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

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

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

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

The secrets to success in college—life hacks and study tips

You probably already know 1,001 life hacks for soda can tabs or cooking in your microwave, but maybe you could use a little refresher on study tips, no matter what class you are struggling in.

Learn the secrets to success for college here. (Credit: The Foundation)

Learn the secrets to success for college here. (Credit: The Foundation)

College students I’ve heard your pleas, and I come bearing the secrets to success—college edition. Read more

How to create a great study space for yourself

You’ve had a couple (or a few) weeks to get into your semester. Have you found that perfect study space yet? Many college students have study rooms right in the dorm, but others prefer the library.

Create a study space that will keep you focused this school year. (Credit: Getty Images)

Create a study space that will keep you focused this school year. (Credit: Getty Images)

I always preferred my desk (or bed) and my laptop, but having brushed up on some study tips, I realize I probably could have done better! For some lifehacks on creating your own perfect study space, check out these tips. 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