Category Archives: College Success Tips

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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Free resources to improve meta tags, deep linking, and SEO

In the December 11, 2013 post for Questia by Lorraine Savage, “What is SEO and why is it important for research?” Savage discussed how important SEO is to someone running a search. But it’s also important if you’re the content …

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Research paper topics on money matters: Money supply, venture capital and more

If you have to find research paper topics related to money, consider yourself lucky. Most students graduate from college with little knowledge of money matters. For example, do you know how interest rates affect the money supply? If you have …

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