Questia Reading Room: Interview and workforce success

We all enter the workforce at some point in our lives, and it is never too soon to begin learning how to succeed amongst your peers as well as balance your time management skills.

Find success in the workforce here. (Credit: AIB)

Find success in the workforce here. (Credit: AIB)

Check out our FREE books for the next month, and you’ll be sure to ace that next job interview. Read more

Grammar usage and English grammar test instruction

Grammar and effective word usage are important to writing well. There have been many studies on teaching grammar successfully and learning to write properly.

Ace your research papers by using proper grammar. (Credit: Huffington Post)

Ace your research papers by using proper grammar. (Credit: Huffington Post)

Here are some interesting research paper topics on grammar lessons, letting students write instead of memorizing grammar rules, Britain’s new English grammar test that is challenging teachers, and persuasive professional writing with creative word usage. Read more

Questia Reading Room: Start the year with success

When a new year rolls around, what is the number one thing people aim to do? Figure out how they can be successful and better their lives in the coming year, of course! Our list of reading room books are sure to inspire you to be the best you.

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How to develop good study habits in college

Maybe high school was a breeze for you, maybe it wasn’t. Whether you hit the books every waking moment or never saw the inside of the library, it is a whole different ball game compared to college and odds are you picked up some bad study habits.

It's never too late to develop good study habits. (Credit: Waketech.edu)

It’s never too late to develop good study habits. (Credit: Waketech.edu)

Ditch those bad habits in the new school year and get on the right track for college with these helpful tips for good college study habits! Read more

How to use LinkedIn to get a job

I don’t know about you, but I tend to spend way too much time using social media. Instead of posting selfies or photos of food, how about learning how to use LinkedIn to help you get a job after graduation? Of all the life hacks you can develop some of the best life hacks involve learning how to network and make the kind of contacts that can help you in your career.

Learn how LinkedIn can help you find a job. (Credit: careerizm.com)

Learn how LinkedIn can help you find a job. (Credit: careerizm.com)

Here are few ideas on how LinkedIn can get you on the road to success and why you should be using it now. Read more

Why an internship is the first step to getting a job

Here the school year is just ramping up and I want you to think about what it takes to get an internship. That’s because work experience is required in getting a job, but you need a job to get work experience. So college students’ best bet is an internship even if it means unpaid internships.

Begin your internship search now. (Credit: two + seven)

Begin your internship search now. (Credit: two + seven)

It’s never too soon to start seeking and applying for that summer internship. You have to apply early as the best ones get snapped up fast. Here’s what college students need to know about internships. Read more

8 tips on how to compose a college research paper

College students dread the research paper. But in actuality, writing a research paper is not so difficult or time consuming if you know what you’re doing. Following a step-by-step plan or outline will make your task seem less like a chaotic jumble.

Do you struggle to write research papers? (Credit: endlessorigami.com)

Do you struggle to write research papers? (Credit: endlessorigami.com)

So here are some tips on how to compose a research paper. Read more

Note taking tips for college students

You go to class. You listen to what your professor says. You write down the important stuff. End of story, right? Wrong. The goal of note taking is so much more than just writing down the main facts. Your notes from class should not only help you in retaining information, but they also should provide valuable study help that will mean you spend less time studying later.

Utilize the many note taking services available to you. (Credit: ssd.umich.edu)

Utilize the many note taking services available to you. (Credit: ssd.umich.edu)

I picked up some helpful tips and life hacks on how to take better notes that I am graciously going to pass on to you. You are welcome. Read more

Why proper grammar ranks high among job skills

On September 7, 2015, at a One Direction concert, singer Harry Styles proved that he is more than a rock star. Noticing a poster being held by a sixteen-year-old fan, the singer asked that the poster be brought to him. He then took a marker and corrected the spelling and grammar, autographed the item and returned it to the teen who tweeted her appreciation.

One Direction's Harry Styles corrected a fan's grammar during a concert. (Credit: BBC.co.uk)

One Direction’s Harry Styles corrected a fan’s grammar during a concert. (Credit: BBC.co.uk)

It’s a good idea to develop good communication skills as part of our repertoire of job skills. Knowing how to write and use proper spelling, punctuation and grammar can make a big difference in your career success. Let’s look at how to improve your writing skills. Read more

Your 7-step research paper checklist so you meet the grading criteria

Based on personal experience, I can matter-of-factly tell you that research paper grading criteria can vary among college professors. So how do you figure out if your paper will meet the criteria your professor is looking for?

Our checklist will lead you to a successful research paper. (Credit: Marketing Land)

Our checklist will lead you to a successful research paper. (Credit: Marketing Land)

Different topics will be more important to different professors, so you’d be wise to initially review the research paper grading rubric and ask your instructor questions about their criteria to gauge what the priority is. Read more