Extroverts and introverts in the college classroom

As a college student, I was both an extrovert and an introvert. I loved speaking up in class, especially when I knew all the answers (and occasionally pointed out when fellow students were wrong!) but I also did not go to many parties and had few, but very close, friends.

Learn more about the differences between extroverts and introverts. (Credit:

Learn more about the differences between extroverts and introverts. (Credit:

Extroverts and introverts have always been divided in the classroom, dorm rooms and extracurricular activities, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Read more

Grooming tips for college students

As the fall semester ramps up it isn’t long before the health and beauty routines of college students go right out the window. Who has time for proper grooming? But looking good is still going to help you make a good impression on fellow students and your professors. If you’re a natural beauty, cherish these years of youth.

Follow these easy grooming tips for college students. (Credit: That Desi Girl)

Follow these easy grooming tips for college students. (Credit: That Desi Girl)

As for the rest of us, we’ll need some life hacks on makeup ideas and other life skills. Even the guys need to learn how to groom a beard. So let’s look at some grooming tips for college students. Read more

5 things that you have done at least once

Every single person is unique. We come from different places and backgrounds. Though, we all have a few things in common. Yes, on the cellular level BUT also certain experiences! At some point or another we have all done the same things or have all experienced a similar event!

Here are 5 things that I have and I’m sure that you have done once: Read more

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

Top 5 ways to save $100 this semester: Try them all and save up to $500

Everyone has heard the old axiom about two things in life being constant, death and taxes, right? Well I’d like to add a third constant to the mix, during college your budget is going to be tight. I’m talking about “living off of nothing but grocery store samples and ramen noodles for 6 weeks tight.” That kind of tight. I’m sure you can agree.

So I’d like to bestow some money-saving tips upon you to make it through. Tips that your GPA will thank you for, your social life will thank you for and most importantly your budget will thank you for! Here are 5 ways that you can save $100 this semester – or maybe more! Read more

Buy or rent? Digital or print? How to determine the best option for you

When you officially become a college student there’s a certain sense of independence you gain the moment you step foot on campus. You are forced to make decisions for yourself without the help of mom or dad, which of course has its pros and cons. You suddenly have so many options to choose from – including whether you should buy or rent your textbooks or use digital or print textbooks.

How will you ever decide? No need to sweat it when you have CengageBrain to help. Below we offer you some tips on how to find the right option for every student and every budget.

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The 5-Minute Difference: The grade-boosting power of the micro study session

Are you a college student who is constantly saying to themselves “There are not enough hours in the day!”? Well, I have good news and bad news. I’ll start with the bad news because I like to end on a positive note. The bad news is that there (very, very likely) will never be more hours in the day. But the good news? It is possible for you to make the most of the time you DO have – starting with a micro study session!

If you’re thinking it’s impossible to study in periods of 5 minutes, I’m here to share with you that it really can be done, as long as it’s being done efficiently and effectively. Read more

The 5 best workout routines that won’t break the bank

Even though I’m not a college student anymore, I still completely know what it’s like to be on a budget (I still am!) However, I still think it’s important to take care of myself and workout. And if you’re anything like me, you’re thinking “Yes, I want to be active and in shape, but how can I do it without paying an arm and a leg?”

It's possible to workout without spending too much. (Credit: The IVA People)

It’s possible to workout without spending too much. (Credit: The IVA People)

Well, I have some ideas for you. Time to share 5 of the best workout routines that are effective, yet inexpensive. Read more

Have you heard the best commencement speeches of 2015?

After all of the hard work and sacrifice that you’ve put in to earn your degree, there is just one more hurdle remaining – the commencement ceremony. Even the best commencement speeches can seem to go on forever. And it’s hard for the average college student to sit and listen to all the good advice being dispensed about life and career moves.

Stephen Colbert shares his commencement speech with Wake Forest University grads. (Credit: Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images)

Stephen Colbert shares his commencement speech with Wake Forest University grads. (Credit: Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images)

Nevertheless, some colleges have managed to snag some wise and entertaining speakers this year. So, without further ado, here are a few of the best quotes from commencement speeches in 2015. Read more

Need Cash for Spring Break? Enter the CengageBrain Refer & Earn MindTap March Referral Contest!

Are you a financially strapped college student who is in need of some extra cash? Looking for an easy opportunity to make a few hundred dollars this spring?

Then join the CengageBrain Refer & Earn program, where you have the chance to win a $200 bonus each week in March! Read more