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Capturing your creativity: How to engage your brain outside the classroom

Rate this article and enter to winIf you’re anything like me, you sometimes find yourself overwhelmed by the stress of pursuing a college degree. The workload is intense, and while I was always smart,...
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Tuning in to how you learn: Can music help your grades?

Rate this article and enter to winGot music? In a recent survey by Student Health 101, many students said that music elevates their academic performance. “Music has increased my focus on schoolwork and eases...
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The job prob: How (and why) to get that internship

Rate this article and enter to winInternships are the “new interview”—your most likely route to a job, according to surveys of students, graduates, and employers. Here, experts say why.Question: How much does an internship...
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Water wars

Is your fancy bottled water any better than plain old tap water? Nope. Bottled “spring” or “mineral” water, just like tap water, is collected from a natural wellspring in the ground. And a quarter...
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The 15-min brain-boosting study strategy that works

Rate this article and enter to winStudying much? You might be using the classic moves. You know—putting text onto flashcards; highlighting as the new underlining; and my personal favorite, cramming everything into your brain...
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Chart your course: Using your syllabus to plan ahead

Rate this article and enter to winCross-country road trips can be a blast, but without a good GPS or road map to guide you through parts unknown, you could easily find yourself lost in...
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The 4 keys to college courses

Rate this article and enter to winAcademic performance not what you expected? You’re not alone. I see countless students each year who have that shocked look on their faces when they get instructors’ feedback...
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Organize your study space to maximize your time

Rate this article and enter to winYou’re ready to study, for real this time. You sit at your desk and rub the ache at the back of your neck. Your phone chirps. Your friend...
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Stop, collaborate, and listen: 5 tips for successful group projects

Rate this article and enter to win“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Sound familiar? This famous quote from Aristotle (384 BC–322 BC) is applicable when people are working together to...
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Yes, they will Google you: How to be proactive with your online presence

Rate this article and enter to winWhat if a potential employer, current supervisor, or date searches for you online (as they certainly will), and finds—right there!—your elegant design portfolio or insightful blog posts, and...