Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Did you know that you can make your money work harder?

Budgeting is an important tool that all college students need to master in order to survive. Here are a few tips to help you make your money count.

1. Write your budget down! This will save you a bunch of hassle as you plan your finances.
2. Plan to save some money every time. This will allow you to always have some money in reserve.
3. Keep unnecessary expenses to a minimum. Try bringing lunch instead of buying lunch to help you keep your money longer.

Budgeting will help you stay out of debt. Budgeting will also help you make the most of your money. These skills will allow you maintain your college educational expenses as well.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Note Taking Skills and Organization

Did you know that there are many different ways to take notes?

Here are some examples of different note taking techniques.

Linear Notes: This is where you write down everything without any major organization

Cluster Notes: This is where you write notes around certain “big ideas”. This type of note taking helps you see how ideas are related.

Roundtable Notes: These notes are done by using four ideas/books/lectures/eras/people/etc. gather around your “roundtable”. This style will help you connect and utilize all the subjects in a meaningful manner.

Reporter’s Notes: These notes are what reporters would use when interviewing someone. They have questions you would like answered. This style helps you gain a deeper understanding by looking deeper for your answers.

Try these techniques and find one that helps you. As you do you will become a much better note taker and a better student!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Preparing for the New Year

The new School year is quickly approaching! Remember to watch your email for more of those weekly tips!