How to be a Better Reader

How to be a Better Reader

Take a trip to your local elementary school, and you’ll likely see one subject touted more than the rest on bulletin boards, classroom doors and motivational posters: reading. Reading is crucial to the scholastic success of grade schoolers, and even more so to college students. Obviously, you know how to read. But do you read ...

Why You Should: Learn to Google Better

Why You Should: Learn to Google Better

Students have a vested interest in mastering their search skills. No, not job search or online dating search. Knowing the tricks to more effectively doing online searches for information has a direct impact on how much time you spend doing academic work and improving your grades. Searching better online involves more than typing a few ...

Apps You Need for Fall Semester

Apps You Need for Fall Semester

In a smartphone obsessed world, it can be easy to forget that phones are good for something other than texting and tweeting. This semester, load your phone or tablet with apps that will help you survive your classes and give you a break when you need one. Planner App Any planner app will do, but ...

The Pros and Cons of Teaching Abroad

The Pros and Cons of Teaching Abroad

You’ve decided. Your bag is packed. You’ve kissed your parents, siblings, and especially your dog goodbye. Now you’re ready to board a plane… or are you? I won’t deny teaching abroad has worked out well for me, but I can say that despite my research, I wasn’t ready for everything I’d be dealing with. Before ...

Backpack Gadgets That Will Save Your Day

Backpack Gadgets That Will Save Your Day

The new semester is upon us. Whether you’re carrying the same backpack you’ve had since kindergarten or something more sophisticated, here are a few tools you won’t want to be without. A mini stapler Most professors have transitioned into the twenty-first century and allow you to turn in work online, but for the holdouts, a ...

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