Entries by Lorraine Savage

Expository writing for better research papers

Every college student needs to take expository writing to learn how to write clearly and concisely for an academic audience. Expository writing provides instruction on writing an essay, research paper or term paper. Here is an overview of expository writing and some writing tips. 

Sexual assault on college campus: Safety tips

Colleges and universities in the United States are waking up to the pervasive problem of sexual assault of college students on college campus. Many cases of sexual abuse are dismissed, unreported and unresolved. The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is investigating 67 colleges for possible Title IX violations related to sexual assaults. […]

7 embarrassing signs you’re a college freshman

Ah, freshman year! The hassles of campus life, college dorms, coping with stress and the dreaded Freshman 15. This article will help college freshmen learn to recognize those embarrassing signs that you’re new to all this college stuff and offer tips to adjust to college life and achieve student success. 1. You have way (WAY!) […]

Pros and cons of teacher tenure for college students

The advantages and disadvantages of teacher tenure in higher education have been debated, but what about tenure’s effects on student success? Tenure in academics offers professors job security, yet critics complain they may become complacent. Do tenured professors spend too much time researching and not enough time teaching?

6 tips to be prepared for college classes

“Be prepared!” is a motto not just for Boy Scouts — or the hyenas in The Lion King. A new school year is upon us, so how will you be prepared for class? From study tips to dorm life to student health, here are six tips for college students to be prepared for college life […]

7 effective study tips for college students

Many colleges offer study tips to improve academics, but often don’t include effective study tools to help college students study better and retain what they’ve learned. Student success depends on having the right tools for the job and knowing how to best use them. Here are some lifehack study tips to improve college habits and gain […]

Colleges add gender neutral bathrooms

Many colleges and universities are adding gender neutral bathrooms — also known as “all-gender,” “unisex” or “all family” bathrooms — for their LGBT and straight college students. Often, a facility that decides to add a gender neutral bathroom only has to change the sign on the door of a single-stall restroom. There are more than 150 […]

10 money saving tips for college students

Handling money during college can be difficult. Some college students don’t yet have the experience to know how to handle financial situations when they’re on their own at college. Navigating college life finances is tough with a part-time job, classes and daily living expenses like food, utility, car and phone bills. Here are some Dos […]

Have you been targeted by debit card fraud?

Exacerbating the student debt crisis is debit card fraud targeted to college students. A recent federal and Illinois state ruling fined a bank and its agent $4 million for fraudulent and deceptive practices. There are about 900 debit card partnerships between colleges and financial firms that cover about 9 million students or 42 percent of […]

How to improve your memory

The human brain is amazing and can remember a lot of material. Yet we forget too easily and tend to cram information into it just so we can pass a test. A better approach is to keep our brain “muscle” exercised at all times, which is easy if you know some memory techniques. Here are […]