Why chance it with your back to school needs?

I’m sure you remember awhile back when you sat down to register for this semester’s classes, right? Maybe? Anyway, I’m sure you had this idea in your head that you were going to be very strategic about how you schedule your classes for school.

The more often you wake up early for school, the easier it will eventually become. (Credit: Guys and good health)

The more often you wake up early for school, the easier it will eventually become. (Credit: Guys and good health)

You were very careful to make sure you wouldn’t have any Friday classes, right? 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

News feeds for college students to know what’s happening in the world

Sure, you all know how to check your Twitter feeds and Facebook notifications, but do you tune in to the news and know what’s going on in the world?

A compilation of news feeds college students can follow. (Credit: Brandwatch)

A compilation of news feeds college students can follow. (Credit: Brandwatch)

Don’t live in a plastic bubble — learn how to keep yourself up to speed with these DIY tips from CengageBrain! Read more

Act fast! 10% off eBooks at

For your college courses, what is one item that you as a student probably can’t live without? Textbooks! One downfall many students can identify with is that all of those textbooks can really weigh you down. In fact each of your books can weigh up to 5 pounds. Ridiculous, huh? While you might get a great workout carrying them across campus, I imagine it becomes a tiring process after awhile.

The great news is that a major shift is occurring in the textbook industry. This is the age of eBooks! They are quick, they are easy to use, and they are fast becoming the norm, so if you haven’t jumped on the tech train yet, this is your perfect opportunity to do so. Read more

One week only: Take 10% off rental textbooks from

As your summer winds down, and you (hopefully!) were able to take a relaxing and fun summer vacation, CengageBrain is here to remind you that it’s time to prepare for back-to-school!

Looking for a good deal on your college textbooks? Look no further than for a solution.  Read more

Take 10% off print textbooks for a limited time at

Have you started making a list of everything you need to accomplish before the Fall semester begins? Be sure to add to that list for all of your back-to-school needs!

If you’re anything like me, you’re better off completing each task on that list as soon as you can so you can enjoy what’s left of the summer season – despite how painful it is to remind yourself that the seasons are changing! Head on over to CengageBrain now and see how they can make your back-to-school experience a little bit easier. Read more

See the Alternative Spring Break trip to Rogue River!

Last month, students from the University of Oregon were selected as the winners in CengageBrain’s Alternative Spring Break competition. With the cash prize of $2,500, they were able to take a group of students from a local middle school on a backpacking trip through the Rogue River Wilderness Area in southern Oregon. Here the group traveled by foot to restore the area by clearing trails, removing visitor impact and improving habitat. One of the leaders of the group from the University of Oregon, Grace Rogan, has graciously offered to share the group’s experience through the Rogue River:

Alternative Spring Break Project along the Rogue River

Our group of college and middle school students were able to spend our week-long spring break along the banks of the beautiful Rogue River in Southern Oregon. Read more

Rent or buy textbooks for college: How to save money on your textbooks

Rent vs buy textbooksIt won’t be long before you’ll be hitting the books again. When it’s time to choose, which will you opt for? Will you rent or buy your textbooks for college? In this article we look at the pros and cons to each choice and give you a few ideas to help you save money on your textbooks. But there are other things to consider as well. Read more

America’s Top TA 2013 Competition by CengageBrain awards impactful TAs with scholarships in their names

Teaching assistants from UAB, UIUC and MSU voted favorite in the nation

This spring, college students from around the country were able to nominate and vote for America’s Top TA by CengageBrain. Today, the three winners are finally in with a combined total of over 750 votes. Congratulations to:

  • Megan Sugrue – University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Mioy Huynh – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Cameron Keif – Michigan State University

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