Abuse of prescription drugs on college campus

The nonmedical use of prescription drugs on college campuses is a growing problem. Many college students are using drugs such as Adderall, Ritalin and Concerta in the belief that they improve academics.

The use of prescription drugs is a common issue with college students. (Credit: Bruins Public Health)

The use of prescription drugs is a common issue with college students. (Credit: Bruins Public Health)

In reality, many students who abuse prescription drugs perform poorly on tests and run the risk of dependency and even death. Here is some advice for addressing the problem and improving campus life. Read more

Create your own study guide to help you ace your finals

With final exams looming ahead, you need to figure out ways to study that will work best for you. Having a study guide to work from is a good start. But you’ll have to apply effective study habits and use the study guide for it to be of value.

Keep yourself organized with a homemade study guide chart. (Credit: wikiHow)

Keep yourself organized with a homemade study guide chart. (Credit: wikiHow)

Learning how to study for exams is a study in itself. So is the development of test taking skills. Let’s take a look at how you can create your own study guide now and put yourself on the track to success. Read more

Checklist for final exams — study tips for college students

Final exams are just around the corner, a time all college students live in fear of. Whether this is your first experience with finals or your 500th, there are some test preparation steps you can take, and some study tips you should know, that will help you be better prepared.

Time to get your study on! Read more

10 study strategies to ace your final exams

For your midterm exam or final exam, you need effective techniques to tackle the material. More than just reading over the notes you took in class, you need study guides that encompass the work you did the entire semester and that organize the material you might find on your final exams.

Follow our study tips when preparing for final exams. (Credit: memejelly.com)

Follow our study tips when preparing for final exams. (Credit: memejelly.com)

Here are 10 college tips for study strategies to improve academics. Read more

Resume tips for college students

College students can write their own resume to jump start their career path. Writing an effective and influential resume is an important task since the purpose of a resume is to be invited for a job interview.

Follow our tips in creating an effective resume. (Credit: QuickMeme)

Follow our tips in creating an effective resume. (Credit: QuickMeme)

Some people opt to hire a professional resume writer, but if you know a few important rules, you can write it yourself. Here are some resume tips for college students. Read more

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

Need some motivation? How to make yourself study

Having one of those days (or weeks or months) where you simply can’t seem to focus? When you need some motivation, but can’t seem to stop procrastinating, it is time to employ some DIY tips to help you knuckle down and get things done.

Follow our words of wisdom for study motivation. (Credit: Perry Binder)

Follow our words of wisdom for study motivation. (Credit: Perry Binder)

Read on for some how to make yourself study ideas that will get you whipped into a learning frenzy. Read more

Want $100 AND a finals survival kit? Tell us why for your chance to win both!

Finals week can be an especially grueling time for college students – we know, we’ve been there! So what could possibly make this stressful time of the semester less stressful? Cold, hard cash? Snacks and writing essentials? A survival kit with BOTH?

Your finals survival kit will be a lifesaver.

Your finals survival kit will be a lifesaver.

By this point you should be saying to yourself “Hell yes!” – but if not, maybe you know someone who might be interested. Regardless, CengageBrain is offering you the chance to win one of five survival kits that will help you get through finals week – oh and a $100 Visa gift card. Read more

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Procrastinating. Something college students know absolutely nothing about, right? Just kidding. I’ve been in your shoes before so I understand that sometimes you’d rather wait to prepare yourself for the new school year.

The good news is that you can still take advantage of great back-to-school deals for all of your college needs. CengageBrain.com is here to help make your transition into the fall semester a smooth one. Read more

eChapters vs. an armload of huge textbooks that weigh a ton

Everyone has their own preference. Some college students like echapters and others would rather walk around campus with an armload of huge textbooks that weigh a ton.

Read your eChapters with ease on your digital device. (Credit: Alexis Grant)

Read your eChapters with ease on your digital device. (Credit: Alexis Grant)

Whether you’re the type of student that likes to highlight and scribble, or the type of student that’s always on the go, CengageBrain has all college textbook formats to make college life easier. Read more