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Writing the Perfect Paper: Putting it All Together

Writing the Perfect Paper: Putting it All Together

After all that research and all that outlining, your paper is almost done and you can hardly wait! With the awesome outline we created, we just have a few more steps before we can go binge watch Netflix and it feels amazing. The best part? We barely stressed this whole thing because breaking it down ...

How to Make Tough Decisions in College

How to Make Tough Decisions in College

As college students, the world is at your fingertips. So many opportunities, so little time. It can easily become overwhelming. That being said, HackCollege wants you to know that we have your back. We want to help you make the decisions that lead to the best opportunities possible. Here’s how: Cast a Wide Net When ...

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 ...

Niche Careers: Academic Librarian

Niche Careers: Academic Librarian

Niche Careers is a series that illustrates unusual and/or interesting professions. This first post highlights someone many HackCollege readers see often: the college librarian. HackCollege interviewed Anita Semtner, Director of Library Services at St. Gregory’s University in Shawnee, OK to find out what her vocation is like. HC: When did you realize that you wanted ...

Digital Textbooks & Online Tools

Digital Textbooks & Online Tools

Textbooks are expensive. And let’s face it, the added costs of tutoring and supplemental resources are no help when you’re not doing very well in a class. Don’t worry, we’ve rounded up some great alternative options. The list below includes places where you can find both course materials and books for free online. Coursera.com Coursera ...

Writing the Perfect Paper: Getting Started

Writing the Perfect Paper: Getting Started

Most college assignments involve writing papers. Coincidentally, college students loathe writing papers more than anything else. Here at HackCollege, we understand that most students don’t hate writing. They hate not knowing the steps to follow to guarantee a good grade on their papers. That’s why we started this series—we want you to have all the ...

80 Big Jobs in 2015

80 Big Jobs in 2015

Stressing out about what to do after you graduate from college? By now it’s no surprise that many students don’t end up finding jobs related to their college majors. This can be a very confusing situation for recent graduates, but it doesn’t have to be reason for concern. Below is a list of the 80 ...

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 ...

Online Study Tools: Organization and Environment Tools

Online Study Tools: Organization and Environment Tools

The internet is full of websites designed to meet your every need, from political gossip to cat memes. However, when it’s time to get down to business it can be difficult to find reliable tools to help you get the job done. This series presents a collection of websites that offer distinct, well-developed resources to ...