Create a Sustainable Study Life 3

Create a Sustainable Study Life
This is a guest post by Stefan Knapen from StudySuccessful.com, a site about how to study. Stefan is a Dutch-graduated high school student who will enter college in September. Using improper studying techniques can lead to college burnout.  Students with college burnout become so tired and stressed that they often have to take months – ...

42 Bite-Sized Tips for College Freshmen 4

42 Bite-Sized Tips for College Freshmen
The first year of college is always difficult as students acclimate to a new environment, learn to function on their own, and begin working toward their degree. Hopefully these forty-two bite-sized tips will help make that important year just a little easier. Get to know fellow students. Networking is crucial to success. Get organized. (Unless ...

Reader Question: What is Your Favorite College Tool? 6

Reader Question: What is Your Favorite College Tool?
Occasionally, I write reader question posts.  In this type of post I ask a question, give a short explanation, and give you the opportunity to answer the question in the comments section. Most college students can think of a particular product or service that has helped them succeed in college.  For example, Fast Web, a scholarship ...

Preparing For CLEP Test Day 1

Once you have finished studying for the CLEP test, you can register to take the test at a local testing center.  Remember to continue studying during the days leading up to the test so you don’t forget any of the topics which you have worked so hard to learn. When the day before the test ...

Study for the CLEP in Four Steps

CLEP tests are an excellent credit-earning method available to all students.  Taking these tests will gain you real college credit… at a fraction of the normal cost. Instead of taking an entire class on a subject, CLEP testers learn the topic by individual study and take the test to verify their knowledge and gain college ...

20 Free Online College and University Lectures 1

20 Free Online College and University Lectures
This is a guest post from Karen Schweitzer. She writes about online courses for OnlineCourses.org.  A few months ago, she wrote another post about 20 free online courses.  Today, she lists 20 free online lectures.  We’re glad to have her back! Online lectures are an excellent way to get high quality information on a broad ...

Give Me Three Minutes And I’ll Make You A Better Communicator 5

Give Me Three Minutes And I'll Make You A Better Communicator
Communication is the key to success as a student and on the job.  If you know something important (and nearly everyone does), the ability to transfer your knowledge to someone else is inestimably useful.  However, truly excellent communicators are rare.  Very few people can concisely and quickly explain something in an interesting and engaging way.  ...

6 Free Resources for the GED 3

6 Free Resources for the GED
A short time ago, I wrote a post titled “6 Free Resources for the GRE“.  In that post, I explained six free methods by which a student can prepare for the Graduate Record Examination without spending any money!  One of the commenters on that post asked if I would write another post listing free resources ...

5 Reasons to Start a College Blog Today! 8

5 Reasons to Start a College Blog Today!
Writing a niche blog related to your college major can be a great way to gain experience while jump-starting your career.  For example, a student getting a degree in aviation could build his reputation tremendously by writing a useful blog about the many aspects of flying commercially.  As long as is is done well, publishing ...

6 Free Resources for the GRE 5

6 Free Resources for the GRE
Recently, I wrote an article called 6 Free Resources for the SAT.  In the comments of that article, Ibrahim, the author of an excellent college blog called Zen College Life, requested that I write a similar article on the GRE.  It is to his comment that I owe the inspiration for this article. Studying for ...