• Stay Safe Kids: Five Safety Tips For Traveling This Summer

    Whether you’re a street-smart kid from the city or a southern belle from a small town, traveling abroad is a stressful undertaking fraught with preparation and challenges – not the least of which is staying safe. Traveling out the country can make a person particularly vulnerable, regardless of where you go and it’s important that you understand the importance of

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  • 8 Great Gadgets For A Geekier Apartment

    It’s never been so chic to be a geek. In a world full of quirky technological gadgets, The Big Bang Theory topping the television charts, the dad bod dominating celebrity news, if you’re a geek, it’s your time to shine. So why not let your geek flag fly high by outfitting your apartment with some of the best – and,

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  • 10 summer movies to binge watch – Part 1

    School’s out for summer – and in the weeks before you move onto summer classes or your internship, you’re probably looking for a way to kill some time. If your plan is to kick back on the couch and relax with a cold beer, there’s no better way to spend a few days than binge watching movies to get you

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  • 2015 May Book Releases To Kick Off Your Summer

    With classes ending, you’ll actually have to time to read for fun. What a concept, huh? If you’re sick of reading intellectual books and are ready to move along to fun, light, beach reads, then you’re in luck: Tons of highly anticipated YA novels are set to hit shelves this month. And we have all of them available on BIGWORDS

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  • 50 Things To Add To Your Summer Bucket List

    With classes over, it might seem like the next three months stretching ahead of you will be endless. But as we all know too well, time flies when you’re having fun. That’s why it’s a good idea to keep a tally of all of the things on your bucket list for this summer. Even better: Make a list with your

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  • 5 (Free) Websites To Help You Create A Winning Resume Because Resumes Are Hard

        Regardless of your reasons for procrastinating on your summer job search – a packed schedule, ambivalence, uncertainty about what you want to do or just flat-out laziness – time is running out to figure out a viable plan. And while you might spend hours searching for positions, you’re just spinning your wheels if you don’t have a resume

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  • 6 Study Apps That Will Come In Handy For Exams

    When it comes to efficient studying, there are tons of tools and tricks out there to help college students get ahead. And while flagging pages in a textbook with Post-Its works for some people, others prefer to take advantage of the myriad technology-based study tools available out there. If that sounds like you, you’re in luck We have five of

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  • Don’t Use The Force…Use BIGWORDS In Your Quest To Sell Your Textbooks

      Sell Your Textbooks Now   May 4th is Star Wars Day!  You don’t need to be Yoda to figure out how to get the most money back for your old textbooks. When exams are over and you’re ready for the celebrations to begin, the last thing you want to do is expend a ton of brainpower deciding which greedy Sith is going to

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  • 8 Unhealthy Study Habits You Gotta Break

      Are you studying ferociously, but not really seeing any results? It might be the way you’re studying. Poor study habits can make all of the difference in test performance. To avoid spinning your wheels and (hopefully) give your GPA a boost, avoid these poor study habits as you cruise into the final weeks of the school year.   Cramming.

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  • Five Of The Most Flexible Jobs For College Students

    The schedule of a college student is all over the place. Between classes at random times of the day, social obligations and extracurricular activities, it can be tough to squeeze in a job – not to mention that minimum wage is hardly enough to pad your bank account. Before you start filling out applications at your local mall, consider a

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  • 6 Tips To Get Your Homework Done When You Don’t Feel Like Doing It

    Let’s be honest, homework is the literal last thing you want to do. Ever. But regardless of how badly you wish that those term papers would just write themselves, you eventually have to face the music and get them done. So, how do you get yourself motivated when you’re a master procrastinator? We have a few tips on how to

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  • 3 Ways To Get Back What You Paid For Textbooks

    For many college students, the best part of being done with final exams isn’t the freedom experienced after spending weeks locked away in the library – it’s the cash in-hand after selling back the semester’s textbooks. After all, how else does one expect to fund the celebratory bar crawl after wrapping up the school year? But, the question is: How

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  • Five Must-Have Tech Skills Every College Student Should Possess

      Technology changes so quickly that it can be tough to keep up – even for the most adept college student. While you don’t need to be a computer programmer to get through college and be a desirable candidate in the job market, there are a few tech skills that you should master.   Software suites. When it comes to

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  • 2015 Best E-Readers And Tablets For College Students

    Maybe old school isn’t your style – and lugging around a bunch of textbooks isn’t for you. If you prefer to keep all of your course materials and books in one, sleek device, but aren’t sure which ereader or tablet is best for you, we have some suggestions on some of the top devices out there – most of which

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  • 8 Awesome Apps for Taking Notes in College

    The hardest transition from high school to college is the increase in the amount of information dumped upon you in one given lecture. As we write down as fast as the instructor is speaking, we miss their examples on board, slides, etc. Frustration ensues…but not anymore. Take a look on these 7 useful apps and aids that can help you

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