Entries by Lorraine Savage

Time management tips for college students

If there’s one thing I wish I could have more of as a college student, it’s time! I never seem to have enough time, what with studying, homework, part-time job and social life. But just remember, every single person in the world has the same amount of time you do – 24 hours per day. […]

Should you consider an Interdisciplinary studies major?

What is interdisciplinary studies? It’s a course of study that includes knowledge from various fields and disciplines. Many colleges and universities allow college students to create their own interdisciplinary studies major. Some students with this college major have seen their career opportunities expand. Thinking about creating your own interdisciplinary studies major? Read on for more […]

5 tips for creating a (legal) cheat sheet

I had a statistics teacher who let us use cheat sheets—seriously! While cheating in college is never acceptable, some teachers allow college students to use a test guide or study aid when taking the final exam. Here are some do-it-yourself tips for creating a legal cheat sheet.

Business news articles: How to repair relationships

When I started my first job, I was anxious that I might not get along with coworkers, bosses and clients. I knew I was the face of the company to the people I did business with, so I had to be professional, knowledgeable, courteous and helpful to clients. I consulted business news articles for tips […]

4 ways college students can stay focused on academics

College students have so much going on that it’s often difficult to stay focused on academics. Good study habits develop out of practice and determination. Here are some study strategies to focus on what needs to be done so you can improve your college GPA.

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 […]