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:

Utilize the many note taking services available to you. (Credit:

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

How stress affects college students and what to do about it

Stress among college students continues to grow, and different students cope with stress in campus life in several ways. For proper student health, students and their counselors should learn to identify the cause of stress and devise appropriate stress relief techniques.

Find out how to best cope with stress in college. (Credit: The Dolly Lammy)

Find out how to best cope with stress in college. (Credit: The Dolly Lammy)

Whether you are someone experiencing extreme amounts of stress during college or know someone who is, the below tips give everyone the chance to live a happy, healthy college life. Read more

Top 7 ways to use Questia that you didn’t know about

We know you follow the Questia blog (at least I assume so since you are reading this right now), but have you ever really dug into to find out about all the cool features it offers? Just in case you haven’t, we thought we’d share with you some of the most unique features from Questia that make it stand out from the crowd.


Check out the top 7 ways to use Questia that you may have had no idea about…until now. Read more

How college students can handle stress

College is supposed to be some of the best years of your life, right? However, do you ever feel that sometimes you are just so stressed out? If you feel like your mental and emotional health is taking a beating, you are not alone.

How do you handle stress? (Credit: Brain Report)

How do you handle stress? (Credit: Brain Report)

Maybe you and your peers could use some help balancing their newfound freedom and responsibility, while keeping the occasional smile on their faces. Read on for tips for college students on how to handle stress. Read more

4 peer-to-peer learning strategies for college students

Peer-to-peer learning strategies help college students better understand classroom material. Of course the teacher or professor is valuable to your education, as is classroom work. But did you know that you can learn from other students as well?

The technology sandbox encourages peer-to-peer learning in a laboratory. (Credit: Marc Hall, North Carolina State University)

The technology sandbox encourages peer-to-peer learning in a laboratory. (Credit: Marc Hall, North Carolina State University)

You can improve your academics on a test or term paper by engaging in group discussions, explaining material to your fellow students or arranging a study retreat. Read more

Study for final exams as you would file your tax return

You no sooner get your income tax return filed than you have to turn around and get ready for final exams. Don’t let all that work go to waste. The same organization principles you used to do your taxes can be applied to your final exam schedule. First you have to gather all the data that you’ll need then you have to look it over and decide what is most important.

Just as there are rules for filling out tax forms, there are systems that will help you pass finals. Let’s look at some study tips for college final exams. Read more

8 college tips to stay calm during final exam week

Most college students panic before a final exam. Some stress is good and gets your adrenaline pumping. But too much stress–especially unwarranted stress–can be bad for your body and for your grades.

Study tips, study plans, dorm room exercises, and even diet can help relieve anxiety. Here are eight college tips to help you stay calm during your mid-term or final exams. Read more

Need some tips for finals? Look no further than #TheFinalsCountdown

It almost seems unreal that college finals are just around the corner – #TheFinalsCountdown is on. Now is the time to begin preparing though so you’re not bombarded in studying materials just days before your finals. Trust me: you’ll really wish you had started earlier as opposed to procrastinating, which we are all guilty of.

Since there’s no time like the present, we are here to share you some tips and words of encouragement that will get you through finals! Read more

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

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