Posted: January 13, 2015 Filed under: Academic, College Students, High School Students | Tags: college life, college students, dorm room, High School Students, SAD, students, study tips, winter quarter
Winter is the cruelest of quarters. One day you’re making merry and ringing in the new year, the next you’re expected to have read all of your coursework and to bounce back to student life with the youth and agility of, well, a student…
If you feel the winter quarter sads, try these quick tips to stay motivated for your classes:
1. Jazz up your dorm room
Cheap and cheerful are the operative words here. Because of winter’s short days and long nights, your little space can easily turn gloomy, which in turn will affect your mood and how well you study there. Try injecting some extra light with the help of an inexpensive box of Christmas tree lights. It’ll feel like the good winter cheer never left.
2. Invest in a light therapy box
Similar to above, if you live somewhere cold getting enough of the sun’s rays can make or break your winter blues. Unless you’re fortunate enough to live in the sunshine state this time of year, you may want to invest in a light therapy box for your desk. Mayo Clinic
has some helpful information on how they’re used to treat SAD (Seasonal affective disorder). You may also want to replenish the Vitamin D you’ll be missing with nutrition or supplements.
3. Break up a boring routine
Yes, routines can be great, but if you feel you’re falling into a winter quarter slump because of the day-to-day drudgery of classes, punctuated only by more studying and mealtimes, get out there and find something fun to break up your routine. You could join a club, apply for an internship, audition for the school play, or plan an outing with friends. Anything that gives you something exciting to look forward to is a good thing.
And that, my friends, is how you win winter. Enjoy the season!
Posted: November 19, 2014 Filed under: College Students, Contests, eNotes News, High School Students | Tags: college students, eNotes, enotes news, eNotes TAs, High School Students, scholarship contests, scholarships, student grants, students
We’re excited to announce that eNotes students are now able to redeem their eNotes points for real life rewards!
We have just posted a number of gift cards to various shops, including Starbucks, Amazon, Target, and more, on our all new TA Rewards page here.
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Posted: November 4, 2014 Filed under: College Students, Education, High School Students | Tags: application essay, college application, college essay, college essay help, essay help, writing tips
Happy college app month!
Your college application essay isn’t the sole determiner of where you go to school, but it should live up to the rest of your stellar qualifications. Read our following tips to turn in the best essay you can, and good luck!
1. Be you. This may seem obvious, but a college application essay is meant to show its audience something about your character. It’s your opportunity to show off something about yourself that can’t be deduced from your transcript. That means that you should not launch into a list of your many achievements and activities over your high school career. Instead, choose an anecdote that shows the depth of your personality that can’t be seen in mere test scores. Have a clear focus and write one story well.
2. Develop your tone. Before writing the story of you, think about how you’d like to come across to a complete stranger reading your essay. Though the goal is to let readers know how great you are, too much of that can sound like you’re bragging. On the flip side, holding on to disappointments or injustices you may have encountered in your education can sound like you’re whining. Brain storm on paper some adjectives that describe how you’d like to be perceived and keep them in mind as you write. Strike for somewhere along the spectrum of proud and humble, and if you can add a touch of humor for levity; besides a well-woven story, tone is what helps you really jump off the page.
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Posted: September 18, 2014 Filed under: College Students, Education, eNotes News, High School Students, Writing | Tags: college, college paper, essay, essay help, high school, paper, research, research paper, term paper
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Posted: September 3, 2014 Filed under: College Students, Contests, Education, eNotes News, High School Students, Scholarships | Tags: college scholarships, college students, eNotes, enotes scholarship, eNotes TAs, enotes.com, hisch school students, scholarship contest, scholarships, students
Each month we’re awarding a $500 grant to one of our standout students. Could it be you?
Welcome to a new kind of scholarship program. At eNotes, we don’t need you to write an essay to try and stand out from the millions. We just want you to share your knowledge with others and help your fellow students get through their homework assignments.
Contribute your answers to eNotes’ Homework Help and you’ll be automatically entered to win a $500 grant each month! How does it work? It’s simple:
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