Entries by Lorraine Savage

Writing a research paper or term paper conclusion

Writing a research paper conclusion is more than just summarizing your paper’s main points. Depending on the type of term paper you’re writing, your conclusion must serve a variety of purposes. Below are tips on how to write a conclusion to a research paper, persuasive essay, instructional paper and scientific paper. For additional guidance, consult […]

Research paper help: How to write a persuasive essay with an opposing viewpoint

A persuasive essay is difficult enough to write, but what if you are assigned to discuss or prove a point of view you don’t agree with? How can you effectively debate controversial issues you do not support? Will your biases negatively affect your research? Here are some tips on how to write a research paper […]

Law journals discuss court cases on diversity in the classroom

Racial diversity on college campuses has had a lengthy judicial history. Several cases have upheld or struck down affirmative action used in college admissions policies. Law journals and civil liberties organizations are weighing in on the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling in the affirmative action case Fisher v. University of Texas. Some, […]

Federal student loan changes. What are your choices?

Borrowers of student loans can’t seem to catch a break. As of July 1, 2013, the interest rate for the Federal Stafford Loan to help pay for college has doubled. In addition, the Budget Control Act of 2011, also known as sequestration, forced Congress to drastically cut spending in education and other domestic programs. With […]

Is teaching for you? Finding your place and reaching your goals

Some college students feel the calling to become a teacher. It’s a noble profession, and in many times in history and in many cultures, the teacher is held in high regard. Luckily, there are many volunteer, internship and student teaching programs, such as Teach for America and AmeriCorps, for college students and graduates to get […]

8 college tips for handing in a high-quality term paper

My term paper sucked! It came back covered in red. What happened?! I thought it was awesome. How can I tell if the term papers I’m handing in are of high enough quality to get me a good grade? Some simple advice, such as using an outline, visiting the student resource center and following term […]

How to study after midterm exams: Reassess your study habits

Midterm exams are over. Thank goodness for that. Now, what can we take away from the experience? Did you do okay? Do you need to study more? This is a great time to take your academic temperature, assess how to study for tests and learn some study tips so we can do better for finals. […]

Study tips: Lecture capture technology — what to know

Lecture capture technology is an assistive technology in the classroom that allows teachers to record their lectures digitally for future replay. The technology uses screenshot software to record PowerPoint slides and notes or uses webcams to video full lectures and demonstrations. The benefits of this technology include student ability to review missed material and improve […]

Work life balance: Cost of college means students need to work

In today’s economic environment, working while attending school is a tight balancing act and for many students is often not a choice but a necessity.The cost of college is going up every year, scholarships are limited, and assistance from the financial aid office goes only so far. Students need to know how to pay for […]

Liberal arts colleges: Core requirements teach basic skills

Most liberal arts colleges, but not all, have core requirements — classes that you’re required to take before graduation. These requirements typically include a little bit of everything (English, math, science) to give you a well-rounded foundation of academic knowledge from which to base the rest of your college years. In these classes you’ll study […]