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How to Use Facebook for Class

If you bring a laptop to class, it’s almost inevitable that you visit Facebook at least once. But the most popular social networking site doesn’t have to be taboo. You can use it to help you stay focused in class. One thing that will not work is if you

How to Build Your Resume

When you leave college, the first thing you’ll show others is your resume. Future employers want to know the things about you that stand out and they want to know it fast. Employers will often weed out resumes based on certain criteria before they even read through them. Companies

Six Myths about Preparing for College

You get a lot of advice in high school about what to do for college and what will be expected of you. About half of that advice is fictional and unnecessary busy work. Your time is precious in high school (as it will be in college) and you don’t

Seven New Spins on Old Ways to Prevent Stress

You’ve heard it before. High school is the easiest time of your life. They’re only mostly right. High school is stressful, and college as much so. To prevent stress from becoming a daily part of your education, you should find simple things to do. Stopping your brain from turning

Twenty Things to be Included in a School Survival Kit

If you’re like me, you spend most of your day at school, waking up early to get a good parking spot and not leaving until the last hour of work on the schedule. It’s a long time to be away from the main hub (my apartment) and without my

Four Perks of Working on Campus

Your bank account is dangerously close to zero, but you’ve already called Mom and Dad for hard-wired cash. Getting an on campus job may not be glamorous, but it certainly has its advantages (besides being close to classes). Colleges often provide employment opportunities on campus, but they don’t really

What They Didn’t Teach You About Grammar

Grammar. It’s on most students’ lists of least favorite subjects. It’s hard. It’s confusing. But it doesn’t have to be. Grammar is supposed to be a tool writer’s (student’s) use to clarify their meaning. Grammar is something people intrinsically pick up from their environment. Most students grasp the basics
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