7 most viewed CengageBrain blog posts of 2015

Happy 2016! Another year has come and gone so we thought we’d look back on the past year and share with you the most viewed blog posts.

Take a look at our list below, which goes in countdown form (only fitting for New Years, right?), and check out the blog posts yourself if you haven’t already done so! Read more

8 college tips for surviving the second semester

Like other college students, I got over the fear of my very first semester and looked forward to my second. Even after a few years, the second semester always felt easier to approach.

Are you ready to take on the second semester? (Credit: College Media Matters)

Are you ready to take on the second semester? (Credit: College Media Matters)

I created my own do-it-yourself guide for surviving (and flourishing) in the second semester. Here are some college tips for the second semester. Read more

You ask, we answer: Help me boost my motivation level!

Dear J,

I literally have zero motivation. What should I do?

What now,

Lexi W.

Hi Lexi,

I get it. It’s that point in the semester where you just lose motivation to do anything. Read more

College paper tips to improve your writing

Crafting a good college paper (one that nets you an A+!) can be a challenge.

Improve your writing for your next college paper. (Credit: QuickMeme)

Improve your writing for your next college paper. (Credit: QuickMeme)

Whether you doubt your writing skills or simply like to procrastinate (that would be my problem), here are some tips for how to improve your writing. Read more

10 do’s and don’ts of finals week for college students

As a college student preparing for finals week, priorities become a little off and we start to wonder if it’s ever going to end. Well, it’s almost over!

Learn the do's and don'ts of finals week here. (Credit: Pexels)

Learn the do’s and don’ts of finals week here. (Credit: Pexels)

In the last weeks until finals, here are the five do’s and the five don’ts to help keep you on track and motivated. Read more

Let your college portfolio tell the story of YOU

As college students, how many times are we told to create a portfolio every semester? Well, that sounds like a great idea but sometimes it’s hard to know where to start.

Find out how a professional portfolio can help you in your career. (Credit: Pexels)

Find out how a professional portfolio can help you in your career. (Credit: Pexels)

Let’s get unique with it and explore some potential resources and ideas that you can use to get started on your student portfolio, and (hopefully!) demonstrate that it’s not as difficult as it may seem. Read more

Study tips when preparing for final exams

Wait, didn’t fall semester just start? While it may seem that way to you and I, final exams are just around the corner. If you are new to college, finals may have you totally freaked out.

There are many do's and don'ts when it comes to study tips. (Credit: collective-evolution.com)

There are many do’s and don’ts when it comes to study tips. (Credit: collective-evolution.com)

Heck, even seasoned exam pros could use some study tips for how to prepare. And I am here to help with the inside secrets to ace any test! Read more

Time management tips for college students

If there’s one thing I wish I could have more of as a college student, it’s time! I never seem to have enough time, what with studying, homework, part-time job and social life. But just remember, every single person in the world has the same amount of time you do – 24 hours per day.

Could you use some time management tips? (Credit: Pexels)

Could you use some time management tips? (Credit: Pexels)

It’s how you choose to use that time that can help you succeed. Here are some time-saving tips for college students. Read more

You ask, we answer: College group project problems

Hey J,

I’m in this group project right now and this one kid, we’ll call him Jacob, is being a total slacker. He doesn’t respond to emails, texts, or phone calls. I have talked with him about it and he says that he doesn’t see the messages or that he didn’t know what he was supposed to do. He doesn’t show up to any group meetings so it’s not like he would know what he was supposed to do anyway. It’s gotten REALLY FREAKING annoying and I’m not sure what to do.

Annoyed,

Mike R.

Let's solve those group project problems. (Credit: Weknowmemes.com)

Let’s solve those group project problems. (Credit: Weknowmemes.com)

Hi Mike,

There is always going to be ‘that’ member in a group project. Read more

College students, you CAN overcome the midterms crisis

Let’s be honest, the only goal any one of us wants to accomplish the week of midterms is to just get through it with the absence of tears or an inevitable mental breakdown. Amiright?

Don't let the stress of midterms get the best of you. (Credit: Lauren Wood/The State News)

Don’t let the stress of midterms get the best of you. (Credit: Lauren Wood/The State News)

Time management as a college student can be difficult enough but when important exams get thrown into the mix, it’s easy to get off track. College midterms can make or break your entire semester but there are some ways to help you get through this hellish week. Read more