Expert Guides on How to Study for College

Succeeding in college takes hard work and commitment, but you don’t have to do it alone. This study guide includes advice and tips for creating study plans, taking meaningful notes, minimizing stress, and more. Read on to find out how to not just survive, but thrive in college.

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  • In March, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation mandating that ByteDance, the Chinese company that owns TikTok, sell the widely popular social media app to an American buyer or face a ban in the U.S. While the legislation must still pass in the Senate to become law... Read More
  • Not understanding what student loan interest is, how it accrues, and how to pay it off can cost you thousands of dollars on top of the original money you borrowed. Don’t let that intimidate you. Taking the time to grasp what interest means is an essential part of making wise fi... Read More
  • Although students come from all sorts of backgrounds, the process of applying and qualifying for student loans is somewhat one-size-fits-all, especially for undergraduate students. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is used to calculate a student’s e... Read More
  • Online programs offer the same academic quality as on-campus programs. Also, by eliminating the need to commute to campus, online programs make it easier for working students to maintain their job responsibilities while they further their education. Another benefit is that online... Read More
  • Although the 2024 presidential election is still several months away, it's shaping up to be a rematch between current president Joe Biden and former president Donald Trump. Given public discourse that suggests colleges are highly liberal institutions, to find out how college s... Read More
  • During the 2020-21 school year, the National Center for Education Statistics estimated that 52% of the over 2.2 million students enrolled in a postsecondary program used student loans to finance their education. The average student borrowed around $7,219 for their student loan th... Read More
  • The amount of interest that accrues on your student loans significantly affects how much you pay overall. Therefore, it’s unsurprising that borrowers look for ways to lower their interest rates. One of the most common methods for lowering interest rates on student loans is refi... Read More
  • In the weeks since the war between Israel and Hamas began, college students have emerged as a particularly vocal group with a range of opinions on the current war and ongoing Israel-Palestine conflict. At colleges across the country, protests, walkouts, and social media statem... Read More