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  • 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...

  • The 5 Best Things About Your College Roommate

    Oct 1, 2013 • Rachel Braedyn • College LifeRead More »
    The 5 Best Things About Your College Roommate

    Living with a roommate is one of the best experiences you can have in college. Sure, you’re not guaranteed to be lifelong best friends with your college roommate, but it’s really helpful and rewarding to live with someone with whom you get along. My roommates were all great people who prove that there are many [&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...

  • Stress Relief for College Students: Do a Quick Yoga Workout

    Sep 30, 2013 • Ryan Dwyer • College LifeRead More »
    Stress Relief for College Students: Do a Quick Yoga Workout

    Yoga is a great way to build strength and flexibility, work on balance, and reduce stress. At college, fitting these things in with a hectic schedule becomes even more important. I find that I don’t always have time to go through a lengthy routine. Instead, I end up doing short yoga workouts when I can [&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...

  • Student Loan Forgiveness Programs: How to Choose a Job That Qualifies

    Sep 25, 2013 • Wendy Nelson • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    Student Loan Forgiveness Programs: How to Choose a Job That Qualifies

    According to The Project on Student Debt, in the class of 2011, the average student loan borrower graduated with $26,600 in loan debt. Thankfully, though, according to the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau, an estimated 25% of the U.S. workforce is eligible for student loan forgiveness programs. With some early planning and awareness, college students can [&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...

  • How to Afford a Smartphone on a College Student Budget

    Sep 23, 2013 • Wendy Nelson • Saving & SpendingRead More »
    How to Afford a Smartphone on a College Student Budget

    Do you need to balance giving your college student the cell phone he or she wants against keeping your student on a budget? Don’t worry, there are ways to afford a smartphone on a college student budget. My oldest daughter made a convincing case for having a smartphone before she started college. On campus, the [&hellip...

  • Fit Entertainment Into Your College Budget: It’s Possible!

    Sep 23, 2013 • Loretta Kay • Saving & SpendingRead More »
    Fit Entertainment Into Your College Budget: It’s Possible!

    Last year, I lived right next to a movie theater. It was great to see movies all the time, but it was expensive on a college budget. Luckily, a friend told me about AMC’s discount Thursdays, when college students can go to AMC theaters for free. I promised myself that I could only go to [&hellip...