6 New Year’s resolution ideas for college students

Like other people this time of year, college students are making their New Year’s resolutions for improving college life and academics and for setting goals for the New Year.

What resolution ideas do you have for 2017? (Credit: Happy New Year SMS)

What resolution ideas do you have for 2017? (Credit: Happy New Year SMS)

Here’s are DIY suggestions for making changes for a new year. Read more

Optimize your studying with these 3 apps

Ahhhhh, why are you reading this blog right now? Shouldn’t you be taking a final exam or preparing for one right now?! Well if you’re reading this blog maybe you need a little help from some technology friendly studying apps that will help get that A you are striving for!

 

Need help studying? Yep, there are apps for that. (Credit: One*)

Need help studying? Yep, there are apps for that. (Credit: One*)

The great thing about the apps I am about to share is that they are all easily accessible either on your mobile device or your computer. Read more

Finals week study tips and survival skills

Finals week is almost here! Whether it’s your first experience or not, you can always improve your final exam survival skills. Time management is probably the biggest challenge. You have to find the time to study and then know how to study in the time that you have.

Stay focused through finals week with our tips. (Credit: Thought Catalog)

Stay focused through finals week with our tips. (Credit: Thought Catalog)

Let’s look at some study tips that will help you to live through your finals schedule and conquer another semester. Read more

DIY study kit to prep for your final exams

Final exams! Not only do you have to gear up and study for the end of the semester, but you also have to survive it. I know that I sometimes let my stress get the better of me, and it’s really important to make sure I’m taking care of myself, or I end up with a cold at the worst possible time (like the morning of my final).

What do you need to get through your final exams? (Credit: Etsy)

What do you need to get through your final exams? (Credit: Etsy)

In order to make it through, consider making a survival study kit for finals week that has everything you need to make it through your final exams. Looking for other tips for finals as well? Read on! Read more

Tech trends: Print vs. digital textbooks and Barnes & Noble’s new tablet

In the market for a new tablet? Rumors hinted at Barnes & Noble planning to release a new 7-inch NOOK tablet, designed to compete with the low-end price point of the bestselling Amazon Fire tablet, before the holiday shopping season. I’m a long time NOOK user, so this is exciting news for me, especially as my old tablet died over the summer. The news got me thinking about the old print vs. digital textbooks debate, and it looks like the jury is still out.

Print or digital textbooks, which do you prefer? (Credit: Pexels)

Print or digital textbooks, which do you prefer? (Credit: Pexels)

I read both in print and digital interchangeably, and I’ve expanded my reading in the past few years to include smaller devices, like my cell phone, among my displays. But a phone screen is certainly not the ideal way to read a textbook. What are the arguments for or against experiencing your textbooks digitally? Check it out to see whether or not digital textbooks are the way to go for your own learning style and budget. Read more

DIY tips to recover from sleep deprivation

A survey of more than 400 college students conducted by Chegg found that only 16 percent of students got eight or more hours of sleep a night. The survey also found that those sleepless nights are typically due to too much homework and too much attention to online entertainment.

End sleep deprivation with our sleeping tips. (Credit: Reference)

End sleep deprivation with our sleeping tips. (Credit: Reference)

If you are a typical college student dealing with sleep deprivation, you just want some DIY tips for how to recover and not doze off in class. I’ve got you covered. Read more

4 research paper writing hacks that will change your life

Some professors like to give out research paper writing assignments like they’re candy. Writing a research paper really does help you to bring what you’ve learned into focus. Now if you could just start dealing with stress that comes from that short deadline. I’ve picked up a few pointers that could help you out.

Make writing a research paper easy with our tips. (Credit: Ground Report)

Make writing a research paper easy with our tips. (Credit: Ground Report)

Pointer number one is to narrow your list of research paper topics to just the right topic to cover. Here are a few more ideas to help you on your next assignment. Read more

Ace your final exams with these top 5 notetaking tips

Believe it or not, final exams are just around the corner. If you have found that you’re stuck in a rut with the same old notetaking, using other methods may be beneficial to you and may ensure that you can better recall the material from lecture.

Below I have offered 5 notetaking tips to help you ace your final exams this semester. Read more

How to read a textbook without losing your mind

Sooner or later like every college student, you realize that you’re going to have to crack open the textbook and start reading it. It’s not all gloomy, though. Knowing how to read a textbook is one of those study skills that pays off big time.

Reading a textbook doesn't have to be so stressful. (Credit: Shutterstock)

Reading a textbook doesn’t have to be so stressful. (Credit: Shutterstock)

It took me a long time to figure out what reading activities worked well for me. Here are a few tips and ideas that could work for you. Read more

4 ways exercise helps improve your grades

Do you feel that no matter how much you study that some things just don’t stick to memory? Well, you’re not alone. Many college students across the country study for hours and still get grades that are average or below on their midterms.

Exercise your way to good grades. (Credit: UNH.edu)

Exercise your way to good grades. (Credit: UNH.edu)

If you feel like you’re in the same boat, I’m here to tell you that there ARE ways to change this! Although you may have a busy schedule and it may seem like you barely have time to eat dinner, there are many reasons why you should schedule an extra hour at the gym each day. Here they are: Read more