How to Use Thanksgiving Break Productively

TGFT: Thank goodness for Thanksgiving! Whether you’re spending your break with friends or family, the time off is a nice respite from school. But between forkfuls of pie, you can actually make great use of your school vacation by getting ahead on schoolwork and even making progress toward securing that summer job/internship—yes, that timeline is … Continue reading How to Use Thanksgiving Break Productively

Bounce Back From a Bad Paper Grade

Nothing’s more frustrating than getting a bad grade on a paper, especially if you thought you nailed it until you saw the offending mark.But if you get a bad grade on a paper, there’s no need to write off the class itself—you can get your overall grade back up with a better performance on the … Continue reading Bounce Back From a Bad Paper Grade

Sweet and Spooky Superstition Origins

Whether you’re the logical type who only knocks on wood at front doors, or wary individual who wouldn’t dream of scheduling a job interview on Friday the 13th, Halloween is a time when superstitions take center stage. No matter where you are on the superstitious-versus-skeptical spectrum, these beliefs can teach us a lot about history … Continue reading Sweet and Spooky Superstition Origins

How to Cite Your Teacher’s (or Anyone’s) Email

In today’s world, it’s super common for teachers to communicate with students via email. Assignments and papers are often submitted this way, and lecture notes can be easily shared with the entire class all at once. So, how would you cite this type of communication in your paper?To cite an email from your teacher, you … Continue reading How to Cite Your Teacher’s (or Anyone’s) Email

10 Next-Level Study Tips for Acing Tests

By Caleigh PropesSometimes studying can be rewarding, but usually it’s just really tiring! Most of us dread those hours going over facts for a history exam or working out problems for a math quiz. Use the tips below to make studying just a little bit easier, and see your confidence skyrocket! 1. Make a PlaylistWhile … Continue reading 10 Next-Level Study Tips for Acing Tests

Antiquated but Awesome Words You Need to Use Right Now

By Devon BrownHave you ever wished there was a word to describe that delicious smell after rain falls? Actually there is! The English language is many centuries old, and like clothes, words fall in and out of fashion. After some digging, we’ve found a few gems ready to make a come back.If you’re looking for … Continue reading Antiquated but Awesome Words You Need to Use Right Now

What to Do in the Fall to Prepare for Summer Internship Season

By Ella ChochrekDuring the fall semester, the following summer feels an awful long way away. Nonetheless, some internship applications may be due before the end of the calendar year. Gah!Even if applications for your dream job haven’t opened yet, it never hurts to get a head start! There are things you can do in the … Continue reading What to Do in the Fall to Prepare for Summer Internship Season

How to Stay on Top of College Applications

By Ella ChochrekStaying organized during college application season can be difficult. Many students submit applications to as many as 15-20 schools, making it hard to keep track of deadlines. Although applications can often be submitted through the Common Application—which streamlines the process by standardizing many of the needed materials—some aspects of the process can still … Continue reading How to Stay on Top of College Applications

5 Ways We Accidentally Plagiarize

While it is clear that intentionally taking someone else’s work and passing it off as your own is plagiarism, there are numerous other ways you can commit this act of cheating without even realizing it. Below are some of the most common ways students accidentally plagiarize in their papers, and what you can do to … Continue reading 5 Ways We Accidentally Plagiarize

Commonly Confused Words Everyone Should Know

You’re smart. You know this; we know this; and your professor knows this. But is your writing doing you justice?When you write a paper, as long as you comprehend the coursework and do adequate research you’re bound for an A, right? But simple mistakes and misused words can take a paper that’s great in concept … Continue reading Commonly Confused Words Everyone Should Know