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 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 Video Games Can Improve Your Mind

Researchers at the University of Rochester compared the attentional blink of video gamers against people who rarely play any video games at all. They found that gamers are able to simultaneously spot more of what they wanted to see in a quicker time … [Read more]

How to Study Effectively – 8 Concentration Strategies

We found a killer list of concentration strategies for students. This list is perfect for those who want to know the best way to cram for an exam. Check this out: Eat Frequent Small Meals Avoid eating a big meal before a study session. Too much … [Read more]

4 Geeky Ways to Organize Your Gmail Inbox for School

Here are 4 ways to help you clean up your gmail box and keep you better organized in school: 1. Automatically organize all email from your school with a .edu filter. The first step to keep your email organized is to filter all communication from … [Read more]

Where to Find a Librarian 24/7

If you ever have any research trouble, you should seriously consider contacting a librarian. They can cut your research time in half - and help you find exactly what you need. And you never need to visit a library to talk with them. Simply chat … [Read more]

How to Use LinkedIn to Get Your Resume into the Right Hands

Applying for jobs through a job search engine (e.g. Monster.com, CareerBuilder.com) or blindly emailing in resumes to human resource departments is almost worthless. You might as well just print out your resume and stick directly into a … [Read more]

Where to Buy Cheap College Textbooks – 29 Nifty Websites

Classes are starting up for me this week, so that means I need to start ordering my textbooks. Buying textbooks is always a pain because of the inflated costs involved. Last semester, I had to buy a 150-page textbook written by my professor that … [Read more]

Five Tips for Writing a Successful Thesis Statement

Maxine Rodburg and the tutors of the writing center at Harvard developed a great article about constructing thesis statements. Heres what they suggest: 1. A thesis is never a question. Readers of academic essays expect to have questions discussed, … [Read more]

How to Fight Distractions: 4 Mindful Ways to Stay on Task

Its easy to get distracted especially when youre juggling a lot of projects. The secret to staying productive is recognizing the moments of distraction and immediately getting back on track. Theres always an email to read, a text message to send, … [Read more]