Entries by Lorraine Savage

Abuse of prescription drugs by college students

Most college students know the dangers of illegal drug use and alcohol abuse on college campus. But an alarming and growing trend is abuse of prescription drugs of stimulants like Adderall and Ritalin, also known as “study drugs,” to improve memory retention and academic performance. Instead, the dangerous side effects of abuse and chance of […]

Ideas for a vegetarian diet on college campus

College students can easily maintain a vegetarian diet on college campus and in dorm rooms. It’s not as difficult as you might think. Here are some ideas for finding, making and enjoying vegetarian food in and around campus. Why people become vegetarian would take up a whole other blog post, but for now, if you […]

College advice: 3 things to avoid

With college students beginning another (or your first) school year, everyone is filling you with their college advice and words of wisdom – mostly in the “To Do” variety. Here is a Do Not Do (aka avoid) list that involves study habits, college roommate faux pas and college dorm avoidances.

Extroverts and introverts in the college classroom

As a college student, I was both an extrovert and an introvert. I loved speaking up in class, especially when I knew all the answers (and occasionally pointed out when fellow students were wrong!) but I also did not go to many parties and had few, but very close, friends. Extroverts and introverts have always […]

Tips and tricks for new college students

Just getting into college is a major hurdle you’ve overcome. But too many students, once they get to college, learn that it is very different from high school. Here are a few oddball tips and tricks to get you through your first few days of college. There’s information on choosing a major, how you can […]

Best motivational quotes provide words of inspiration

When I’m overburdened with homework and difficult subjects, I have used a few quotes of inspiration to lift my spirits and keep me going. College students have lined their dorm rooms with posters of famous motivational quotes to provide words of inspiration. Here are some of the best motivational quotes from both the older and […]

College apps to stay organized

I use apps to keep all my appointments and to-do lists in one place, and many are useful for making a college schedule or keeping track of classes and homework. From studying, taking notes, storing information, sharing information, scheduling events and organizing college life, apps for college students are abundant and essential for staying organized. […]

Be prepared, employers view your social media websites

Social media is supposed to be fun, right? I like to post pictures of me and my friends having fun together doing crazy things. What’s the harm in that? Turns out a lot… if you plan to ever apply for a job someday. More and more employers are Googling you to see what kind of […]

Multitasking: pros and cons for academics

Multitasking seems to be one of those topics that everyone has an opinion about—good and bad. Studies show that college students who multitask, especially freshmen, may see adverse effects on their academics and GPA. However, if you are a multitasker, you can still be a successful student.

Off college campus and best study abroad programs

College students can improve their college GPA and academic profile by participating in some of the best study abroad programs, off-campus study or summer abroad opportunities. Getting off the college campus for part of your education is an opportunity for growth, responsibility and maturity.