9 Top Study Tips For College Success

After getting through high school you may think that you know all there is to know about how to study. But courses in college require a new and different approach. College students are often expected to automatically know how to study so your instructors may not even think of giving out study tips.

With that in mind, I’ve put together a list of tips and ideas that might work well for you. Read more

How To Calculate Your GPA — And Why It Matters

Making it through college-level classes takes a lot of hard work. At the end of the day, you want to know that it was worth the effort, and your grade point average (GPA) is the most concrete way of doing that.

Calculate your GPA for academic success. (Credit: Hive Miner)

Calculate your GPA for academic success. (Credit: Hive Miner)

Do you use your school’s GPA calculator to keep track of your GPA? As college students, we are told that our cumulative GPA will affect our postgraduate and our professional possibilities. So, it’s a good idea to know how to calculate your GPA. Read more

Common App: Your One-Stop College Application Tool

If you’ve been looking for an easier way to send your college application to multiple schools, then you have to check out the Common App. With one online form, you can apply to nearly 700 academic institutions in the U.S. and other countries. It also helps with tracking your progress and meeting deadlines.

You’ll still have to send additional information such as your high school transcript, results of college entrance exams, and an essay, if required. Read more

Why Students Skip Class and The Potential Consequences

Whether or not to attend class is something many college students consider. Technically, you should attend all of them. Why are you paying all that money for college and not bothering to go to the classes? Yet it happens, and students believe they have good excuses for missing class.

However, teachers want to know the answer to the question and to impart on students the serious consequences of not attending. When students don’t attend class, they jeopardize their continuing academic success. Read more

Do You Have #ObsoleteJobSkills On Your Resume?

If you’re avoiding putting together a resume for after graduation, a great way to pretend you’re being productive is to check out the #ObsoleteJobSkills that Twitter users have collected. It’s an entertaining way to remember the type of thing to not put on your resume. But what resume skills should you include?

This would be considered an #obsoletejobskill. (Credit: India Today)

This would be considered an #obsoletejobskill. (Credit: India Today)

If you’re creating your first curriculum vitae or updating your resume from an earlier version (I’ve had several resume incarnations since I started college), check out these DIY tips for what to include, and avoid. Read more

How Music Playlists Can Boost Productivity

It’s no secret that music can create a more upbeat atmosphere. It is scientifically proven that advertisers use music to encourage sales, athletes tend to perform better with it, even in relationships music is known to “set the mood”. But increase productivity? Now that was something I had to check up on. And so, I did. Turns out music and productivity have a generally high relationship; shows why some people can’t function without bringing their headphones to work.

Although there are many genres of music out there that have proven successful when encouraging productive behavior in the workplace, here’s what stood out to me: Read more

How To Survive Midterms Like A B.O.S.S.

While it feels like second semester JUST started, somehow midterms have creeped up on you! Before you resort to freaking out, remember that you don’t have to stress out.

Want to know how to survive midterms? Check out our tips on how to handle them… like a BOSS. Read more

VIDEO: Combat Stress With Optimism and Breathing Exercises

So, you’re a college student who’s feeling stressed. I get it! Sure, stress can make you stronger, but it can also make you feel worse than you already do. Thankfully, there are a few ways to make life a little bit easier and they start with YOU.

In this short video Diane Hales, author of Personal Stress Management: Surviving to Thriving, shares her best tips on how the stress paradox works and some helpful breathing techniques you can use to help yourself relax. Read more

Advice I Would’ve Given Myself in High School

As I progress to my second semester of college, I have been reflecting a lot on my high school career and all the things I would’ve done differently. These things include academic endeavors and even social events that I would or wouldn’t have gone to.

So, without further ado, here is some advice that I would’ve given myself in high school. Read more

Got Senioritis? Survival Tips For Your Last Semester

When that final semester of college rolls around, it can be hard to stay focused, much less interested, in your classes. If you are like most college students, including myself, you feel like you have got this one locked up. In the bag. Done and done. Basically you have that feeling of wanting to blow off everything that you had at the end of high school, except now it is back with a vengeance because the next stop is the real world.

Learn how to survive senioritis. (Credit: Berkeley News)

Learn how to survive senioritis. (Credit: Berkeley News)

But you can get through senioritis, without tanking your GPA or alienating your friends, with some hard-learned survival tips. Read on. Read more