Category Archives: College Success Tips

How to develop research paper topics for public relations and marketing concepts

If your major is marketing concepts or public relations then you’ll have plenty of possible research paper topics to choose from. Especially now that so much marketing happens online. Add to that the long history of advertising and the sky’s …

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Writing process tips: How to narrow your research paper ideas

After exploring any number of research paper topics you eventually settle on one idea for your paper. But you’re not finished yet. Now you have to narrow your research paper ideas and find a way to focus your topic. If …

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Most common mistakes in college research papers

Having good research paper topics is not the only thing that’s important when writing your college research paper. There are many other considerations, including narrowing your topic, meeting deadlines, citing sources correctly, using secondary sources badly, staying on topic, and …

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The Changing Face of the College Student

Not long ago the typical college student was under age 25, single, and without children. The college years meant dorm living, new freedoms, and transitioning to life without the constant presence of parents. Getting a degree was possible in four …

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Last call: Apply now for The MVP Scholarship by Questia!

While receiving a college degree will help provide numerous opportunities for your future in the workforce, it can be a costly item that doesn’t come easy. Sure, student loans can help alleviate the pain of college costs…for now. But down …

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Tips for student success: Dealing with difficult professors and classmates

We’ve all encountered the stuffy professor who can’t understand why you need help before your final exam or the slacker student who disrupts your study habits or sabotages your group project. Here are some tips for college students on dealing …

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College student resume and cover letter tips: How to stand out in a field of candidates

When you decide to go job hunting you’ll need a game plan. For the college student, resume and cover letter tips are essential to your success. You may not have the wealth of experience that other candidates have, but there …

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How to increase women in science careers

Over the past 40 years, the number of women earning advanced degrees in the fields of science has quadrupled. Despite these gains, many in the academic world and beyond are still very concerned about how to increase the number of …

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10 more common grammar mistakes to avoid

Fixing common mistakes in grammar and spelling in your writing isn’t just for the journalism major; it makes everyone’s writing for professors, potential employers and even peers look more professional, clean and accurate. Student success depends not just on the …

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Google search: Keyword search and other search tools for your next research paper

When you’re using keyword search and other search tools for writing a research paper, where do you start? Most students start with Google search. While it’s true that Google houses a wide range of useful information, finding what you need …

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