Entries by Brainiac

Now accepting applications for The Top TA Scholarships by CengageBrain!

America’s Top TAs During spring of this year, we at CengageBrain conducted our nationwide search for America’s Top TAs, as part of our continuing commitment to education. College students around the U.S. were given the opportunity to recognize the teaching assistants (TAs) who have vastly impacted their education during their college career. As part of the grand prize, […]

Group projects and team presentations — How to make it work

College is a learning experience, right? You’ve already learned how to sleep with someone snoring across your dorm room, and how to make the most of your meal plan at the campus eateries. But what about how to make it work when it comes to a study group or team project? Odds are at least […]

How to be a leader: Advice for college students on developing leadership qualities

Some of the best advice for college students is to not only get involved but to be a leader on campus. And, just like anything else, it takes practice to develop the qualities of a leader. If you have been considering a leadership role in one of your clubs or organizations, now is the time […]

Pay it forward — How to be a more thankful person this year

When we’re wrapped up in the routine of school and work, it’s often easy to forget to not only take time to stop and smell the roses but also to appreciate how beautiful they are in the first place. We are overwhelmed with our to-do list and forget that we have many things to be […]

The cash-strapped college student’s top 5 homemade gift ideas for the holiday season

The holiday season is just around the corner, and it’s time to start that elusive task of finding gifts for your loved ones. For many cash-strapped college students, the thought can be daunting, especially when different people have different expectations when it comes to gift giving. Embrace the challenge and keep the ideas flowing, even […]

Holiday and DIY decorating tips: For your college digs when you’re short on cash

You are well into your first semester, but your college dorm or apartment looks like you just moved in — or, worse yet, your “home” resembles an insane asylum with its barren interior and dim lighting. Your drab walls scream, “Help me!” But you’re on a student’s budget and can’t afford to splurge on decor. Think again! […]

International education: Tips and benefits of studying abroad

Congratulations! You’ve decided to expand your horizons and study in a different country. You’re ready to immerse yourself in a new culture, learn (non)traditional customs, speak a different language, and understand a totally new way of life. Not only is this an opportunity for you to become a world traveler, this is also a time […]

College students: Voting for presidential election 2012!

The battle for the most powerful position in America is heating up. You can’t turn on the TV or leave the house without seeing or hearing something about Barack Obama or Mitt Romney. With less than a month left, both parties are rallying their troops to gain as many votes as possible. And did you […]

College dating tips and fun, inexpensive fall date ideas

College dating can be a challenge because, let’s face it: going out costs money. Right? Well, that’s only if you think expensive concerts or dinner at a fancy restaurant is the only way to have a good time. Come on, now. If you think about it, there are a ton of fun, cheap date ideas […]

Top 10 study tips for college midterms and final exams

It may seem like you just moved into your dorm room, met your roommate, unpacked your clothes and attended your first big lecture. But, guess what? You’re already almost halfway through this term of classes, and that can only mean one thing — MIDTERMS!!!! Although this concept has been known to drive people to the brink of sanity — […]