The people (rather, the web visitors) have spoken. For over 3 years at the Plan For College blog, we've covered a number of topics for aspiring college students and their parents. From financial aid to campus tours, admissions interviews and even the impact of social media on today's students... we've covered a lot.
Today we want to put the five most popular articles in one place for you. We wrote them, but you've chosen them by reading. Without further ado, here are the 5 articles with the most readers all time:
1. How Social Media Can Be a Positive During Study Time (280,000+ pageviews)
Have you ever started out studying and ended up checking out what your friends are posting online? Or, have you started out playing around online and then ended up learning something relevant to your studies? A lot of people dismiss social media sites as “distractions” to the serious student. But, experts and students agree, social media can actually help you study. Read on for reasons why that’s so.
2. Top Ten Questions to Ask a College Admissions Officer (175,000+ pageviews)
Whether you're a high school student seeking to learn more about the schools you're applying to, or a parent seeking to help your child plan for college, here's a list of ten great questions to ask a college admissions office. These will help you determine important college facts when planning for college.
3. 107 Things to Pack for College (150,000+ pageviews)
It's the middle of August, and school is just around the corner. For new college students and even returning ones, the question of "what to pack for college" is a typical one. Below is our full list of things you'll need to bring to college for your dorm room, but make sure to discuss with your roommates before packing.
4. 16 Things You Can Share or Split with Your College Roommates (110,000+ pageviews)
In college dorms and apartments, space is paramount but so is the relationship with your roommates. And at the crossroads of these two college living pillars is the idea of sharing between you and your roommates. You want to share or split the right amount of items to optimize space and budget, but also need to make sure it doesn't get in the way of maintaining a healthy and fair relationship.
5. 5 Tips for Getting into College Using Social Media (100,000+ pageviews)
Last week, I talked about 5 ways to avoid being rejected from college by increasing your Facebook privacy settings and making sure you're name has a good connotation online. This week, I want to cover how students can use social media to their advantage in the college application process. Here are my five tips for getting into college by using online tools...
As you can see, topics like social media, packing, and college admissions interviews are the most popular topics at the Plan For College blog. Each of these articles has been visited over 100,000 times. Hope you enjoy!
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