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Track the Sites You Procrastinate On With Web Timer

Web Timer is a neat Google Chrome application that keeps track of the amount of time that you spend on each website and then displays that information in a pie chart. The app displays the percentage of time you spend on each website (in the pie chart), and below shows you the actual amount of ...

How to Add a Full Class

It’s around time to sign up for summer/fall 2012 classes. That’s always fun and exciting, at least until the class you need is full.  Unless you are a senior with top priority in registration, you are probably going to run into this problem. Seeing the class you need to take full can be very frustrating, ...

How to Turn Your Paper in Late

The majority of professors now-a-days have their students electronically turn their papers and essays in. So, instead of the turning in 5 pages of actual paper, college students never actually print their essays, but instead just turn them in through email. The reason teachers do this is because it is much easier to check for ...

Why Android Is Better for College Students

Last year, I would be the first to tell you that I would never get an android phone. I’ve had an iPod touch for years and I love it dearly. In fact, I always imagined that the first smart phone I got would be an iPhone because that was OBVIOUSLY the best choice.  However, my ...

The Programs you Should Be Giving your Presentations With.

This past week in my French class we had to give presentations with at least five slides on a french film of our choice.  Since I do not own Microsoft Office I could not use PowerPoint, and would not have used it anyway. I was under the impression that nobody used PowerPoint anymore except for boring history teachers who are ...

Use Wolfram|Alpha to Solve Calculus Problems and… Everything Else.

Wolfram|Alpha is like Google on crack.  However, it is not technically a search engine; it is a “computational knowledge” engine. They use a huge collection of trustworthy, built-in data to get the user the information or knowledge they are looking for. When you search for an item, Wolfram|Alpha gives you all of the relevant knowledge they have ...

Tips on Tipping: Who to Tip

Knowing who to tip, how to tip, when to tip, and how much to tip is all very complicated. I imagine one could probably become a tipping etiquette master after a lot of life experience; however, if you never left your small town before going to college you may want to do some research. You ...

Emailing your Professors Without Being a Menace

Don’t upset your professors! Last term, a professor of mine went on a rant about what he finds most annoying when students email him. I found that even I, a self-proclaimed email etiquette pro was doing things that he says all professor hate. When you email your teacher you usually want them on your side ...

Ten Single Purpose Websites you Should Use

Single purpose websites are sites that only have one function. A lot of times, these kinds of websites are dumb and useless because if something can be made, people will make it. However,there are also many useful ones, and below are some of the greats. Large Document Large Document is super cool. It allows you ...

Five Reasons Why You Should Take a PE Class

It may seem elementary or a waste of time to take a physical education course while in college, but there are number of strong benefits to do so even though you will probably not be able to play the parachute game… PE classes work differently from college to college so keep in mind that number five may ...

Transferring to a University from a Community College

Attending a community college before a university has become a very popular choice as of late. Community colleges are a good place to catch up on academics if you are not prepared to go to a university straight out of high school.  They are also more available, meaning one would not have to move out of their ...

The Best Free Alternatives to the Adobe Suite

Nobody wants to have to use alternatives to the beloved Adobe Suite. However, it becomes inevitable if you do not want to spend $2000 on a set of programs or you do want to download them illegally. So, below are some of the more popular programs that I have found throughout the web that make for okay alternatives ...