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  • Parents: How to Maintain a Long Distance Relationship With Your College Student

    Sep 10, 2013 • Wendy Nelson • College TipsRead More »
    Parents: How to Maintain a Long Distance Relationship With Your College Student

    When we dropped our oldest daughter off at college for her first semester, we wondered how to maintain a long distance relationship with her. We knew that our relationship with her would change, but we hoped that wouldn’t mean she wouldn’t want to communicate with us much. We worked on some ways to stay close, [&hellip...

  • The Benefits of Joining a National Honor Society in College

    Aug 29, 2013 • Loretta Kay • College TipsRead More »
    The Benefits of Joining a National Honor Society in College

    Thought you left academic honors societies behind with high school? Think again! There are many college honor societies that recognize excellence in academics, character, and service. In high school, I loved being a part of the National Honor Society because it made me feel like I was a member of a supportive community. Now that [&hellip...

  • Having a Car in College: Is It Necessary?

    Aug 28, 2013 • Wendy Nelson • College TipsRead More »
    Having a Car in College: Is It Necessary?

    Many parents wrestle with the idea of their child having a car in college. On the one hand, they want their child to be able to go where he or she needs to go and not be stuck on campus. On the other hand, they don’t want their child to become the dorm taxi service! [&hellip...

  • What LinkedIn Can Teach You About Your College Professor

    Aug 27, 2013 • Loretta Kay • College TipsRead More »
    What LinkedIn Can Teach You About Your College Professor

    For better or for worse, most college students, including myself, are eager to learn about their college professors before they meet them on the first day of classes. Most use sites for college students like RateMyProfessor to do their sleuthing. I’ve found that professional social networking site LinkedIn can be an even more useful resource [&hellip...

  • 10 Most Popular Textbooks for Fall Semester 2013

    Aug 26, 2013 • Textbooks.com • College TipsRead More »
    10 Most Popular Textbooks for Fall Semester 2013

    Right now, students all over the country are stocking up on next semester’s required textbooks. You know what YOU need, sure – but have you ever wondered what everyone else is reading? Or if the book you’re using is what everybody else is using, too? We’ve compiled a list of this summer’s best-sellers (and they’re [&hellip...

  • How to Be Successful in College: Don’t Study in Your Dorm Room

    Aug 23, 2013 • Loretta Kay • College TipsRead More »
    How to Be Successful in College: Don’t Study in Your Dorm Room

    I, like most of the college students I’ve talked to, love my bed. My dorm bed is a wonderful haven after a hectic day of classes or a night out with friends. But if I’m considering how to be successful in college, rather than just comfortable, a bed is not a great place to study. [&hellip...

  • Secrets to a Successful Study Group

    Aug 22, 2013 • Loretta Kay • College TipsRead More »
    Secrets to a Successful Study Group

    The prospect of a study group makes me wary. Some of my study groups have turned into unproductive hang-out sessions, while others quickly became panicky and disorganized. So when members of my difficult psychology class suggested that we try a study group, I knew I should go, but I wasn’t thrilled about it. But it [&hellip...

  • Why Buy Used Textbooks? 4 Reasons to Choose Used

    Aug 21, 2013 • Textbooks.com • College TipsRead More »
    Why Buy Used Textbooks? 4 Reasons to Choose Used

    The average college student spends $655 per year on textbooks. Now, you don’t need us to tell you that $655 is a lot of dough, especially when you factor in all the unavoidable expenses of student life. Buying textbooks at full price can blow a big hole in your budget. At Textbooks.com, we work hard [&hellip...

  • Teach Your Children to be Independent in College

    Aug 21, 2013 • Wendy Nelson • College TipsRead More »
    Teach Your Children to be Independent in College

    There are simple things you can do to teach your children to be independent in college. Some kids will get an early start on independence during the college search process. My oldest daughter was not one of them. I had to walk her through finding colleges, visiting colleges, keeping track of when applications were due, [&hellip...

  • The Pros of Blogging in College

    Aug 20, 2013 • Rob Zappulla • College TipsRead More »
    The Pros of Blogging in College

    These days, it seems like everyone has a blog, whether it be a Mom blogging her way through a cookbook or a well-known journalist writing about the civil war in Syria, a blog can be both informative and entertaining. But with all those blogs floating around, it may seem like sending your own thoughts into [&hellip...