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What is Labor Day: Why it’s Important

Labor Day, held on the first Monday of September in the United States, is a holiday that we often use as a mark for the end of summer, celebrating with parades, barbecues and fireworks—and it’s a day for many Americans to take a break from school/work. But Labor Day means more than just a day to relax, and while it’s now held in numerou ...

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7 Student Freebies You Should be Using

Does your tuition bill have your bank account feeling broke? If so, worry no longer! As a college student, you are entitled to a great deal of discounts and freebies that those in the “real world” can only dream of. To help you out in taking advantage of these frugal finds, we have compiled the best 7 freebies for you to take advantage of ...

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Starting College: 6 Tips to Having the Best Freshman Year Ever!

Going to college is a big transition. After all, you’re leaving behind the confines of your high school (and the security of being the oldest class in school), and you might be heading far from home, without any familiar faces in sight. Going to college might be nerve wracking, exciting or anywhere in between—and it’s okay to be nervous ...

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What’s a Parenthetical Citation vs. a Footnote? When Do I Use Them?

Parenthetical citations and footnotes are two different types of citations used in the body of research projects. Their goal is to direct readers to information about the sources used in your research project. Parenthetical citations are often used in MLA format, APA format, ...

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How to Write a Summer Vacation Essay That’s Actually Good

Summer break is a great time to kick back, relax and enjoy yourself and, if you’re lucky, to go on an awesome trip! But how can you translate your amazing vacation into a narrative essay for English class or work it to fit a common application prompt? Here’s some tips to help you out: Save Mementos From Your Summer Even if you’r ...

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