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 ...

Save Money With Credit Exam Programs 4

Save Money With Credit Exam Programs
Credit-by-examination is one of the best options for students trying to save money or time. Because these tests often cost a fraction of the cost of a normal classroom program, college students across the United States are able to save hundreds, if not thousands, of much-needed dollars by using these programs. In addition, these exams ...

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 Little-Known Ways to Find Free Scholarships and Grants 4

5 Little-Known Ways to Find Free Scholarships and Grants
Many college students wonder where to find college scholarships. To the beginning student, scholarship searching can be a daunting task. However, this does not need to be. Like many activities, scholarship searching is not that difficult… when you understand where to look. In this article, I will examine five timeless methods that will help you ...

Do You Make These 7 Mistakes That Lead To Burnout?

Do You Make These 7 Mistakes That Lead To Burnout?
This is part two of my series on college burnout.  In part one, I examined some of the symptoms burnout victims experience. Ranging from loss of motivation to lowered immunity, these symptoms can provide a major setback in a student’s study plan – perhaps forcing him to finish school later! Obviously, everyone wants to avoid ...

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 ...

Do You Recognize The 7 Early Warning Signs of College Burnout? 5

Do You Recognize The 7 Early Warning Signs of College Burnout?
The word “burnout” is relatively new.  Coined in 1974 by Herbert Freudenberger, it was originally defined as “the extinction of motivation or incentive, especially where one’s devotion to a cause or relationship fails to produce the desired results.” Burnout is caused by excessive stress and can lead to physical depletion (weakened immunity, loss of energy) ...

10 Ways to Save Living on Campus 1

10 Ways to Save Living on Campus
Today’s guest post is from Chelle Stein.  He writes about college dorm living at CollegeDormIdeas.com. Many students each year decide to live on campus when attending college. Not only does this offer great convenience of being able to get to class and college functions easily, but it is also a great leap in becoming independent ...

Book Review: Guide to College Majors 2009

Book Review: Guide to College Majors 2009
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 help books that it is easy to buy a product which is not useful and which will be occupying space ...