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English Essay Tips from the Experts

The ability to write well is an invaluable skill.  Although it can be difficult to develop, it is something you can learn and improve.

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5 Ways to Create a Stress-free Study Session

Whether it’s in the car, in front of the TV screen, or at the kitchen table, you do your homework whenever, wherever. The stress of these distractions weighs on you like a lead balloon while you try to study and retain so much information in such a short amount of time. But study time doesn’t have to be stressful. Here are five ways to assure your study sessions are stress-free.

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The Psychology of Self-Teaching: Why Testing Out Makes You A Dream Hire

Being an academic superstar is great, but the unemployment line is full of straight A students who couldn’t hack it on the job. The skills that served them well in school -- following directions, writing papers, sitting still -- were not enough for the new game being played around them.

After years of paying attention to things that don’t predict extraordinary performance, Google has finally identified what does. Not coincidentally, they are the same entrepreneurial traits students develop by taking a self-taught, exam-based path to graduation.

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The 5 Best Careers for Recent College Graduates

A college degree is no longer a ticket to success on its own. With tuition costs rising and hiring becoming more competitive, it’s more important than ever for students to get smart career advice.

In the Digital Age, the importance of technical skills to job seekers of all types will only increase. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook, a small but diverse set of career paths are likely to account for hundreds of thousands of job openings in total through 2018.

One piece of good news is that, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, companies are planning an 8.6 percent increase in their hiring of new college graduates in the coming year. With that pleasant fact in mind, here’s a look at some of the most promising career paths for recent college graduates to consider:

Management analyst:

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3 Smart Strategies to Kick Stubborn Study Habits to the Curb

How and where you study can make a big difference between passing and failing an exam or an entire course. With all the effort being put into your degree, don’t let poor study habits affect your academic success. Here are three simple fixes to get rid of the most stubborn study habits forever.

1.Eliminate distractions by using the resources available to you.

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8 Tips to Help You Pass a Standardized Test

There’s no secret formula or magic to passing a standardized test. Just take a deep breath, read through our test prep advice, and rest easy knowing that you’re doing everything you can to make sure you do well -- starting with reading these testing tips!

  1. Start studying. Good study habits and studying consistently – say, for an hour a day over the course of several weeks – is much more effective than cramming for a test the night before. 

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10 Ways to Reduce Your College Tuition Costs

Need to reduce your tuition costs? By thinking creatively and being resourceful, students can find a variety of ways to ease their financial load while in college.

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How To Keep Up Your Motivation and Make Studying Fun

Just like with any lofty endeavor, studying for DSST exams can become monotonous if you’re not intentional. Some people can plow through exam after exam with much vigor, but after a while, they will probably lose steam, possibly before meeting their end goal. How do you keep the exam process fun and keep up the motivation?

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Finding Time to Study When You’re a Military Spouse

For military spouses tending the home fires while their counterparts are deployed, it can be hard to find time to do nearly everything. Here are a few tips to help military spouses squeeze in a little extra time to dedicate to their studies.

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Top 10 Brain Foods to Help You Perform Your Best

These 10 foods are scientifically proven brain-boosters. Adding these to your diet in the days and weeks leading up to a test may just help you perform at your very best.

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College Scholarships You Never Knew Existed

There are many scholarships that most students don’t even know exist. Here are 10 unique college scholarships worth looking into.

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The Post-9/11 GI Bill and Changes to Transferability

The GI bill provides comprehensive educational benefits to military personnel, and has been helping those service members and their families for the past four years. Here’s what you should know about recent transferability changes.

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Create Your Own Schedule with Online Colleges

With the number of online colleges nearly double what it was 10 years ago, earning an online college degree is becoming the preferred choice for busy nontraditional students.

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Avoid Student Loan Debt with College Grants and Scholarships

Student loans aren’t the only way to pay for college. In addition to Federal Student Aid, there are scholarships and grants students can apply for.

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Four New Online Study Resources

Studying is time consuming, but it's necessary. Luckily, there are several new online study tools that could make the process easier.

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Supporting Student Vets

Air Force student veteran Kiersten Downs biked 3,800 miles to raise money in support of student veterans around the country.

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3 Things You Should Know About New Student Loans

How will student loan interest rates be affected by Congress’ newly passed legislation? Here are the top three things you need to know.

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4 Tips for Transitioning from Active Duty to Education

Thoughts from a former marine and seasoned education professional on the value of a college degree for veterans, what a service member should be looking for in a university, and more.

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5 Ways to Keep Learning All Summer Long

Keep your brain working and return to school in the fall feeling refreshed and ready to learn with these tips for learning all summer long.

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In-State Tuition for Military Personnel

Many states are passing legislation to grant military members and veterans the right to in-state tuition wherever they enroll. Learn which states, and what you need to know about in-state tuition for military personnel.

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5 Ways to Make Studying Fun

There are many ways to make studying fun. Try these ideas from DSST for a more exciting study experience.

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5 Effective Ways to Learn Outside of the Classroom

Learn the most effectives ways to get an education outside of the classroom, from internships to mobile learning and more.

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Top Resources for Military Students on Twitter

DSST shares the top accounts to follow for military and veteran students on Twitter.

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The Sequester & Your Tuition

Learn how the Sequester is impacting tuition assistance for active military, and how DSST exams remain funded by DANTES.

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3 Lessons to Take Away from SXSWedu

DSST shares the three most important things from SXSWedu that non-traditional students should know about.

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Tools for Different Learning Styles

Learn and study better with these tools designed to help students with different learning styles.

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Join DSST in San Francisco for AACRAO & AACC

Upcoming conferences! Join DSST in San Francisco for the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers’ (AACRAO) 99th Annual Meeting April 14-17, 2013 as well as for the American Association of Community Colleges’ (AACC) 93rd Annual Convention April 20-23, 2013.

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Active Military Stay the Course Through DSST

Recent sequester budget cuts for tuition assistance threaten to delay or derail active duty military from earning their undergraduate college degrees.  DSST exams remain funded.

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The FAFSA - What You Need to Know

Even if you think you have enough money to cover your educational expenses, there are still two main reasons for nontraditional students to fill out the FAFSA.

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Top Tips for Students to De-Stress

The life of a non-traditional student can be quite hectic. These top tips from DSST will help you de-stress, re-focus, and re-energize quickly!

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