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Got an exam survival kit? Don’t forget your phone

Duh, of course you’d never forget your phone no matter where you go, right?! It’d be a travesty to leave it behind when you head to the library (or elsewhere) to study for exams too. But aren’t phones supposed to be a huge distraction we should steer clear of when studying? Well, yes and no.

You will want your phone next time you leave the house to study. (Credit: Motivators.com)

You will want your phone next time you leave the house to study. (Credit: Motivators.com)

It ultimately depends on how you use your phone! Let’s delve deeper into why your phone should be included in your exam survival kit. Read more

You’re studying the wrong way: Here’s why

What may work for your best friend, roommate or fellow classmates may not work for you when it comes to studying. I don’t know about you, but I personally cannot study in a library! It may sound crazy, but I always become distracted – listening/singing to iTunes, chatting it up with people I know, browsing Twitter, Instagram, etc….the list goes on and on.

While I like to accompany my friends to the library, I’ve realized that I need to say “no” when the offer is extended if I want to get in an effective study session. Getting good grades in college is super important for your future so now is as good a time as any to figure out how you’re studying wrong and what you should do about it before it’s too late. Read more

Join the SCA this MLK Day and volunteer in your community!

Does your New Year’s resolution include finding ways to give back to your community? If so, this is a perfect opportunity for you! This month, join the hundreds of Student Conservation Association (SCA) volunteers who will come together to pay tribute to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King.

Find out how you can help your community on MLK Day. (Credit: The SCA)

Find out how you can help your community on MLK Day. (Credit: The SCA)

Check out the opportunities available so you can give back to the public lands in your area on MLK Day. Read more

Pledge your birthday to charity: water

I don’t know about you, but oftentimes I have no idea what I want for my birthday. However, charity: water now allows me to pledge my birthday to them.

Bring clean water to the world for your next birthday. (Credit: charity: water)

Bring clean water to the world for your next birthday. (Credit: charity: water)

So if you’re thinking you’d like to do a good deed for your next birthday, let charity: water be the recipient. Learn more about how you can help here. Read more

Pat Tillman Foundation awarded grant to support U.S. veterans initiatives

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation board of directors announced three new grants to support initiatives that assist U.S. veterans.

New grant supports U.S. veterans. (Credit: Pat Tillman Foundation)

New grant supports U.S. veterans. (Credit: Pat Tillman Foundation)

One of these grants has been awarded to the Pat Tillman Foundation and aims to fund multiple programs serving U.S. veterans and help assist in their educational pursuits and efforts to readjust to civilian life. Read more

#NothingIsCrazy for the charity: water September Campaign

For the 2015 September Campaign, charity: water has set a goal to bring clean water to 50,000 people in need – and YOU can help! This year it’s all about teamwork.

What ways can you help donate to charity: water? (Credit: charitywater.org)

What ways can you help donate to charity: water? (Credit: charitywater.org)

Visit the charity: water September Campaign page to find out what some of the brave, nerdy and not-so-bashful fundraisers are doing to bring clean water to those in need. Read more

Pat Tillman Foundation and U-Haul team up to help scholars

Did you know that U-Haul teams up with the Pat Tillman Foundation every year to raise scholarship funds for the Tillman Scholars program? Well, now you do!

2010 Tillman Scholar & Harvard graduate Regan Turner moves from Texas to Santa Monica for a new job. (Credit: pattillmanfoundation.org)

2010 Tillman Scholar & Harvard graduate Regan Turner moves from Texas to Santa Monica for a new job. (Credit: pattillmanfoundation.org)

They are a proud sponsor of Pat’s Run, which takes place each April in Tempe, Arizona, and bring 35,000 supporters to honor Pat Tillman’s legacy. Read more

Learn about the SCA and its impact on youth

As part of CengageBrain’s Extra Credit Program, we like to know what’s happening with each of our contributing charities and share those stories with you, our valued followers! A recent study presented the positive impact the Student Conservation Association (SCA) has had on youth.

Find out how you can help SCA here. (Credit: TheSCA.org)

Find out how you can help SCA here. (Credit: TheSCA.org)

The new research showed that SCA has increased conservation awareness, along with developing social responsibility, increasing leadership skills and helping fuel continuous growth, which provide skills that make youth more successful in school, work and life. Read more

Three reasons instant access will make a difference for you

Like many people in this day and age, I enjoy all of life’s readily available conveniences – mostly because I’m one of the most impatient people I know. Having instant access to my textbooks and digital learning solutions tops that list.

So what makes instant access so great? Here we offer three reasons why instant access will make a difference for you with your college education. Read more

When should you really order those textbooks? Tips so you don’t waste time or pizza money

It seems like there are typically two types of students: the planners and the procrastinators. When it comes to ordering your textbooks, is it better to be one of these over the other? Not necessarily. Everyone can win in this case, and we’ll explain how.

Here we offer you some tips on how you can save time and not pay an arm and a leg for your textbooks. Read more