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TOEFL Test Tips for English Language Fluency

Many college students from non-English speaking countries attend college in the United States. To assure they are ready for classes conducted in English spoken at an advanced level, the TOEFL test (Test of English as a Foreign Language) rates their fluency in English.

Learn more about the TOEFL test. (Credit: Careers 360)

Learn more about the TOEFL test. (Credit: Careers 360)

The standardized test measures the English language skills of non-native speakers who want to attend academic and professional institutions. Here is some basic information about TOEFL and tips for taking the test. 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

Lack of Sleep and How It Affects College Students

Your parents have probably gone on and on about it. Your professors and maybe even your doctor has mentioned it. What is the big deal about getting enough sleep? Sure, you know you feel grumpy and off your game without it, but this is real life as a college student and sometimes a lack of sleep is part of the bargain.

I hate to break it to you, but the effects of little or no sleep can be serious and there are even more things you need to know. Read on. Read more

5 Ways to Reduce Stress

Stress? What stress? College students never deal with that… just kidding! As one of the most used words to describe college students, stress is something that everyone deals with at some point in their college career. So, is there anything you can do about it? Of course there is.

I’ve compiled 5 of my best tips on how to reduce stress that I think could come in handy for you, too. Read more

Your Ultimate List for Student Discounts

Although the “freshman fifteen” may be a myth, there is a general consensus that your college years are the nicest to your wallet.

However, most students don’t know there are hundreds of places that give student discounts with a valid college ID–and here they are: Read more

5 Ways to Hit Your Rhythm after Spring Break

Spring break is probably the hardest time of the year to rebound from. We’re ¾ of the way through the school year and just finished up that brutal last round of midterms. Maybe some of us were lucky enough to catch some sun at the beach or finally catch up on all those shows we’ve been putting off.

Now comes the time to start hitting the books again but all our minds can think about is summer; what do we do? Read more

7 Ways to Reduce College Stress

It’s no surprise that many college students feel stressed. Whether it’s cramming for tests, worrying about financials, or managing being on their own for the first time, students often become overwhelmed and most often don’t know how to deal with it.

Here’s to knowing better for next time! Read more

9 Top Study Tips For College Success

After getting through high school you may think that you know all there is to know about how to study. But courses in college require a new and different approach. College students are often expected to automatically know how to study so your instructors may not even think of giving out study tips.

With that in mind, I’ve put together a list of tips and ideas that might work well for you. Read more

Best Shows/Movies to Watch on Netflix During Spring Break

It’s almost springtime, which means temperatures are rising, the flowers are starting to bloom, and pollen is under attack. Right now, many people who have issues with allergies are currently struggling to get through the day (trust me, I know)! So, if you are like me with allergies then you most likely want to stay in bed most of the day. Also, your spring break is most likely right around the corner as well. Most people may have plans and vacations, but if you’re like me then you’ll most likely be sitting at home while your siblings are still in school and your parents have to go to work. These scenarios tend to bring boredom into the picture as well…

Get your Netflix on this spring break! (Credit: Extreme Tech)

Get your Netflix on this spring break! (Credit: Extreme Tech)

but never fear Netflix is here to save the day!!! Read more

How To Calculate Your GPA — And Why It Matters

Making it through college-level classes takes a lot of hard work. At the end of the day, you want to know that it was worth the effort, and your grade point average (GPA) is the most concrete way of doing that.

Calculate your GPA for academic success. (Credit: Hive Miner)

Calculate your GPA for academic success. (Credit: Hive Miner)

Do you use your school’s GPA calculator to keep track of your GPA? As college students, we are told that our cumulative GPA will affect our postgraduate and our professional possibilities. So, it’s a good idea to know how to calculate your GPA. Read more