Beyond Our Walls: Amazing Links For The Week Of July 27, 2011

Believe it or not, there are a ton of other awesome college blogs out there! From now on, we’ll be creating a weekly list of posts we think are awesome. If you find one, be sure to let us know about it in the comments!

The Resurgence of Records: In with the Old, Out with the New

at Talk Nerdy 2 Me

Excerpt: High school and college kids weaned on iPods and mp3 players since childhood are putting away their portable devices and dusting off their parents’ old vinyl; a once-dead medium is making a grandiose comeback… (read the whole thing)

Incoming Freshmen Series: How to Stop Networking Like a Freshman

at HackCollege

Excerpt: Below the jump are some tips to help make the transition from networking with friends and colleagues in high school to networking for life in college… (read the whole thing)

5 Pieces of Advice I Would Give My Freshman Self

at PracticalPremed

Excerpt: The (far too often) lonely nights I’ve spent with my application have led me to reflect on what I what I would tell my freshman self if given the chance. 1) Forget your high school study habits; sit in the front of the class and attend 75% of office hours. This advice took me nearly two years to actually implement… (read the whole thing)

How To: Slow Down Time and Soak Up the Last Few Weeks of Summer

at College Cures

Excerpt: Time always seems to go faster when we least want it to, right? Especially when school, and thus exams, new teachers, papers, and long nights are looming. I don’t know about y’all (yeah, I go to school in Texas), but I’m really hoping to make the most of the dying rays of sun-soaked summer… (read the whole thing)

3 Signs of a Dud Professor

at Campus Splash

Excerpt: Ever enter a class where you don’t know the professor? Or you’re sitting in class and you are not absorbing the slightest bit of information? Well maybe you have a dud of a professor – they just kind of happened upon education and were like “Yeah, this sounds awesome!” but that can’t teach if their life depended on it… (read the whole thing)

Props to these awesome blogs. More links to come next week!


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