2022

How to Establish & Stick to a Class Routine

There are many reasons why you may be struggling to make it to your classes on time — or even at all. You may have too many early classes, be struggling with self-discipline, or be finding it hard to make the transition from online classes to in-person lectures. Whatever the problem, there are tactics you can use to establish a class routine and stick with it. Create a Class Schedule That Works for...

6 Tips for Staying Active Without Going to the Gym

Gym membership can be too expensive for students, but it’s still important to stay active. The good news is there are plenty of ways to add activity to your life, often in interesting ways. Even if your campus has a gym, you may find it easier to incorporate the following fitness strategies into your busy schedule. 1. Opt for the Stairs Over the Elevator Whether you need to head to the third or...

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Common Types of Professors & How to Succeed with Them

You’ll meet all sorts of professors at university — some you’ll love instantly, whereas others could fail to engage you or be demanding in their standards for assignments. Typically, professors fall into a few main categories. When you start a new class, it helps to categorize the professor to figure out what you’ll need to do to succeed. 1. The Less Interesting Professor Unfortunately,...

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7 Options for Paying for University Without Loans

Student loans make university accessible to more people, but they also mean you will graduate with debt that could take you many years to pay off. For this reason, it’s always preferable to find ways to pay for university without taking out any loans. Here are some tips to consider. 1. Attend College Instead of University Depending on your career goals, you may decide that attending college is a...

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How to Keep Your Student Apartment Organized Next Semester

It’s a good idea to start every new semester with the goal to make it better than the last. As well as improving your grades or social life, you should think about your student apartment. With a better-organized apartment, you’ll find it easier to study, feel less stressed, and enjoy having friends over. Best of all, you only need to spend a day or two tidying your apartment, after which you’ll just...

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A Guide to Writing Better Papers

Whatever your major, the unfortunate reality is you’ll need to become a good writer to succeed at university. Throughout your education, you’ll need to write numerous papers — often quickly, to meet due dates, keep up with other homework, and still have time for the things you enjoy. With the right strategy, you can produce work to a high standard without spending a huge number of hours on each...

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How to Manage a Heavy Workload at University

The workload at university may come as a shock, as it tends to be much heavier than the homework you were assigned during high school. Moreover, it’s up to you to organize your time to make sure you start working on assignments long before deadlines and prepare sufficiently for exams. If you’re not careful, it’s easy to neglect schoolwork until the last minute — and then you’ll need to rush to...

Off-Campus Living for Next Semester

Why Consider Off-Campus Living for Next Semester

When you start university, it’s common to move straight into a dorm room on campus. However, this is far from your only option. If you’re feeling uncomfortable due to a lack of personal space or you’re spending too much on housing, you should consider living off campus next semester — here’s why. 1. More Amenities Amenities are particularly limited when you live in a dorm, and you need to...

Create and Stick to a Study Schedule

How to Create and Stick to a Study Schedule

At university, you’re responsible for creating your own study schedule to ensure you’re prepared for exams and able to meet due dates for assignments. This can be a difficult adjustment to make coming from high school, where you were likely given plenty of guidance about what to study and when. However, learning how to create your own schedule and developing the discipline to stick to it is great...

Student Discounts and Save Money

6 Ways to Use Student Discounts and Save Money

Student discounts can lead to big savings — and they’re often available for the things you need (or want) the most. Take full advantage of these discounts to make your time at university a little less expensive. 1. Carry Your Student ID Everywhere You Go You never know when you’re going to have a chance to use your student discount. Stick your university ID in your wallet and carry it with you...

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