Entries by Brainiac

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 — […]

How to study in college: Top five tips for pulling a healthy all-nighter

While studying consistently and frequently throughout the semester is the best bet for nailing an A in any given course, you may come across a test or two that calls for a late-night cram session at some point during your collegiate career. Or maybe you forgot a big assignment or paper and only just saw […]

College scholarships: Begin your search here and you’ll be ready to hit the ground running this school year!

Let’s face it: college isn’t getting any cheaper and loan rates are rising whether we like it or not. Why not alleviate some of that unnecessary stress by applying for scholarships to help pay for your education now? Need a kick in the pants to get started? Keep reading on to learn where to begin, […]

Good, better, best — How to write a winning scholarship essay

You’re getting your groove around campus. Giving class the ‘ole college try. But if you didn’t realize it before moving into the dorm, higher education has a pretty steep price tag these days, and a little extra cash sure could help pay for tuition. Grab your share of the available monetary help out there by […]

Dean’s office, financial aid office and others help students navigate support services

If you’re new to campus life, don’t miss out on all the helpful services available to you just because you’re not sure where they are or how they can help. Check out these seven campus offices you should learn about to help you better navigate your college experience. Dean’s Office This is the go-to place […]

Surviving on campus foods: College food can also be cheap healthy food

Whether you have a meal plan or are on your own for college food, you can make healthy choices for snacks or meals that don’t cost a lot of money. Campus foods can often be greasy pizza and fatty burgers – cheap, fast food that doesn’t give you the benefits of eating healthy. Inexpensive, nutritious […]

College student budget: Tips on finding cheap entertainment ideas both on and off campus

The idea of going to a concert or performance on a college student budget isn’t terribly appealing! You probably have a laundry list of shows you’d love to check out, but it’s a luxury that (you think) you just can’t afford. With a little know-how though, you can fit culture into your life without burning […]

Top 10 must-do college events: From college football games to Greek rush!

The number of available college events may seem overwhelming — and, if you are having a tough time deciding what to do, you aren’t alone. From the numerous booths promoting campus organizations to the students scrambling to get to the best tailgate, many freshmen choose to hide in their dorm rooms instead of facing the crowds. […]

Feeling overwhelmed: The secrets to getting good grades in college

You learn pretty quickly that college is a whole different ballgame from high school. And no, that’s not a reference to having to report to mom and dad where you’re going and what time you’ll be getting back. The responsibility of being on your own, making it to class, getting the course work done, planning […]

Textbooks 101: Buy vs rent, print vs eBooks — and even how to prepare before classes start!

Looking forward to a new semester — a time of brand new courses, instructors and classmates — we also face the fact that we need to purchase all the required books for those exciting, new classes. Thankfully, there are a few more options available these days: the options to buy vs rent vs download. Before sticking with the […]