Category: Thriving in College

Job Search Hacks: How to Make a Killer Résumé Quickly

The job search world is a fast-paced jungle. You work your tail off for even a call-back from an organization, you haunt web-based job-search platforms, you hit up contacts, fire off email, cold call. It’s daunting. Trying to get a job is like have a second job. Who has that kind of time? At College […]

How to Make a Perfect Thesis

3 Tips for Crafting the Perfect Thesis Statement  Learning how to write a research paper is a fundamental skill for any student. That’s why creating the perfect thesis statement is crucial. It will state your intention from the outset, introduce the reader to your point of view, and give you the main statement to support […]

Tips for Organizing Your Writing

5 Ways to Stay Organized While You’re Writing  Staying organized is one of the most important skills when a student first learns how to write a research paper. It will help your stress levels as well as make the writing process go much faster. If you’re stuck on your paper writing, check out our tutorial How […]

Tricks for Editing Your Paper

5 Tricks for Editing Your Paper Before You Hand It In  If you’re just learning how to write a research paper, you will no doubt know that editing is not a fun part of the writing process. However, it is necessary, as students from business schools will tell you. A poorly edited paper rarely gets […]

How to Read an Assignment Rubric

3 Tricks for Looking at an Assignment Rubric  Every student must learn how to write a research paper; they must also learn how to look at and understand an assignment rubric. This rubric will give students an understanding of the assignment and its requirements. For students who are just learning how to write a paper, […]

How to Craft Perfect Transitions

3 Tips for Crafting the Perfect Transition Sentence  One of the biggest issues a student tackles when learning how to write a research paper is the idea of transition sentences. In papers with a large amount of research and new concepts, these transition phrases can bridge ideas and summaries together to keep the paper interesting; […]

What Profs Look for in Student Writing

5 Things Profs Want to See from Student Writing  You may have never learned how to write a research paper in high school. That all changes when you get to college because papers are the best way for a professor to gauge how much you’ve learned in a course. Because of this, it’s going to […]

How to Write An Introduction

5 Tips for Crafting a Perfect Paper Introduction One of the biggest advantages to a paper of any kind, but especially a research paper, is its introduction. It’s what drives a reader to continue to engage the material presented within the piece and can have long-lasting effects on how someone views both the material and […]

5 Tips for Perfect College Paper Format

Writing papers is common in college. You will most definitely write at least a dozen term papers, and even a thesis, while at school. And while the content of your paper is meant as proof-positive that you understand the concepts you were taught in any given course, paper formatting is equally important. You may be […]

3 Things to Look for in a Peer Edit

Peer edits are a great way for students to assess a classmate’s work while giving them ideas to improve their own work once the review is over. While not all classes will require peer edits, students who are majoring in literature, history, or pre-law will find it more commonplace in their courses, so being prepared […]

5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Major

So you’ve gotten into college. Congratulations, and welcome to the next part of your life: your career education. We’re sure you’ve got a lot on your mind, but we’ve got a question. Have you decided on a major yet? Majors are important in college because it’s what determines not only what degree you will graduate […]

How to Write a Research Paper . . . and Get an A+

A Step-by-Step Guide to Save Time and Energy With all the things you have going on as a student, writing a paper can seem like a daunting task. Many students opt to put off that daunting task, which ultimately leads to bad grades on papers that would otherwise have been easy A’s. On top of […]