Book Review: The New SAT

Book Review: The New SAT
Once a week I try to review some book related to college in order to lend some guidance to a field that has become completely overrun. So many people are writing test guides and college guides that it is easy to buy a book that is not useful and that will be occupying space on ...

6 Free Resources for the SAT 6

6 Free Resources for the SAT
Preparing for the SAT can be difficult…and expensive.  Many serious college-bound students pay hundreds of dollars for SAT study guides and classes.  This does not need to be, however.  Today, I present six free resources that you can use to study for the SAT! Official SAT Practice Test – College Board, the company that provides ...

Why Rent Textbooks? 6

Why Rent Textbooks?
Online textbook renting is a relatively new phenomenon.  How many people have ever heard of renting college textbooks?  When I first heard of the idea, I was skeptical.  Would it really save money?  Would it take extra time?  After investigating this intriguing new idea, I decided that it saves money, time, and difficulty. Money Renting ...

Book Review: Cracking the CLEP 1

Book Review: Cracking the CLEP
Once a week I try to review some book related to college in order to lend some guidance to a field that has become completely overrun. So many people are writing test guides and college guides that it is easy to buy a book that is not useful and that will be occupying space on ...

23 Warning Signs of Scholarship Scams 9

23 Warning Signs of Scholarship Scams
Scholarship scams are much to common on the internet. Many students applying for scholarships get ripped off every year by fake scholarships. Using these twenty-three tips, however, attentive scholars should be able to avoid losing money. No Telephone Number – One common characteristic of scholarship scams is the lack of phone numbers.  While they may ...

Book Review: 411 SAT Prep Series 2

Book Review: 411 SAT Prep Series
Once a week I try to review some book related to college in order to lend some guidance to a field that has become completely overrun. So many people are writing test guides and college guides that it is easy to buy a book that is not useful and that will be occupying space on ...

March ’09 Top College Post Winners 5

March '09 Top College Post Winners
This is the first edition of the Top Posts for Frugal Scholars Contest.  Once a month, I post links to the posts that I consider best for that month.  This month’s winning posts consider important issues such as frugal travel tips, exceptional note taking skills, dangerous spending habits, and more.  Each winning blog receives a ...

5 Ways to Waste Study Time 8

5 Ways to Waste Study Time
What is the best way to to spend time in college? Studying. What is the most difficult way to spend time in college? Once again, studying. Today, I will explain five of the most dangerous enemies of quality study time. Poor Organization – A badly organized desk creates a badly organized brain.  If it takes ...

20 Free Online Courses from Traditional Colleges and Universities 6

20 Free Online Courses from Traditional Colleges and Universities
This is a guest post from Karen Schweitzer.  She writes about top online colleges for OnlineColleges.net (RSS). More and more traditional colleges and universities are beginning to offer free online courses to self-learners around the world. Although most of the courses are of the non-credit variety, these freebies do provide quality online education through lectures, ...

Why Take CLEP Tests?

Why Take CLEP Tests?
The CLEP test is one of the best alternative methods for earning college credit.  However, many students have never heard of the CLEP testing program, or, if the have, they do not know of it’s advantages.  Today we will look at four reasons to take the CLEP test. Save time – This is one of ...