Dorm Rules

The majority of freshman move into the dorms freshman year and have a roommate for the first time. Some may take the roommate agreement lightly, while some may take it seriously. No matter what take note of the following items to discuss. Bed Time Being in college at times sleep may be a rarity at Read More…

How to: Make Studying in College a Breeze

Learn how to study. Sounds a bit like a contradiction right? The material should be the complicated part, not the studying part right? After starting college I quickly realized that was not the case. Here is my step by step guide so you can ace any college test thrown at you.   Don’t approach each Read More…

How to Optimize your Dorm Space

Trying to fit your entire life into a shoebox of a dorm room is never an easy feat. We’ve all been there. But fear not! Here are some helpful tips and hints that will maximize your dorm space and reduce the unnecessary clutter in your room. Preparation: Before you start unpacking, measure the dimensions of every Read More…

Sometimes the old ways of studying are best

The best college studying tactic has only three requirements. One, a handheld pen or pencil. Two, a good sturdy paper notebook. Three, your butt in the chair at the start of lecture. In the modern age, using technology to improve education has simplified many academic endeavors. Researching topics online is many times faster than scouring Read More…

4 Tips for the Best First Apartment Experience

Eventually, freshmen are going to have to venture out of the cocoon that is dorm life and enter the world of apartment hunting. It is stressful, overwhelming, and downright irritating at times. With that being said, have no fear. These 4 tips will make your navigation around Madison housing less painful. Start early. But really, Read More…

Is the library really your friend?

In college, everyone thinks the best place to study is the library. I mean think about it: it has good lights, there’s no noise, no distractions, it’s perfect right? For some people yes, for me, the library is the worst place for me to study. I need to be in a place that has some Read More…

What even is time management?

As an incoming freshman one of the hardest things at UW-Madison is balance. We are among the top 50 universities in the nation and ranked even higher for our research department, but as all of you already know, we are also the top party school in the nation. Over the years I have seen so many Read More…