tips for students

Summer Reading List: American Novels from the Revolution

The US Constitution was written during the Philadelphia Convention—now known as the Constitutional Convention—which convened from May 25 to September 17, 1787, when it was ultimately signed. Whether you choose to celebrate this weekend or simply relax, find some time to curl up with a book that was written or took place around the American Revolution.

Here are a few recommendations from our partners at Questia. You can easily view them in full with a free trial, and you can even read on the go with Questia’s iOS app. Happy Independence Day!

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21 Voices: Now Recruiting Freshmen for This Year’s Program

Do you know any incoming college freshmen? Encourage them to apply for 21 Voices’ 2015/2016 Program Year! We’re taking applications through July 10, 2015.

What is 21 Voices?

Cengage Learning’s 21 Voices Program is a paid research effort that follows students throughout their college years to enrich our understanding of their learning lives. The program focuses on learning about the end-to-end lives of the students involved, with the intention of discovering new opportunities to help students succeed. The insights we glean fuel our efforts to design and deliver products that both engage and delight students.

Qualifications and Rules for Participation in 21 Voices

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Tips for Students: Get More Out of Your Summer Break

College students routinely attempt to cram as much fun into each summer as possible, often at the expense of keeping their minds sharp. “Summer slide,” refers to a concept outlined in a recently released survey from the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA), which confirms that many teachers spend a significant amount of time re-teaching material due to summer learning loss. But is it possible to prevent this from happening while still enjoying a fun-filled summer? Share these tips with your students for summer fun that will also keep them thinking.

Join a book club

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Tips for Students: Finishing and Continuing Education

The knowledge and skills you develop in school impacts all aspects of your life: the career you’ll have, how you spend your day, and the people you meet. Completing college helps you to discover your unique talents and interests. And continuing your education can give you the skills you need to improve your future career and knowledgebase. Share these tips with your students for understanding the value of finishing and continuing their educations.

“When am I going to use this?”

This is one question we all ask ourselves when losing motivation in coursework. While your degree, certification, or other completed educational credentials are often Read More…

College Success Advice: Time Management

When you think about the attitudes and behaviors that lead to college success, which are among the first to spring to mind? If you’re like us, “time management skills” certainly appear near the top of the list.

During Phi Theta Kappa‘s 2014 NerdNation convention, we had conversations with numerous attendees and talked to them about the skills and strategies they use to achieve college success. When we asked “What do you think is key to being successful in college?,” we received many thoughtful answers, several of which centered around the importance of effective time management.

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Test-Taking Tips from Top Students

From choosing what and when to study in preparation for an exam, to determining their strategy for taking the test itself, a college student needs to give a great deal of consideration to the steps he or she will take in order to achieve success.

If your students are seeking some advice on successful test-taking habits, they may find it helpful to hear about the strategies that have helped their peers succeed. In the video below, attendees of the 2014 Phi Theta Kappa NerdNation convention discuss their own test-taking tips. Listen to their practical and proven suggestions, and share them with your students!
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Tips for Students: Applying College Success Tips From Your Peers

Advice from our peers often resonates the best. To find some high-quality advice on college success, we recently asked students from the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society for their best college advice.

An array of insightful and achievable tips came to us straight from students who have overcome these obstacles themselves. Share these hints from the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society with your college students to keep them on track. Read More…

Tips for Students: How to Survive Summer School

Taking additional classes over the summer when others are on vacation is no walk in the park–even for those eager to get ahead. And distractions during the summer months seem to multiply as every week passes.

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Group Projects: Tips for Students, From Students

Whether college students take classes online or on campus, one thing’s just about inevitable: at some point in their academic careers, they’ll have to participate in at least one group project. Many students can be apprehensive about the experience; but, if they follow a few simple guidelines, they can improve the likelihood of success (and perhaps even learn to enjoy the process!).

During Phi Theta Kappa’s 2014 NerdNation convention, we asked students to share their college-success tips with fellow students.

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Four Tips for a Successful Video Shoot

Shooting a high-quality video can often end up to be a long and tedious task. First-time filmmakers should keep in mind just a few things in order to expedite your film process to make it simple and easy. By following these four tips you will be on the right path for a successful video shoot.
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