5 Best Wood Pencil Options for University

As a student out there, you always appreciate a good pen with a steady ink flow to help you with taking notes during the lectures with your professors. When considering to purchase a pen, you usually pay attention to its ink colour, handle grip, paper glide as well as price. What if you need to mark something accurately on the margins of your copybook or even in the textbook? You definitely need a pencil to do it! So what do you need to consider when you are thinking of buying a good pencil?

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4 Effective Essay Writing Tips

Nowadays the educational system does not stand still; the most recent academic trend everywhere in the world is to get away from testing the students’ knowledge through the assignments based on memorisation techniques. Today, universities try to embrace the fact that the market economy is undergoing transformation and it requires recent graduates to quickly adapt to the changes in the market and develop strong soft skills for effective collaboration and communication at the workplace. It means that freshly qualified professionals have to possess good critical thinking skills and the ability to think independently to successfully integrate into the working environment of today.

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4 Calendar Apps for Staying Organized at College

If you have just started your college degree, you must be feeling overwhelmed with all the never-ending tasks and assignments that your professors want you to submit before the deadlines! Traditional methods of organising your daily routine usually mean keeping a diary to write what you have to do and when. It is definitely a useful habit and will help you stay on top of many things. Nevertheless, taking into account your frantic state of mind at university, what happens if you forget to write something down and you miss a deadline? On top of that, it takes a lot of perseverance and diligence to keep your diary in an organised and readable manner. Given the fact that we live at the times of AI technologies and robotics, it is a shame if we do not benefit from something that makes our life easier! One of such examples brought to us by the technological revolution is the calendar app that lets you stay afloat even at busiest periods of the year. 

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6 Best Cookbooks with Literature Inspired Recipes

Cookbooks! There are so many of them, they are so beautifully designed, and the pictures with the final version of the recipe are so mouth-watering! Now imagine if a cookbook contains the recipes inspired by the food served in Harry Porter’s Hogwarts halls or in the aristocratic dining room of Jane Austen’s house in Bath, England? Preparing this kind of literature inspired food will let you understand the culture and the times described in the book even better! Moreover, you will impress all your friends by serving dishes mentioned in Shakespeare’s plays, for example! Check below our collection of famous cookbooks with recipes inspired by different novels, poems and plays.

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5 Best Pens For College Notes

A good pen simplifies your studying routine so much! It can improve the way you take notes, the way you remember things and as a result, it can even boost your grades. At the times when a lot of students type their notes on tablets or laptops, there are still a lot of students who prefer to follow their professor in a more traditional way: by taking notes. Actually, it has been proven that jotting down your notes on a piece of paper improves your retention ability and makes it easier to recall things at a later stage.

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Top Skills on the CV Employers are Looking for

Well, time flies, it’s November now! You should start thinking about applications for graduate jobs if you are in your final year or at least looking for an idea what you need to do in order to find a job or internship later. To be able to do it, you should have a clear idea what should be on your CV to make sure it appeals to the potential employer. Of course, the skills that you are going to list on your CV will depend on the specific role that you are applying for. But still, there is a set of transferable skills that each employer would like job applicants to possess. These are so-called soft-skills which we are going to discuss in this article. Continue reading “Top Skills on the CV Employers are Looking for”

Maintaining Your Mental Health As a College Student

Mental health, unfortunately, is something people don’t often take seriously nowadays. As college students, we have quite a lot on our mind regarding tons of school work and keeping a decent academic record that we tend to forget the most important thing of all  —  looking out for ourselves. Some are often hesitant to stop for a moment just to reflect on their lifestyle, to see if they may have recently developed certain habits that may be detrimental to their mental health. They fail to realize these habits until it’s too late and the outcomes are rather severe. You see, your mental health is way more important than academic records. Being mentally healthy enables you to function well, have meaningful social connections, positive self-esteem, and helps you to cope better with the ups and downs of college life. By maintaining your mental health, you eliminate certain toxic habits which are likely to disrupt your mental state. The key is to be aware of what these habits are in order to put an end to them. So here are a few tips to help you maintain your mental health as a college student. Continue reading “Maintaining Your Mental Health As a College Student”

Are Online Textbooks Making Education More Affordable?

It is undeniable that college costs have risen exponentially throughout the years, with U.S. News noting that this is due to soaring tuition prices. Based on an annual survey obtained by U.S. News, the average cost of tuition and fees for the last school year was $34,699 at private colleges, $21,632 for out-of-state students at state schools, and $9,528 for state residents at public colleges. Continue reading “Are Online Textbooks Making Education More Affordable?”

The Importance of Having a Part Time Job

It’s an undeniable fact that having a part time job is a common aspect in the life of a college student. I mean, how else do you expect to afford those expensive textbooks, pay rent, and also have some money on the side for Saturday night outs? Part time jobs can be on or off campus, and you can earn as much as $15 per hour, depending on the job of course. But a decent salary isn’t all that a part time job is good for. Studies have shown that students who hold part time jobs while in college tend to have better grades, and with better grades, coupled with a handful of internships, they were likely to find jobs within six months after graduation! There are many ways in which having a part time job can help you not only improve your college experience but prepare you for what lies ahead after graduation, and here’s how! Continue reading “The Importance of Having a Part Time Job”

Anti-Counterfeit Best Practices

The battle of publishers and textbook distributors against counterfeit books has been going on for quite some time now. Various laws and measures are being taken in order to prevent the distribution of counterfeit books, nevertheless, there are still many of them circulating on the market. Counterfeit books are seen as an illicit business in which criminals thrive; by making second-hand physical copies of books without authorization and then selling them off either directly to students or to textbook distributors. In most cases, they sell them at cheaper rates than the original ones. (Click to read more) Continue reading “Anti-Counterfeit Best Practices”