Hands of students eating pizza while preparing for exam, view from above

Following regular exercise schedules and maintaining healthy eating habits is a tough challenge for college students. With quizzes and deadlines approaching every week, midnight snacking with large cups of coffee is the norm during all-nighters. The midnight snacking custom might depart upon graduation, but the bad eating habits and the…

Woman Reading Book

When parents of teenagers ask Megan Dorsey, a college admissions expert based outside of Houston, what they can do to help their children prepare for the college entrance exams, Dorsey has one big suggestion: Get them reading. Although reading technically constitutes only one section of the SAT and ACT, both…

Young college student girl sitting at the library desk and reading the book, preparing to the exams in high school young asian student seated with pile of books in bright library

High school students often feel overwhelmed at the thought of college-level reading. Academic writing comes into play more in college, and since college textbooks are more dense than high school-level reading, that can be challenging to adjust to. College-level reading may sound scary, but with practice, you can sharpen your…

Top view hipster student typing text message on his smartphone while sitting front open laptop computer, young freelancer man connecting to wireless via notebook and mobile phone while he keyboarding

What is the one thing you always have with you? Yup, your smartphone. Since you already have it, go ahead and take it out to download these awesome apps that every college student should have. You probably have the obvious Skype, Uber, Venmo and Emory Mobile apps, but here are…

Frustrated female student sitting at the desk with a huge pile of study books in university library, young asian college student at hard exam preparation in study hall looking tired and weary

College can be overwhelming when you’re trying to keep up your grades, work a part-time job, and balance relationships. Most of us get distracted with push notifications, text messages, and phone calls. According to a study by Dr. Larry Rosen, professor emeritus at California State University, Dominguez Hills, on average,…

Diverse Students Studying with Their Professor

My name is April Coan, and I am an academic success coach and the assistant director at the Office of Undergraduate Student Success. Throughout the fall semester, I will offer tips and suggestions in The Current, which will focus on topics like success in college and taking advantage of the…

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