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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...

6 of the Top Cities for College Grads

If you’re a college student set to graduate in 2016, there’s no doubt the job market is on your mind. While it’s true that hiring companies may have more jobs for new college grads this year than they did in 2015, it’s also true that there’s still a lot of competition. That’s why you need to think carefully and strategically about job applications, especially in terms of location.

How does location play into your job search? Where are the best places to go? 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...

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...

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...