How to Sleep Amazingly Well – And Wake Up Refreshed

Now that final exams are almost here - and term papers need to get turned in - its time to make sure youre getting enough rest. You see, proper rest is vital to keeping your brain functioning to its full potential. Quality sleep is also important so … [Read more]

How to Find More Cash for School – 9 Financial Aid Options

As an undergrad, I financed my way through college with grants and student loans – but there was a time when I didn’t have enough money for basic living expenses. Sure, I had a place to live on campus, but I didn’t have much money for anything … [Read more]

How to Avoid Getting Sick During Finals Week

It seems that whenever it’s finals week, I start to get a little sick. I’m not sure if it’s because of the stress – or the late nights studying – but it happens every time. Here are some helpful tips to avoid getting sick during … [Read more]

Why You Should Talk to Yourself After Studying

The next time you finish studying, Id like for you to give yourself a 5 minute lecture on what you just read. Yeah, I know it sounds crazy, but just give it a try. You see, one way to help new ideas cement in your mind is to recite them back to … [Read more]

How to Write a Research Paper – Step by Step

Ive probably written over 70 research papers over the last 7 years of school. And Ive gotten to the point where writing research papers is like second nature for me. Its not that Im a better writer than anyone else, its just that I know how to … [Read more]

I Heart Buzzword: A Nifty Online Word Processor

Even though I’m a big fan of Google Docs, I have to admit that Buzzword (an online word processor) is pretty slick. It doesn’t have all the cool Microsoft-esque features that Google Docs has, but it has enough to let you create and share your web … [Read more]

Cal Newport Interview – Student Success Series

The Successful Student Series is an assortment of interviews with students who have worked hard and earned degrees from top universities. The purpose of this series is to learn about their study habits, college survival skills, and making the … [Read more]

7 Ways to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft on Campus

Identity theft is scary and can happen to anyone, anywhere. Here are some tips to help you protect your personal and financial information while at college: 1. Use unique passwords with numbers, letters, and symbols. If youre using one password … [Read more]

6 Reasons Why You Shouldnt Get a Credit Card in College

Credit cards can be useful in college but not everyone should have one. You see, some college students use credit cards as a way to pay for everything they want and get themselves into major credit card debt. Right now, the average undergrad … [Read more]

How to Make Your Commute More Productive – 7 Tips

Its amazing how much time we spend commuting to school. As an undergrad, I would walk for almost 30 minutes just to get to my classes. And as a grad student, I had a 30 minute commute by car - and then another 10 minutes to find parking. I would … [Read more]