How to send an email to your college professor

I was lucky when I went to college. Most of my professors were friendly, approachable and genuinely interested in my academic success.

An actual email received by a professor, which is not acceptable. (Credit: Dr. Janet Frick)

An actual email received by a professor, which is not acceptable. (Credit: Dr. Janet Frick)

Today, college students can send an email to a college professor for various reasons, such as asking for extra help or saying you’ll have to miss a class. Be polite and be specific. Read more

DIY electronics projects for college students

If you like to tinker with do-it-yourself projects then you might be a member of the maker movement. This community of electronics aficionados takes pleasure in various DIY electronics projects that are created from simple electronics circuits. Some of the electronics maker projects include robots, wireless cameras, toys and 3-D printing.

It's easier than you think to come up with DIY electronics projects. (Credit: MemeGen)

It’s easier than you think to come up with DIY electronics projects. (Credit: MemeGen)

Tools that were created specifically to help college students learn how to use electronics include Arduino software and the Raspberry Pi single-board computer. Let’s take a look at how you can get started with your DIY electronics projects. Read more

7 tips to fight writer’s block for college term paper

Spring break gave your brain a rest, now it’s time to get back into the swing of doing schoolwork. Writer’s block is bound to hit and hit hard. You stare at your blank computer screen and your brain turns to mush. You can’t write anything intelligible.

Learn how writer's block can be prevented. (Credit: Pinterest)

Learn how writer’s block can be prevented. (Credit: Pinterest)

Have no fear; here are some writing tips, some are from famous writers, to help you with your college term paper or for creative writing ideas. Read more

5 ways to improve your college GPA

You may not think your college GPA is important as long as you graduate and get your degree. But employers look at your GPA, which shows them what kind of a student you were, your ambition and your dedication, all traits that will reflect on you as a prospective employee.

Calculate your GPA. (Credit: yourgpacalculator.com)

Calculate your GPA. (Credit: yourgpacalculator.com)

With a good GPA, you have more of a chance of directing your career path. Here are some college tips to calculate your GPA and improve your study habits. Read more

DIY study guide to help you ace your midterm exams

It’s about that time of the semester where you should consider making a study guide for your upcoming midterm exams. With the help of CengageBrain and some handy tips, you can be confident when you hit the books with a DIY study guide.

Create a DIY study guide to help ace your exams. (Credit: YouTube)

Create a DIY study guide to help ace your exams. (Credit: YouTube)

Share these helpful hints with your classmates and ace those exams! Read more

5 common myths about college academics debunked

Too many myths about academics hinder college students from performing academically and improving their college GPA.

There are many myths about the life of a college student. (Credit: Jay Mathews, Washington Post)

There are many myths about the life of a college student. (Credit: Jay Mathews, Washington Post)

Here are some common myths debunked so you can be prepared for your final exam and term paper and perform well in school. Read more

DIY basic car maintenance for college students

You love your car. You need your car. But do you ever think about how to take care of your care? DIY knowledge of car maintenance is something everyone, including college students, should have some knowledge of.

Everyone should know some basic car maintenance tips. (Credit: Thumbpress)

Everyone should know some basic car maintenance tips. (Credit: Thumbpress)

What basic car maintenance do you need to know to keep your wheels up and running? Read on to find out. Read more

Learn how you can start a campaign with charity: water

Did you know that there are 748 million people worldwide who are without clean water? As hard as that number is to imagine, just look at it this way: one in nine people on the planet don’t have access to the most basic of human needs. Thankfully charity: water exists and is looking to decrease that number, and they need your help.

Learn more about how you can help charity: water. (Credit: charitywater.org)

Learn more about how you can help charity: water. (Credit: charitywater.org)

Learn more here about how you can raise money for clean water. Read more

Accomplishments of the Student Conservation Association (SCA) from 2014

Each year, thousands of high school and college students across the United States engage in opportunities to improve the environments they reside in with the Student Conservation Association (SCA). Whether it’s working in national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks or urban green spaces, they make improvements while simultaneously learning about conservation and sustainability of the earth.

Learn more about the impact of the Student Conservation Association (SCA). (Credit: SCA.org)

Learn more about the impact of the Student Conservation Association (SCA). (Credit: SCA.org)

The numbers for the year of 2014 are officially out, and we’d like to share with you just how much work SCA put in throughout the year. Read more

Did you know? Freedom of speech and hate speech aren’t the same thing

You might think that being a college student in America you’d be protected under the First Amendment if you choose to exercise your right of freedom of speech, even if that meant you were addressing your opinions on tough topics often considered hate speech, right? Not necessarily.

It's important to fully understand freedom of speech. (Credit: imgflip.com)

It’s important to fully understand freedom of speech. (Credit: imgflip.com)

Did you know that freedom of speech and hate speech on campus are not supported the same way, even though both are protected by your rights under the First Amendment? Read on for more information on how some college campuses distinguish between the two. Read more