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

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

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

Enter the Questia Blogging Contest for your chance to win $250 and have your work published!

As scary as it seems, finals are just around the corner. At one time or another, you or someone you know may have experienced their own horror story during finals. Sound familiar?

Enter our blogging contest and share with us–and your fellow students–your worst finals horror stories for a chance at a published article and by-line on the Questia blog, PLUS a $250 Visa gift card! Read more

10 strange, yet effective, study tips

Ever thought, “If only studying were easier?” All of us are looking for ways to work smarter, not harder, especially college students. But the trick is knowing ways to study that help you learn and retain the material. Read on for ten strange, yet effective, study tips that will have you excelling in class in no time.

What’s your learning style?

We all have a unique learning style. A way that helps us best take in and remember new information. Read more

The Practice of Management by Peter F. Drucker (1954)

The Practice of Management by Peter F. Drucker was the first book to look at management as a whole and being a manager as a separate responsibility. A classic since its publication in 1954, The Practice of Management created the discipline of modern management practices. Readable, fundamental, and basic, it remains an essential book for students, aspiring managers, and seasoned professionals.

An excerpt from 'The Practice of Management' by Peter F. Drucker. (Credit: Luke MacKay)

An excerpt from ‘The Practice of Management’ by Peter F. Drucker. (Credit: Luke MacKay)

This is a practical book, written out of many years of experience in working with managements of small, medium and large corporations. It aims to be a management guide, enabling readers to examine their own work and performance, to diagnose their weaknesses and to improve their own effectiveness as well as the results of the enterprise they are responsible for. Read more

Going back to school: Top 10 ways to get ahead of the game fall semester

UCLA dorm room (of Hedrick Summit)

UCLA dorm room (of Hedrick Summit)

As the lazy days of summer come to a close, many of you find yourselves heading back to school for fall semester — some of you may actually be setting out for college for the first time! This year, whether it’s your first or your fifth, vow to make a few healthy changes early in the semester to get ahead of the game. Need to know where to start? Just follow these top 10 tips and lay the groundwork for your success.

Tip #1: Don’t procrastinate

Instead of waiting until after classes begin, grab your books early and begin to browse the content. Buying early also allows you to bargain shop, guaranteeing that you get the best prices on those costly textbooks. Read more

10 signs you are falling behind in a college course

A college student is looking for something.

Do you feel like you’re falling behind this semester?

Whether it is your first year at college or your last, it can be easy to get in over your head. Sometimes you simply pick too heavy a class load, or maybe you have been enjoying so-called “extracurricular” activities too often. Whatever the reason, you may have found yourself wondering if you are falling behind in a college course. So what are the signs that you have bitten off more than you can chew and it is time to call “uncle” before you do serious damage not only to your GPA, but to your psyche as well? Read on. Read more

How to study after midterm exams: Reassess your study habits

Study buddyMidterm exams are over. Thank goodness for that. Now, what can we take away from the experience? Did you do okay? Do you need to study more? This is a great time to take your academic temperature, assess how to study for tests and learn some study tips so we can do better for finals.

Study better next time

Maybe midterms didn’t go the way you planned. You realize you need to review test taking tips and attack the problem from a different angle. Here are few tips: Read more

How to research communication journals on cross-cultural communications, advocacy and interpersonal communications

Communication journalsStudents contemplating communication degrees or who are in the midst of writing papers on cross-cultural communications, business communication, or advocacy and argumentation can take advantage of the thousands of books, communication journals, and articles on Questia, your digital library and online research and paper-writing tool. Read more