Posts Tagged ‘Grades’

20 Memorization Techniques for College Students

While one of Dorothy Parker’s poems famously states, “Women and elephants never forget,” when midterms and finals sneak up, women and men alike panic and go into cram-session mode. However, college days and post-grad life need not suffer memory lapse. The following memorization techniques for college students offer a variety of ways to help you ...

5 New Year’s Resolutions You Can Actually Keep in 2014

There’s definitely a trick to creating and sticking to New Year’s resolutions. Most of us falter after the first couple of weeks, but there are plenty who seem to thrive. There are a few standard always-broken resolutions: lose weight, stop smoking, diet, save money, but if we want to actually stick by our goals, we ...

What College Admissions Look for in a Student

It’s fall, which means that universities all over the country have opened their college application process. Unfortunately, admission rates have shrunk over the years due to severe budget cuts. Because of this, it’s crucial that you apply to a number of schools (5-10 is realistic), including your top choice that you don’t necessarily expect to ...

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 Week: How to Make the Dean’s List

Many of us are aware that there is a Dean’s List. Some of us come close to making it, and even fewer have actually made it onto the list. Here are a few things that you can do to make the Dean’s List and stay on top of your studies, no matter what your major ...

Improving Grades with Meditation

The start of the new semester brings packed libraries, increased socializing, and more time spent on Facebook and other social media outlets. As the initial excitement of class subsides, students become consumed with a daunting workload. Many students spend large portions of their days in the library reading texts, solving equations, and trying to achieve ...

How to Bounce Back from Failing a Class

It happens to the best of us. We take a class that we’re skeptical about every semester and we end up getting a failing grade. It’s okay to cry about it, but once you’re done doing that, learn from it. Here are some things to look at if you failed a class, and how to ...

How To Get Good Grades And Have A Social Life

Finding the exact balance between having a social life and getting good grades is not the easiest thing for a college student to do.  When there seems to be a constant flow of invites to game nights and frat parties, it can get hard to remember that you are in college (and paying expensive tuition) ...

How Safe Is Your GPA From Studying Abroad?

As you walk around the study abroad fair where fifty different programs are vying for your attention and tuition dollars and pick up the brochure for the semester in Morocco or a year in Beijing, you get a nagging feeling. I don’t speak Chinese or Arabic. Even if you’ve been studying the language since freshman ...