Entries by CengageBrain

How to make new friends and get rid of bad habits in college

The new year is here, and while you have been hard at work studying this term, you may not have found the time to have an active social life. In addition, you know that bad habits die hard, and this can include staying in touch with people who are negative influences in your life. So […]

Top 10 college safety tips

With your new-found freedom at college, sometimes safety precautions are the furthest thing from your mind. However, from the college dorm life reality of someone stealing something from your room to running into trouble while walking home from a late class, all students should include campus safety do’s and don’ts on their list of college […]

Your college class schedule: How to survive a morning class

You can’t avoid it any longer: it’s time to finalize your college class schedule. You must enroll in the dreaded 8 a.m. class and throw off your whole class schedule. Ugh. Whether it’s the only section available or you can’t stand the professor who teaches the 12:30 p.m. slot, you’re now committed to getting out […]

Changing school demographics: More working college students enrolling

Not long ago, the typical college student was under age 25, single and without children. The college years meant dorm living, new freedoms and transitioning to life without the constant presence of parents. Getting a degree was possible in four years because students focused mainly on their coursework. Although many held part-time jobs and participated […]

Cost of college education and the rise in college tuition

The job market has always been competitive—now, even more so in this strained economy. When you begin your job search, you’ll need every edge possible to leap to the top of the resume pile, and a college degree might just be your ticket to rising above the competition. Even though times are tough for everyone, studies […]

Women in higher education: Gender inequality in academia

Although women used to be in the minority on college campuses, you’re sure to have noticed that in most schools its just the opposite now. Despite the dramatic increase in the number of women enrolled in colleges and universities around the world, there is still gross gender inequality when it comes to professional advancement of […]

Does higher self-esteem lead to higher academic achievement?

Natalie Monroe, a Philadelphia high-school teacher, was recently disciplined when comments posted on her blog about her students came to light. Without using names, Monroe complained about her students’ laziness and lack of motivation. From the vitriol in her comments to the points she made, her postings have struck a chord and raised a question […]