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Online Study Tools: Group Studying

Online Study Tools: Group Studying

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 ...

45 College Classes You Probably Didn’t Know Existed

45 College Classes You Probably Didn’t Know Existed

Just a few weeks ago, I entertained and baffled minds with a list of 29 College Majors You Didn’t Know Existed. It was a pretty popular post, and I obtained several likes and comments, so I decided it might be a good idea to continue the trend. This week, I’ve done a lot of research ...

5 Unusual Tips for Coping with College Stress

5 Unusual Tips for Coping with College Stress

As college students, life can get pretty hectic! We have a full course load filled with assignments and projects, have to work to afford those ramen noodles, exercise because those ramen noodles sure aren’t keeping us healthy, and find time to be with our friends to keep us sane – while finding time to call ...

3 Great Sources for Free Stock Photos

3 Great Sources for Free Stock Photos

Whether you’re an aspiring writer/blogger or designer, finding images to add to your content is one of the toughest parts of working on the web. Finding both original and free stock photos that don’t require attribution often adds an extra step to your work, which can be stressful for those with deadlines and other tasks ...

5 Reasons to Volunteer in College

5 Reasons to Volunteer in College

It can be easy to dismiss volunteer work when life is hectic and you have to think about yourself first. With school, a job, friends, clubs, and potentially sports, you’ve got a lot on your plate. But volunteering can be mutually beneficial when you look at it from a completely different perspective. Here are a ...

6 Major Logistics to Handle Before Spring Semester

6 Major Logistics to Handle Before Spring Semester

2015 has arrived, and winter break is rapidly coming to an end. With the next semester looming, there’s plenty of logistical/practical tasks to handle that will make the next academic chapter that much easier. Take Actions to Improve Next Semester Take a little time to consider this past semester. What went well? What didn’t? Could ...

7 Famous Authors Who Didn’t Study Literature

7 Famous Authors Who Didn’t Study Literature

I’ve always been fascinated by the advice “write what you know.” It’s good advice—it’s direct and relatable. As a fiction writer as well as a blogger, it’s always a good feeling when a piece of writing can sort of “pour out” of me onto the page. Instead of fact-checking and researching, I can just write ...

3 Essential Gadgets to Improve Your Crappy Car

3 Essential Gadgets to Improve Your Crappy Car

I recently bought a crappy used car specifically for winter. Okay maybe it’s not that crappy, but it doesn’t have a lot of the bells and whistles that all new cars nowadays seem to have. By that I mean, the radio can’t pick up a decent signal on anything accept country stations, there’s obviously no ...

8 Tips for Making the Most of a Large Lecture Class

8 Tips for Making the Most of a Large Lecture Class

It’s easy to disappear into the anonymity of a large lecture class—either by choosing to ditch class or because of the disconnect that can easily creep into even active and engaged students’ experiences. Whichever the case, sometimes 300 seats and a single lecturing voice can present a serious challenge to the classroom experience. Let’s assume ...

3 Strange Productivity Hacks That Actually Work

3 Strange Productivity Hacks That Actually Work

One of HackCollege’s most popular topics–amongst both writers and readers–is productivity. I think we’re all addicted to getting more done, as well as discovering new tips and tricks to beat procrastination. We’ve covered a wide variety of productivity hacks to help students understand their procrastination habits, motivation, and discipline. Through the years, these tips have ...