You’ve asked around, you’ve searched online, and maybe even toured a campus or three to pick up a shirt. Searching for a college can be exciting and overwhelming—you’re now expected to have opinions on inter-library loans, computer labs, and paying for lunch with a card, so how do you possibly begin to sift out the important search-criteria from the white noise?
Luckily, from veteran to rookie, I’m passing down my best college search that high school students often forget to consider:
1. Access to Academic Resources – Maybe you’ve seen the library, but there is a lot more to college resources than the books you can throw—namely thousands upon thousands of scholarly articles that exist in digital form and computer programs that are vital to class.
Why is this important? Because few things make college papers as frustrating as finding the perfect article and realizing you can’t access it. College students do a lot of research and free government statistics just aren’t meaty enough to get you an A. Instead, college papers revolve around scholarly research that’s rarely free to the public—you’ll oftentimes have to rely on journals that your school pays for instead.
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