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Study Tips for College Students

Your first college class may seem intimidating. Ease your stress by arriving prepared for any test, lecture, or presentation. Our study tips will help you start your year off on the right academic foot.

8 Time Management Skills for College Students
Time can quickly become your most precious commodity in college. Learning how to manage and use it wisely may be one of the most useful things you can do for yourself.

Setting Goals
It's never too late for setting goals for academic success. Some students will start at the beginning of the school year, others set goals after the New Year, but it doesn’t really matter when you start a new beginning. You may be prompted to set new goals for yourself for many reasons and at many times.

Using a Library
For some students, one of the biggest differences between high school and college is the amount and depth of research that is required for research papers. Learn about call numbers, using a card catalog, finding articles, exploring special collections, and more.

Time Management Tracking Chart
You can create charts to observe and track your progress in any endeavor. By tracking how much time you spend studying and doing other tasks, you will be able to determine how much time you’re wasting and how much time you spend on productive activities.

Time Management Exercise
Time management skills are essential to good homework habits. This fun exercise will help you realize how you spend your time now and how you can change your schedule to improve your study habits.

How to Pick Your College Classes
With so many options and only a limited amount of time, making smart choices about your college classes is crucial for your time in college. But how to choose what to take, when to take it, and from whom?

How to Choose Your College Major
Picking a college major can be a daunting task. Asking yourself these five questions, however, can make choosing a major seem less intimidating.

How to Succeed in College
Succeeding in college is easier said than done. Learn what you can do as a college student to ensure your college academic experience is all you hoped it would be.

Get to Know Your College Professors
College professors can be intimidating. But with a little persistence and hard work, you can get to know your professors faster than you thought.

Interlibrary Loans
An interlibrary loan is a service offered by research libraries. In the course of your research, you will frequently find a book or article you need desperately, only to discover that it is not available at your library. Interlibrary loans provide a means for you to access sources from faraway libraries.

Journal Articles
Your professor may tell you that you’re required to use journal articles for your research paper. You read articles all the time in magazines—but you know that’s not the sort of article your professor is looking for. So what is a journal article, and how do you find one?

Revision Checklist
This checklist should serve as a guide when it comes time to revise your writing.

Three Good Reasons Not to Buy an Online Essay
Stop right there. You're not going to do it. You're not going to cheat. You're not going to buy an essay or a term paper online. And here's why.

Seven Secrets to Success in English 101
Welcome to English 101--sometimes called freshman English or college composition. It should be one of the most enjoyable and rewarding courses in your college life. But to succeed in anything, it helps to be prepared. So, as an old college English instructor, I'm going to let you in on seven secrets to success.

Test Anxiety: How To Deal With Test Anxiety and Actually Do Better On Tests
Tests can be stressful even for the most prepared students, and, unfortunately, test anxiety can actually have a negative impact on your performance. (Just having that knowledge adds to the stress, doesn’t it?) Well, fear not: the following test anxiety busters can help you get through your next test with much greater ease—and likely more success

5 Creative Ways to Analyze Plays
Creative classroom activities designed for English / Drama students to analyze plays through creative writing, performing, Myspace pages, verbal debate, and even comic books!

Reading a Play
What is the best way to go about reading dramatic literature? At first, the student might feel as if she is reading a set of instructions. Most plays contain dialogue along with cold, calculating stage directions. Yet, a play can be a moving literary experience.

Shakespeare for Beginners
Are you a Shakespeare newbie? Discover the Bard for the first time with our Shakespeare for Beginners FAQ.

Study Guides to Shakespeare's Plays
Our collection of play study guides are designed to accompany your own reading of Shakespeare’s plays. They are an ideal way to introduce newcomers and immerse more experienced readers deeper into the text

Italian For Beginners
The most effective way to learn Italian is to start studying! Whether it's reading an Italian textbook, taking a language course at a university or in Italy, completing workbook exercises, listening to a tape or CD, or conversing with a native Italian speaker, any method is appropriate.

Why Learn Italian?
No matter what your motivation--the opportunity to work overseas, cultural exchange in a land steeped in history and culture, researching your genealogy, or studying other topics such as Italian literature or art history--you can discover new worlds when learning Italian.

What Skills Do I Need to Study Physics?
If someone is interested in physics and wants to pursue it in college and as a career, there are a number of fundamental concepts they must become familiar with.

Psychology 101 Tips
Psychology 101, or Introduction to Psychology, is one of the most popular classes on college campuses throughout the world. Whether you are thinking of pursuing a psychology degree or are simply trying to fulfill a general education requirement. The following tips can help you succeed in your first psychology class.

Biology - The Study of Life
What is biology? Simply put, it is the study of life.

Biology Lab Reports
If you are taking a biology course, you are going to write biology lab reports. Learn the proper method for writing biology lab reports.

What Kind of Career Can I Have in Archaeology?
What kind of real-life career choices do I have with a degree in archaeology?

Archaeology 101: A Guide to the Science of Archaeology
The science of archaeology (also spelled archeology) originated in the 19th century of Western society, although its roots are deep in antiquity. Here's an introduction to the topic, part of Archaeology 101.

Should I Major in Theater?
Users respond to the question: Should actors go to college? Should they major in theater or earn a degree in another field of study.

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