Political science term paper: From current events to global policy — the choice is yours

Whether you’re interested in historical events and personalities or current events and global policy, political science is the study for you. From past presidents to the inner workings of a democracy, you can indulge your curiosity and explore any number of subjects that interest you. If you are working on a term paper or research project for a political science course, when it comes to topics, the choice is yours! Read more

Tips on how to study and get better grades on your final exams — College instructors spill the beans

Finals advice

Your professors will appreciate your hard work!

Around this time of year, students may begin to feel a bit of panic as they realize that final exams are rapidly approaching. Not to worry! I’ve been a college instructor for going on 16 years now and I’m going to spill the beans on how students can get better grades on their final exams. Here’s my list of insider tips on how to study and prepare for that all-important final.

Tip #1 — Think like a professor

How can you prepare for your finals? Think like your professor. What would he or she put on the final? Read more

Writing tips for your next term paper or research project — Get started now!

It is easy to get overwhelmed with reading, research and homework assignments to the point where you hardly know what day it is. No wonder you find that you have a term paper or research project due next week and you haven’t even chosen your topic yet. Yikes! What do you do? Here are a few writing tips to help you get started on your next term paper or research project. Read more

Free reading honoring Spiritual Literacy Month: Top five most researched religious topics

Spiritual literacyReligious views, standpoints and beliefs have been an important part of society and politics for centuries. No matter which sector the specific beliefs — or lack there of — are from, people take great pride and comfort in their religions and deities. As we get ready to honor December’s Spiritual Literacy Month, we at Questia, the premier online research and paper-writing tool for students, have gathered the top five most researched books on spirituality and opened them up for free reading through the month of December! Enjoy!

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All Quiet on the Western Front – Eric Maria Remarque’s powerful anti-war novel and Hollywood movie

anti-war movie

All Quiet on the Western Front 1930 movie still

Spotlighting Erich Maria Remarque’s engaging novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, we at Questia, the premier online research and digital library tool for students, are paying homage to five of the most  searing novels published in the 20th century. These are anti-war books profiling individuals impacted by their participation in military conflict. To honor these significant contributions, we’ve granted access to reference works and literary analyses on five of history’s most researched anti-war novels for free for the entire month! Read more

Grow your brain: back to school tips for effective study time!

Grow your brain

Grow your brain

As summer winds down, another semester is just heating up! It’s time again to gear up for fall semester and Questia can help you make it a breeze. You’ll want to want to make sure you stay organized, grow your brain to retain what you learn and adapt new study skills such as the concept of “active study.”

A few simple strategies are all you need to get yourself supercharged and ready to go back to school for fall classes, and the new and improved Questia.com can help you on your way. Read more

College study habits: Are students and instructors on the same page?

With millions of college students returning to campus to begin another semester, we at Questia surveyed 1,000 students and instructors on everything from research and study habits to relationship building with faculty. We knew that professors were substantial influencers in students’ lives, but these results may surprise you! Read more

Six must-have gadgets and tech for student success this fall

Must-have tech gadgets

Must-have tech gadgets

What will the well-equipped student be carrying this fall? It used to be enough to have books, paper and pencils in class. If you were a techie you might have a souped up calculator or (wow!) a small voice recorder. Now, college students are more likely to carry a tablet or smartphone instead of a shoulder bag stuffed with books. Many student resources are located online and student success depends even more on your ability to access the Internet at any moment. What are the gadgets and tech resources that you should have for the fall? Let’s take a look. Read more

Academic training begins with learning how to study effectively: Test taking tips and learning strategies for college students

Judges give 4.0This summer, get yourself in competitive shape mentally and physically for another session of fall classes, term papers and projects. Inspired by the Olympics, we’ve put together our own academic training program for you to tackle any class. All it takes is a little planning and a lot of persistence.

Mental gymnastics

Your mental training will include strategies for using your memory such as using acronyms, acrostics and rhyme-keys. Don’t know what those are? Check out the Joe Landsberger’s Study Guides and Strategies website where you’ll learn tips for how to study and ways to build your mental mass. For example, one way to recall information is called “chaining.” Read more

Five tips for pulling a healthy all-nighter

Late night studyingWhile studying consistently and frequently throughout the semester is the best bet for nailing an A in any given course, you may come across a test or two that calls for a late-night cram session at some point during your collegiate career. If you find yourself pulling a red-eye before finals, we’ve got some great tips for doing it the healthy way. And, for even helpful study tips, check out our post, “Techniques to improve memory: Memorization tips to sharpen your mental pencil.”  Read more