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Back In Action: Recovering From Winter Break

Coming back to school after winter break can be tricky — one day you’re opening presents at mom and dad’s house; the next, you’re back in the dorms going through new syllabi. However, just as a new semester represents new challenges, it also represents new opportunities. Instead of feeling down in the dumps about going back to school, use a new semester as a motivator to implement more effective study habits and improved study skills. With a little strategy and planning, you could make this semester the one where you’re more focused, better motivated and more productive than you’ve ever been. Here’s how: More...

5 Tips To Be More Productive This Semester

It doesn’t matter if it’s your first year in college or your last, facing a new semester means facing a whole new set of demands and responsibilities — and, if you’re like a lot of college students, that can be pretty overwhelming. However, the good news is, you can take charge of your current workload by practicing smart and savvy time management in college coursework. More...

Top 10 Most Valued Textbooks

The cost of college textbooks has escalated dramatically in the past three and a half decades, increasing more than 800 percent, and students are feeling the financial pinch. The U.S. Public Interest Research Group reported 70 percent of surveyed students at more than a dozen colleges did not purchase required textbooks because they couldn't afford the high price. In some cases, this is as much as 75 percent of the average tuition rate. Many students are searching for less-expensive options, such as buying popular textbooks from discount retailers — like TextbookRush — online. More...

Improve Your Study Habits By Understanding How You Learn

Improve study habits and grades by understanding how you learn. Did you know there are three learning styles? Once you know which one applies to you, devise a learning style test or learning style quiz to aid in studying. You will get more answers correct on these self-devised tests, and will therefore perform better in class. More...

5 Study Tips For College Freshmen

Did you ace quizzes by memorizing answers in high school? Did you stand out from the crowd because you knew all the elements of the periodic table by heart? College is often a shock for standout students because they become small fish in a much bigger pond. High school was likely easier to breeze through, even if you missed class or fudged an answer every now and then. In college, the competition is heightened, and professors recognize students who develop good work ethics and study habits. You can stay ahead of the crowd — and develop more efficient and lasting study habits — with these easy tips and resources. More...