8 college tips for surviving the second semester

Like other college students, I got over the fear of my very first semester and looked forward to my second. Even after a few years, the second semester always felt easier to approach.

Are you ready to take on the second semester? (Credit: College Media Matters)

Are you ready to take on the second semester? (Credit: College Media Matters)

I created my own do-it-yourself guide for surviving (and flourishing) in the second semester. Here are some college tips for the second semester. Read more

You ask, we answer: Help me boost my motivation level!

Dear J,

I literally have zero motivation. What should I do?

What now,

Lexi W.

Hi Lexi,

I get it. It’s that point in the semester where you just lose motivation to do anything. Read more

10 do’s and don’ts of finals week for college students

As a college student preparing for finals week, priorities become a little off and we start to wonder if it’s ever going to end. Well, it’s almost over!

Learn the do's and don'ts of finals week here. (Credit: Pexels)

Learn the do’s and don’ts of finals week here. (Credit: Pexels)

In the last weeks until finals, here are the five do’s and the five don’ts to help keep you on track and motivated. Read more

Study tips when preparing for final exams

Wait, didn’t fall semester just start? While it may seem that way to you and I, final exams are just around the corner. If you are new to college, finals may have you totally freaked out.

There are many do's and don'ts when it comes to study tips. (Credit: collective-evolution.com)

There are many do’s and don’ts when it comes to study tips. (Credit: collective-evolution.com)

Heck, even seasoned exam pros could use some study tips for how to prepare. And I am here to help with the inside secrets to ace any test! Read more

Falling behind in class? Here’s how to get back on track

Maybe you opted for some tougher classes this semester. Maybe you simply have too much going on. Whatever the reason you are falling behind in class, you can fix it with some know how tips.

Falling behind? We can help with that. (Credit: Weknowmemes)

Falling behind? We can help with that. (Credit: Weknowmemes)

I’ve got the study skills and tips for how to get back on track and turn your semester into a success. Read more

5 tips for creating a (legal) cheat sheet

I had a statistics teacher who let us use cheat sheets—seriously! While cheating in college is never acceptable, some teachers allow college students to use a test guide or study aid when taking the final exam.

Learn how to create an impeccable cheat sheet. (Credit: MemeCrunch.com)

Learn how to create an impeccable cheat sheet. (Credit: MemeCrunch.com)

Here are some do-it-yourself tips for creating a legal cheat sheet. Read more

You ask, we answer: My grades are jumping off the deep end?!

Dear Jay,

My grades aren’t doing so hot. I’ve had my first set of quizzes and midterms and I thought I did okay, but now I’m pretty sure my professor had to go out and buy a new set of red pens. It’s pretty bad. I should be able to pass this quarter if I pick up my grades on my next set of tests and final. But how do I do that? I don’t want to just pass, I want to do well. So what now?

Too much red pen,

Nikki K.

Good study habits will help you achieve academic success in college.

Good study habits will help you achieve academic success in college.

Dear Nikki,

Don’t worry. Grades are something that can be fixed and there is always next semester. Here are a few ways to go about raising your grades: Read more

4 ways college students can stay focused on academics

College students have so much going on that it’s often difficult to stay focused on academics. Good study habits develop out of practice and determination.

Stay focused so you can achieve your academic goals. (Credit: FitSydney.Wordpress.com)

Stay focused so you can achieve your academic goals. (Credit: FitSydney.Wordpress.com)

Here are some study strategies to focus on what needs to be done so you can improve your college GPA. Read more

5 easy ways to increase work ethic and stay motivated

There are many things you’ll need to know for college, and it’s getting increasingly difficult to stay motivated with all of the distractions that life has to offer.

Wise words to remind yourself of to stay motivated. (Credit: sumit4all.com)

Wise words to remind yourself of to stay motivated. (Credit: sumit4all.com)

If you want to prove to yourself that you can focus your mind and complete your to do list, read on for ways to stay motivated and maintain, or increase, your work ethic. Read more

Multitasking: pros and cons for academics

Multitasking seems to be one of those topics that everyone has an opinion about—good and bad. Studies show that college students who multitask, especially freshmen, may see adverse effects on their academics and GPA.

How good is multitasking for you? (Credit: Ally Mauro/Flickr)

How good is multitasking for you? (Credit: Ally Mauro/Flickr)

However, if you are a multitasker, you can still be a successful student. Read more