How to write an email signature that will impress your Professors

I want to share the simplest trick you can do to stand out among your classmates and get noticed by your professors as a student who's something more than a student -- a doer, a go-getter, a professional.

It's your email signature, and it can do a lot of bragging for you and spare you the trouble. Want to ask for project extensions without dropping a grade? Want to be nominated for scholarships and speaking opportunities? Want to be a crazy college success? Read on...

6 Best Free Tools to Make You a Better Student With Zero Effort (+ a bonus worksheet)

Use these 6 free tools to improve your essay writing, track your assignments, and do better in college without having to spend extra effort. One of these tools will pretty much do you homework for you. Stop struggling and use these tools today to improve your grades and reduce your stress. Click through for the list of the 6 best college hacking tools. 

Can Your Internship Pass the Employability Test?

Will your internship get you hired?

Remember how in high school everyone told you you had to volunteer work to make your college resume attractive?

Well, everyone's been getting the same advice for years.

What happens is that soon everyone has a volunteer position. They start looking a lot like you on paper. Similar GPA, similar extracurriculars, similar SAT scores, similar volunteer history. 

When something becomes the status quo, you have to work extra hard to differentiate yourself.

It's bad advice to give high school students to blindly take on volunteer work, and it's bad advice to tell college students they "absolutely must get an internship or employers won't even look at your resume."

Because at that level, you no longer stand out.

Here's the solution.

How I Wrote 74 A-Grade Essays in 6 Months Without Going Crazy

One of my favorite copywriters of all time, the incredible Joanna Weibe of Copy Hackers, nicely articulated one of the most important lessons a college student can learn.

Only rookies write from scratch.

Don't be a rookie. Learn the formulas for writing winning essays, every time. No more stress. No more writer's block. Write essays with confidence, ease, and style.

Best Work Study Jobs on Campus

If you receive financial aid and get Federal Work Study, you can pick up some of the sweetest jobs on campus.

But I'm not here to just show you how to get a boring old campus job that pays you minimum wage. I'm going to tell you about the best jobs on campus - the jobs where you can build your career capital and the jobs where you can have time to study or catch up on your reading.

One Simple Trick to A+ Participation in Class (even if you're shy)

Today we're going to talk about how to participate in class (even if you're painfully shy -- like me!).

This awesome little trick is going to be crazy useful. Not just in class where you'll impress your professors and stand out among the other students. But in LIFE.

This post is both about how to overcome shyness and how to perform well in college.

Double win, yay! 

5 Myths About High Achieving Students (like, for example, they study all the time)

5 Common Myths About High Achieving Students That Are Totally Busted. Don't fall in the pit trap of assuming you can't be an awesome student because of these myths. Learn how to become a Straight A Student without sacrificing all your free time and social life.

How to be Your Best in 5 Minutes

For years I'd wanted to become a different person -- a better version of myself. I wanted to kick the cripplingly shy girl I was to the curb and be outgoing and confident. I had little idea of how to accomplish it, so year after year I saw my dream slip through my fingers. I would walk into a room full of people I should have been talking to and feel overwhelmed and uncomfortable -- and it showed.

I often felt small, incapable, and silly.

I wasn't getting anywhere working to be more outgoing from the inside out.

For what felt like the hundredth time, I abandoned my hope of ever changing.

And then something happened.

I went to college.

And in college I didn't just become confident - I became powerful.

2 Big Tips for Writing an Irresistible Personal Statement

2 Big Tips for Writing an Irresistible Personal Statement

In this post, I'll show you exactly how to approach your personal statement so that you paint a vivid and compelling portrait of your goals and accomplishments for the admissions readers.

My goal is to help you write your admission essay with confidence and style.

Use these tips to make your writing vivid, compelling, and personal. Show the admissions readers who you are, and what you've done. Don't just list your accomplishments or try and explain why they want you at their school.

5 Steps to Writing a Complex Thesis without a Prompt

5 Steps to Writing a Complex Thesis without a Prompt

Prompts are nice. They're like helpful signposts for a topic idea. But if your teacher asks you simply to write a five page paper on a book you've read for class, finding a compelling topic and position can be difficult. 

If you're struggling to write a paper without a prompt, I've got just the thing for you.