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

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.

Auditing a class is a great option for college students. (Credit: Wayne State University)

Auditing a class is a great option for college students. (Credit: Wayne State University)

Student success does not always require a grade. Here are some college tips if you want to audit a class and what to expect. Read more

Transferring colleges—Things you need to know

Changed your mind? Switched majors? Need to cut costs? Wanted to get those entry-level courses out of the way? There are a multitude of reasons you may be thinking of transferring from a two-year to a four-year school.

Research based on transferring college students. (Credit: National Student Clearinghouse)

Research based on transferring college students. (Credit: National Student Clearinghouse)

If you are still deciding whether or not switching schools is right for you, here is some insight and tips on the process of transferring colleges, as well as things you need to know as a transfer student. Read more

How to win an argument

The art of persuasion is a valuable skill to have. You’re going to need it in every area of your life from personal relationships to advancing your career. Knowing how to win an argument is more than using intimidation.

How many declare victory in an argument. (Credit: LOLhome.com)

How many declare victory in an argument. (Credit: LOLhome.com)

You have to frame a valid argument, present a clear case and avoid logical fallacies that erode your credibility. Arguments that have validity are those that are logically sound and stick to the point. How can you be persuasive and win every argument? Read more

How to become an entrepreneur while still in college

You don’t have to worry about facing a tight job market after college if you know how to start your own business now. Entrepreneurship isn’t for everyone, but if you like calling the shots and taking some chances it may pay off big time.

One successful entrepreneur, Mark Zuckerberg, started Facebook in his dorm room in 2004. (Credit: Business Insider)

One successful entrepreneur, Mark Zuckerberg, started Facebook in his dorm room in 2004. (Credit: Business Insider)

How to be an entrepreneur? Start off by looking at successful entrepreneurs like Mark Zuckerberg, who started his business while attending Harvard. Let’s take a look at what you can do to start your business now. Read more

How to identify your career path

I like to grow flowers and plants, should I major in horticulture and make it my career? I tinker on my dad’s car, should I study mechanical engineering and design cars for a living? There are many questions college students ask themselves about the direction of their career path.

Take the time to assess your strengths and passions when deciding on a career. (Credit: Therese Schwenkler)

Take the time to assess your strengths and passions when deciding on a career. (Credit: Therese Schwenkler)

Consult a mentor or guidance counselor for the job requirements needed for your chosen field. Here is some advice about identifying your dream career and targeting your academics and college major to get where you want to go. Read more

How to manage ADHD in college

The transition to college can be tough for anyone—living away from home for the first time, juggling the responsibility of class, being on your own. It is easy to feel overwhelmed. But what if you have ADHD?

College students with ADHD face many challenges, but they can be overcome. (Credit: DIYLOL.com)

College students with ADHD face many challenges, but they can be overcome. (Credit: DIYLOL.com)

That can make the changes and challenges that college bring even tougher. For prospective college students with ADHD or even a current student with ADHD, here are some tips for how you can survive and succeed as an undergrad. Read more

Earn $250 per month in Cengage Learning’s 21 Voices research program!

Do you ever feel that, as a college student, your voice is not heard? That schools and companies care more about their own interests than yours? If so, this is a great chance for you to change that by applying for Cengage Learning’s 21 Voices research program!

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What is 21 Voices?

You’re probably wondering what 21 Voices is. Read more

How to get through your next group project

Tired of group projects? Whether it’s writing a research paper, a research project or any other assignments where you have to work with others, surviving the experience can be challenging.

How many students feel about a stressful group project. (Credit: Meme Mage)

How many students feel about a stressful group project. (Credit: Meme Mage)

How do you get everyone to do their fair share and do it on time? Why is it that you’re the one who ends up carrying the heavy load? Here are a few tips and ideas on how you can survive and even thrive in your next group project. Read more

Survive senior year by making the most of it

Senior year of college. It’s a big deal and you are probably wigging out about something—from finishing your degree requirements, to leaving your friends, from finding a job, to avoiding senioritis. No matter what you are worried about, you can make the most of your senior year with these college tips for conquering your final semesters.

Make a plan of what you want to accomplish before the end of senior year. (Credit: Cheezburger.com)

Make a plan of what you want to accomplish before the end of senior year. (Credit: Cheezburger.com)

Complete your course work senior year

So what is the most important thing to remember during your senior year of college? Read more