Whether you want a resume booster, share useful information / give back, or just do something with your free time, this is a perfect opportunity to contribute to something that will help students for years to come. Simply read the instructions below and then use the form to submit your article!
We highly suggest you write the article on a word doc first and then copy paste it over to the submission form below!
When submitting using the form it is extremely important to follow the instructions under the field (ex. centering the test, using bullet points, etc). The article will not display properly otherwise
Submitting an article does not guarantee publication. It is unlikely, but we may find the article topic is too close to one we already have, the content does not meet our standards, there is plagiarism detected, etc.
Steps in Writing:
Your “Topic” corresponds to your chosen blog topic and you’re responsible for coming up with the subtopics. These subtopics will become the headers for your writing.
Make sure your Topic has not been covered! The subtopics should be logical components of the larger topic.
It’s important to remember that this isn’t just writing blocks of text, this is a guide For students, By students, so your writing should be easily digestible and broken up with graphics and resources that explain your points (when they’re appropriate of course). Possible graphics and resources include:
Screenshots for online guides (like FAFSA or class registration)
Tables with concise information
Links to things like textbooks, study resources, and guides (amazon, ebay, other websites/ study guides- but keep this at a minimum, we want them to try to stay on our page as much as possible)
Graphics are often much better at explaining a concept than words and are much more likely to grab a reader’s attention. The text is important, but when it’s appropriate lean towards using a graphic, especially if you haven’t used many
Put yourself in a students’ shoes/remember how little you knew about these processes at first
Underline any sentences or phrases that aren’t well known or talked about by typical educational resources- basically anything underrated that you found to be very useful in your own life.
Be concise and keep your writing organized. Try to explain as much information as you think the reader would need in as little text as possible. This might require bulleted lists or other devices, but it’ll make your job a lot easier and it’ll make the content easier to digest!
Use some creative freedom, if you think of a topic that’s not on the list feel free to add it
Do your research! Some of these things are tempting to take off the top of your head, but make an effort to find the most up to date information, statistics, etc. (DO NOT PLAGARIZE. This will result in no articles being accepted. If you are quoting, make sure to cite where the information is coming from (No bibliography is necessary). Make sure to only use free photos or ones you have taken originally. https://blog.snappa.com/free-stock-photos/ is a good website to get royalty free ones. Check out https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/top-5-websites-for-free-stock-photographs/ for others.
The best way to learn is by looking at examples. Check out our existing articles!