prep articles are in one spot for you to reference—so what are you waiting for? Start checking these things off your to-do list!

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Top 7 Money Management Tips for College Students

Let’s face it: money is tight for college students. With the impending doom of paying back student loan debt, and not enough hours in the day to get a well-paying job in most cases, we really need to be smart with our money, and make it last. If you need to stretch your dollars even thinner, try these money-saving tips for students:

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The Only Thing Your Writing Really Needs (But Is Probably Missing)

From editorials with no paragraph breaks to sentences with no verbs, there are a lot of writing mistakes that an editor can fix.

We’ll do all we can to help your writing. We can add punctuation, chapter breaks, and helping verbs; we can fix your grammar and correct your spelling—but there’s one feature of writing that we editors can’t (and won’t) fix for you.

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What Can Be Done to Prevent the “Summer Melt?”

With nearly two million young adults graduating from high school and looking to enroll in higher education each year, it’s no surprise that a few get lost along the way — but the number of students “melting” away each summer is growing — and the problem keeps getting worse.

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