Back to school deals: What you need to make it through the year

I know it’s barely the beginning of August but you’re going to need to start thinking about getting back into the mode of being in school. Let’s not get too ahead of ourselves though. I don’t want you to start doing homework already!

Now is the time to start searching for great back to school deals. (Credit: Timedotcom)

Now is the time to start searching for great back to school deals. (Credit: Timedotcom)

We’re talking about shopping those back to school deals, and August is when those deals hit the shelves. Read on to get ideas for what you need to make it through the year! Continue reading

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Pros and cons of teacher tenure for college students

The advantages and disadvantages of teacher tenure in higher education have been debated, but what about tenure’s effects on student success?

The debate of teacher tenure has its pros and cons. (Credit: Cagle Cartoons)

The debate of teacher tenure has its pros and cons. (Credit: Cagle Cartoons)

Tenure in academics offers professors job security, yet critics complain they may become complacent. Do tenured professors spend too much time researching and not enough time teaching? Continue reading

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6 tips to be prepared for college classes

“Be prepared!” is a motto not just for Boy Scouts — or the hyenas in The Lion King. A new school year is upon us, so how will you be prepared for class?

To achieve student success, being prepared is an important step. (Credit: Laughmoreabundant)

To achieve student success, being prepared is an important step. (Credit: Laughmoreabundant)

From study tips to dorm life to student health, here are six tips for college students to be prepared for college life and achieve student success. Continue reading

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Getting into the spirit of a new school year is never an easy feat, especially when it seems like your summer vacation just started. Or maybe you’re absolutely ecstatic about the upcoming school year and are already thinking about what you need to ensure yourself a successful semester!

Whatever the case may be for you, keep in mind that CengageBrain.com is always here for your textbook, eBook, rental and study tool needs. And if you’re looking for a great deal on those back-to-school necessities, you’ve come to the right place. Continue reading

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10 easy recipes for college students

Do you happen to become really, really sick of eating the same food over and over in your college dorm’s dining hall? I thought so. Yes, there is a wide range of options you can choose from, but at the end of the day, it all seems the same.

So little space, so many recipes to choose from to make in your college dorm. (Credit: Sunset Station)

So little space, so many recipes to choose from to make in your college dorm. (Credit: Sunset Station)

Maybe it’s time you come up with some food recipes that you can make on your own in your dorm room or apartment. Check out our list of delicious recipes that are sure to impress you and your friends! Continue reading

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7 effective study tips for college students

Many colleges offer study tips to improve academics, but often don’t include effective study tools to help college students study better and retain what they’ve learned.

Good study tips include choosing the library over watching your favorite TV show. (Credit: Sufen Wang)

Good study tips include choosing the library over watching your favorite TV show. (Credit: Sufen Wang)

Student success depends on having the right tools for the job and knowing how to best use them. Here are some lifehack study tips to improve college habits and gain a student advantage. Continue reading

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What you need to know about food allergies and campus food

Campus life is about many new experiences, and learning to prepare food and fend for yourself is a part of those experiences! If you’re part of the 75% of people who can’t digest dairy or you have gluten or soy food allergies, you need to know about campus food and your food allergies/sensitivities before your school year kicks off!

It's very important to tend to your food allergies. (Credit: cafemom.com)

It’s very important to tend to your food allergies. (Credit: cafemom.com)

What are “dairy allergies”?

There are many “hidden” dairy products in food that can make ordering in the dining hall and shopping in your campus’ convenience store a pain! Continue reading

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DIY gift ideas on a college student budget

Let’s face it; you’re a college student on a budget. You know that everyone understands, but wouldn’t it be nice to be able to still give gifts to those special people in your life that won’t break the bank? Read on for some DIY gift ideas for any occasion!

Combining simple recipes into a mason jar makes for a great gift idea. (Credit: tiffany)

Combining simple recipes into a mason jar makes for a great gift idea. (Credit: tiffany)

Let’s get organized

First, let’s round up a list of people you’d like to make these gifts for in the next two to three months or so. Don’t overwhelm yourself by thinking a year ahead. I’ve found that if I plan ahead I’m more likely to create something worth giving. Continue reading

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How medical marijuana affects college students

Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia have legalized the use of medical marijuana for adults. Meanwhile, Colorado and Washington have legalized marijuana for adult recreational use. The rules around cannabis are definitely changing in the United States.

The rules for medical marijuana on college campuses may differ from those of the state. (Credit: Trey Sanchez)

The rules for medical marijuana on college campuses may differ from those of the state. (Credit: Trey Sanchez)

Although the legalization of pot has been big news around the country, just because pot is legal in a state, for medical purposes or recreational, doesn’t make it legal on college campuses. What is the status of medical marijuana usage on college campuses then? Continue reading

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Freshman 15 facts for college students

Heading off to college is an exciting time for freshmen all around. You’ll be entering a new and different environment than what you were used to in high school. This can be both a good and bad thing.

There are many ways college students can combat the Freshman 15. (Credit: LTCL)

There are many ways college students can combat the Freshman 15. (Credit: LTCL)

When I was in high school, I had a very structured, consistent schedule that I maintained. College, on the other hand, was another story. I wasn’t quite as active as I was in high school, yet I still thought I could get away with eating whatever I wanted in the buffet style dining hall in my dorm – boy, was I wrong! Here’s why I’d like to share some knowledge about what you should know about the dreaded “Freshman 15.” Continue reading

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