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  • 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...

  • How to Prepare for College Classes in the Morning

    Aug 16, 2013 • Hareem Shafi • College TipsRead More »
    How to Prepare for College Classes in the Morning

    Most college students are pros when it comes to pulling all-nighters. We all have crazy tricks up our sleeves that help us keep our eyes open the extra few hours it takes to finish that important paper. But preparing for college classes isn’t all about midnight study sessions or mainlining Red Bull; getting energized in [&hellip...

  • Choosing a College Major: Undecided is Okay!

    Aug 8, 2013 • Wendy Nelson • College TipsRead More »
    Choosing a College Major: Undecided is Okay!

    Is your child starting college without choosing a college major? That’s okay! It’s not necessary to know what to study right away. There are resources to help and plenty of general education classes to take before diving into classes geared to a specific major. My daughter is officially “exploratory.” That’s what her college calls students [&hellip...

  • How to Prepare for the First Day of College Classes

    Aug 5, 2013 • Patrick Homeyer • College TipsRead More »
    How to Prepare for the First Day of College Classes

    The summer before I started college, I was fortunate enough to catch up with some of my older friends who had already completed their freshman year of college. While playing some pickup basketball, they gave me a few tips to help me understand the importance of the first day of college classes and what I [&hellip...