How to get started and stay motivated writing a research paper

It has happened to all of us—you have to write a research paper, but the topic, or the class, is something you hate. So how to get started and stay motivated when writing that research paper?

There are ways to motivate yourself when writing a research paper. (Credit: pixshark.com)

There are ways to motivate yourself when writing a research paper. (Credit: pixshark.com)

There are some tips and tricks that will help you blast through your dreaded task, hopefully with flying colors. Read more

Make money with the Questia Affiliate and Ambassador Programs

You may have already heard about Questia’s Ambassador program, which is a great way to earn up to $500 by sharing our time-saving research tools and huge library with friends and classmates.

If not: as an ambassador, you get your own referral link with an exclusive discount code that your friends and classmates can redeem to get 50% off their first month of Questia. Read more

10 spring cleaning and organizing ideas for college students

Spring is the traditional time to clean out your house after a long winter of being stuck indoors. Although it may still feel like winter where you are, it’s still a good time for college students to think about spring cleaning and getting organized for a new year.

Spring cleaning will help you organize your college essentials. (Credit: Nicole Anzia, Washington Post)

Spring cleaning will help you organize your college essentials. (Credit: Nicole Anzia, Washington Post)

In this article we’ll take a look at the top ten things you can do to simplify your life by organizing your computer files and homework assignments. Here is your spring cleaning checklist. Read more

Guide to finding a mentor for college students

College students know how full their lives are—classes, friends, socializing, maybe even working. Your days are pretty packed. But at some point you have to start thinking beyond college. What will you do for a career? How will you accomplish all your goals?

A mentor will help with student success in college. (Credit: Purdue.edu)

A mentor will help with student success in college. (Credit: Purdue.edu)

Finding a mentor can help you reach your goals and provide a wealth of career information. Read on for a guide to picking the best mentor for you. Read more

Countdown to final exams: Study tips and techniques for success

Nothing strikes fear and dread in the hearts of students like final exams. It’s just weeks away so you need to start preparing now by creating your own final exam schedule. Along with stocking up on Ramen noodles and caffeinated drinks, you’ll need some expert study tips.

With the right preparation, final exams can seem less daunting. (Credit: QuickMeme)

With the right preparation, final exams can seem less daunting. (Credit: QuickMeme)

It’s also a good idea to focus on how to reduce stress because pushing yourself too hard is as bad as doing nothing at all. Let’s take a look at the best ways to use your time between now and final exams. Read more

Research paper topics: Common Core and educational standards

The political controversy swirling around the Common Core curriculum of educational standards shows no sign of abating.

Explore the Common Core curriculum for your educational research paper. (Credit: councilforeconed.org)

Explore the Common Core curriculum for your educational research paper. (Credit: councilforeconed.org)

While looking into the need and impetus for educational standards makes an excellent idea for a term paper, other research paper topics around the Common Core, from its focus on improving critical thinking skills to whether it has been effective thus far, would also be interesting to explore in more depth. Read more

Get help with Questia Topic Generator for your research paper

When your professor announces that you have an upcoming research paper to prepare, you pray they also have a specific topic they’d like each student to cover. However, not everyone is lucky enough to have a professor like that.

Questia helps you narrow down a topic with the topic generator.

Questia helps you narrow down a topic with the topic generator.

If the thought of coming up with an effective research paper topic makes your forehead sweaty and your palms clammy, we really think you will like how the Questia Topic Generator can help you. Read more

Your step by step guide on how to write a research paper with the Questia Writing Center

If you’re like many college students, you cringe when your professor announces you have a research paper to write. If this sounds all too familiar, we have a solution that will surely help make the process easier! Below you will find our Questia step-by-step guide, which we hope will help guide you through the intimidating task of writing a research paper.

Go ahead and share the step-by-step guide with everyone you know who could use some help writing a research paper. You can also print the research paper guide and carry it with you anytime, anywhere.

For more information on how we can help you solve your research paper problems and term paper troubles visit the Questia Writing Center, the Web’s premier online collection of copyrighted scholarly books, academic journals and research periodicals featuring integrated tools for note taking, organizing research, citing sources, creating footnotes and building bibliographies, helping students write better research papers faster!

Earn $500 through the Questia Ambassador Program

What’s better than helping a friend write better papers, faster by telling them to check out Questia? Why, getting paid to do it, of course!

With the Questia Ambassador Program, you can earn up to $500 by referring friends to Questia. Become an ambassador and you’ll be given a special referral link with an EXCLUSIVE discount code to share with friends so that they can get 50% off their first month of Questia.

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List of college majors includes unusual choices

“What’s your major?” is the perennial question on a college campus. About one-third of Freshmen will answer “undecided.” One obstacle for college students is choosing from a list of college majors that includes hundreds of choices.

With so many college majors available, picking one to study can be difficult. (Credit: Go Getter)

With so many college majors available, picking one to study can be difficult. (Credit: Go Getter)

You could choose from some of the best college majors, such as business or engineering, but why not consider some of the strangest? Read more