Best Student Tips, People's Choice Awards

When you're doing something hard, expensive and time-consuming, like earning your degree, you can use all the good advice you can get. The nominees in this category provide the most helpful tips for students looking to make their education better. Check them out and see how they can help you!

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By Sarah Wright

Who Gives the Best Student Tips? Lifehacker Does!

Best Student Tips

We asked our readers where to find the best online tips for students, and you let us know that Lifehacker fits the bill. Under the site's college tag, you can find helpful tips and tricks targeted to the postsecondary student. Even the comments on the site are often helpful, as evidenced by this post aggregating readers' opinions on the most important college life lessons.

Lifehacker doesn't always focus on education, though. If you want general tips on how to make your life easier, your food tastier and your wallet fatter, Lifehacker's got you covered. If you're more focused on getting help with school, there's plenty of stuff on the site that can help you out, and will apply to your time outside of school as well. For example, a recent article highlighting time management tips isn't classified as a student article, but certainly can be as just as much use to students as it is to those in the workforce. Consulting Lifehacker is a habit that can end up being useful long after graduation.

Check Out the Runners-Up, Too!

Successful students know that there's never too much good advice. If you'd like to add more positive influence to your Internet browsing time, give the runners-up a look as well!

College Confidential

Feeling a little lost in the admissions process? Unsure of what to do now that you've been accepted to the college of your dreams? College Confidential has advice about how to handle every step of college, from selecting and applying to schools to paying tuition and succeeding once you've been admitted. For prospective students, the site has a variety of tools you can use to focus on specific institutions, including a quiz tool that will help you select the right school. And if there are any questions that you can't seem to find an answer to, College Confidential has a discussion section that allows users to get personalized responses.


If you're looking for information on anything - and we mean anything - RefDesk is a great place to start looking. The site gives you easy access to a variety of search engines, news outlets, online dictionaries and reference tools. Anyone who uses the Internet to seek out information should know about this site. You can find widgets for, or direct links to, everything from the U.S. national debt clock, crude oil prices, SAT prep, weather forecasts for your location, information about this day in history and a whole lot more, just on the front page of RefDesk.

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