Entries by Nicole Reinard

Got an exam survival kit? Don’t forget your phone

Duh, of course you’d never forget your phone no matter where you go, right?! It’d be a travesty to leave it behind when you head to the library (or elsewhere) to study for exams too. But aren’t phones supposed to be a huge distraction we should steer clear of when studying? Well, yes and no. […]

Have you heard about our NEW Write & Cite app? Now you have!

Writing research or term papers is one of the most terrifying experiences for many college students – I see you nodding your head “yes.” So, why don’t we try to make your life a little bit easier… at least in terms of helping you write a research paper. If you like having a personal writing […]

Avoid all-nighters and study without a coffee IV

I know what you’re thinking, and no, I swear it’s not impossible to skip the all-nighters when studying for upcoming exams! Sure, we can’t add hours to our day to allow us more time to study – that just means we have to make the most of the time we do have to prepare! Here […]

Outwit your roommate: Snag the best study spot on campus

Finding the best study spot on campus should be one of your top priorities going into each semester. That way, when you’re struggling to study in your dorm while your roommate blasts their music (unless of course you focus better with a little noise) you can get the heck out and know exactly where to […]

You’re studying the wrong way: Here’s why

What may work for your best friend, roommate or fellow classmates may not work for you when it comes to studying. I don’t know about you, but I personally cannot study in a library! It may sound crazy, but I always become distracted – listening/singing to iTunes, chatting it up with people I know, browsing […]

Join the SCA this MLK Day and volunteer in your community!

Does your New Year’s resolution include finding ways to give back to your community? If so, this is a perfect opportunity for you! This month, join the hundreds of Student Conservation Association (SCA) volunteers who will come together to pay tribute to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. Check out the opportunities available so […]

Pledge your birthday to charity: water

I don’t know about you, but oftentimes I have no idea what I want for my birthday. However, charity: water now allows me to pledge my birthday to them. So if you’re thinking you’d like to do a good deed for your next birthday, let charity: water be the recipient. Learn more about how you […]

How to stretch your college budget

You think you already know the answer to this question on how to maintain a solid college budget (old, leftover pizza and ramen, duh). In all seriousness, you and I both know everyone gets sick of that same old eating routine after a few days! Why feel like you must deprive yourself of the good […]

Pat Tillman Foundation awarded grant to support U.S. veterans initiatives

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation board of directors announced three new grants to support initiatives that assist U.S. veterans. One of these grants has been awarded to the Pat Tillman Foundation and aims to fund multiple programs serving U.S. veterans and help assist in their educational pursuits and efforts to readjust to civilian life.

7 most viewed CengageBrain blog posts of 2015

Happy 2016! Another year has come and gone so we thought we’d look back on the past year and share with you the most viewed blog posts. Take a look at our list below, which goes in countdown form (only fitting for New Years, right?), and check out the blog posts yourself if you haven’t […]