5 Keys To Doing The Impossible

5 Keys To Doing The Impossible
As much as you plan and work to avoid time crunches, they will come.  Your car will break down, your alarm clock will malfunction, or your computer will crash. Just when you think you are prepared for every possibility, the impossible will hit you. Thankfully, even the worst setback or temporary defeat does not necessitate ...

Do You Fall For These 7 Popular College Myths?

Do You Fall For These 7 Popular College Myths?
Most new college students have developed their own ideas of what college will be like. Often, however, these assumptions – based primarily on hearsay – are found to be incorrect when examined closely. By learning the truth about what to expect, you will be better able to adjust to this new and exciting period of ...

6 Benefits of Study Groups 12

6 Benefits of Study Groups
When learning in college, many students join study groups. Depending on the members and atmosphere, study groups can be either help a student grow or can pull a student down. In today’s post, I discuss the potential advantages of joining a study group.  Remember, though, that these advantages are only present in good study groups. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 – ...