2011 was a great year for Hackcollege. (Obviously– this was the year I came on board… kidding!) Really though, we did accomplish a lot these past twelve months. We took over the NBC Universal stage for the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show, got featured in a Target circular, went to Microsoft’s Imagine Cup and the #140edu Conference, and we introduced the Hackcollege School Finder. We completely revamped our layout and added two new writers to the team. We also said a bittersweet farewell in December to our Editor-in-Chief Shep McCallister as he graduated from Trinity University– all while providing you with an abundance of new tips to help you make the most of your college education. Here’s a look back at some of our most popular posts from this year.

We began 2011 with tips on how to start your semester off right and fix your sleep schedule. Then, just in time for Valentine’s Day: Tips For Dating a Nerd.

A lot of big tech stories broke in 2011. The iPad 2, the launch of Google+, the Amazon Student iOS app, the Kindle Fire, the passing of Steve Jobs… Hackcollege was there for them all.

Technology’s impact on college students is growing faster than ever. Our computers are probably the #1 tool for managing our academic careers. Homework, research, class notes… it’s all done on our laptops now, which is why it’s important to make sure your’s is in top shape. Even though we love our gadgets here at Hackcollege , we also recognized how occasionally taking a break from our laptops can maximize our productivity.

We’re all about helping you manage your time more productively: we told you how to make a better to do list and shared this 10-minute time management system.

Yes, school is our first priority, but we want you to cultivate your other interests too! Some of our top hits about getting involved in campus life (outside of academics) included: Leading Through Action (or, Not Everything is for Your Resume) and College 101: Greek Recruitment.

Another big part of college life is living in a dorm or apartment. We had you covered there too, with stories on how to prevent dorm room clutter, decorate your room on the cheap, and how to stock your kitchen. And for those thinking about moving off campus, check out these tips for new college renters.

This list would not be complete without mentioning the highlight posts brought to you by our talented guest bloggers. They showed you how to deal with professors who have a no-laptop policysurvive school in the face of sicknesstravel on a student budget, and improve your studying habits.

So there’s the rundown of the best of Hackcollege in 2011. Obviously, you all are the ones that made these posts successful. So from all of us at Hackcollege, thank you for reading, commenting and sharing and here’s to an even better 2012!