College advice: 3 things to avoid

With college students beginning another (or your first) school year, everyone is filling you with their college advice and words of wisdom – mostly in the “To Do” variety.

Avoid working too hard. Find a balance between work and play. (Credit: Daily Eastern News)

Avoid working too hard. Find a balance between work and play. (Credit: Daily Eastern News)

Here is a Do Not Do (aka avoid) list that involves study habits, college roommate faux pas and college dorm avoidances. Read more

Last chance: Activate your digital learning solutions NOW!

For several weeks now I’ve been reminding you to activate your digital products so you can get off to a good start to the new school year. I can almost guarantee that many of you thought you’d wait until the last minute to do so – are you nodding your head in agreement? If that’s the case, you NEED to activate your digital products now!

Trust me, I know what it’s like to be a procrastinator, but you’ll thank me once you realize what you’ve been missing out on. In case you need a few reasons as to why you should, keep reading to learn more. Read more

Start the year off right by improving time management

College students, we know you are busy – really busy. Between academics, work, social activities, sports, clubs, family responsibilities and volunteering, you face endless pressure on your time. And although it is important to be well rounded and maintain a full and satisfying schedule, juggling so many commitments can often lead to burnout and fatigue.

Luckily, with a few small changes, you can start the school year off right, gain more control over your schedule and kick procrastination to the curb. And the best part? Successful time management can have a major positive impact on grades and classroom performance. In addition, students who improve their time management report less stress, better focus and improved quality of life. Check out our 7 tips for time management for college students.

What other time management tips can you offer other college students? Share them with us in the comments.

Tick tock, tick tock… Time is running out! Activate your digital products now!

You’re finally getting into the groove of the new school year so I realize you’re probably quite busy, BUT the clock is ticking, and it’s time to activate your digital learning solutions before time runs out. Another reason to activate now? Your grade depends on it.

This goes for a new college student who wants to start college off on a good note or a veteran college student who is trying to improve their GPA. Activate now to ensure that you get the grades YOU want this semester. Read more

Instructor recommended, student approved – Activate your digital learning solutions now!

You’re officially heading back to school at this very moment! It’s time to take on another school year, and I figured I could offer you some helpful words of wisdom to help you get acquainted with your studies. First of all, you know those digital learning solutions you’ve heard your instructors speak of? Activate them… NOW.

You’ll get a head start on your classmates so you never fall behind. If you happen to begin feeling lost in one of your courses, you’ll be able to use the digital learning solutions for additional help when you’re studying at 2 A.M. – right when your instructor is not available to contact. So why else should you activate your digital products? Let me elaborate. Read more

5 smart study habits you need to adopt now

One huge difference I noticed during my transition from high school to college is how much studying is involved. In high school everything used to come so much easier, then I got to college and realized I’d need more than just my class notes and textbook to be truly prepared. I realized that studying in college is actually something takes real time and effort.

I needed extra resources to help prepare me for each exam. Below are five smart study habits I picked up during college that are sure to help you excel in academics. Read more

Activate now to get an edge on the upcoming school year!

I’m sure–like me–you keep saying over and over in your head, “Where on earth did this summer go?!” But I’m here to tell you that the new school year is here! Get a head start on the semester and activate your Cengage Learning digital tools NOW. Trust me, there are some really powerful online study tools that will help you make the grades, save time and avoid stress over the next several months.

So take control of your assignments, class materials and time from the start. Activate your digital tools as soon as possible.  Read more

Three reasons instant access will make a difference for you

Like many people in this day and age, I enjoy all of life’s readily available conveniences – mostly because I’m one of the most impatient people I know. Having instant access to my textbooks and digital learning solutions tops that list.

So what makes instant access so great? Here we offer three reasons why instant access will make a difference for you with your college education. Read more

Getting organized and getting the grade: The hidden connection

One thing I notice in many college students is how they sometimes just don’t know how to balance out their hectic lives. Does this sound familiar to you? As an insanely organized person, I feel it is my personal responsibility to help shed some light on how much easier your life can be by being organized – in fact, it can even help you get good grades!

Make the most out of your college experience with our tips on how being organized and getting good grades are intertwined. Read more

A guide to an amazing college experience

As a senior who’s graduating this year, I’ve begun to reflect on my college experience. Looking back at it all, I don’t regret anything. Everything that happened has taught me something. It has allowed me to become the person I am. Even though I don’t regret anything, I wish I didn’t always have to learn the hard way.

I’d like to save you from making the same mistakes I did. Below is a list of everything I wish I knew coming into freshman year: Read more