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Sep 16, 2012

Things To Consider When Deciding to Stay In and Study or Go Out and Party

One of the great struggles that we must face time and time again: Work vs Play. I mean, I’m sure that to some staying in to study doesn’t feel like work (and those are the ones who the other 99% will end up working for) but for the rest of us socially adjusted, it’s a bit more difficult of a predicament. So then we have to wonder, what are the X factors to debate over when making your decision?

Apr 25, 2012

The 13 Most Useless Majors And Why They Don't Matter

I used to be a college tour guide, in which I told prospective students that they could choose from over 150 different majors at my school. Apparently, 13 or so of them are completely useless -- including mine. How about yours? Is your entire collegiate career a sham of actual productivity?

Mar 15, 2012

Hot Button Issue: Should Popular College Classes Cost More Than Others?

We've all been there: the class you planned to take next semester is now full. Even though you need that class to qualify for another upper-division course, accept that dream internship AND graduate on time, there just aren't enough seats. How much would you pay to add that course? Is that even fair? Is that even legal?!?

Dorm Room Workout: Perfect Posture

Next time you're in a classroom, look around. You'll notice that there are very, very few people who always sit with perfect posture. Especially students. We spend such long hours sitting in class and studying that it's really tempting to slump. I know I do. So for this week's workout, I've put together a few exercises that will engage the muscles in your core and back that contribute to your posture.

Mar 15, 2012

Study Resolutions: How You Can Get Better Grades This Semester

A new year, a new semester, a new slate. Sounds pretty great, right? There's no reason why you shouldn't seize the day and prepare to have the best semester of your college life! Plus, you know what they say -- it's easier to start off on the right foot than it is to change course later on. In the spirit of good habits and even better grades, we've pulled together a list of the academic resolutions we should all be making this January.

Studying for Finals Can Be Fun! [Video]

I can't study in the library because it's SO quiet that any amount of noise annoys me. Someone is eating? So annoying, even if he or she is attempting to do it quietly. But, the guy and girl in this video create a really cool interruption for the people studying. They go totally Glee and start singing a library song. Everyone seems confused at the end, but you know they enjoyed it.

Dec 16, 2011

Dec 5, 2011

A CollegeCandy PSA: How to Survive Finals

With finals season fast approaching (or maybe it's already here for you unlucky few), CollegeCandy would like to issue a public service announcement. Yes, classes are officially over. Yes, you will face a series of tests that test the knowledge you acquired in said classes. Yes, obviously, they're a big deal. But should you ignore the rules of civilized conduct and go balls-to-the-wall crazy in your efforts to secure the best grades possible? Ummm...please don't.

Oct 2, 2011

Stay Awake While Studying

Everyone is going to be cranky and sleep deprived. Prescription drug deals will be happening at every bus stop. This is real (college) life. To help you fight the good fight this semester, we've rounded up some of the best and worst ways to help you stay awake while you're studying...

Sep 23, 2011

The No-Nonsense Guide to the GRE

If you want to go to graduate school, then it’s time to start thinking about the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Unlike the ACT/SAT, which a lot of people didn’t bother studying for back in the day, the GRE tests you on what Educational Testing Services think graduate students should know before grad school. This means you will actually have to study.

Sep 21, 2011

Web Spy: StudyBlue

The school year is back in full swing, and before you know it, it'll be time for your first test. While I'm sure a lot of you are probably great at studying, if you're anything like me, it's not your best skill. But with the help of StudyBlue, studying just got a lot easier and more efficent.

Apr 27, 2011

Your Worst Study Habits & How to Break Them!

Almost every college student suffers from a bad study habit or two (or 1,237....) - something you just can't seem to break or get over. But fear not, I'm here to help! As a reformed terrible studier, I feel like I've got the experience and know-how to lead you all on the road to a better GPA before it's too late.

Apr 24, 2011

How to Be Stress Free and Successful in College

According to the Daily Beast, Columbia University, my school, offers the most stressful undergraduate experience in the country. Admittedly, taking a tour of any campus library during midterms or finals is enough to set your nerves on edge. Under-eye bags are as common on campus as Longchamp bags. Many students (especially first-years) constantly complain about their work overload.

Mar 31, 2011

10 SAT Questions That Would Actually Predict College Success

It's SAT season and you know what that means: high school juniors are buckling down and getting ready to take "the most important test of their lives," the test that will determine whether or not they get into college, the test that will supposedly predict how well they will do there. Now, I don't know about you ladies, but as a seasoned college student I have to say I think that is a load of ridiculous.