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6 Ways to Start the Term Productively

6 Ways to Start the Term Productively

Nothing beats that feeling of motivation you get when the term just begins. It's a brand new start, you've got new goals, and you have an entire semester to accomplish them. But in order to keep that momentum going, you need to start off on the right foot. Check out how we recommend starting the term productively! 1. Start filling out Read More…
5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Classes

5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Classes

Do you ever feel like you’re doing everything you can to succeed in a class but still aren’t getting the grades you hoped for? Check out these tips to see what you can do to make sure you’re getting the most out of your classes. 1. Go to class. Yes, we know this is an obvious start, but hear us Read More…
Understanding the Pass/Fail Option

Understanding the Pass/Fail Option

Have you ever heard a professor say that you can make their class “pass/fail,” but have no idea what they’re talking about? Let us explain. To get a degree, colleges often have a set of courses or credits you must take outside of the ones required for your major. Some of these classes do not require a graded system, so Read More…
5 Items Every Organized Student Needs to Have

5 Items Every Organized Student Needs to Have

It goes without saying: staying organized in college is very important. It's pretty much a crucial part of getting good grades and staying productive, which is why we decided to share our favorite items that'll put you on the fast track to becoming an organized student. Check 'em out! 1. Page Markers Page markers are going to be your new best friend. You Read More…
What to Expect During Your First Year in College

What to Expect During Your First Year in College

Heading off to college can be an exciting, but overwhelming, experience. The people, the classes, the dorm room - everything is completely new. Who better to divulge what they wish they had known before setting foot on campus than actual upperclassmen? We posted the question, What do you wish you had known before your freshman year? Find out what they had to say about what to expect Read More…
What You Should Know About Campus Resources

What You Should Know About Campus Resources

We all know that the transition into college is super stressful, but what many students don’t know is that they don’t have to do it alone. Most schools have a plethora of on-campus resources that are available to help make that transition much easier. The best part is, they’re free! Check out this list of resources that you should utilize Read More…
The Note-Taking Techniques You’ll Want to Try this Year

The Note-Taking Techniques You’ll Want to Try this Year

Taking effective notes isn't easy. Not only is it hard jotting everything down (professors notoriously switch the PowerPoint slides way too soon), but when you revisit your notes to study, you're usually met with a jumble of incomplete thoughts and no idea where to even jump in. Talk about stressful! We firmly believe that adopting solid note-taking techniques is the foundation Read More…
Are You Ready for Graduate School?

Are You Ready for Graduate School?

For many people, going to graduate school is a great move. It can deliver a vital intellectual wake-up call or start you on the path to a new, more satisfying career. It can even increase your earning power. But if you don't know why you're going, grad school can leave you with a whole lot of debt—and not much else. Read More…
5 Ways to Fight Finals Week Fatigue

5 Ways to Fight Finals Week Fatigue

Let's cut right to the chase...finals week is exhausting. There's a lot to do, not all that much time, and quite a bit (okay, a lot a bit) of pressure to bring your 'A' game. With that said, we're offering our best tips on fighting finals week fatigue below. 1. Break up your study sessions. Nothing screams "draining" like reading through yet another Read More…
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5 Ways to Fight Finals Week Fatigue

5 Ways to Fight Finals Week Fatigue

Let's cut right to the chase...finals week is exhausting. There's a lot to do, not all that much time, and quite a bit (okay, a lot a bit) of Read More…
Your Go-To Guide on Packing for College

Your Go-To Guide on Packing for College
03.23.18

If you're an incoming freshman, getting ready to live in a dorm for the first time, and/or have a heartbeat, you likely get overwhelmed by just Read More…
7 Organization Tricks You’ve Probably Never Thought Of

7 Organization Tricks You’ve Probably Never Thought Of
08.02.17

We're all familiar with the standard organizational methods that everybody always suggests -- To-do lists...Color coding...Writing things down...You get the gist of it. If those haven't Read More…
The Ultimate List of Dorm Room Hacks

The Ultimate List of Dorm Room Hacks
08.06.18

Making the move from your home to a dorm room is a big adjustment. Your kitchen is suddenly just a mini fridge and microwave, and your bedroom Read More…
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