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  • 5 Things Nursing Students Can’t Live Without

    Feb 21, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College TipsRead More »
    5 Things Nursing Students Can’t Live Without

    As a nursing student, there’s a lot you bring to the table. You’ve got the book smarts – plus awesome interpersonal skills, an enormous capacity for compassion, and the ability to intuit exactly what kind of care your patients need. Equipped with all of these invaluable things, you’re on the right track to a deeply [&hellip...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • College Library Hours: Optimal Times to Hit the Stacks

    Jul 30, 2013 • Brittany Moorman • College TipsRead More »
    College Library Hours: Optimal Times to Hit the Stacks

    College library hours are usually around the clock, seven days a week. So when’s the best time to go? The answer to that depends on what kind of student you are, and what your sleeping habits are like. The most important thing about figuring out when to go to the library is to know yourself! Late [&hellip...