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Olivia Smith is a seasoned content writer and BookScouter website advocate. She believes that high quality well-researched content is the key to success for any business. Having been involved in content marketing for 6+ years, she's proud to help BookScouter users to complement their education and pursue personal development delivering great stories and pieces of advice.

16 College Dorm Room Decor Ideas

Study tips By February 16, 2022 Last Updated on June 27, 2022 by Olivia Smith Tags: , No Comments

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Starting college is exciting; starting living independently is a new adventure. Yet, sharing a dorm room with another student may be both fun and challenging. While most dorm rooms suffer from lack of space so that everything is shared—it’s inevitable unless you are lucky enough to get a single dorm room—in this article, we’re going to focus on the fun part, the one about redesigning it.

8 Internships for First-Year College Students

Study tips By February 8, 2022 Last Updated on February 8, 2022 by Olivia Smith Tags: No Comments

If you aren’t sure what you want to major in or you’ve chosen a major but aren’t sure if it’s right, internships for first-year college students can be a great way to find out. You’ll get the hands-on experience that’s necessary to determine if a major or job is right for you before you get too far into your college career.

Best Pens and Notebooks for College

Study tips By February 1, 2022 Last Updated on February 3, 2022 by Olivia Smith Tags: , , No Comments

You might have never thought about it before, but a nice pen and a good notebook can actually boost your grades. How so? 

In 2014, a behavioral neuroscience study (the University of California and Princeton University) revealed that taking notes by hand improves students’ performance with conceptual questions more than using digital devices for note-taking. Besides, jotting the pieces of lecture or other information down improves retention and helps recall what you’ve memorized faster.

Five Essential Skills for a College Student’s Résumé

Personal finance By January 21, 2022 Last Updated on June 27, 2022 by Olivia Smith Tags: , No Comments


Skills are extremely important for a college student’s résumé.  College students will have less work experience to speak of (if any at all). Therefore, a greater focus should be placed on showcasing skills and attributes, as well as your educational achievements, of course.  That said, an extensive list of skills which takes up most of the page isn’t the right way to go.  This article takes you through the best ways to write about skills for a résumé and five of the best skills which all employers will be looking for.

Best Apps for College Students 2022

Study tips By December 31, 2021 Last Updated on February 16, 2022 by Olivia Smith Tags: , No Comments

As a student, your primary task is to study. However, it is often hard to be the best in class with so many distractions and problems you have to solve. Organizing study time is challenging enough; managing your budget is not an easy task, either. That’s not to mention keeping up with all the assignments and staying cheerful and productive!


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