College is a fun and challenging time--especially your first semester on campus. Once you pick out your classes and fork over what seems like a yearís salary for books, you begin to realize just how different this is from high school. You'll love some of your classes, but you'll find yourself dreading a few. That's college life! Unfortunately, the tough courses are often accompanied by difficult and boring text books. We can help you conquer those! The most important thing to remember is that youíre not alone. If itís hard for you, chances are good that others are struggling as well.
Once you've mastered the textbook, you may find yourself writing about the book's content in essays, term papers, and reading responses. If you are not a confident writer, you may find inspiration in these 10 tips from our Guide to Grammar.
Another reason to work on your writing skills is to prepare for essay exams. Professors just love them! But thereís more to essay exams than the writing. For the best results, you'll have to prepare yourself mentally for the whole test experience. With a little practice, you can train your brain to stay on track while you're writing under pressure.