Entries by Lorraine Savage

Should I drop a class? Reasons and consequences

College students can be overwhelmed with a difficult, uninteresting or unnecessary class. Sometimes a course doesn’t teach the right material or the teacher is nasty. Then you begin to consider withdrawing from a class. Luckily, under certain circumstances, you’re allowed to drop a class, but make sure you understand the consequences.

How to check for plagiarism on your research paper

It will soon be research paper season, and if your profs are like mine were, you’ll be hearing about the bogey of plagiarism. What is plagiarism? Many college students aren’t sure of the definition, and whether using information off the Internet for their paper is considered plagiarism. Luckily, I’ve found that it’s easy to check […]

Change or stay: 5 tips to choosing a college major

College freshmen have an important decision when choosing a college major. Your major will help decide your future career. But luckily, you don’t have to make a hard and fast decision the minute you enter college. You can wait to decide, you can change your major even if you’ve already chosen one or you can […]

6 tips to deal with a difficult college roommate

Moving into the college dorms usually means having a roommate. Many college students won’t know much about their roommate until they have to share a dorm with them. If you’re lucky, like me, you’ll get along fine with your college roommate, but sometimes the two of you just can’t get along. Here are some college […]

College athletes and compensation: Supreme Court to decide

Student athletes and college sports are a big part of college life. We love to watch them, and we cheer on our school’s team. But despite the popularity of college basketball, football and other sports, the athletes don’t get paid like the professional athletes do. Ed O’Bannon, a former UCLA basketball player, brought the issue […]

10 do-it-yourself tips for academic goals in college

I was lucky in that I knew exactly what my personal goals were for college. But not every college student does. Figuring out what to study and how to work toward that degree several long years away can be daunting. So here are some student educational planning tips and guidelines for a do-it-yourself plan to […]

6 tips for frugal living for college students

You’re living on your own, you might have a part-time job while going to school, but money is always going to be tight. Here are some lifehack tips for cheap food and services and frugal living in college.

Cyber security tips for college students

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Colleges and universities are particularly susceptible to cyber threats and security breaches, as smartphones and tablets are more popular than ever for social media and for school work. Here are cyber security tips to maintain computer security.

College life plan: 4 ways to break out of your comfort zone

College students often find college a scary place whether you’re an introvert or extrovert. Everything is new, you’re independent from mom and dad, and your education depends solely on the choices you make. Playing it safe can hold you back from the wonders college offers. So here are some do-it-yourself tips to get out of […]

Disclaimer: Trigger warnings may (or may not) be unsuitable for college campuses

The topic of trigger warnings on college campuses have sparked a widespread debate across the country just recently. Seen as a trend more severe than political correctness, the college campus has become a safe zone, free of trigger warnings and microaggression. College professors on some campuses are expected to warn students about potentially discomforting material. […]