College Visits Should Be Fun, Not Stressful
by Kevin McMullin
They say attending a college you’ve never visited is like getting married on a blind date—probably not the best idea. Yet, even though the campus visit is a very important part of the college application process, it doesn’t mean the visits themselves need to feel like your whole future is riding on a single tour! Here, one admission expert gives his top tips for making the campus visit both productive and enjoyable.
The Dangers of Procrastination
by Angela M. Petrie
Oh the woes of a college student. We all know, maybe a little too well, what happens when we procrastinate until the last minute on a project, studying for an exam, or a paper, but knowing the consequences doesn’t always keep us from performing the action. Plus, procrastination can come from many different roots.
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Life Christian University was established in 1995 by Dr. Douglas J. Wingate in Tampa, Florida. The Main Campus in Tampa is also the international headquarters for a global university consisting of 94 campus locations throughout 32 US states and 19 campuses locations throughout 13 foreign countries. The online program launched in 2011 offers degree's in Theology in both English and in Spanish. In 2012 LCU began offering a Christian Education degree online. At the Main Campus and at various extension locations LCU also offers degree's in Christian Counseling and Pastoral Counseling and in Music Ministry. Since is founding in 1995, LCU has graduated over 14,000 students.
Work Without Worrying: Learn to Love Learning
So how do we study and learn without worrying? We do it by learning to love the process of learning—the discovery of new things, the challenge, the growth in understanding that only comes from spending focused time on our course work. Live fully in the moments of your study. When you do, you’ll find your anxiety about the outcome start to fade. Ecclesiastes 9:10 says, “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might” (NASB).
Work and Recreation Matter to God
One semester a couple of friends and I set aside Saturday mornings to study together for a big exam. The exam was divided into six sections, so we prepared for about three months, taking a chunk each Saturday. We’d work hard, and then to unwind I’d head to the Berkeley Marina for some windsurfing. This exhilarating hobby exhausted me physically, but it was just the refreshment I needed after all that time in the library.
How to Break the Ice with Your New College Roommate
One of the most unnerving aspects of college is meeting the person with whom you will be sharing a small dorm space. You probably have a million concerns and questions about meeting your new roommate. Will she like me? What will we talk about? What if we don't have anything in common? Fear not. This first-time meeting doesn't have to be as awkward as what you are picturing in your head. Here are some suggestions on how to break the ice with your new college roommate.
Recognize Your Calling
Here are some practical guidelines for how to go about deciding on your major and recognizing your calling. You can start this even when you’re in high school. First, narrow down your interests, passions, and gifts: