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10 Inspiring Quotes Students Can Use on Their Journey to Success

Study tips By December 22, 2021 Tags: , , No Comments

Every decision you make – good or bad – affects your life’s path. For students, any minor distraction and breaks in concentration can have a dramatic effect on their studies. Laziness and lack of motivation are fine from time to time, but there will always be a need to push them to continue their studies.

How can students, like yourself even, stay motivated and thwart laziness? It boils down to finding something that inspires you, which is what the following 10 motivational quotes were designed to do when they were first spoken.

Top 15 Jobs for College Students, and How to Choose the Best One for You

Personal finance By December 16, 2021 Tags: , No Comments


College students will often look to supplement their money and gain valuable experience by taking a job alongside their studies.  These jobs are often part-time or flexible in nature, and not too demanding or likely to cause a conflict with the serious business of attaining an important qualification. This article takes you through the top 15 jobs for college students, and what they entail. 

How to prepare for a job search

Before looking for a job, it helps to consider what you are looking for, and any professional areas which either interest you or are linked to what you are studying.  Prepare your CV or résumé, a cover letter, and practice some mock interview questions with a friend (behavioral interview questions work best).  Think about where you want to work, how you’re going to commute there, and most importantly of all, understand how many hours per week you can work and when you are available to do so, as the recruiter will want to know this information as soon as they meet you.

What to Do with Outdated Books

All about books By December 14, 2021 Tags: , No Comments

If you’ve inherited a family library with plenty of books and have discovered that most of them are outdated and have little value, you may start seeking ways to get rid of them. Unfortunately, not all old books are rare and worth a fortune on auctions, far from that. If your library is just a random collection or it contains professional literature which is too outdated for modern-day practices, you can part ways with these books without regret.

In our previous articles, we’ve already covered what to do with old books and how to dispose of them in an eco-friendly and sustainable way. In this article, we’ll discuss the ways to discard the outdated books you have at home.

Winter Bucket List: 100 Things To Do This Winter

General By December 8, 2021 Tags: , , No Comments

Ah, winter! The delight of the first snow; Christmas decorations are everywhere. You develop a habit of lighting candles every night and keep cuddling in warm blankets—to bring the feeling of hygge. And unless you live somewhere in Arizona, you get a stylish puffer coat—partly because you need to make contact with the outside world and because it brightens up the fact that the weather is nasty most of the time and everything around is cold and dark. The temptation to cozy up on the couch and watch Netflix non-stop is almost irresistible. 

Don’t give up so easily! Winter might not be the ideal period to stay outdoors for long hours (yet again, reviewing the events of the last year in retrospect, let’s hope we have this choice when we’d like it…), but it’s the time to reflect and take care of ourselves and people around us. It is also the time to get creative and try new things. 

We decided to help you here, and in this article, we’ve compiled a list of 100 things you can do this winter—either alone or with your family and friends—to make winter feel nice. Our list ranges in effort: some days, you may be ready to try a new craft or have fun with your friends, while on other days, a cup of hot cocoa will be good enough. Let’s have a look!

Slader (Quizlet Explanations) vs. Chegg Study vs. Course Hero—Textbook Solutions Comparison

Study tips By November 24, 2021 Tags: , , , , No Comments


Complicated subjects and homework overload make many students struggle in class. Overwhelmed with the number of assignments and being short of time, many seek assistance online. Many platforms claim to be both competent and effective in dealing with student needs and capable of meeting their requirements—to lessen the workload, cover knowledge gaps, provide 24/7 expert assistance, give answers, and help improve understanding and grades. Yet, all of them have their specific features, and the key to success is to make an informed decision. 

In this article, we’ve compiled a comparison of the three most popular learning platforms for students, their features, costs, pros and cons so that you can find the best textbook solution option for you. Following the brief comparison chart are the detailed reviews of the platforms.

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