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Research topic on gender inequality awareness

It may seem like everyone is always talking about gender inequality and the wage gap—as if these are outdated subjects. Shouldn’t we have solved those issues by now? But the truth is that gender inequality is still rampant, and it is brought to the attention of diplomats and the general public by people like UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson, who made an impassioned speech in September about how gender inequality is not a woman’s issue—it’s a human issue.

UN Ambassador Emma Watson addresses gender inequality. (Credit: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez, Getty Images)

UN Ambassador Emma Watson addresses gender inequality. (Credit: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez, Getty Images)

If you are looking for a good research paper topic in gender studies or women’s studies, consider looking at the wage gap, the content of (or reactions to) UN Ambassador Emma Watson’s speech, or a recent study that shows girls are actually ahead of boys—worldwide—in receiving higher grades and achieving student success. Read more

5 tips to follow if you’re struggling in college

College students often get told that these are the best years of their lives. Chalk that one up to nostalgia! Every semester of college comes with its own unique struggles, whether it’s a social or academic challenge.

One of many signs you're struggling in college. (Credit: Quickmeme.com)

One of many signs you’re struggling in college. (Credit: Quickmeme.com)

The first semester of college may be the hardest transition, but there’s always the possibility of realizing that a class is too difficult, not getting along with a professor, having problems balancing a part-time job with academics, or having a family or social event impact your ability to cope with the rest of your college life. If you realize you’re struggling in college, what can you do to overcome challenges and achieve student success? Here are some tips on how to be a successful college student. Read more

Cheating in college and what’s being done about it

Cheating on college campuses has been a problem for many years. College students cheat on midterms, a final exam or term paper for many reasons, usually to improve their college GPA or to “get through” a class they find uninteresting. Colleges and universities are taking notice and taking action to dissuade college cheating and improve student success.

One of the many cheating techniques college students use. (Credit: The Atlantic)

One of the many cheating techniques college students use. (Credit: The Atlantic)

Why students cheat

Researchers say that two-thirds of college students engage in some form of cheating. Read more

How to make the most of your summer studies

While working at a summer job may be appealing, you may want to enroll in summer sessions instead. By taking courses during the summer you’ll earn the credits you need to graduate earlier than you would otherwise. In the long run, this could save you both time and money.

Take the fear out of summer classes by following our tips. (Credit: QuickMeme)

Take the fear out of summer classes by following our tips. (Credit: QuickMeme)

But summer courses aren’t any easier. In fact, they are often more challenging because they take place over a shorter time span. Here are some college tips for student success in your summer studies. Read more

Are online courses right for you? Learn the pros and cons

Online college courses and degree programs have become more common in recent years. Taking classes online is an alternative for college students and working adults to pursue their education. More than 7 million people enrolled in online courses last year.

Find out whether online courses are right for you. (Credit: QuickMeme.com)

Find out whether online courses are right for you. (Credit: QuickMeme.com)

Some educators praise online learning for improving study habits and responsibility, while others decry online courses for not offering a mentor or personal interaction with an instructor. Here is some need to know information about online classes for your personal student success. Read more

Ethnic and gender bias found in college mentorship requests

Student success in academics should not be based on race or gender. Yet in a recent study, researchers found ethnic and gender discrimination in professors’ responses to requests from doctoral students for counseling and mentorship. In scholarly articles on recent study findings, sociology researchers are offering ways to counter racial and gender bias.

A recent study shows the existence of ethnic and gender bias and can affect student success. (Credit: John Dawson)

A recent study shows the existence of ethnic and gender bias and can affect student success. (Credit: John Dawson)

Study: professors asked for mentorship

The study was conducted by Katherine Milkman, assistant professor of operations and information management at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, with collaborators Modupe Akinola of Columbia University and Dolly Chugh of New York University. Read more

The importance of college GPA in finding a job

Be proud to display your high GPA on your resume when job searching.

Be proud to display your high GPA on your resume when job searching.

Academics is one important part of student success in college and student advantage when looking for a job after graduation. When you graduate, your college transcript plays an important role in getting the job of your choice and your desired salary. But many say GPA is not the only consideration, citing job experience and internships as also important. 

GPA matters more than you think

A common misconception is that once you pass the grueling admissions process and finally get into a prominent or prestigious college or university, you can have your pick of jobs after you graduate, no matter what your grades are. Don’t count on it. Many employers want to see your GPA on your résumé, and they use GPA to screen out low achievers. Read more

Tips for student success: Dealing with difficult professors and classmates

Many stressful situations are presented during college, but don't let them get the best of you.

Many stressful situations are presented during college, but don’t let them get the best of you.

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 with difficult professors and fellow students.

Dealing with difficult professors

The professor is there to teach you. That’s a given. He or she is the expert, and hence, knows more about the subject matter than you do. Read more

10 more common grammar mistakes to avoid

Student success is heavily dependent on the use of proper grammar.

Student success is heavily dependent on the use of proper grammar.

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 content of your writing but also its presentation. In business as in school, “Our conscious, rational mind tells us that spelling and grammar have nothing to do with the ability to provide [goods and services], yet we find those misspellings and grammar mistakes raising doubt and uncertainty in our mind,” said Tom Sant in the book Persuasive business proposals: Writing to win more customers, clients, and contracts, 2004 found on Questia.com. Following up on my earlier article “Avoid top 10 common grammar mistakes for student success,” here are a few more tips for college students to make their writing sparkle. Read more

Avoid top 10 common grammar mistakes for student success

Properly proofreading your paper can be the difference between an "A" and a "B".

Properly proofreading your paper can be the difference between an “A” and a “B”.

College students should avoid making common spelling and grammar mistakes when writing a research paper. A small mistake with an easy word will make your paper look unorganized, and your teachers will wonder how accurately you researched the rest of your paper. Follow these 10 simple tips for college research papers.

“We’re big advocates of conversational writing that’s engaging, persuasive, and fun.… On the other hand, making some grammatical errors just makes you look bad, and hurts your effectiveness. Read more