‘Back to School’ Posts

HackCollege Investigates: Campus Library

HackCollege Investigates: Campus Library

This article is a part of a series where Hack College writers investigate different parts of campus life in order to provide readers with  information on how you can use this service better while in college. Stay tuned for other parts of campus. Many college students go their entire college career without having visited the ...

Writing the Perfect Paper: Researching Quality Material

Writing the Perfect Paper: Researching Quality Material

By now, you’ve chosen your topic, completed your outline and you’re ready to start researching. But wait. Where do you begin? Most students go directly to Google, and that’s fine. It’s even okay to go to Wikipedia, though you never want to cite it as a main source of information. Rather, articles from the online ...

How to Make Friends as an Introvert

How to Make Friends as an Introvert

Many high schoolers can’t wait to get to college. For them, the opportunity to get away from home, pursue academic interests and make new friends is exciting. But some people aren’t as eager to go to college. If you’re the kind of person who struggles to make new friends, you might be worried about the ...

How To Pass The Class While Passing on the Reading

How To Pass The Class While Passing on the Reading

Studying efficiently is a vital part of earning good grades in college. Students don’t have unlimited time to complete assignments or prepare for tests, and they must manage their time appropriately. It’s important for students to prioritize their study material, and part of that is determining which reading assignments are worth completing, and which are ...

Challenges Facing First Time Online Students

Challenges Facing First Time Online Students

Online education is rightly heralded as an efficient, accessible way to earn a degree. Whether you’re a traditional student looking to meet a degree requirement, a high school graduate weighing your college options or a working adult trying to advance your career, online classes can help you achieve your goals. Still, online education presents a ...

Relationships to Make in College

Relationships to Make in College

In college, you’ll meet a ton of new people very quickly. Understandably, it can be a bit overwhelming. The minute you step onto campus, you’ll be greeted with a sea of friendly faces—that terrify you. You just spent years of your life in one building surrounded by people you’ve known since elementary school. You’re not ...

On-Campus Jobs: Developing Skills and Making Connections

On-Campus Jobs: Developing Skills and Making Connections

For many college students, finding an on-campus job is about trying to make ends meet. It’s about making enough money to buy books, pay your tuition or live on campus. What is often overlooked, though, are the different skills, trades and networking opportunities that are available for those who work in different on-campus offices or ...

Tips for Registering for Closed Classes

Tips for Registering for Closed Classes

Most upperclassmen have been there before: you’ve got an almost full schedule but you’re missing one class and every section taught this semester is full. What do you do? Don’t worry. There are a few things that you can do to get into that class. HackCollege has you covered. Email the Professor Directly It can ...

The Pros and Cons of Living On Campus

The Pros and Cons of Living On Campus

One of the most exciting things about college is finally being able to move out of your parents’ house. For the first time, you’re on your own and completely responsible for taking care of yourself. However, a lot of college students opt to live at home and commute. As with any decision, pros and cons ...

Buying Textbooks Without Breaking the Bank

Buying Textbooks Without Breaking the Bank

You’ve finally paid your tuition, your room and board is set, you have your parking pass and you think you’re good to go. You breathe a sigh of relief, thinking your bank account is finally done being brutalized. Then it hits you: textbooks. Why do textbooks have to be so expensive? The amount of money ...

Top Freshmen Mistakes to Avoid

Oh, freshmen. You think they’re cute and confused in high school, but college? College is a whole other level. I cannot begin to explain how many college freshmen I’ve encountered, including myself, that made little mistakes that are so avoidable. Declaring a Major Think you know what you want to do for the rest of ...

The Perks That Come With Your College Tuition

The Perks That Come With Your College Tuition

College can be crazy expensive. Tuition, books, and room and board – all accumulate to a minimum of $20,000 a year. A lot of people think that’s an outrageous amount just for those few things, but what they overlook is the awesome amount of perks included in that tuition! Here’s a list of the few ...

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