Student Tips Archive

Christmas on a Budget

Christmas is just around the corner, but you are a poor student, and have a very limited budget for purchasing gifts for everyone you care about. Here are five ways that you can spend less money on Christmas gifts. 1. Thrift store The thrift store is a great place

Holiday Shopping on a Budget

With the holiday season in full effect, people are starting to shell out serious cash for gifts. Holiday shopping can be stressful and expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. The following tips will help you save money (and your sanity) as you begin your holiday shopping:

Two Ways to Deal with Anxiety

Fall is a busy time, and with finals just around the corner it couldn’t get any busier. When I was in school I remember having panic attacks that made it difficult to get any work done. I worried about midterms, and then finals, and whether or not I was

Three Reasons to Visit your Professor During Office Hours

Don’t be worried about becoming the class pet. Networking with your professors is an important skill that everyone should learn. Not convinced? Here are three reasons why it’s a good idea to knock on your professor’s door during his or her office hours. 1. Find Out What the Professor

How to Work With Groupwork

You may wonder why professors torture you with group work but it is beneficial. Group work enables students to have practice on real-world skills that would be useful after graduation. Working with group members can be challenging, especially if you have conflicting personalities, interests and schedules. Here is a

How to Stay Awake in Class

Imagine this: you are sitting in your class, trying to pay attention, but you’ve just eaten a large meal and you can hear the soothing sound of raindrops outside. Your eyes close. Your head bobs. You realize you are almost asleep and sit straight up, forcing your eyes open,

How to Write an Impressive Cover Letter

If you’re like how I used to be, you think that cover letters are optional and aren’t a big deal—all you need is a strong resume, right? Not really. Cover letters are just as important as resumes, and should be included with every resume that you send to an

Can I Really Live With Them? Roommate Problems

  School just started and you and your roommate are not seeing eye to eye because he likes his music loud and you want to study for your next quiz. Your earphones were not meant to block off his music- what should you do. Try Talking It Out Some

Midterm Worries

If you are a student in college you may be panicking about your midterm grades. Midterm grades are vital to your college career but you have to remind yourself it is not the end of the world. Midterms are a way for you to realize where you are academically.

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
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