‘Student 1.0’ Posts

Unorthodox Advice for Freshman

From the Study Hacks blog comes some unorthodox advice for freshman that you will never find in any handout, packet, binder, or book your new school will ever give you. We at HackCollege agree whole-heartedly. How unorthodox is the advice? Well, try the suggestion to “party twice as hard the first two weeks.” We’ll leave ...

18 Things Overlooked…

Going back to school is probably something procrastinated more than a term paper. Chances are, you’ll forget something. Here’s an article we picked up from reading Lifehacker. A little naive, but still great: 18 Overlooked Things Everyone Should Bring to College

Chowin’ Down in College

Chowin’ Down in College

Jason recently linked to an article mentioning the statistic that 75% of college freshmen gain 7 lbs. their first semester in college. Hmmm. CHOW recently posted a good guide to dorm-room cooking. Assuming your college is “flexible” with fire hazards such as a microwave or even a George Forman Grill, you might want to check ...

Back To School: Staying On The Path

Today I started (again) my endless journey to a college degree. The start of a new semester gives you a clean slate and a chance for new opportunities. But for most of us, a few weeks into the school year and we begin to veer off our path and lose some vigor. Jay White, at ...

The Cinder Block Shelving Unit

The Cinder Block Shelving Unit

As a young freshman, I looked forward to moving into my dorm and assembling an impromptu shelving unit via the cinder-block-and-plank method. Unfortunately, I have yet to see another one at my school (maybe it’s not a West Coast thing) or any other dorm or apartment I’ve visited.   Image courtesy of “Ms Bunburyist” of ...

Dorm Room Round-Up

It’s about that time to start thinking about what to put in your dorm room, especially if you’re a freshman. These links will give you a hand up in the dorm room coolness factor: College Dorm Room Shopping Part 1 [CollegeFashion.NET] College Dorm Room Shopping Part 2 [CollegeFashion.NET] How to Build Your Own Air Conditioner ...

The Good, the Bad, and the SAT:  How To Prepare

The Good, the Bad, and the SAT: How To Prepare

For our readers still in high school, the October 2007 SAT registration deadline is in one month. If you’re a junior, you can wait until the spring, but if you’re a senior, you need to take the SAT this fall (if you’d like to attend one of the 5723667263 college that require the SAT, that ...

Tying Your Shoes Faster

Today, I heard a commercial that said we’ll spend about a week of our lives on average tying our shoes. As a preacher of the HackCollege dogma, I refuse to be so inefficient. Unfortunately, this will be redundant — I’m basically ripping off one of the websites that Rosario mentioned below. But since I’m apparently ...

So Many Ways to Tie Your Laces

So Many Ways to Tie Your Laces

I’ve always said “tennis shoes”, but I bet you say “sneakers”. Either way, I bet both of us tie ours in the same boring way. But we can change that! Ian currently lists 31 different ways to tie your laces, and SneakerFreaker displays a list of 15 that are more popular. Check them out