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4 ways college students can overcome shyness

College students are often too shy and may have trouble dealing with anxiety on college campus. Not only are we away from home and familiar surroundings, but we’ve been plunked into a sea of strange faces.

Overcome your shyness with our tips. (Credit: The NOOK Blog)

Overcome your shyness with our tips. (Credit: The NOOK Blog)

Public speaking and making friends can be difficult. That’s why it’s important to learn how to overcome shyness and speak up in a crowd. Read more

Improve college GPA with a love of learning

One of my professors told our class that our bodies might have been physically present in the classroom, but if our hearts and minds were on vacation, no amount of his teaching was going to get through to us. He was right.

Develop a love of learning to improve your academics. (Credit: Love to learn)

Develop a love of learning to improve your academics. (Credit: Love to learn)

We have to want to learn, want to work hard and want to excel. College students need to make learning fun in the classroom and on college campus, which is key to improve academics and boost college GPA. Read more

Tips for how to make a college schedule

College dorm life, academics and social life collide for college students, so it’s often difficult to keep it all organized. Unless you lived at a boarding school during high school, coming to college and living on campus is going to be a big change for you.

A simple way to organize your schedule. (Credit: Preppy Premed)

A simple way to organize your schedule. (Credit: Preppy Premed)

Here are some tips on how to make a college schedule to keep your college life structured and easy to keep track of. There are several college apps that can help. Read more

Vote now in the “Instructor for a Day” Video Contest!

College students from around the U.S. were asked to submit a short video that answers the question, “How would you engage your students?” if they were the instructor for a day.

Participants created one- to two-minute videos and showed us exactly how they would get fellow students engaged and involved in the learning process. Read more

Importance of ethnic diversity on college campus

Cultural and ethnic diversity on college campus provides college students a range of viewpoints and experiences from which to shape their academic and social lives.

Learn more about ethnic diversity on campus. (Credit: Columbia College Chicago)

Learn more about ethnic diversity on campus. (Credit: Columbia College Chicago)

More and more colleges are striving to provide cultural diversity not only in their student body, but also faculty and staff and college admissions. Read more

Jerry Seinfeld thinks college students are too politically correct

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld started a flap about standup comedy when he appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers on June 8, 2015. Seinfeld, who became a sensation in the 90s with his own TV show, stated that he would no longer do gigs on college campuses because college students have become too politically correct (PC).

Do you think college students are too politically correct? (Credit: Consequence of Sound)

Do you think college students are too politically correct? (Credit: Consequence of Sound)

His remarks were surprising because Seinfeld is one of the least controversial comedians. So it’s got to make you ask, are college students too politically correct for comedy? Read more

Health news on campus—What’s affecting today’s college students

No two ways about it, getting sick sucks. But for today’s college students, the top health issues aren’t always colds and flus. In fact, on campus many are feeling anxious.

Learn more about health news related to college students. (Credit: Thinkstock)

Learn more about health news related to college students. (Credit: Thinkstock)

As a result, anxiety has overtaken depression as the biggest concern for college students according to the latest health news. Read more

How college students can deal with chronic depression

Even though you’re young and have your whole life ahead of you, it’s still common for college students to suffer from mild depression. It’s usually nothing to get too worried about. But when your levels of depression deepen and a few incidents turn into chronic depression, then it’s time to consider that you might have a mood disorder.

Learn how you can combat chronic depression. (Credit: Her.ie)

Learn how you can combat chronic depression. (Credit: Her.ie)

Without help, depression can turn into a serious problem. There is a lot that you can do to deal with depression and live the life that you want. Here are a few life hacks to help you conquer depression. Read more

College admissions review criminal record of applicants

How does revealing a criminal record affect prospective college students who have to provide that information on college admissions applications? The college Common Application is a website where college applicants can fill out a form that is used by 500 schools. The form gathers extensive information on applicants, including the question “Do you have a criminal record?”

How will your criminal record affect your college admissions? (Credit: Veritas Prep)

How will your criminal record affect your college admissions? (Credit: Veritas Prep)

I agree with some in the industry that filling out the question–and using it as a factor in admissions review–has become controversial and is stirring debate on the ethics of the information. Read more

Free SAT test prep for prospective college students

Prospective college students now have access to free SAT test prep classes through a partnership between the Khan Academy online educational site and the College Board, which administers the SAT college admissions test.

Free SAT test prep will help improve student academics. (Credit: Southcoast SAT Prep)

Free SAT test prep will help improve student academics. (Credit: Southcoast SAT Prep)

In an effort to improve student academics and SAT test scores, the two organizations will make SAT tutor classes available to high school students anywhere so they can be prepared for taking the SAT tests. Read more