Category Archives: College success tips

Tax breaks and tips for college students filing returns

With student debt growing and becoming a burden to recent graduates, college students will want to take all the tax deductions they can to save money. Federal tax filing is very complicated and the information here provides just a few … Continue reading

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Service project opportunity: The CengageBrain Alternative Spring Break Contest!

Are you passionate about helping people? Are you looking to utilize your leadership skills by making an impact in a particular community? If so, let us know about it and you could win up to $2,500 to fund your very … Continue reading

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One week only: 2 eChapters for the price of 1 at CengageBrain.com

February is about to approach, and you STILL haven’t gotten your supplies for the Spring 2014 semester? No problem. Life can be hectic and it’s not uncommon for college students to procrastinate (we’re not fools, we know how college works). … Continue reading

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Job ideas for college students

Many students work while taking classes, whether they’re working their way through school, need some extra spending money or want to add to their resume. Besides working in fast food, there are many other choices and ways to think outside … Continue reading

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Unintended consequences of posting online: Use of social networking sites sparks legal battles for Courtney Love and college students

Social networking sites like Twitter and Instagram have become as much a part of our daily lives as morning coffee. Yet those who enjoy these sites rarely think about the unintended consequences of posting every passing thought and emotion for … Continue reading

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College sports and academics: Reading level of student athletes

The revelation by University of North Carolina (UNC) whistleblower Mary Willingham that some college athletes read at a grade school level has received much attention. Willingham was a learning specialist in the Academic Support Program for Student Athletes at UNC. … Continue reading

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Hurry and get 10% off print textbooks at CengageBrain.com

As college students begin their Spring 2014 semester, we at CengageBrain.com can’t help but wonder whether students have decided to take the digital route with their textbooks or have opted to stick with good old fashioned print textbooks. In case … Continue reading

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Dating in college—coping with a break up

Dating is hard. But dating in college is a whole other ball of wax. It can be challenging enough to move beyond a past relationship, but coping with a break up, where you are likely to run into the ex … Continue reading

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Last call: Apply now for The Top TA Scholarships by CengageBrain!

While receiving a college degree will help provide numerous opportunities for your future in the workforce, it can be a costly item that doesn’t come easy. Sure, student loans can help alleviate the pain of college costs…for now. But down … Continue reading

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How to beat the winter blues—DIY tips for college students

Spring semester has started—you’re half way finished with the year! Congratulations! So why are you not excited? Maybe you’re even having trouble leaving that warm, cozy bed to brave the cold and make it to class on time. Wintertime can … Continue reading

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