I remember it like it was yesterday.
I was a freshman in college, taking a Meteorology class to fulfill a Physics requirement. I didn't know any of my classmates, but the material was fairly interesting and the lab assignments were manageable. Everything was running smoothly until my professor assigned us what he promised was a "new and exciting project" - we were to construct a fully-functiona [...]
When it comes to time spent in college, one thing is for certain: you learn a lot. Sure, some of this newfound wisdom comes directly from the classroom, but a lot of it comes from living on your own and meeting new people.
We surveyed some of our very own Barnes & Noble College employees to see what they learned during their time on campus. From sleeping habits to organization tips, they sh [...]
You know the old Ben Franklin axiom, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure"? Well, it turns out Mr. Franklin knew his stuff. Plan to start off the new semester on the right track and you won't find yourself playing catch-up or trying to break bad habits down the road. How exactly do you get off on the right foot? It's easier than you think!
Let's get started.
1. Look ahead. [...]
When I heard about a new student-designed binder, I couldn't wait to find out more information. As a student, staying organized is always at the top of my mind. It is my great honor to introduce my fellow students to the coolest organization system out there: The Duo Binder! The Duo Binder is perfect for organizing notes, syllabi, and other worksheets for all of your classes. Each binder has three [...]
It happens every year: that awkward conversation between you and your roommate(s) about who is going to get a TV for your dorm or apartment. You consider splitting the price of a TV, but then realize…what are you going to do with it at the end of the year? You consider skipping the TV altogether, only to discover that Homeland, The Walking Dead, and American Horror Story are all coming back for [...]
The new semester is slowly - but surely - sneaking up on us. It's easy to procrastinate when it comes to preparing for the new term, but we're here to help you get ready sooner rather than later. Avoid the last-minute scrambling and take a look at our checklist below. Then, when it really is time to head back to school, you can focus on fun (rather than stress).
First, things first...
Between the packing lists, the checklists, the textbook lists...you probably feel like it's impossible to forget anything you might need for your freshman year. But then, move-in day comes along and you're left wishing you had a few extra things with you! To prevent this from happening you, we made a list of things to help you avoid those feelings of "I wish I brought that..." on move-in day!
With readings, exams, and extra curricular activities on your plate, it is very common to feel overwhelmed and exhausted by all of the work that we have to do. Especially during freshman year, when students are still adjusting, it is difficult to stay calm in moments of distress. Don’t worry though; I have some great tips for you to keep you inspired and feeling strong when things get hard a [...]
Going to a new school can be scary - from moving into a dorm to trying to navigate through the dining hall. Luckily, I have a few tips to help you do well in your classes. Once you feel comfortable in the classroom, I promise that the other new aspects of college life will fall into place.
Although adjusting to college life can be difficult at first, it will get much easier once you feel comf [...]
Finals week has crept up on us again - it’s time to dust off those textbooks and get down to business. Don’t be stressed, be prepared! Follow these important tips (and check here for even more!) to ensure that you make it through finals unscathed. From starting to study early, to giving yourself incentives, we cover it all. Keep reading...
START STUDYING EARLY – The finals themselves rea [...]