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.

Creative writing can greatly improve one's learning skills. (Credit: garyvarvel.com)

Creative writing can greatly improve one’s learning skills. (Credit: garyvarvel.com)

When you practice creative writing exercises, you are learning problem solving and discipline. Here are some creative writing tips and methods for writing fiction. Read more

Delivering bad news: Life hacks for college students

Sooner or later it happens to all of us: delivering bad news. It may be how to tell your parents that you got a bad grade, or it may be something much worse. Regardless, it is important among life skills for college students.

Sharing bad news is never an easy task. (Credit: QuickMeme)

Sharing bad news is never an easy task. (Credit: QuickMeme)

That being said, it doesn’t mean that you have to make sharing your bad tidings any harder than necessary. There are some life hacks to make even this difficult task a little bit easier. Read more

Need some motivation? How to make yourself study

Having one of those days (or weeks or months) where you simply can’t seem to focus? When you need some motivation, but can’t seem to stop procrastinating, it is time to employ some DIY tips to help you knuckle down and get things done.

Follow our words of wisdom for study motivation. (Credit: Perry Binder)

Follow our words of wisdom for study motivation. (Credit: Perry Binder)

Read on for some how to make yourself study ideas that will get you whipped into a learning frenzy. Read more

Food hacks and college cafeteria survival tips

Whether you will eat just about anything or are the pickiest eater on the planet, adjusting to the college cafeteria takes some getting used to for most college students.

Learn to properly adjust your food habits in college. (Credit: MemeCenter)

Learn to properly adjust your food habits in college. (Credit: MemeCenter)

But there are some food hacks that you can use in your dorm room and in the dining hall to help you make the best of the situation. Read on for some food-related survival tips. Read more

Want $100 AND a finals survival kit? Tell us why for your chance to win both!

Finals week can be an especially grueling time for college students – we know, we’ve been there! So what could possibly make this stressful time of the semester less stressful? Cold, hard cash? Snacks and writing essentials? A survival kit with BOTH?

Your finals survival kit will be a lifesaver.

Your finals survival kit will be a lifesaver.

By this point you should be saying to yourself “Hell yes!” – but if not, maybe you know someone who might be interested. Regardless, CengageBrain is offering you the chance to win one of five survival kits that will help you get through finals week – oh and a $100 Visa gift card. Read more

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.

There are many holiday gifts that don't break the bank.

There are many holiday gifts that don’t break 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. Here are five Christmas gift ideas for a girlfriend or boyfriend that say, “I thought of you!” Read more

Credit card tips and tricks—things you need to know

When it comes to credit card tips and tricks, there are a lot of things you need to know. College students can get burned, and burned bad, by a whole host of common mistakes that will tank their credit score quicker than they can learn what is a good credit score.

Be wise about using a credit card in college. (Credit: Coupons.com)

Be wise about using a credit card in college. (Credit: Coupons.com)

Here’s the lowdown on the good, the bad and the ugly of credit cards. Read more

Lyft or Uber for college students?

If you don’t have your own wheels and you haven’t heard of Uber or Lyft, you may want to jump on the bandwagon.

The debate is on between Lyft and Uber ride sharing services. (Credit: Andrew Harrer & Chris Ratcliffe, Getty Images)

The debate is on between Lyft and Uber ride sharing services. (Credit: Andrew Harrer & Chris Ratcliffe, Getty Images)

Here are some tips to help you catch a ride and, yes, there’s an app for that! Read more

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.

Seek out roommates that will always have your back. (Credit: CAVE)

Seek out roommates that will always have your back. (Credit: CAVE)

For college students, living off campus offers independence, learning about responsibility and leaving the distractions of dorm life. Here are 7 college tips for finding, renting and thriving in your off-campus housing. Read more

How to help back pain — life hacks for college students

College students—you’re young and healthy right? Well, back pain can happen to anyone at any time. If you don’t want a bad mattress or a stupid sports injury to turn into a lifetime of stiffness, soreness or worse, it might be a good idea to have some home remedy life hacks handy to combat the discomfort.

If you begin to feel back pain, it's a good idea to not ignore it. (Credit: MemeCenter)

If you begin to feel back pain, it’s a good idea to not ignore it. (Credit: MemeCenter)

How to help stop back pain is a problem you want to tackle sooner, rather than later. Read more