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  • The 5 Best Pens for Taking Notes in Your College Classes

    Oct 8, 2013 • Textbooks.com • College TipsRead More »
    The 5 Best Pens for Taking Notes in Your College Classes

    College students, a good pen could boost your grades. Hear us out. If you were to walk into any lecture hall today, you’d see a smattering of students typing notes on sleek laptops and tablets. Many students, though, still see the value in taking notes by hand. (In fact, recently we asked our readers how [&hellip...

  • Adding/Dropping College Classes: How To Know If It’s Right For You

    Oct 1, 2013 • Hareem Shafi • College TipsRead More »
    Adding/Dropping College Classes: How To Know If It’s Right For You

    The add-drop period has always been a saving grace for me. It is usually a week long, occurs at the beginning of the semester, and gives me the freedom to move in and out of college classes without penalty. The system offers me peace of mind. I can try out all my classes, safe with [&hellip...

  • Best Academic Blogs: A Guide for College Students

    Sep 30, 2013 • Kevin Wandrei • College TipsRead More »
    Best Academic Blogs: A Guide for College Students

    If you’re the type of student who’d be interested in reading about a newly identified deep-sea species or the recent discovery of King Richard III’s body, academic blogs will be perfect for you. Luckily, no matter your interests — innovative mathematics, the latest genome discovery, or a reinterpretation of Hamlet — the web provides all [&hellip...

  • Why You Should Take a Voyage with Semester at Sea

    Sep 30, 2013 • Ryan Dwyer • College TipsRead More »
    Why You Should Take a Voyage with Semester at Sea

    During my sophomore year of college, I began to get restless. I was enjoying college, but I wanted to get out and see the world. None of the study abroad programs offered by my school fit my academic track very well, so after an initial suggestion from a friend I decided to sign up for [&hellip...

  • Banned Books Week! Top 10 Banned or Challenged Books

    Sep 26, 2013 • Textbooks.com • College TipsRead More »
    Banned Books Week! Top 10 Banned or Challenged Books

    French writer and philosopher Voltaire — who you may remember as the dude who wrote Candide — once famously said, “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” (In French, though.) This quote sums up nicely the spirit of healthy discourse. However controversial, unpopular, or downright [&hellip...

  • How to Be Confident in College Courses (or How to Fake It)

    Sep 24, 2013 • Noelle Held • College TipsRead More »
    How to Be Confident in College Courses (or How to Fake It)

    The middle of the semester is always tough for me. The initial excitement of the first month of school has worn off, and classes are starting to pick up. College courses can be overwhelming at times, and feel even more so when you add in student organizations, sports, friends, and family life. My confidence always [&hellip...

  • Top STEM Education Textbooks for College Students

    Sep 18, 2013 • Textbooks.com • College TipsRead More »
    Top STEM Education Textbooks for College Students

    Right now, there’s an exciting national initiative in place to encourage more students to pursue expertise in fields like mathematics and technology. This educational program, called S.T.E.M. (short for science, technology, engineering, and math), preps students for rewarding careers as inventors, programmers, engineers, and scientists. The idea, of course, is that the more students we [&hellip...

  • 3 Time Management Tips for Your College Student

    Sep 12, 2013 • Wendy Nelson • College TipsRead More »
    3 Time Management Tips for Your College Student

    My daughter has a busy college schedule: 17 credit hours, the cross country team, work, and an honors college fall musical production. She has to do a good job keeping track of everything to make sure nothing slips through the cracks. When she was in high school, her teachers taught time management tips through a [&hellip...

  • Your College’s Honor Code: What You Need to Know

    Sep 11, 2013 • Kevin Wandrei • College TipsRead More »
    Your College’s Honor Code: What You Need to Know

    Coming straight from high school, you might find the concept of an honor code foreign and hard to grasp. That being said, comprehending and respecting the code is an important part of the college experience. Honor codes typically deal with topics that include cheating, plagiarism, multiple submissions, and misuse of university resources. Violations of a [&hellip...

  • How the Pulse App Helps Me Stay in the Loop

    Sep 11, 2013 • Loretta Kay • College TipsRead More »
    How the Pulse App Helps Me Stay in the Loop

    Some of my friends have told me that college is a bubble. They’ll go home on vacations and be shocked to learn about major natural disasters in other parts of the world or even the latest happenings in their own communities. While I agree that it’s good to fully immerse yourself in the college experience, [&hellip...