Free Math Help

Hotmath.com is a website that provides free math help for a variety of homework problems from over 150 math textbooks. The site also offers free online math calculators and math workbooks and games. The site currently serves over a million … [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 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 Deal with Exam Stress

We love The Student Room (the United Kingdom’s largest online student community) website. They have a cool wiki project with students posting tips and advice on a variety of subjects—everything from anthropology to veterinary medicine. The wiki … [Read more]

How to Write a Great Term Paper in One Evening

If youve ever procrastinated like I have, youve probably had to research and write an entire term paper in one night. Its not the ideal way to write, but Ive been able to write some of my best papers during this time. Im not sure if its the … [Read more]

The Cure for Writers Block -10 Ways to Jumpstart Your Brain

As an English Lit. major in college, I had to write dozens of essays a quarter. And, unfortunately, I got hit with writers block on a regular basis. I tried to combat it by spending more time researching in the library, but that just made my … [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]

5 Simple Ways to Reduce Stress During a Test

Many students feel anxious during test, so what can you do to decrease your stress? Here are 5 simple methods to clear your mind and help you relax during a test: Arrive to Class Early The worst thing you can do is arrive late for a test. Not only … [Read more]

How to Write Your First Draft

I’m finishing up grad school right now, and I’ve been extremely busy writing a 90-page paper. I also have another 20-page paper that’s due in several weeks. I don’t have much time to spend on rough drafts, so I have to make every minute … [Read more]

Beware of These Tricky Words on Essay Exams

Ive taken tons of essay exams as an undergraduate and graduate student. And one of the keys to answering the essay question successfully is to fully understand the question. I know that sounds obvious, but youd be surprised how many students skim … [Read more]