I’m sure–like me–you keep saying over and over in your head, “Where on earth did this summer go?!” But I’m here to tell you that the new school year is here! Get a head start on the semester and activate your Cengage Learning digital tools NOW. Trust me, there are some really powerful online study tools that will help you make the grades, save time and avoid stress over the next several months.
Successfully living with your roommate in a dorm room is a rite of passage for many college students. This is a good time to learn responsibility, respect, conflict resolution, compromise, cleaning, effective communication…and especially roommate etiquette.
A stress-free dorm life leads to student success. Here are some college tips for roommate etiquette in college dorms. Read more
Auditing a class is an option for college students who do not need credit for that class but want a stress-free environment to learn the material or network in that field of study.
Student success does not always require a grade. Here are some college tips if you want to audit a class and what to expect. Read more
Ah, freshman year! The hassles of campus life, college dorms, coping with stress and the dreaded Freshman 15. This article will help college freshmen learn to recognize those embarrassing signs that you’re new to all this college stuff and offer tips to adjust to college life and achieve student success.
1. You have way (WAY!) too much stuff
Don’t bring a U-Haul full of stuff for a small dorm room. Read more
The advantages and disadvantages of teacher tenure in higher education have been debated, but what about tenure’s effects on student success?
Tenure in academics offers professors job security, yet critics complain they may become complacent. Do tenured professors spend too much time researching and not enough time teaching? Read more
“Be prepared!” is a motto not just for Boy Scouts — or the hyenas in The Lion King. A new school year is upon us, so how will you be prepared for class?
From study tips to dorm life to student health, here are six tips for college students to be prepared for college life and achieve student success. Read more
Many colleges offer study tips to improve academics, but often don’t include effective study tools to help college students study better and retain what they’ve learned.
Student success depends on having the right tools for the job and knowing how to best use them. Here are some lifehack study tips to improve college habits and gain a student advantage. Read more
It’s that time of year for college students to listen to graduation speeches that they likely won’t remember a week after graduation. But some speeches that attempt to improve student success in the real world have become noteworthy, such as the Steve Jobs commencement speech. Below are snippets from some of the best commencement speeches.
Speeches with passion
We might remember the speech given by Apple’s Steve Jobs at Stanford University in 2005, a few years before his death in which he urged graduates to pursue their dreams and find opportunities to learn and grow. Read more
Academics aren’t the only reason you’re at college. Your social health is another aspect of college life in addition to your studies. Student success, as well as career success, depends on learning how to socialize and how to be a responsible member of a group. Here are some tips for college students who want to get the most out of socializing in college.
A chance to socialize in many different groups
College is usually the first time young people are on their own without parents’ guidance or rules. Students learn to participate as a responsible member of various groups within the college environment: Read more
After working so hard to earn your degree it seems as if the hard part is over. You’re a college graduate and the world is yours. Just as setting smart goals was important for your student success, it will be even more important in seeing you through the rest of your life. Ask anyone who’s been out of college for a few years, and they’ll tell you that the easy part is over. Your work has just begun. Here are some options to explore once you’re a college graduate and some tips on how to set goals for the next part of your life.
I’m a college graduate, now what?
Come graduation day you’ll be standing there with your diploma in hand and a smile on your face—you should, you’re officially a college graduate! Deep inside, however, it may be a different story. Slowly the panic will set in as you realize that you need a plan to move forward. What will you do? Read more