7 Reading Comprehension Tips For Improved Test Scores

Reading comprehension is important for college students, especially when you are new to the college experience, have advanced classes with complex material, and have a variety of types of classes, such as business, chemistry and Chinese. Effective reading comprehension strategies and study tips will help you ace your college tests. Here are some tips on how to study and utilize successful reading strategies.

When I got to college, it was often difficult to remember everything I read. Sometimes I would space out and have no idea what was in that paragraph I just finished reading. That’s why it’s important to pay close attention and check your understanding as you go along. Read more

Student Poll Results: How Do You Manage Exam Stress?

Recently, we asked you to share your go-to strategies for managing stress in our blog poll—and share you did! From yogi-esque self-care methods and chocoholic indulgences, to exercise and straight-up panic, we’ve learned that students use a variety of different tactics to calm their nerves during test time. Some healthy, some not-so-healthy.

As we head into to finals season, you might find some of these tips handy. We started with the most popular answer—and it might just shock you! Read more

A Timeline for Your Midterm Studying

Many often wonder when the right time to start studying for upcoming midterms is, and usually put it off and end up cramming through the night before their tests. Obviously, this approach is very ineffective if the material you are learning needs to be utilized in your future career.

To get the most out of your studying without making it your whole life, follow this template. Read more

6 Last Semester Senioritis Do’s And Don’ts

Confession time. I loved my undergrad experience, but last semester of my senior year, it was really hard to stay motivated. I had already technically earned enough credits to graduate, so I was only taking enough credits to stay a part-time student. Something I didn’t realize at the time was that by taking minimum credits, I kept myself off the dean’s list: at my college, you had to be taking 16 credits for the dean’s list, and I was only taking 12. So, on the one hand, it was nice to have an easy spring semester that gave me a chance to look toward my future and not suffer too much from my senioritis (which was definitely in full effect).

On the other hand, even though my GPA was awesome, I missed out on making the dean’s list my last semester as a college student. If you’re in the middle of spring semester already and are suffering from a bad bout of senior year senioritis, check out these do’s and don’ts to stay motivated and keep on top of your goals for graduation. 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

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

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

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

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

9 tips to help you pass your classes this semester

If you’re overwhelmed by the first few weeks of your classes, you may be thinking “What do I need to pass my class?” If you’re ambitious, you’re thinking not about how to pass, but how to ace courses. I always aimed for the A in my classes but I didn’t always get there!

Find out how you can make sure you pass (or ace!) your classes. (Credit: Business Insider)

Find out how you can make sure you pass (or ace!) your classes. (Credit: Business Insider)

Setting a concrete goal is one of the steps you need to take to pass or ace your classes this semester. College students can always use a few lifehacks to help make classes easier, so check out these 9 college tips on how to make the grade. Read more