Start Using Google Scholar to Save Time on Research

If you don’t have access to library databases at home, you should definitely start your research using Google Scholar. To describe Google Scholar as simply a website that simply archives and organizes online journal articles would be an … [Read more]

Application Timetable for Graduate School

If youre thinking about going to graduate school, you should begin planning at least 15 months before the program starts. Here is a typical application timetable: June to August Think about what type of graduate school you want to attend and … [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]

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]

How to Prepare Yourself for Final Exams – 5 Smart Ways

So were all about one month away from final exams. And that means that its time to start preparing ourselves mentally for the exams ahead. If youre taking four courses, then you probably have to write four final papers; review notes from 40 … [Read more]

How to Write a Fascinating Thesis Statement

No professors or teaching assistants want to read a boring paper. They want to read a paper that engages them; a paper that is compelling and clearly articulated. So how do you write one of these papers? Well, the most important part of writing a … [Read more]

How to Write Abstracts

Ive been very busy these last few weeks working on a lengthy research proposal. Its been absolutely exhausting - but it feels good to almost be done. The last step in any research proposal is to write a comprehensive summary (or abstract) about … [Read more]

How to Organize a Cramped Dorm Room

Lets face it: dorm rooms are usually pretty tiny. And it can be a challenge to turn a small space into an ideal study spot and living area with a roommate. So here are a variety of ways students are organizing their dorm rooms: Storage Box Under … [Read more]

10 Creative Ways to Recycle Old Books

If you have any old books that you never plan on reading again, here are some fun ways to recycle them: 1. Hide stuff in your hollowed out book. Read tips on how to hollow books with a ruler, pen, box cutter, and Elmers white glue. 2. Make Book … [Read more]

How to Proof Your Paper Like a Pro – 8 Proofreading Tips

I used to work as a proofreader. It wasn’t the most exciting job in the world, but it helped me become proficient at proofreading ads and documents very quickly. Whenever possible, it’s always best to have someone else review your essay. However, … [Read more]