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Benefits of Joining a School Club

Whether you’re a college freshman or an upperclassman, you have a lot to gain by joining clubs. Do you think you’re too busy? Not interested? Wait. Before writing off the idea, have you considered all the advantages that come from membership? From an athletic club to a cultural group or a club relating to your chosen major, club participation can dramatically add to the college experience. To prove it, here’s a look at some of the biggest benefits they offer: More...

5 Ways to Get the Best Deals on Textbooks

This semester, don’t let your college textbook bills get out of hand. Instead of waiting until the last minute and paying premium prices, shop strategically for the best textbook deals now. While it’s true that school books tend to be pricey, it’s also true that there are lots of ways to cut costs. All you need is to know where to look. With that in mind, to help you get the best deal on textbooks possible this year, here are five strategies to try: More...

10 Reasons Why You Should Volunteer in College

Are you wondering why and how to volunteer in college? Perhaps you’ve heard a great deal about the benefits of volunteering, but aren’t sure that it is right for you. One of the best things about volunteering is that you can choose where to dedicate your time. Choosing something you’re passionate about can make all of the difference in your long-term goals. More...

Five Ways to Get Textbooks for College

 

When you’re approaching a new semester, the last thing you want to spend time on is researching where to buy textbooks — but, if you want to cut costs, exploring your possibilities is a must. That’s because there are a lot more ways to find books for your classes than simply walking into a bookstore and paying retail price. Want to learn more? Below, consider five ways that might work for you to buy eBooks and textbooks this year: More...

How to Take Faster Lecture Notes

When it comes to college classes, nobody has to tell you that the faster you can take notes, the better. It doesn’t matter if the professor is speaking about world history or 15th century poets, when you’re trying to understand key ideas and facts, you need to write or type quickly. How can you implement effective note-taking strategies in a way that improves your academic performance? To help answer these questions, here’s a look at the benefits of textbook note-taking strategies, why the computer can’t be your only resource, and tips for improving your overall note-taking skills. More...