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5 Ways to Volunteer in College

5 Ways to Volunteer in College

Editor’s Note: If you’re looking to donate or volunteer in response to Typhoon Haiyan, see this post by the Travel Channel.   No matter how much time we spend partying, studying, and working in college, it’s always nice to find a way to squeeze in a little community service. As college kids, it’s nearly impossible ...

6+ Writing Apps to Help You Ace Your Next Paper

6+ Writing Apps to Help You Ace Your Next Paper

With term paper deadlines looming as finals week fast approaches, the pressure to perform is beginning to mount. Fortunately, the web is full of tools that can help you churn out stellar essay after stellar essay. Whatever your malady is, be it writer’s block or something I like to call “grammaritis,” you’re bound to find ...

6 Ways to Improve Study Sessions

6 Ways to Improve Study Sessions

Sure, it might be easy to improve your study sessions by pairing up with a good-looking study partner, but that might not be the best method if you’re trying to learn. Here are a few ways to improve your study sessions so they’re useful without being completely miserable. Related: 10 Memorization Tips for More Effective Study ...

Career Spotlight: How to Get a Job in Social Media

Career Spotlight: How to Get a Job in Social Media

Are you a Facebook addict? Do you spend an insane amount of hours following what’s trending on Twitter? Do you Instagram or Pin everything you do? If so, you might want to start looking into getting a job in the Social Media industry. HackCollege Guide: Launching a Career in Online Marketing Why Social Media? More ...

Opinion: On Quitting and Being the Best

Opinion: On Quitting and Being the Best

HackCollege is not the type of site that presents “inspirational” advice. You won’t find pictures of climbers with quotes about “reaching new heights” or “never letting go [of dreams].” Instead, we present practical advice that students can apply to their lives to become better students and future graduates. Occasionally, we post opinion pieces that deviate ...

How to Be Successful with Online Classes

How to Be Successful with Online Classes

Editor’s Note: If you’re looking for a great online college or want a mix of online and campus classes, use HackCollege’s School Finder to find the best one for you. Planning on registering for an online class next semester? Or maybe you’re taking one this semester and aren’t having the success you planned. There’s a ...

Life Question: Where Do You Want to Be in a Year?

Life Question: Where Do You Want to Be in a Year?

Have you ever asked yourself this question? It’s about reflections of the future, how your past has shaped the person that you are today, and how to set your sights for all of your tomorrows. We’ve all been there before, whether it’s someone else asking us or we muster up the confidence to ask ourselves. ...

How to Effectively Tackle Group Projects in College

How to Effectively Tackle Group Projects in College

Some students love them, others dread them, but group projects are a part of college that you’re going to have to learn how to deal with. Most of the people that hate doing group projects have had negative experiences with them in the past. There’s the guy or girl who doesn’t pull their own weight ...

4 Tips for Smarter Snacking in College

4 Tips for Smarter Snacking in College

College is a time when we tend to develop a lot of not-so-great habits. Some, like the weekly games of Edward Forty-Hands, tend to fade once you reach matriculation, but many other bad habits stick around for a long, long time. In an effort to curb one of the longest-standing bad habits, poor eating, here ...

Quick Tip: Can You Become a Morning Person?

Quick Tip: Can You Become a Morning Person?

While developing good habits is challenging — often physically and mentally — they do help us maintain a healthier and more productive lifestyle. Over at 99u, Sasha VanHoven wants to develop the habit of waking up early in the morning. She’s heard about all the benefits from successful people and wants to follow in their ...

What College Admissions Look for in a Student

What College Admissions Look for in a Student

It’s fall, which means that universities all over the country have opened their college application process. Unfortunately, admission rates have shrunk over the years due to severe budget cuts. Because of this, it’s crucial that you apply to a number of schools (5-10 is realistic), including your top choice that you don’t necessarily expect to ...

Google Launches the Nexus 5, Starting at $349

Google Launches the Nexus 5, Starting at $349

Google’s latest flagship phone, the Nexus 5, is available now on Google Play starting at $349 with no contract. There weren’t any of the commercials or big marketing campaigns that we see from Android phone makers like Samsung and HTC,  but that’s because Google doesn’t need to sell you on how amazing the Nexus 5 ...