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

How to Crush Your Research Paper or Oral Presentation

It doesn’t matter what you’re studying—inevitably, you’re going to have to write a research paper or give an oral presentation this semester. I wrote papers in my Calculus I class! Requirements are going to depend on your professor, but it’s more than likely that as a college student, you’ve got at least one research paper looming, and one oral presentation on the syllabus. If you already have a few years of college under your belt, you more than likely have a few life hacks you’ve developed for handling these deadlines.

Perfect your public speaking and research paper skills. (Credit: Pexels)

Perfect your public speaking and research paper skills. (Credit: Pexels)

One of mine: start early! If you know you’re going to have a big paper due at the end of the semester, don’t wait until the last minute to get started. Read on for a few more life hacks I’ve gathered on research papers and oral presentations. Read more

7 Study Tips To Help You Ace Your Midterm Exams

I don’t know about you, but I always seem to psych myself out while preparing for midterm exams. And I assume I’m not the only person who stresses out about how to study before midterm exams.

Yes, you can ace your midterm exams! (Credit: Pexels)

Yes, you can ace your midterm exams! (Credit: Pexels)

Here are some effective study tips to help you ace your midterms. Read more

Sneaky Productivity Apps That Get It Done

I don’t know about you, but my to-do list just seems to get longer each day. Clearly, I’ll need some help to get things done on time. Goal setting helps but there are other things that you can use to stay on track.

Improve your productivity with some helpful apps. (Credit: Pexels)

Improve your productivity with some helpful apps. (Credit: Pexels)

Productivity apps, for one. Let’s see what else can help us to be more productive. Read more

See How the MindTap Mobile App Fits Your College Needs

Class, activities, studying, work. And if you’re lucky, a social life. We know you’re short on time and always on the go.

That’s why we make products that move with you – and fit your budget. Students, meet the MindTap Mobile App. Read more

5 Ways to Start Spring Semester With a Bang!

Did winter break feel like it just flew by? Are you prepared for another semester? We all might need a little more time to recuperate! Regardless, a new year and a new semester is upon us and we may need a few reminders as to what makes a great semester!

Make your second semester an adventure. (Credit: Motivation & Inspiration)

Make your second semester an adventure. (Credit: Motivation & Inspiration)

Here are a few ways to start your semester off with a bang! Read more

Top 5 CengageBrain blog posts for 2016

Happy New Year, college students! While another year has passed, we decided to take a little trip down memory lane and share the most read blog posts for 2016.

Check out our countdown below to see which post you enjoyed the most over the year, too. Read more

How high school Senioritis affects GPA and college admission

“Senioritis” is an affliction that hits high school seniors during their second semester. They assume that since colleges have already accepted or rejected them in the spring, the colleges won’t know or care what grades they got in their second semester of senior year.

Learn how to combat senioritis next semester. (Credit: joy-Q)

Learn how to combat senioritis next semester. (Credit: joy-Q)

However, college admissions do want their entire high school transcript, and if they slack off on college requirements, they might not get in. Read more

5 ways second semester freshman year is better

You’ve survived your first semester of college as a freshman and even came back for the second semester! You’ve learned some valuable survival techniques to navigate your academics and dorm life.

Find out the many ways second semester is better than the first. (Credit: Odyssey)

Find out the many ways second semester is better than the first. (Credit: Odyssey)

But everyone says that the spring semester of freshman year is so much better than the first. Here are some college tips for making your best college semester your second semester. Read more

Overcoming the ‘F’: What to do after you get a bad grade

Despite your current panic, getting a bad grade is not the end of the world. You’ve been given an opportunity to learn and grow. Although this is not ideal, you are still on a path to discovery.

Don't fret, it's not the end of the world if you get a bad grade. (Credit: AEI)

Don’t fret, it’s not the end of the world if you get a bad grade. (Credit: AEI)

The way you will respond to this challenge can help your personal and academic development. Here are your next steps. Read more