Engineering students tips

Make your own study guide.

One great way to study is to make a list of the important information from a chapter and write it in your own words. Copy down any words that are written in bold or in italics. Look at chapter headings, section headings and review sections at the end of a chapter for other important information to add to your study guide. Merge this information with class notes.

Make study cards.

On the front of a note card write the word or idea. On the back, write the definition or important information. Have a friend or parent ask you about the word and/or provide a definition.

Stay organized throughout the year.

Most students have many binders and folders, but they do not use them. Many stuff every single paper from school into one binder. Half of their papers become misplaced or lost. Do not use the “shove” method when papers are returned, i.e. shove everything in one binder. Place them in the correct folder.If you are using a three-ring binder to keep papers organized, take the time to open the metal prongs and place them securely in it. If someone helps you organize your papers, take the time to continue putting everything in its place.

Top Five Lists and Best of the Web

There's always a place for top-five lists on any blog. People like reading them because they're short and to the point, but it also helps if there are pictures or videos in your blog post. Here are some ideas for this topic:

  • 5 apps every college student should download
  • 5 apps students can use to make extra money
  • 8 ways to make friends as a transfer student
  • The best cameras for bloggers and online content creators

Student Saving Tips and Hacks

What are the best ways to stay afloat financially throughout college? This is one of the biggest problems students face because they don't want to be bogged down with debt when they graduate. You can blog about anything that solves this problem or makes it easier for students, so here are some ideas:

  • How to save up money for college
  • How to find scholarships for college students
  • How to borrow money without getting ripped off by student loan companies
  • The best places to eat in your college town if you have a limited budget
  • How to find the cheapest textbooks online
  • The best grocery stores with the best student discounts

Earning Money Online Topics

To sustain their living expenses, students turn to make money online techniques. You can give them tips on how they can maximize their efforts and be successful in their goals. Here are some ideas for your blog posts:

  • How to make the most of Upwork as a student (or other freelancing websites)
  • The best companies hiring college students across different majors and disciplines
  • Best online business ideas for students
  • How to make money while in college
  • Different types of jobs you can do during college
  • Benefits of work experience as a student (or intern)
  • How to start an Instagram for business if you are a student
  • Making money on YouTube as a student Just make sure the ideas you share on your blog are all legal, for example, content writing for blogs, freelance development, virtual assistance, online tutoring, etc. Writing academic research papers and essays for other students, though popular, isn't legal, so you want to steer away from recommending it.

College Rankings and Reviews

Another trending topic is college ranking lists. It's a way for students to choose the best institutions to invest in, and it also helps professors and students alike determine which institutions are best suited for certain purposes. Here are some blog posts you can write on college rankings:

  • The best colleges in the US for international students (and why)
  • A review of the top 10 universities in Europe (with details about each)
  • Best colleges to study fashion design
  • Best online universities that offer Digital Marketing courses

The College Experience

You can blog about your own college experiences. You could write about what you learned during your time as a student, lessons that took you years to learn but only needed half the time if you knew it. This is definitely an entertaining topic because everyone wants to know how to survive college like a pro! Here are some posts that map out a proper college experience:

  • How to make the most of your freshman year
  • The things no one tells you about college (and why they don't)
  • How I spent my summer vacation after freshman year

Personal Development for Students

You can write about anything that has to do with personal development. This blog topic is very popular because every student wants to be successful, and blogging about how you can improve your life will definitely appeal to students. Examples include:

  • How to stop procrastinating once and for all
  • The 5 things successful people do in their morning routine
  • 7 Habits of Highly Effective College Students

Student Expert Series

You can also use your blog to interview other successful students, and write about their experiences. This way, instead of just rambling on with regards to the student topics above, you'd have a more authoritative source that will back up your arguments. This is a great idea if you want to attract links to your blog and have these featured students spreading the word about your blog. You can invite students to talk about critical topics such as:

  • The truth about securing an internship in the corporate world
  • Things they learned doing internships at freshman's level that got them way ahead of their classmates
  • How to stand apart against the competition in college
  • Choosing the right college major that aligns with your career goals
  • Productivity hacks for learning and concept mastery
  • The value of extracurricular activities during college