Tips to Improve College Writing Skills

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A large part of college is writing essays and other academic essays. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a chemical, creative writing, or computer science major, essays are a backbone of college life. Therefore, honing your writing skills is one of the fastest, most effective things you can do to improve your college grades. Get started today with the following key … Read More

Health Tips: Getting Into Running

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When you live at the Cottages of Fort Collins, you get to enjoy access to a ton of exciting amenities, like the central resort pool that’s a big hit come the hot days of summer. But now that the weather has cooled off, swimming is likely the last thing on your mind. Instead, why not take a look into the … Read More

Get in on Fall Gardening

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Just because you live in an apartment means you have to give up on your green thumb. Here at the Cottages of Fort Collins, our residents have several great options for experimenting with vegetable and herb growing. Our first-floor apartments have large porches with plenty of sunlight while second-floor patios likewise have big patios. You can also talk to our … Read More

Creating the Perfect Schedule for Your Personality

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Picking out your first and second-year classes is anything but easy. There are a lot of things to consider, including whether to go for basic or major-specialized, morning or evening, or high-ranked professors vs. high-ranked courses. In addition to these facets, equally important is scheduling based on your personality and learning style. The following are some tips on how to do … Read More

Move-In Myths & Tips

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Fall courses at Colorado State start in mid-august. This means if you haven’t already done so, you’re probably about to pack up your things and move into your new apartment here at the Cottages. Whether you’re a freshman or a returning sophomore, you’ve probably had your share of lists and advice about moving back in. Sound about right? Well, how … Read More

Spring Grilling Tips

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The snow has melted and the weather is finally warm enough to start grilling and planning outdoor get-togethers. As a resident of the Cottages of Fort Collins, you’ll have access to the complex’s beautiful outdoor gathering areas featuring lounge chairs, fire pits, and, arguably most important of all, grills. But before you head down and fire the machines up, make … Read More

Shopping & Cooking for One

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Each of the residences at the Cottages of Fort Collins boasts outstanding modern kitchens that are sure to inspire new cooking concoctions. Our rooms feature new and upgraded appliances, ample counter spaces, and plenty of room for you to move about to mix, bake, and create delicious culinary treats. Of course, if you are new to cooking, planning out meals … Read More

Managing College Stress

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College life requires considerably more effort than high school. Here, there are no parents waking you up, no hallway monitors ensuring you get to class on time, and few teachers willing to offer plush extra-credit assignments to beef up your grades. The more demanding work and instructors are designed to keep you motivated and help you succeed here and in … Read More