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Best motivational quotes provide words of inspiration

When I’m overburdened with homework and difficult subjects, I have used a few quotes of inspiration to lift my spirits and keep me going. College students have lined their dorm rooms with posters of famous motivational quotes to provide words of inspiration.

Look to motivational quotes when you need inspiration. (Credit: Lifehack.org)

Look to motivational quotes when you need inspiration. (Credit: Lifehack.org)

Here are some of the best motivational quotes from both the older and modern age. Read more

College apps to stay organized

I use apps to keep all my appointments and to-do lists in one place, and many are useful for making a college schedule or keeping track of classes and homework. From studying, taking notes, storing information, sharing information, scheduling events and organizing college life, apps for college students are abundant and essential for staying organized.

What method helps you stay organized? (Credit: oohlala)

What method helps you stay organized? (Credit: oohlala)

Try out a bunch of college apps to see what works best for you to get organized. Read more

Getting organized and getting the grade: The hidden connection

One thing I notice in many college students is how they sometimes just don’t know how to balance out their hectic lives. Does this sound familiar to you? As an insanely organized person, I feel it is my personal responsibility to help shed some light on how much easier your life can be by being organized – in fact, it can even help you get good grades!

Make the most out of your college experience with our tips on how being organized and getting good grades are intertwined. Read more

Why you should log into MindTap

I’m guessing you already know how digital learning solutions help improve your grades, but now there’s proof that it works – MindTap in particular! Below is an infographic with an overview of how MindTap is important in your college education.

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Through the surveys, users of MindTap shared how they benefitted from the program in their study habits and success. You’ll also see other fun facts about current college students, including their digital habits, why earning a college degree is so important, and more!

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What college students need to know about telephone etiquette

Communication is probably at the top of the list of job skills that you need to know. Just look at job listings and you’re likely to see “written and verbal skills” listed in the job requirements. And of all the communication skills telephone etiquette is especially important.

This guy could use some telephone etiquette lessons. (Credit: wiseGEEK)

This guy could use some telephone etiquette lessons. (Credit: wiseGEEK)

When you’re talking to someone and they can’t see you, it’s easy to get into a situation where all kinds of misunderstandings happen. Your ability to use a telephone well may make the difference in getting and keeping a job. Here are a few things that college students need to know about telephone etiquette. Read more

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Instructor for a Day Video Contest!

The votes are in! We’re pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Instructor for a Day Student Scholarship Contest.

We asked students to show us what they would do to get fellow students engaged and involved in the learning process if they were the Instructor for a Day. From among all the entries we received from college students, we narrowed the field to twenty student finalists. A public vote determined the winners.

Congratulations to our grand-prize winner Rene Castro, a student at The University of Texas at Austin, who will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Our five runners-up will each receive a $500 scholarship. The complete list of Instructor for a Day: 2015 Scholarship Winners is: Read more

5 simple steps for getting – and staying – organized this semester

Our lives as college students are filled with many activities – attending classes, work, homework, extracurricular activities, working out, social time with friends and (my personal favorite) getting enough sleep. There doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day to fit everything in! One way to make sure you’re making the most out of your college experience is by keeping yourself organized with everything going on in your life. So how do you make that happen?

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One word… Digital! As in digital learning solutions. Below I’ve listed the top five ways digital learning can help you get organized and stay that way not just throughout your college career but through your whole life!
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Multitasking: pros and cons for academics

Multitasking seems to be one of those topics that everyone has an opinion about—good and bad. Studies show that college students who multitask, especially freshmen, may see adverse effects on their academics and GPA.

How good is multitasking for you? (Credit: Ally Mauro/Flickr)

How good is multitasking for you? (Credit: Ally Mauro/Flickr)

However, if you are a multitasker, you can still be a successful student. Read more

What college students should know about e-cigarettes

E-cigarettes or e-cigs, simulate the act of smoking tobacco by producing a flavored vapor that has the look and feel of tobacco smoke. Many college students and adolescents are choosing e-cigarettes thinking that they are safer than tobacco. But that is not the case.

There are many facts you should know about e-cigarettes. (Credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

There are many facts you should know about e-cigarettes. (Credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

As a nicotine delivery system, e-cigarettes have fewer toxic chemicals than burning tobacco, but there are still e-cig health risks. Here is some stuff you should know about e-cigarettes. Read more

Off college campus and best study abroad programs

College students can improve their college GPA and academic profile by participating in some of the best study abroad programs, off-campus study or summer abroad opportunities.

Learn more about study abroad opportunities. (Credit: SLU.edu)

Learn more about study abroad opportunities. (Credit: SLU.edu)

Getting off the college campus for part of your education is an opportunity for growth, responsibility and maturity. Read more