Posts Tagged ‘Tips and Tricks’

Quick Tips: Advanced Google Search Features

Quick Tips: Advanced Google Search Features

Google search: every college student uses it, but not everyone uses it equally. At one end of the spectrum is the kid who hunt-and-peck types h-t-t-p-:-/-/-w-w-w-.-g-o-o-g-l-e-.-c-o-m into Internet Explorer before typing a fourteen-word question into the search bar. On the opposite end is the ninja who can find secret ancient documents just by looking at ...

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 ...

8 Things Successful Students Consistently Do

8 Things Successful Students Consistently Do

There are certain things that “good students” do that others do not.  This is not to say that if you do not do these things you are not a good student, these are simply likely signs that someone is a good student and cares about their grades, opposed to those who don’t care at all. ...

How to Trick Your Mind Into Paying Attention in Class

How to Trick Your Mind Into Paying Attention in Class

You’re sitting in class, your dinosaur-aged professor is rambling on about the periodic table of elements, and you’re about to fade into dreamland.  Instead of letting yourself slowly slip away, you can  – almost subconsciously — trick yourself into staying alert and not miss out on important lecture material. This won’t apply to every class, ...

Hack Tricks: Searching Google

Hack Tricks: Searching Google

Note: Turn YouTube annotations on. Some of the information in this video may be out of date. Refer to the text below to find the up-to-date details and additional search tricks. Google is getting more and more intelligent with each update, allowing us to find answers to basic questions without clicking through to another page. ...

5 Tips for Nailing Your Weight Loss Resolution

5 Tips for Nailing Your Weight Loss Resolution

Yes, it’s cliché. Yes, most people don’t stick to it. Yes, the gym will look like Walmart on Black Friday in January, but as empty as the rally for Tim Tebow to join the Jacksonville Jaguars in February. But guess what? Millions of people have still made the New Year’s Resolution to shed some pounds ...

3 Tips from an Excel Expert

3 Tips from an Excel Expert

Six months ago, I had never used Excel before, and today, I’m an international champion. This month I won third place in the 2013 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship, where I represented the United States with five other students in the ultimate productivity competition. I competed against 100 finalists, who outmatched more than 344,000 total ...

6 MS Office Tips from the World’s Best Student Users

6 MS Office Tips from the World’s Best Student Users

If you’re an incoming college freshman, you probably used Microsoft Office in some capacity during your elementary to high school years. Presentations required PowerPoint, papers required Word, and if you took any sort of general computer class during high school, you likely learned the basics of Excel. But these applications are not just used to ...

5 Ways to Boost Your Resume Without a Job

5 Ways to Boost Your Resume Without a Job

Look on any job board site and what do you see? A long list of openings that require two or more years of experience in the industry in order to be considered for the position. Even entry-level jobs require some form of experience to qualify. Unfortunately, we’re seeing many college graduates come out of school ...

Quick Tip: Bring the Classic Start Button and Menu to Windows 8

Quick Tip: Bring the Classic Start Button and Menu to Windows 8

The latest version of Windows brought a slew of changes to the operating system’s user interface. The biggest of which was the removal of the classic start button and menu. In their place, Microsoft introduced a horizontal scrolling, tablet-friendly desktop, code-named “Metro.” Those of you used to the start button and menu — which have ...

Saving an Excel File as XLSB Dramatically Reduces Size

Saving an Excel File as XLSB Dramatically Reduces Size

While we hope you never have to deal with Excel spreadsheets large enough to worry about file size, you may find yourself in the situation at a future desk job. Saving an Excel document using the XLSB format will reduce the size of the file while maintaining full functionality. The XLSB file type stores data ...

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