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...
Life After . Undergrad Life
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The last year in college involves celebration and anticipation. You’re about to earn a degree, but at the same time, you’re facing the working world and are tasked with starting a career. If the last four or so years were difficult, remember that their whole purpose has been to prepare you for life after school. As you’re about to graduate, it’s time to evaluate: Are you ready for the real world? More...
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...
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...
Textbook 411 . Undergrad Life
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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...