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Admission Essays: Top Ten Things to Avoid

When applying to American universities, it is important to understand that the admission essay is a MAJOR part of the application and can strongly influence the admission decision.  Most universities will offer several prompts from which prospective students can choose an essay topic, but many also offer an option to write an admission essay on…

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GPA and How it Works: Is A 4.0 Really That Important?

Maintaining high grades can be one of the biggest pressures in the lives of many college students, with parents, professors, academic advisers, and friends all reinforcing the belief that maintaining a high grade point average (GPA) is crucial to college and career success. But how do grade point averages work? What do they mean for…

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Study Spots: Using Environment to Your Advantage

  Finals are just around the corner here at Truman State University!  Truman students take their grades very seriously, and studying for final exams is a top priority. Having a place where you can focus your attention is a valuable asset when writing a paper or preparing for an exam. Here is a list of…

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5 Steps to Combat Stress (While Keeping Grades Up!)

Near the end of each semester, many college students begin to feel increased pressure from their many responsibilities. With the due dates for final exams, papers, and projects looming ever closer, many students find difficulty in keeping up with their responsibilities for their classes, jobs, clubs, organizations, social groups, relationships, and personal life. For some,…

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10 Ways to Enjoy the Kirksville Fall

  The United States, like many large countries, has a variety of cultural differences based on region. While the people of the U.S. share many values, activities, and pastimes, there are always new experiences to be found through travel. The Midwestern region of the U.S. is home to its own unique culture and activities. Kirksville, the small city in the…

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Uniquely American Holidays

While Americans share many holidays with the rest of the world, there are several uniquely American holidays that can be confusing to people from other countries. These American holidays celebrate the nation’s rich culture and history and can enrich the experience of those visiting the U.S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Often abbreviated as MLK…

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10 Advantages to Attending a University in a Small Town

1. Small towns offer a tranquil, relaxed ambiance, conducive to peaceful study. 2. A small town provides ample opportunity to venture outdoors and appreciate the beauty of nature.  3. Students who are accustomed to living in the bustling atmosphere of a larger city may find the change of pace refreshing. 4. With few stores and…

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The Journey Begins

Video by Priscilla Parisa Every semester, Truman State University has the privelige of welcoming a new group of international students into its ranks. Students from all over the world travel to Kirksville, Missouri, in order to brighten their future with a Truman education. This video provides a look into Truman’s international orientation process, while showing…

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