Falling behind in class? Here’s how to get back on track

Maybe you opted for some tougher classes this semester. Maybe you simply have too much going on. Whatever the reason you are falling behind in class, you can fix it with some know how tips.

Falling behind? We can help with that. (Credit: Weknowmemes)

Falling behind? We can help with that. (Credit: Weknowmemes)

I’ve got the study skills and tips for how to get back on track and turn your semester into a success. Read more

Should you consider an Interdisciplinary studies major?

What is interdisciplinary studies? It’s a course of study that includes knowledge from various fields and disciplines. Many colleges and universities allow college students to create their own interdisciplinary studies major.

Is an Interdisciplinary studies major right for you? (Credit: Duke University)

Is an Interdisciplinary studies major right for you? (Credit: Duke University)

Some students with this college major have seen their career opportunities expand. Thinking about creating your own interdisciplinary studies major? Read on for more info. Read more

5 tips for creating a (legal) cheat sheet

I had a statistics teacher who let us use cheat sheets—seriously! While cheating in college is never acceptable, some teachers allow college students to use a test guide or study aid when taking the final exam.

Learn how to create an impeccable cheat sheet. (Credit: MemeCrunch.com)

Learn how to create an impeccable cheat sheet. (Credit: MemeCrunch.com)

Here are some do-it-yourself tips for creating a legal cheat sheet. Read more

Top 5 tips for a healthy all-nighter study sesh

We all know that studying frequently throughout the semester is your best bet for getting an A in your courses, but like many college students, you’re bound to have an all-nighter study session here and there during your college career (I know I have!). Or maybe you forgot a big assignment or paper and only just saw the pop-up reminder on your phone go off. Whoops!

Whatever the reason, these nights are simply no fun and you’ll always be kicking yourself for having to do it in the first place. But if you find yourself pulling a red-eye before midterms, we’ve got the top five tips for how to study and get your work done the healthy way. Read more

You ask, we answer: My grades are jumping off the deep end?!

Dear Jay,

My grades aren’t doing so hot. I’ve had my first set of quizzes and midterms and I thought I did okay, but now I’m pretty sure my professor had to go out and buy a new set of red pens. It’s pretty bad. I should be able to pass this quarter if I pick up my grades on my next set of tests and final. But how do I do that? I don’t want to just pass, I want to do well. So what now?

Too much red pen,

Nikki K.

Good study habits will help you achieve academic success in college.

Good study habits will help you achieve academic success in college.

Dear Nikki,

Don’t worry. Grades are something that can be fixed and there is always next semester. Here are a few ways to go about raising your grades: Read more

4 ways college students can stay focused on academics

College students have so much going on that it’s often difficult to stay focused on academics. Good study habits develop out of practice and determination.

Stay focused so you can achieve your academic goals. (Credit: FitSydney.Wordpress.com)

Stay focused so you can achieve your academic goals. (Credit: FitSydney.Wordpress.com)

Here are some study strategies to focus on what needs to be done so you can improve your college GPA. Read more

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