5 Steps To Successful Note Taking 2

5 Steps To Successful Note Taking
One very important skill all college students should learn is good note taking. Surprisingly, a large number of students never do learn effective note taking skills. While this sets them at a disadvantage, it also provides an excellent opportunity for you to excel. The ability to write organized and targeted notes will serve you well ...

10 College Tips for the New Year: Best of Debt-free Scholar

10 College Tips for the New Year: Best of Debt-free Scholar
The year 2009 has flown past, and the first semester of 2010 is quickly approaching. As your Christmas break draws to a close, try to find some time to read these ten posts and become a more effective student. Based on popularity and usability, I have compiled this list of the top ten posts of ...

8 Frequently Asked Questions About CLEP Results

CLEP tests, one of the best known credit-by-examination methods, offer a number of benefits to college students. Because testers are not required to take a class, they can save time and money by studying on their own. In addition, exam takers can use these tests to “CLEP out” of their college’s general education classes and ...

20 Tips For Mastering Public Speaking 5

20 Tips For Mastering Public Speaking
Many people claim to fear public speaking more than death.  Unfortunately, most people will have to speak in public many times throughout their lives. Rather than living in fear of your next speech, use these twenty tips to master the art of persuasive speaking. #1 Watch The Experts The best way to start learning good ...

Learn To Type In Five Steps 3

Learn To Type In Five Steps
In the modern Information Age, learning to type quickly is crucial to communication and, therefore, to success in college and in the workplace. According to Bill Coplin, author of 10 Things Employers Want You To Learn In College, potential employers demand that you learn how to type. In fact, one company executive is quoted saying ...

4 Ways to Make the Most of Your Christmas Break 3

4 Ways to Make the Most of Your Christmas Break
Christmas break is here! This short vacation from the rigorous normal school schedule can be a great benefit… or it can be a total waste of time. Because of the numerous celebrations, the Christmas break can easily fly past without anything substantial being accomplished. On the other hand, a well-planned Christmas break can be a ...

10 Places to Conduct Academic Research Online 2

10 Places to Conduct Academic Research Online
This is a guest post from education writer Karen Schweitzer, the About.com Guide to Business School. She also writes about online degree programs.  She has written frequently here in the past, and we are glad to have her back! Conducting academic research online is easier than ever before. There are many different search engines, virtual ...

Distance Learning: Flexible Alternative 3

Distance Learning: Flexible Alternative
In recent years, an increasing number of students have recognized the usefulness of online study options and have chosen to earn their degrees online. One of the most important benefits of e-learning is the flexibility available. No longer do you have to move near a physical college or university. No longer are you limited in ...

5 More Ways to Waste Study Time 2

5 More Ways to Waste Study Time
A few months ago, I wrote a post explaining “5 Ways to Waste Study Time“. Because of that post’s popularity, I have decided to write a companion post explaining five more ways to destroy precious study time. 1. Poor Planning All too often, often I find myself going over my day’s tasks in my mind ...

10 Ways to Ace Your First College Paper 3

10 Ways to Ace Your First College Paper
This is a guest post by Laura Trutna, a graduate of Whitman College with a degree in English Literature and a minor in Education. Laura is a writer for Guide to Online Schools (a resource for online degrees and online colleges) and teaches at the Boys and Girls Club of Seattle. Writing your first college ...