Posts Tagged ‘Classes’

7 Classes You Should Take in College for a Solid Foundation

7 Classes You Should Take in College for a Solid Foundation

General Education–Gen Ed–is a dreaded term to nearly every college student, and likely college professors as well. Both groups would undoubtedly rather be in classes where students actually care about the material being taught, but universities continually require a base of classes in multiple areas from institution to institution.  Whether it’s to provide a “well-rounded ...

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, ...

How to Effectively Tackle Group Projects in College

How to Effectively Tackle Group Projects in College

Some students love them, others dread them, but group projects are a part of college that you’re going to have to learn how to deal with. Most of the people that hate doing group projects have had negative experiences with them in the past. There’s the guy or girl who doesn’t pull their own weight ...

6 Classes You’ll Wish You Took in College

6 Classes You’ll Wish You Took in College

We all know that college is a time for parties and for classes that look good but don’t teach much. Well, I’m here to tell you that if you want to get something lasting out of your college experience besides a piece of paper, take a handful of basic skills classes that you’ll be able ...

How to Make the Most of Your Course Syllabus

How to Make the Most of Your Course Syllabus

Woody Allen once said, “Showing up is 80 percent of life.” While that may not be the case for college life due to demanding time commitments and rigorous course loads, the adage does hold true for the first week of college. Just showing up on time to those first three yawn-inducing days of course syllabus ...

Freshman Rules to Live By

Freshman Rules to Live By

Your dorm room is unpacked, your parents are gone, and your classes aren’t starting for another few days, so now what? As you meander through the first few months of school, you’ll begin to change a lot from the person you were back in high school. While you undergo these changes — good and bad ...

5 Things to Do After Your First Week of College

5 Things to Do After Your First Week of College

You’re finally on your way to being in the “real world” and just have to make it through four years of college. Your first year will be filled with confusion, chaos, and stress. But there are steps you can take in your first couple weeks of classes to set the tone for the rest of ...

5 Quick Tips for Writing Better Papers

5 Quick Tips for Writing Better Papers

A significant chunk of your college career is spent writing, editing, modifying, and re-writing papers. Just about every class requires papers or essays, so there aren’t many ways around this beast. If you want to write better papers, follow these five tips to impress your professors and score that A! Write It’s simple and it ...

Georgetown’s Business School to Offer Meditation Class

Georgetown’s Business School to Offer Meditation Class

The practice of meditation is growing in recognition as it helps business leaders deal with the complications that rise from a fast-paced and complex industry, according to Georgetown University. During a conference in Washington last week, Georgetown announced it would be soon be offering a semester-long class on mediation at its McDonough School of Business. ...

How To Make Your Schedule

How To Make Your Schedule

    It’s time to plan your schedule. Maybe you’ve already made one, but, at this early stage it’s flexible and, knowing your friends and being in the mix of things again, you can finally make your choices based on your college realities as opposed to your Winter-Break hopes (no way you’re jogging mornings.) So: ...

University Offers Class on Skyrim and Medieval Scandinavia

University Offers Class on Skyrim and Medieval Scandinavia

Rice University in Houston, Texas has announced a class in which playing Bethesda’s epic role-playing game, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, will be one of the main focuses. Now, before you go running down to Houston in hopes of nabbing an easy credit, it’s only open to Rice students and will involve more than just ...

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