Entries by Lorraine Savage

Creative writing tips to improve academics

No matter what your major is, it might be fun to take an Intro to Creative Writing course. In addition to studying literature and Expository Writing, learning how to write and think creatively can improve all aspects of academics. When you practice creative writing exercises, you are learning problem solving and discipline. Here are some […]

Dorm life hygiene tips for good student health

Maybe you’re a slob or a neat freak, but the cramped living conditions of dorm life on a college campus make for a struggle to achieve disease-free cleanliness and good student hygiene. Here are some hygiene tips for college students for personal appearance, dorm rooms and shared bathrooms.

5 ideas to find the perfect holiday gift for your bae

It’s that time of year for college students to start thinking about buying their bae a holiday gift. Budgets are tight, but you want to get something special without breaking the bank. You could consider homemade Christmas gift ideas or store bought gifts. Either way, the point should be that you got something they will treasure. […]

DIY phone case designs for college students

College students love to make a statement. Like our clothes and handbags, our phones are a fashionable extension of ourselves that enhances our college life. So why not custom design a DIY phone case? Here are some fun and easy do-it-yourself tips for creating your own phone case masterpiece.

7 college tips for roommates and off-campus housing

Hey, you’re a junior or senior and you’re ready to leave the dorm rooms behind and move off the college campus into an apartment of your own—a studio apartment or a house with a bunch of roommates. For college students, living off campus offers independence, learning about responsibility and leaving the distractions of dorm life. […]

Auditing a class: Student success without a grade

Auditing a class is an option for college students who do not need credit for that class but want a stress-free environment to learn the material or network in that field of study. Student success does not always require a grade. Here are some college tips if you want to audit a class and what […]

Relieve acne in college for good student health

It’s a new school year with lots of new people to meet. For college students, putting your best face forward means cleaning up your face if you’re prone to acne. While primarily a genetic problem (yes, you can blame your parents!), acne can be controlled and treated so it is kept to a minimum. It […]

College tips for homesickness: Improve campus life

Many college students feel homesickness. We miss the comfortable and predictable lifestyle that made us feel safe at home and during high school. Now everything is different, new and strange. Since good student health depends on working through being homesick, here are some college tips for a successful and happy campus life.

7 things college students DON’T need to bring to college

There are so many college tips for things a college freshman should bring when he or she leaves home, to have in their dorm rooms or to buy when they get there. You want to be prepared but you also want to enjoy campus life and not overdo it. To save money and to save […]

10 tips to prevent theft in college dorms

It’s a new school year. You’ll make lots of new friends, and people will be coming in and out of dorm rooms at all hours. Theft on a college campus can be a problem when college students aren’t careful. Don’t trust everyone and use common sense to make sure your belongings are safe and secure. […]