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  • Parent Over Involvement Hurts Chances for Admissions

    College Admissions Counseling
    Todd Johnson
    8 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Parents, this post is for you. I know you love your kids and want the best for them. You want everything for them that you didn’t have. Good for you. But, being too involved in the college admissions process, and with BS/MD programs in particular, hurts your student. It doesn’t help. I have worked with several families over the years where there has been parent over involvement. Now let me make this clear. I regularly have parents that listen in on every phone conversation and participate in every skype call. That is not the problem. The problem is when the parent starts writing…
  • No. 45 Washington State edges Oregon women’s tennis after close singles round

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    Anne Yilmaz
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:52 pm
    After a non-conference match against Idaho, the Oregon women’s tennis team headed to Pullman, Wash., for its final match of the regular season. There the Ducks faced off against the No. 45 Washington State Cougars and lost 4-2. The No. 1 doubles match was the first to complete. Eliza Luzina and Lize Leenknecht beat Oregon’s Nicole Long and Jasmine Minor in lopsided 8-1 score. In No. 2 doubles, WSU’s Maria Biryukova and Olga Musilovich defeated Lina Åkesson and Marlou Kluiving in a closer match 8-4. In singles, only the No. 6 match went unfinished. Oregon lost the first…
  • As High Schools Change, Technical Colleges Prepare to Expand

    NYT > Colleges and Universities
    19 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    A shift in the state’s secondary school curriculum to include diploma “endorsements” in specialized areas has technical colleges partnering with high schools on courses.
  • College Acceptance Rates

    NYT > College and University Admissions
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    A former admissions officer gives advice to applicants facing daunting odds.
  • Why You Should Study Abroad in College

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    Geoffrey Koester
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 pm
    More people regret the things they didn’t do more than the things they actually did.  While there are certainly flaws to this statement, it tends to hold true when talking about studying abroad (and a few other instances pertaining to college). I wouldn’t be surprised if many of you have already started planning a study abroad trip. For the rest of you, however, this post is here to convince that you should definitely do it. The biggest issue standing in the way of most students when considering studying abroad is the cost of it.  I’ll be honest: it is not cheap. But with help from…
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  • No. 45 Washington State edges Oregon women’s tennis after close singles round

    Anne Yilmaz
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:52 pm
    After a non-conference match against Idaho, the Oregon women’s tennis team headed to Pullman, Wash., for its final match of the regular season. There the Ducks faced off against the No. 45 Washington State Cougars and lost 4-2. The No. 1 doubles match was the first to complete. Eliza Luzina and Lize Leenknecht beat Oregon’s Nicole Long and Jasmine Minor in lopsided 8-1 score. In No. 2 doubles, WSU’s Maria Biryukova and Olga Musilovich defeated Lina Åkesson and Marlou Kluiving in a closer match 8-4. In singles, only the No. 6 match went unfinished. Oregon lost the first…
  • Photos: Oregon softball – Ducks pick up third sweep of the season with 7-2 win over California

    Andrew Seng
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:04 pm
    The No. 1 ranked Oregon softball team (40-5, 14-1 Pac-12) hosts the California Golden Bears (22-20, 4-9 Pac-12) in the third and final game of the series at Howe Field in Eugene, Ore., on April 19, 2014. Oregon looks to sweep California after scoring 15 runs in the fourth inning to capture the victory by mercy rule 15-3. The Ducks were held to just one hit in three innings and fell behind 2-0. It wasn’t until the bottom of the fourth inning when the Ducks sent 19 hitters to the plate and scored 15 runs on 12 hits. Next for the Ducks is a home against Portland State at Howe Field in…
  • Photos: Oregon Baseball — Ducks finish off Washington State Cougars 2-1

    Taylor Wilder
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:18 pm
    The Oregon Ducks baseball team (30-10, 9-5 Pac-12) hosts the Washington State University Cougars (17-18, 7-7 PAC-12) at PK Park in Eugene on Saturday, April 19. On Friday, the Ducks beat the Cougars 6-3 handing Oregon head coach George Horton his 700th Division I victory. On top of that, Jeff Gold pitched seven innings allowing only six hits and three runs. The Ducks are looking to close out this three-game series with a win before getting ready to play the Oregon State Beavers next week. Next, The Ducks will play the Oregon State Beavers at Oregon State University on Friday, April 25 at 7…
  • Photos: Oregon Baseball — Ducks finish off Washington State Cougars 2-1

    Taylor Wilder
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:18 pm
    The Oregon Ducks baseball team (30-10, 9-5 Pac-12) hosts the Washington State University Cougars (17-18, 7-7 PAC-12) at PK Park in Eugene on Saturday, April 19. On Friday, the Ducks beat the Cougars 6-3 handing Oregon head coach George Horton his 700th Division I victory. On top of that, Jeff Gold pitched seven innings allowing only six hits and three runs. The Ducks are looking to close out this three-game series with a win before getting ready to play the Oregon State Beavers next week. Next, The Ducks will play the Oregon State Beavers at Oregon State University on Friday, April 25 at 7…
  • Photos: Oregon Baseball — Ducks finish off Washington State Cougars 2-1

    Taylor Wilder
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:18 pm
    The Oregon Ducks baseball team (30-10, 9-5 Pac-12) hosts the Washington State University Cougars (17-18, 7-7 PAC-12) at PK Park in Eugene on Saturday, April 19. On Friday, the Ducks beat the Cougars 6-3 handing Oregon head coach George Horton his 700th Division I victory. On top of that, Jeff Gold pitched seven innings allowing only six hits and three runs. The Ducks are looking to close out this three-game series with a win before getting ready to play the Oregon State Beavers next week. Next, The Ducks will play the Oregon State Beavers at Oregon State University on Friday, April 25 at 7…
 
 
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  • Why You Should Study Abroad in College

    Geoffrey Koester
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 pm
    More people regret the things they didn’t do more than the things they actually did.  While there are certainly flaws to this statement, it tends to hold true when talking about studying abroad (and a few other instances pertaining to college). I wouldn’t be surprised if many of you have already started planning a study abroad trip. For the rest of you, however, this post is here to convince that you should definitely do it. The biggest issue standing in the way of most students when considering studying abroad is the cost of it.  I’ll be honest: it is not cheap. But with help from…
  • 5 Tips for Successful Filmmaking in College

    Adam Rowe
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Film festivals are one of the many events familiar to colleges nation-wide. If your own college doesn’t have its own short student-led film competition, there’s usually one in the largest nearby city, and often more. Differing rules can range from certain genres to 24 and 48-hour races, but whatever the case, film contests can be a fun and edifying way to pass the time. With these tips, you’ll be able to take your first step towards Spielbergian fame. Related: 5 Things to Remember When Creating a Film on a Shoe String Budget Team Up As a writing major, I haven’t had technical…
  • How to Create Structure in College with a Calendar and To-Do List

    Tim Armstrong
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    College is undeniably one of the best experiences in a young person’s life. New friends, new freedoms, and a new start all contribute to this overwhelming beginning. With all the new doors to be opened, however, it becomes hard to stay on top of what’s important at school. I’m not simply speaking of education either. Staying fit, socializing, working, internships, extracurriculars, and classes are all equally important in order to get the most of out college. Over the past three years at Franklin Pierce University, I have developed a system to stay on top of things and keep myself…
  • 8 Great Food Hacks For Healthier Eating

    Caitlin Self
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Eating healthy doesn’t always have to be quite as time consuming as it seems. Sure, it takes a hot second to squeeze a lemon or chop fresh vegetables, but we’ve got a handful of food hacks that will help you save time and money when trying to develop better eating habits! They might not all work for you dorm-dwellers, but if you’ve got an apartment and a fridge, you’ve got no excuse for not taking advance of these great food hacks–especially if you’re studying nutrition. Frozen Citrus Juices/Ice Cubes Image: The Usual Bliss You might want to skip the Chinese takeout and…
  • 8 Pros and Cons of Living On Campus in College

    Geoffrey Koester
    9 Apr 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Whether you are living on campus now or thinking of going back, you know there are some serious downsides to living in university-owned housing.  Personally, I feel every student should live on campus at least one year (the first year typically works best). We’ll get into the benefits of it later, but first let’s take a look at some of the negative things associated with living on campus in college. Con #1: The Bad Roommate If you don’t pick your roommate from high school or you do and simply don’t get along with them as well as you thought you would, you can easily wind up with a…
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  • Kurt Vonnegut Urges Young People to Make Art and “Make Your Soul Grow”

    Ayun Halliday
    19 Apr 2014 | 10:43 am
    Art not only saves lives, it casts ripples, as Kurt Vonnegut surely knew when he replied—at length—to five New York City high school students who’d contacted him as part of a 2006 English assignment.  (The identities of the other authors selected for this honor are lost to time, but not one had the courtesy to respond except Vonnegut.) Dear Xavier High School, and Ms. Lockwood, and Messrs Perin, McFeely, Batten, Maurer and Congiusta: I thank you for your friendly letters. You sure know how to cheer up a really old geezer (84) in his sunset years. I don’t make public…
  • Read 10 Short Stories by Gabriel García Márquez Free Online (Plus More Essays & Interviews)

    Josh Jones
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:20 pm
    “Our independence from Spanish domination did not put us beyond the reach of madness,” said Gabriel García Márquez in his 1982 Nobel Prize acceptance speech. García Márquez, who died yesterday at the age of 87, refers of course to all of Spain’s former colonies in Latin America and the Caribbean, from his own Colombia to Cuba, the island nation whose artistic struggle to come to terms with its history contributed so much to that art form generally known as “magical realism,” a syncretism of European modernism and indigenous art and folklore, Catholicism and the remnants of…
  • Free: British Pathé Puts Over 85,000 Historical Films on YouTube

    Jonathan Crow
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    British Pathé was one of the leading producers of newsreels and documentaries during the 20th Century. This week, the company, now an archive, is turning over its entire collection — over 85,000 historical films – to YouTube. The archive — which spans from 1896 to 1976 – is a goldmine of footage, containing movies of some of the most important moments of the last 100 years. It’s a treasure trove for film buffs, culture nerds and history mavens everywhere. In Pathé’s playlist “A Day That Shook the World,” which traces an Anglo-centric history of the 20th…
  • “The Periodic Table of Storytelling” Reveals the Elements of Telling a Good Story

    Jonathan Crow
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:54 am
    Dmitri Mendeleev might have designed the original periodic table – a graphic representation of all the basic building blocks of the universe – but artist James Harris has done something way cool with that template — the Periodic Table of Storytelling. That’s right. Harris has taken all the tropes, archetypes and clichés found in movies (not to mention TV, comic books, literature, video and even professional wrestling) and synthesized them into an elegantly realized chart. Instead of grouping the elements by noble gases or metals, Harris has organized them by story elements…
  • The Ultimate Warrior, Professional Wrestler & Philosopher, Created a Glossary of World Philosophies

    Dan Colman
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    If you run a web site long enough, you end up covering topics you never thought you’d touch. Like professional wrestling. Come to think of it, we did show you once before Andy Warhol making an unexpected appearance on a 1985 World Wide Wrestling Federation broadcast. But today the subject isn’t an artist with a penchant for wrestling. It’s a wrestler himself. More specifically its The Ultimate Warrior (born James Hellwig) who had a penchant for philosophy. A star during the 1990s in the WWF,  The Ultimate Warrior died of heart disease last week at the age of 54. After his…
 
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  • No. 45 Washington State edges Oregon women’s tennis after close singles round

    Anne Yilmaz
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:52 pm
    After a non-conference match against Idaho, the Oregon women’s tennis team headed to Pullman, Wash., for its final match of the regular season. There the Ducks faced off against the No. 45 Washington State Cougars and lost 4-2. The No. 1 doubles match was the first to complete. Eliza Luzina and Lize Leenknecht beat Oregon’s Nicole Long and Jasmine Minor in lopsided 8-1 score. In No. 2 doubles, WSU’s Maria Biryukova and Olga Musilovich defeated Lina Åkesson and Marlou Kluiving in a closer match 8-4. In singles, only the No. 6 match went unfinished. Oregon lost the first…
  • Photos: Oregon softball – Ducks pick up third sweep of the season with 7-2 win over California

    Andrew Seng
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:04 pm
    The No. 1 ranked Oregon softball team (40-5, 14-1 Pac-12) hosts the California Golden Bears (22-20, 4-9 Pac-12) in the third and final game of the series at Howe Field in Eugene, Ore., on April 19, 2014. Oregon looks to sweep California after scoring 15 runs in the fourth inning to capture the victory by mercy rule 15-3. The Ducks were held to just one hit in three innings and fell behind 2-0. It wasn’t until the bottom of the fourth inning when the Ducks sent 19 hitters to the plate and scored 15 runs on 12 hits. Next for the Ducks is a home against Portland State at Howe Field in…
  • Photos: Oregon Baseball — Ducks finish off Washington State Cougars 2-1

    Taylor Wilder
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:18 pm
    The Oregon Ducks baseball team (30-10, 9-5 Pac-12) hosts the Washington State University Cougars (17-18, 7-7 PAC-12) at PK Park in Eugene on Saturday, April 19. On Friday, the Ducks beat the Cougars 6-3 handing Oregon head coach George Horton his 700th Division I victory. On top of that, Jeff Gold pitched seven innings allowing only six hits and three runs. The Ducks are looking to close out this three-game series with a win before getting ready to play the Oregon State Beavers next week. Next, The Ducks will play the Oregon State Beavers at Oregon State University on Friday, April 25 at 7…
  • Photos: Oregon Baseball — Ducks finish off Washington State Cougars 2-1

    Taylor Wilder
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:18 pm
    The Oregon Ducks baseball team (30-10, 9-5 Pac-12) hosts the Washington State University Cougars (17-18, 7-7 PAC-12) at PK Park in Eugene on Saturday, April 19. On Friday, the Ducks beat the Cougars 6-3 handing Oregon head coach George Horton his 700th Division I victory. On top of that, Jeff Gold pitched seven innings allowing only six hits and three runs. The Ducks are looking to close out this three-game series with a win before getting ready to play the Oregon State Beavers next week. Next, The Ducks will play the Oregon State Beavers at Oregon State University on Friday, April 25 at 7…
  • Photos: Oregon Baseball — Ducks finish off Washington State Cougars 2-1

    Taylor Wilder
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:18 pm
    The Oregon Ducks baseball team (30-10, 9-5 Pac-12) hosts the Washington State University Cougars (17-18, 7-7 PAC-12) at PK Park in Eugene on Saturday, April 19. On Friday, the Ducks beat the Cougars 6-3 handing Oregon head coach George Horton his 700th Division I victory. On top of that, Jeff Gold pitched seven innings allowing only six hits and three runs. The Ducks are looking to close out this three-game series with a win before getting ready to play the Oregon State Beavers next week. Next, The Ducks will play the Oregon State Beavers at Oregon State University on Friday, April 25 at 7…
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  • Work Accomplished = Time Spent x Intensity

    Study Hacks
    8 Apr 2014 | 11:58 am
    The Straight-A Method In the early 2000′s, I was obsessed with study habits. The obsession began with my interest in performing well at Dartmouth, then eventually evolved into a (surprisingly popular) book. Something I uncovered during this period is that high performing undergraduates, as a general rule, seem to internalize the following formula: Work Accomplished = Time Spent x Intensity This formula helps explain why some students can spend all night in the library and still struggle, while others never seem to crack a book but continually bust the curve. The time you spend…
  • Deep Habits: Using Milestones to Get Unstuck

    Study Hacks
    30 Mar 2014 | 5:54 pm
    In Search of Productive Simplicity Last week, I described a kink in my project productivity systems. I was oscillating, somewhat haphazardly, between two different strategies, tracking hours (e.g., when the work is open-ended), and pursuing milestones (when the work is known and I need to hustle). This felt too complicated, so I asked for your thoughts and you responded with over thirty suggestions. A lot of your advice seemed to fall into the category of “different work requires different tools, switch as needed.” This is probably good counsel. But it still nagged at my…
  • Deep Habits: Should You Track Hours or Milestones?

    Study Hacks
    23 Mar 2014 | 11:11 am
    Meaningful Metrics Some of you have been requesting to hear more about my own struggles to live deeply in a distracted world. In this spirit, I want discuss strategies for completing important but non-urgent projects. In my experience, there are two useful things to track with respect to this type of work: Specific milestones: for example, the number of book chapters completed or mathematical results proved. Hours spent working deeply toward milestones: for example, you can keep a tally of the hours spent writing or working without distraction on an important proof. In my own work life, I…
  • Would You Buy a Yard Tool if You Had No Idea What to Use it For? So Why Would You Sign Up For Snapchat?

    Study Hacks
    17 Mar 2014 | 12:03 pm
    The Amazing Roto-Mill I’ve been toying with a (potentially) interesting thought experiment recently. Imagine you walk into a hardware store and a helpful clerk comes up to you holding a weird looking tool. “Here’s our latest and greatest lawn care tool,” he explains. “It’s called a roto-mill. It has a reinforced auger head that spins at 1600 RPM.” “Why do I need a roto-mill?”, you ask. “I don’t know,” he replies. “I want you to buy it, take it home, dedicate a few hours every weekend to trying it out in your yard,…
  • The Student Passion Problem

    Study Hacks
    2 Mar 2014 | 5:40 am
    The Double Degree A reader recently pointed me to the following question, posted on Stack Exchange: I am studying a combined bachelor of engineering (electrical) and bachelor of mathematics; I just started this year and will graduate in 2018. The reason why I am doing double degrees and not a single degree is because I love both electrical engineering and mathematics and I could not ignore any of them. So with this in mind, I am thinking of doing two PHDs when I graduate (one in electrical engineering and one in mathematics). Is this a good path or I should concentrate on only one of them?
 
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  • No. 45 Washington State edges Oregon women’s tennis after close singles round

    Anne Yilmaz
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:52 pm
    After a non-conference match against Idaho, the Oregon women’s tennis team headed to Pullman, Wash., for its final match of the regular season. There the Ducks faced off against the No. 45 Washington State Cougars and lost 4-2. The No. 1 doubles match was the first to complete. Eliza Luzina and Lize Leenknecht beat Oregon’s Nicole Long and Jasmine Minor in lopsided 8-1 score. In No. 2 doubles, WSU’s Maria Biryukova and Olga Musilovich defeated Lina Åkesson and Marlou Kluiving in a closer match 8-4. In singles, only the No. 6 match went unfinished. Oregon lost the first…
  • Photos: Oregon softball – Ducks pick up third sweep of the season with 7-2 win over California

    Andrew Seng
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:04 pm
    The No. 1 ranked Oregon softball team (40-5, 14-1 Pac-12) hosts the California Golden Bears (22-20, 4-9 Pac-12) in the third and final game of the series at Howe Field in Eugene, Ore., on April 19, 2014. Oregon looks to sweep California after scoring 15 runs in the fourth inning to capture the victory by mercy rule 15-3. The Ducks were held to just one hit in three innings and fell behind 2-0. It wasn’t until the bottom of the fourth inning when the Ducks sent 19 hitters to the plate and scored 15 runs on 12 hits. Next for the Ducks is a home against Portland State at Howe Field in…
  • Photos: Oregon Baseball — Ducks finish off Washington State Cougars 2-1

    Taylor Wilder
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:18 pm
    The Oregon Ducks baseball team (30-10, 9-5 Pac-12) hosts the Washington State University Cougars (17-18, 7-7 PAC-12) at PK Park in Eugene on Saturday, April 19. On Friday, the Ducks beat the Cougars 6-3 handing Oregon head coach George Horton his 700th Division I victory. On top of that, Jeff Gold pitched seven innings allowing only six hits and three runs. The Ducks are looking to close out this three-game series with a win before getting ready to play the Oregon State Beavers next week. Next, The Ducks will play the Oregon State Beavers at Oregon State University on Friday, April 25 at 7…
  • Photos: Oregon Baseball — Ducks finish off Washington State Cougars 2-1

    Taylor Wilder
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:18 pm
    The Oregon Ducks baseball team (30-10, 9-5 Pac-12) hosts the Washington State University Cougars (17-18, 7-7 PAC-12) at PK Park in Eugene on Saturday, April 19. On Friday, the Ducks beat the Cougars 6-3 handing Oregon head coach George Horton his 700th Division I victory. On top of that, Jeff Gold pitched seven innings allowing only six hits and three runs. The Ducks are looking to close out this three-game series with a win before getting ready to play the Oregon State Beavers next week. Next, The Ducks will play the Oregon State Beavers at Oregon State University on Friday, April 25 at 7…
  • Photos: Oregon Baseball — Ducks finish off Washington State Cougars 2-1

    Taylor Wilder
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:18 pm
    The Oregon Ducks baseball team (30-10, 9-5 Pac-12) hosts the Washington State University Cougars (17-18, 7-7 PAC-12) at PK Park in Eugene on Saturday, April 19. On Friday, the Ducks beat the Cougars 6-3 handing Oregon head coach George Horton his 700th Division I victory. On top of that, Jeff Gold pitched seven innings allowing only six hits and three runs. The Ducks are looking to close out this three-game series with a win before getting ready to play the Oregon State Beavers next week. Next, The Ducks will play the Oregon State Beavers at Oregon State University on Friday, April 25 at 7…
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  • No. 45 Washington State edges Oregon women’s tennis after close singles round

    Anne Yilmaz
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:52 pm
    After a non-conference match against Idaho, the Oregon women’s tennis team headed to Pullman, Wash., for its final match of the regular season. There the Ducks faced off against the No. 45 Washington State Cougars and lost 4-2. The No. 1 doubles match was the first to complete. Eliza Luzina and Lize Leenknecht beat Oregon’s Nicole Long and Jasmine Minor in lopsided 8-1 score. In No. 2 doubles, WSU’s Maria Biryukova and Olga Musilovich defeated Lina Åkesson and Marlou Kluiving in a closer match 8-4. In singles, only the No. 6 match went unfinished. Oregon lost the first…
  • Photos: Oregon softball – Ducks pick up third sweep of the season with 7-2 win over California

    Andrew Seng
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:04 pm
    The No. 1 ranked Oregon softball team (40-5, 14-1 Pac-12) hosts the California Golden Bears (22-20, 4-9 Pac-12) in the third and final game of the series at Howe Field in Eugene, Ore., on April 19, 2014. Oregon looks to sweep California after scoring 15 runs in the fourth inning to capture the victory by mercy rule 15-3. The Ducks were held to just one hit in three innings and fell behind 2-0. It wasn’t until the bottom of the fourth inning when the Ducks sent 19 hitters to the plate and scored 15 runs on 12 hits. Next for the Ducks is a home against Portland State at Howe Field in…
  • Photos: Oregon Baseball — Ducks finish off Washington State Cougars 2-1

    Taylor Wilder
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:18 pm
    The Oregon Ducks baseball team (30-10, 9-5 Pac-12) hosts the Washington State University Cougars (17-18, 7-7 PAC-12) at PK Park in Eugene on Saturday, April 19. On Friday, the Ducks beat the Cougars 6-3 handing Oregon head coach George Horton his 700th Division I victory. On top of that, Jeff Gold pitched seven innings allowing only six hits and three runs. The Ducks are looking to close out this three-game series with a win before getting ready to play the Oregon State Beavers next week. Next, The Ducks will play the Oregon State Beavers at Oregon State University on Friday, April 25 at 7…
  • Photos: Oregon Baseball — Ducks finish off Washington State Cougars 2-1

    Taylor Wilder
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:18 pm
    The Oregon Ducks baseball team (30-10, 9-5 Pac-12) hosts the Washington State University Cougars (17-18, 7-7 PAC-12) at PK Park in Eugene on Saturday, April 19. On Friday, the Ducks beat the Cougars 6-3 handing Oregon head coach George Horton his 700th Division I victory. On top of that, Jeff Gold pitched seven innings allowing only six hits and three runs. The Ducks are looking to close out this three-game series with a win before getting ready to play the Oregon State Beavers next week. Next, The Ducks will play the Oregon State Beavers at Oregon State University on Friday, April 25 at 7…
  • Photos: Oregon Baseball — Ducks finish off Washington State Cougars 2-1

    Taylor Wilder
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:18 pm
    The Oregon Ducks baseball team (30-10, 9-5 Pac-12) hosts the Washington State University Cougars (17-18, 7-7 PAC-12) at PK Park in Eugene on Saturday, April 19. On Friday, the Ducks beat the Cougars 6-3 handing Oregon head coach George Horton his 700th Division I victory. On top of that, Jeff Gold pitched seven innings allowing only six hits and three runs. The Ducks are looking to close out this three-game series with a win before getting ready to play the Oregon State Beavers next week. Next, The Ducks will play the Oregon State Beavers at Oregon State University on Friday, April 25 at 7…
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  • No. 45 Washington State edges Oregon women’s tennis after close singles round

    Anne Yilmaz
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:52 pm
    After a non-conference match against Idaho, the Oregon women’s tennis team headed to Pullman, Wash., for its final match of the regular season. There the Ducks faced off against the No. 45 Washington State Cougars and lost 4-2. The No. 1 doubles match was the first to complete. Eliza Luzina and Lize Leenknecht beat Oregon’s Nicole Long and Jasmine Minor in lopsided 8-1 score. In No. 2 doubles, WSU’s Maria Biryukova and Olga Musilovich defeated Lina Åkesson and Marlou Kluiving in a closer match 8-4. In singles, only the No. 6 match went unfinished. Oregon lost the first…
  • Photos: Oregon softball – Ducks pick up third sweep of the season with 7-2 win over California

    Andrew Seng
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:04 pm
    The No. 1 ranked Oregon softball team (40-5, 14-1 Pac-12) hosts the California Golden Bears (22-20, 4-9 Pac-12) in the third and final game of the series at Howe Field in Eugene, Ore., on April 19, 2014. Oregon looks to sweep California after scoring 15 runs in the fourth inning to capture the victory by mercy rule 15-3. The Ducks were held to just one hit in three innings and fell behind 2-0. It wasn’t until the bottom of the fourth inning when the Ducks sent 19 hitters to the plate and scored 15 runs on 12 hits. Next for the Ducks is a home against Portland State at Howe Field in…
  • Photos: Oregon Baseball — Ducks finish off Washington State Cougars 2-1

    Taylor Wilder
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:18 pm
    The Oregon Ducks baseball team (30-10, 9-5 Pac-12) hosts the Washington State University Cougars (17-18, 7-7 PAC-12) at PK Park in Eugene on Saturday, April 19. On Friday, the Ducks beat the Cougars 6-3 handing Oregon head coach George Horton his 700th Division I victory. On top of that, Jeff Gold pitched seven innings allowing only six hits and three runs. The Ducks are looking to close out this three-game series with a win before getting ready to play the Oregon State Beavers next week. Next, The Ducks will play the Oregon State Beavers at Oregon State University on Friday, April 25 at 7…
  • Photos: Oregon Baseball — Ducks finish off Washington State Cougars 2-1

    Taylor Wilder
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:18 pm
    The Oregon Ducks baseball team (30-10, 9-5 Pac-12) hosts the Washington State University Cougars (17-18, 7-7 PAC-12) at PK Park in Eugene on Saturday, April 19. On Friday, the Ducks beat the Cougars 6-3 handing Oregon head coach George Horton his 700th Division I victory. On top of that, Jeff Gold pitched seven innings allowing only six hits and three runs. The Ducks are looking to close out this three-game series with a win before getting ready to play the Oregon State Beavers next week. Next, The Ducks will play the Oregon State Beavers at Oregon State University on Friday, April 25 at 7…
  • Photos: Oregon Baseball — Ducks finish off Washington State Cougars 2-1

    Taylor Wilder
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:18 pm
    The Oregon Ducks baseball team (30-10, 9-5 Pac-12) hosts the Washington State University Cougars (17-18, 7-7 PAC-12) at PK Park in Eugene on Saturday, April 19. On Friday, the Ducks beat the Cougars 6-3 handing Oregon head coach George Horton his 700th Division I victory. On top of that, Jeff Gold pitched seven innings allowing only six hits and three runs. The Ducks are looking to close out this three-game series with a win before getting ready to play the Oregon State Beavers next week. Next, The Ducks will play the Oregon State Beavers at Oregon State University on Friday, April 25 at 7…
 
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  • Are BS/MD Programs Getting More Difficult to Get Into?

    Todd Johnson
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Every year it seems that getting into college is more difficult. BS/MD Programs are hard work The past few years, the number of colleges that each student applies to has increased greatly. Although there are actually fewer students applying to college in general compared to 5 years ago, the number of applications has actually increased at the most selective colleges. This has artificially made it more difficult to gain admission each year. With a number of colleges now having admit rates less than 10%, my students have been calling up asking if BS/MD programs are also getting more difficult…
  • ACT or SAT. Does It Matter Anymore?

    Todd Johnson
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    ACT or SAT When students start preparing for college admissions tests, one of the first issues is what is the best test. The ACT or SAT? Does it really matter any more which test you take? The quick answer is NO, it doesn’t make any difference.  Virtually every college in the country will accept either the SAT or ACT. They really do not care what test you take. However, which test you take can make the difference between getting accepted and rejected at many colleges.  How can those two statements both be true?  While colleges don’t care which test you take, you should care…
  • Parent Over Involvement Hurts Chances for Admissions

    Todd Johnson
    8 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Parents, this post is for you. I know you love your kids and want the best for them. You want everything for them that you didn’t have. Good for you. But, being too involved in the college admissions process, and with BS/MD programs in particular, hurts your student. It doesn’t help. I have worked with several families over the years where there has been parent over involvement. Now let me make this clear. I regularly have parents that listen in on every phone conversation and participate in every skype call. That is not the problem. The problem is when the parent starts writing…
  • Does Grade Inflation Help Getting Into Medical School?

    Todd Johnson
    3 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    While there are a number of factors used to determine who to admit to medical school, the two biggest are the GPA and the MCAT scores. So if a high GPA is good to have does that mean that going to a college with high grade inflation will make you more competitive for medical school? The answer is no. Let’s take two well known colleges as an example. Harvard is the poster child for grade inflation. The most commonly given grade at Harvard is a perfect A. The average GPA is something like a 3.8.  Princeton on the other hand used to have grade inflation like Harvard. But a few years ago…
  • Questions to Ask College Students While Visiting the College

    Todd Johnson
    27 Mar 2014 | 3:00 am
    You are getting ready to go visit colleges. You have already scheduled a tour and information session. But you just read my post that says you should talk to some actual students while you are visiting the college. What do you ask them? Here are some ideas to get you started: How difficult is it to get an appointment with a professor? If you are not doing well in a course are the professors willing to talk to you about how you can improve? How would you rate the teaching skills of your professors? What was your favorite class your first year? Why? What was the biggest class you took your…
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    Planning and Preparing for College

  • Tennessee Highway Patrol Accepting Applications for Youth and Junior Trooper Academy - May 1, 2014

    19 Apr 2014 | 3:34 pm
    The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) announced today it will hold its first-ever youth and junior trooper academies for the public this summer in Nashville. The agency’s youth academy is for students in grades 9-12 and is an overnight camp that will be held from June 23-27. The junior trooper school is a day camp for middle school students in grades 6-8 and will take place July 15-18. The
  • 2014 Youth Leadership Development Institute -- Deadline: May 9, 2014

    18 Apr 2014 | 10:44 pm
    The Alpha Memphis Education Foundation, Inc. (AMEF) and the Alpha Delta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated will host its annual Youth Leadership Development Institute ( YLDI) Friday, May 30, 2014, though Sunday, June 1, 2014. The theme is “Making It.” Seminars will be held on Friday and Saturday mornings with the celebration/induction   ceremony set for Sunday,
  • NABA Memphis Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP) -- Deadline: May 1, 2014

    18 Apr 2014 | 10:18 pm
    NABA Memphis Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP) Program Dates: July 21 - 26, 2014 Rising seniors in high school are invited to apply for this challenging and dynamic summer camp. The camp is an on-campus residency program designed to enable academically talented high school students to explore their interests in a business education and career. The participants engage in
  • Eula Brown Memorial Scholarship -- Deadline: July 1, 2014

    18 Apr 2014 | 9:58 pm
    First South offers the Eula Brown Memorial Scholarship Competition. It’s time for many students to start the college scholarship application process for the 2014 school year. With tuition rates rising and federal funding for colleges and universities falling, many students find the initial costs of continuing their education staggering. If you are looking for scholarships, then our
  • UT Knoxville Score -- Memphis Office -- Deadline: May 1, 2014

    18 Apr 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Set your goals! Learn about college! Explore your future! Be a part of SCORE - UT’s new program for rising high school juniors! UT SCORE are four week-long summer events for rising high school juniors from Memphis area Schools.  This program is designed to educate students about the college application process, college success, and introduce them to the skills it takes to be successful in
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    The College Driver News

  • Usefulness of Car Comparison Charts

    18 Apr 2014 | 10:39 pm
    Car companies are trying everything they can to help consumers make a better car-purchasing decision. By investing in consumer friendly tools, car buyers can skip out on trying to shop around their region and sit down in one place to try to find the best car for their needs. This is thanks to marketing investments related to internet use. The high rate of use toward the internet is something that has been capitalized on by businesses across the world. The advent of mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, help enhance the shopping experience for consumers. Instead of driving…
  • Driving Home the Idea of Safety

    17 Apr 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Everyone should take road safety seriously, from motorists to pedestrians, from parents to lawmakers. Children must be taught how to perceive traffic danger at a young age so that they will be able to avoid accidents, and parents should act as role models, exhibiting good driving behaviour and following the rules of the road.   All drivers have to take the theory and hazard perception tests to get their licences. The UK has one of the best road safety records in the world, but more can be done to prevent serious injuries…
  • 2015 Nissan Murano Unveiled Ahead of NYIAS

    15 Apr 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Nissan has taken the wraps off the all-new 2015 Nissan Murano prior to its world debut at the New York International Auto Show. The official reveal takes place on Wednesday, April 16th at a press conference at New York's Jacob Javits Center. The dramatic new Murano will be on display to the public at the show from Friday, April 18 through Sunday, April 27, 2014.   While the Nissan Murano has always stood out from ordinary crossovers with its refined yet daring and futuristic design, the new third-generation Murano kicks it up many notches with its concept car-like styling, premium…
  • 3 Easy Ways to Spring Clean Your Vehicle

    10 Apr 2014 | 10:07 am
    Restore Visibility Millions of cars have faded, cloudy plastic headlight lenses caused by exposure to the sun, which can impair nighttime driving visibility and cause glare. The American Optometric Association reports that 90 percent of all driving decisions are based solely on visual cues. The DIY Headlight Restoration Kit from SYLVANIA will restore lens clarity and provide durable, long-lasting protection. The key product differentiator is a UV block clear coat, which protects headlights from future UV damage and comes with a lifetime warranty. It takes less than an hour and doesn't require…
  • Ford Unveils 2015 Focus Ahead of NYIAS

    10 Apr 2014 | 8:03 am
    The redesigned Ford Focus offers a bolder exterior design, a more intuitive and upscale interior, a host of technologies uncommon for a compact car and the additional powertrain option of Ford's award-winning 1.0-liter EcoBoost® engine with a new six-speed manual transmission in the U.S.-spec Focus. While U.S. EPA fuel economy ratings are not yet available, Ford expects the 1.0-liter EcoBoost Focus to raise the bar in fuel efficiency among non-hybrid compact vehicles.   For 2015, Focus adds an SE Sport Package, which includes new body treatments, paddle shifters (requires automatic…
 
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  • Why You Should Study Abroad in College

    Geoffrey Koester
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 pm
    More people regret the things they didn’t do more than the things they actually did.  While there are certainly flaws to this statement, it tends to hold true when talking about studying abroad (and a few other instances pertaining to college). I wouldn’t be surprised if many of you have already started planning a study abroad trip. For the rest of you, however, this post is here to convince that you should definitely do it. The biggest issue standing in the way of most students when considering studying abroad is the cost of it.  I’ll be honest: it is not cheap. But with help from…
  • 5 Tips for Successful Filmmaking in College

    Adam Rowe
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Film festivals are one of the many events familiar to colleges nation-wide. If your own college doesn’t have its own short student-led film competition, there’s usually one in the largest nearby city, and often more. Differing rules can range from certain genres to 24 and 48-hour races, but whatever the case, film contests can be a fun and edifying way to pass the time. With these tips, you’ll be able to take your first step towards Spielbergian fame. Related: 5 Things to Remember When Creating a Film on a Shoe String Budget Team Up As a writing major, I haven’t had technical…
  • How to Create Structure in College with a Calendar and To-Do List

    Tim Armstrong
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    College is undeniably one of the best experiences in a young person’s life. New friends, new freedoms, and a new start all contribute to this overwhelming beginning. With all the new doors to be opened, however, it becomes hard to stay on top of what’s important at school. I’m not simply speaking of education either. Staying fit, socializing, working, internships, extracurriculars, and classes are all equally important in order to get the most of out college. Over the past three years at Franklin Pierce University, I have developed a system to stay on top of things and keep myself…
  • 8 Great Food Hacks For Healthier Eating

    Caitlin Self
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Eating healthy doesn’t always have to be quite as time consuming as it seems. Sure, it takes a hot second to squeeze a lemon or chop fresh vegetables, but we’ve got a handful of food hacks that will help you save time and money when trying to develop better eating habits! They might not all work for you dorm-dwellers, but if you’ve got an apartment and a fridge, you’ve got no excuse for not taking advance of these great food hacks–especially if you’re studying nutrition. Frozen Citrus Juices/Ice Cubes Image: The Usual Bliss You might want to skip the Chinese takeout and…
  • 8 Pros and Cons of Living On Campus in College

    Geoffrey Koester
    9 Apr 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Whether you are living on campus now or thinking of going back, you know there are some serious downsides to living in university-owned housing.  Personally, I feel every student should live on campus at least one year (the first year typically works best). We’ll get into the benefits of it later, but first let’s take a look at some of the negative things associated with living on campus in college. Con #1: The Bad Roommate If you don’t pick your roommate from high school or you do and simply don’t get along with them as well as you thought you would, you can easily wind up with a…
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    Great College Advice

  • The Ups and Downs of Ivy League Admissions

    Mark Montgomery
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:46 am
    A recent post on the New York Times blog graphically showed the winners and losers among the Ivy League schools in this past admissions cycle.  The University of Pennsylvania was the big winner, with an increase of applications of just over 14%.  Dartmouth, my alma mater, was the big loser, with a decrease of just over 14%. Columbia and Harvard saw small decreases in applications, too, while the others (Cornell, Yale, Princeton, and Brown) had modest gains in their application numbers. Why does this happen from year to year?  Hard to know.  UPenn credits its partnership with KIPP charter…
  • Rejected at Harvard, Stanford, MIT, Princeton & Yale? Happy April!

    Mark Montgomery
    11 Apr 2014 | 8:07 am
    April is the cruelest month.  Especially in the college admissions business. With admissions rates plummeting into the low single digits at some schools, April is inevitably a month of disappointment for literally hundreds of thousands of students across the country, and across the world.  Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Princeton, MIT reject tens of thousands of kids with perfect test scores, perfect grades, perfectly groomed resumes, and perfectly written essays. As Kilgore Trout, the hero of many of Kurt Vonnegut’s novels, might say:  ”And so it goes.” A recent editorial in…
  • Are Fraternities and Sororities Essential Elements of Campus Life? Or Dangerous Anachronisms?

    Mark Montgomery
    10 Apr 2014 | 7:41 am
    I went to Dartmouth, where fraternities still dominate the campus social life.  For decades, the administration of Dartmouth has grappled with how to deal with the negative–even anti-social–elements of Greek life, while still trying to foster the more positive elements.  This has been difficult, as the decades have led to a symbiotic relationship between the College and the Greek system:  th ey both need each other. A recent article in The Atlantic, entitled, “The Dark Power of Fraternities,” however, made the hair stand up on my arms with horror.  Mind you, I was…
  • Denver College Admission Expert Quoted in Money Magazine

    Mark Montgomery
    9 Apr 2014 | 9:26 am
    I was recently interviewed by a reporter from Money Magazine about what to do when a family realizes that the “dream school” is unaffordable. Here’s the lede from the article: You meant it when you said, “Study hard in high school, and we’ll send you to the best college you get into.” But now you’re looking at the cost of Dream U — and panicking. I was quoted in a couple places in the article, which also appears on the CNN/Money website. “Ideally, parents would have the affordability conversation when the child is starting high school so…
  • Student Surprised and Satisfied with Great College Advice

    Mark Montgomery
    10 Jan 2014 | 7:04 am
     A student from Douglas County, Colorado, came to Mark as a 10th grader. At first, he was very hesitant and worried excessively that this process would not only be a waste of time, but a horribly unpleasant one. By the end, this young man not only landed at a great school, but he and Mark became good friends. Here is a short video in which he recounts his experience in working with Mark. TRANSCRIPT: So, when I first met Mark and started working with him, I thought that he was going to be this kind of, hard ass, Mr. Strategy coach that was going to tell me this is what you need to improve,…
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  • Audio Textbooks

    10 Apr 2014 | 4:37 am
    Limited Time Offer: Download a free audiobook at Audible.com now. Time is a valuable commodity. This is especially true in college when you have to master the art of multitasking. It is important to take advantage of productivity tools that will help you succeed. One way to free up more of your time and increase your productivity is to make use of audio textbooks. Audio books give you many options when it comes to being productive. Textbooks can be listened to on your commute, in the gym, while walking to class, or while relaxing on the quad. With MP3 being the format of choice for audio…
  • 2014 NCAA Tournament Bracket

    16 Mar 2014 | 8:09 am
    The bracket for the upcoming NCAA College Basketball Tournament has been released. This year's field of 68 teams features Florida, Arizona, Wichita State and Virginia as the four #1 seeds. Download a printable bracket here and don't forget to give the Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge a try. Download Tournament Bracket (PDF)
  • 10 Banned College Traditions worth Reviving

    12 Mar 2014 | 3:00 am
    Traditions are how college memories will be formed. Take them away, student satisfaction goes down and you have thousands of unhappy students paying $50K a year to go to school. Limiting the amount of fun college students are allowed to have is kind of like prohibition; it doesn’t work. To keep their sanity, students need time to blow off steam with something away from the monotony of studying. Traditions provide a sense of community on a campus with thousands of students. Without this feeling of belongingness, students begin to feel lost in the crowd and can end up transferring or even…
  • The 100 Greatest College Traditions

    18 Dec 2013 | 5:12 pm
    One of the greatest aspects of the college experience is being a part of a great college tradition. Traditions can provide a great sense of community, school spirit and overall well-being at a college with many students. Here we present our ranking of the 100 Greatest College Traditions based on the history, amount of student participation, and overall uniqueness of the tradition. Many of these are long-standing traditions that students and alumni hold dearly. You won’t see any college sports traditions here. We’re saving those for our upcoming ranking of the 100 Greatest College Sports…
  • Creating a Weekly Study Schedule – A Step-by-Step Guide

    21 Oct 2013 | 5:36 am
    College is all about mastering the art of multitasking. The best way to tackle this is to draw up a weekly plan of attack. To do this you need to create some sort of schedule to follow and have a study plan. Setting up a Weekly Study Schedule The key is to get it down in writing so you get yourself on a game plan for the week ahead. Do this by dividing an entire week into hour-long segments and then filling in each hour with a specific activity. Breaking up parts of the day into a schedule and assigning certain work to certain times reduces the chance of procrastination and keeps you on…
 
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  • Professional Development

    Geoff Campbell
    8 Apr 2014 | 5:55 am
    Google Analytics Individual Qualification Over the last seven months at my first salaried job I’ve found that my education and experience up to my start day has been helpful but I’ve also that most of all, knowing how to learn has been useful. This skill is crucial especially in environments where job duties change and new technologies are needed to fulfill the same end goals. In a few short months I’ve improved my skill at Final Cut Pro X by training for and passing the Level 1 certification exam, improved my technical proficiency with InDesign CS6 with a course taught…
  • Represented Mount Allison at a college fair

    Geoff Campbell
    23 Mar 2014 | 3:00 pm
    On Tuesday, March 18, I represented Mount Allison University at a college fair in Massachusetts. I was offered the opportunity after speaking to a past classmate at Mount Allison who now works in the school’s admissions office and is responsible for recruiting in the U.S. I got in touch with him about recruiting Hebron students and he asked me about whether I’d be willing to be the face of my alma mater at a college fair. I had an amazing time at Mount Allison. I wrote about my experiences for the Registrar’s Office (which, in Canada, includes admissions) for four years and…
  • “Welcome to Hebron” Video

    Geoff Campbell
    11 Mar 2014 | 11:52 pm
    In between all the things that come up at an active boarding school I was able to shoot and edit a welcome video for accepted students. You can take a look below. I’m working on a longer video that will be completed later this month. Filed under: S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
  • Last Winter Pictures

    Geoff Campbell
    11 Mar 2014 | 11:44 pm
    With the end of the Winter trimester at Hebron comes the end of Winter (hopefully). Below are a few pictures I took of the kids at a local mountain. Hope you like them. Here’s the rest of the set. Filed under: Photography
  • Completed Google Analytics Platform Principles

    Geoff Campbell
    11 Mar 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Working at a small independent school, I’ve learned to adapt quickly to the changing communications needs of the school. In December, I helped launch HebronToday, a news website featuring a full-array of content about campus highlights. The next step is to more directly align the website’s content with organizational goals. In an effort to improve my knowledge of web analytics I reviewed Google Analytics Academy’s first course, Digital Analytics Fundamentals, and took and passed the final evaluation for Google Analytics Platform Principles, the more advanced follow-up…
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    LSAT Blog : Ace the LSAT

  • LSAT PrepTest 71 Explanations Available for Instant PDF Download

    Steve Schwartz
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    Complete explanations for all 4 sections of LSAT PrepTest 71 (December 2013 LSAT) are now available for instant PDF download. Both Logical Reasoning sections, the Logic Games section, and the Reading Comprehension section have been fully explained. One of the most common requests I get from my students and blog readers is for explanations of particular LSAT questions. Although I'll
  • Which College Majors Get The Best LSAT Scores?

    Steve Schwartz
    8 Apr 2014 | 10:45 am
    Professor Derek Muller at Pepperdine University School of Law recently contacted LSAC to find out which college majors get the best (and worst) LSAT scores. His findings: He also compiled the LSAT and GPA data and put it all into a handy graph: Of course, don't choose what to major in solely based on these findings. It's unclear whether majoring in a particular subject leads one to
  • LSAT Diary: Studying While Traveling For Work

    Steve Schwartz
    28 Mar 2014 | 7:30 am
    This LSAT Diary is from Ashley, who improved from 151 to 161 on the February 2013 LSAT after using my 5-month day-by-day LSAT study plan! If you want to be in LSAT Diaries, please fill out this survey. (You can be in LSAT Diaries whether you've taken the exam already or not.) Thanks to Ashley for sharing her experience and advice! Ashley's LSAT Diary: For those of you who work full-time,
  • ABA Considers Allowing Students to Apply to Law School without LSAT Scores

    Steve Schwartz
    26 Mar 2014 | 1:15 pm
    The ABA regularly holds meetings to consider changes to its requirements for law schools. After all, law schools must meet certain requirements in order to be ABA-approved. The ABA recently proposed allowing law schools to admit 10% of their students without taking the LSAT. That's right - if this proposal passes, you'd be able to get into an ABA-approved law school without having to take the
  • Number of LSAT Takers Increased in February

    Steve Schwartz
    12 Mar 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Shockingly, the number of LSAT takers increased in February, according to LSAC's website. By how much? Not exactly a staggering amount: The number who took in February 2014 (19,499) was 1.1% higher than in February 2013 (19,286).  This is the first year-over-year increase since June 2010. What, if anything, does this news mean? Let's not jump to any enormous conclusions here. We're
 
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  • Little-known secret in 'Inception'

    19 Apr 2014 | 7:42 pm
    Little-known secret in 'Inception'The film's score was nominated for an Oscar, but it was a song you already know ... just slooowed down.Do you remember what played during 'dream states'?More from Purple CloverSimultaneous events in historyMovie stars vs. icons they portrayed
  • Guess what this breathtaking picture is

    19 Apr 2014 | 7:42 pm
    Guess what this breathtaking picture isIt's striking beauty is indisputable, but it's true nature is far more elusive.It might look like a painting, but it's definitely not oneMore to think about'Superman' saves baby from fireDog waits at hospital for owner
  • Footage shows how iconic war moment ended

    19 Apr 2014 | 7:42 pm
    Footage shows how iconic war moment endedAPThis image of soldiers raising the American flag at Iwo Jima is seared into the nation's collective psyche.Watch: Rarely seen clip brings the momentous occasion to lifeMore storiesNew revelations from Clinton docs Woman sues over vanity plate
  • Mom shocked at what was inside daughter's egg

    19 Apr 2014 | 7:42 pm
    Mom shocked at what was inside daughter's egg AP A Michigan preschooler brought home a plastic Easter egg, but it wasn't filled with candy. What could have been dangerous More to read Judge screams at accused killer Wife apologizes for husband's death
  • 'Finally, I diagnosed myself...'

    19 Apr 2014 | 7:42 pm
    'Finally, I diagnosed myself...' EverydayHealthWhen Beka's neck began twisting painfully, doctors couldn't figure out why she was experiencing such intense muscle spasms. How she found a diagnosis More health news5 things your doctor won't say This may signal brain shrinkage
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    Get Into College Blog

  • 5 Reasons to Enjoy the College Admissions Process

    Steve Schwartz
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    1. You have the chance to set yourself apart from your peers. Every college application is unique, which is why college admissions officers enjoy the work that they do. After four years of trying to fit in at high school, you now have the opportunity to express what makes you unique. What interests have you discovered over the past few years? What are you passionate about? What makes you
  • Private vs. Public College Selection and Graduate School

    Steve Schwartz
    4 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    One the biggest issues students face with when applying to colleges is their cost. Rising tuition is one of the most significant costs a student or their parent will face in his or her lifetime. So, along with academic concerns, all applicants must go through a difficult cost/benefit analysis when evaluating which colleges to consider and eventually attend. Simplifying this process is a simple
  • 5 Ways to Win the Hearts of College Admissions Deans

    Steve Schwartz
    28 Mar 2014 | 6:00 am
    Sometimes it can feel like the college admissions deans are the popular kids everyone wants to date. Here are 5 strategies to help you win the affections of your favorite admissions dean. 1. Get a well-regarded alumnus to send a letter on your behalf. It's like having their closest friends vouch for you. 2. Apply on the day the college begins taking applications. Be the first one to ask them
  • 10 Tips To Prepare For College Interviews

    Steve Schwartz
    21 Mar 2014 | 6:00 am
    Many students tell me that the interview is the most nerve-racking part of the admissions process. No longer are you hidden behind a computer screen or manila envelope; it's just you and the interviewer. You don't even get to bring 3x5 note cards! With proper preparation, you can ace the interview and leave an impression that can make the difference between a thin envelope and that glossy
  • Volunteering and the College Admissions Process

    Steve Schwartz
    14 Mar 2014 | 6:00 am
    Believe it or not, you don't need to volunteer to get into college. You can show your individuality by starting your own business. I would be surprised if you weren’t immediately skeptical. Allow me to explain. There are a number of reasons why starting your own business is an excellent sign of leadership and actually much simpler than it appears. Here are 3 reasons you should undertake this
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    Allison Cheston — Career Connector

  • Finding Your Career Should Be Messy

    Allison
    1 Apr 2014 | 12:56 pm
    I’m helping my son, a college sophomore, find a summer internship. I’ve mentioned before in these pages that I find college sophomores to be ideal clients. For one thing, they’re over the shock of the newness of college. With established friendships and some newfound maturity, life at school is a bit more predictable. … read more
  • Why Getting Nervous Makes You Happier

    Allison
    11 Feb 2014 | 6:38 am
      You’ve been asked to make a presentation at work, or you’re a consultant who delivers speeches and workshops to generate interest in your work. You have some time to prepare—and you’re anxious. Depending on how you regard public speaking, you may be extremely nervous. And probably a bit excited, too. How can … read more
  • But Should It Go on Your Resume?

    Allison
    21 Jan 2014 | 3:58 pm
       You’ve heard it before: Ask 10 people to look at your resume and you’ll get 10 different opinions. So what’s a self-respecting job seeker in the throes of unemployment angst supposed to do? Here’s my advice for what to include in your resume to help you stand out: Summarize, Summarize, Summarize One … read more
  • Make the Holiday Break Count: College to Career Checklist

    Allison
    17 Dec 2013 | 2:17 pm
    Whether you’re a college freshman or a junior, the holiday break is an important time to start planning for your summer internship. Banks and consulting firms do their internship hiring in January and February, but even if you’re interested in non-profit, government, start-ups or something non-traditional, now’s the time to get started. Here’s … read more
  • Negotiating a Flexible Schedule? An Expert Shows You How

    Allison
    2 Dec 2013 | 12:36 pm
      I heard negotiation expert Katie Donovan interviewed for an 85 Broads webinar and thought my readers would benefit from her advice. Katie’s company, Equal Pay Negotiations, LLC, specializes in helping women negotiate for equal pay, benefits and promotions and Katie frequently addresses the topic of flexible schedules. Following is my Q&A with … read more
 
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    The Savvy Intern by YouTern

  • How Well Do You Know Your Own Resume?

    Tim Tyrell-Smith
    19 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Whether you write your own or have your resume written professionally, one thing remains true: You have to be able to speak to what is on your resume! You be able to bring it (and your value) to life. Why? Because many interviewers do what I call “resume interviews”. They base nearly every question to you off of something they see on your resume...   
  • Should Self-Employment Be First Choice for Millennials?

    Kayla Cruz
    19 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Twenty-somethings are also applauded for open-mindedness, forward thinking and self-expression. Along with liberal views, new perspectives and cultural confidence, the kids of Gen Y are future leaders who seek outlets for their creative talents and opportunities for professional establishment. Even if that means not working for someone else...   
  • #60Day Challenge, Day 24: Learn to Sell Your “Now” Skills

    YouTern
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:42 pm
    36 days from now, Amy – the fictitious job seeker helping us with our “skills assessments” these last couple days – is going to be sitting across the table from a recruiter. This will be her first interview since completing the #60Day Challenge, and she’s anxious to put everything she’s learned to the test...   
  • 4 Job Interview Questions Designed to Mess You Up

    ComeRecommended
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:15 am
    Have a big interview coming up? We all know the best way to prepare... is to over-prepare. Reviewing your resume and being comfortable talking about everything on it; thoroughly understanding the mission of the company, and how you can help are great places to start. As recruiters work hard to find new ways to differentiate candidates, however, it is also important to know some of the tricky questions they might ask during the interview...    
  • Target the “Right” Job… Not the “Right Now” Job

    Job-Hunt.org
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    You want a job... need a job. But landing a bad job with the wrong employer will be a waste of time, bad for your career... and you could find yourself back in the job market too soon...   
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  • Small Business Scholarships and Financing an Entrepreneurial Education

    Doug Schantz
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:05 am
    America runs on small businesses and the entrepreneurial spirit, in fact according to the Small Business Administration, small businesses account for 64 percent of the private sector jobs.  Small businesses also represent one of the fastest growing employment opportunities for future graduates.  However, large portions of future and present college students have visions of massive corporations, suits and skyscrapers as being their post graduation home.  Let’s forego the old way of thinking and help those students looking to finance an entrepreneurial education keeping the small…
  • The Millennial Backlash – Challenges of a New Generation

    Doug Schantz
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:54 am
    The Millennial Generation, or Generation Y, typically refers to those who were born between the years of 1980 and the early 2000s. Following Generation X—a generation that’s considered highly educated, productive, and job and family-oriented—millennials are often compared to their parents as being spoiled, lazy, and entitled. However, the negative connotations that are often associated with the Millennial Generation might not be justly deserved. Entering one of the worst job markets since the Great Depression, facing stiff competition from peers and older generations, and suffocating…
  • Eeks! Poor Choices With Student Loan Funds Can Damage Your Wallet

    Doug Schantz
    9 Apr 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Approximately 60 percent (12 million) of the nearly 20 million students attending a four-year college or university in the United States on an annual basis take out student loans to cover their costs. 37 million borrowers who currently are, or were, students have an outstanding loan balance, with federal and private student loan debt looming at or more than one trillion dollars. The amount of loan balance outstanding per capita is a little more than $24,000, with 1% owing $200,000 or more; 3% owing between $100,000 and $200,000; 10% owing between $54,000 and $100,000; and, 25% of borrowers…
  • Finding The Right Laptop On A College Budget

    Doug Schantz
    31 Mar 2014 | 9:57 am
    Attending college today can be an expensive endeavor. Between college tuition, room and board, books, supplies, transport, etc., it can be quite difficult keeping up with the cost of higher education. You don’t need to add laptop expenses to the equation. You may have little say in the rising cost of tuition, books and fees, but you can control your laptop expenses. Here are some tips to get you started. Match Laptop Need with Laptop Costs Few college students, if any, can do without a reliable laptop in today’s modern educational clime. You’ll undoubtedly find 1,001 uses…
  • Understanding Policies That Affect Your Student Budget

    Doug Schantz
    30 Mar 2014 | 9:46 am
    The high expenses that come with college education can get both students and their parents overwhelmed. Fortunately, financial aid can be obtained in the form of loans, grants and scholarships to cover tuition, board, books, transportation and other living expenses either partially or in full. Still, there are policies that affect your ability to access such aid, and there are also those which have significant impact on the terms of repayment. It is therefore important to understand these rules to be able to make the most of the available opportunities. Eligibility for Federal Loans…
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    College Info Geek

  • 97 Actions You Should Take To Become THE Person Companies Want To Hire

    Thomas Frank
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:57 am
    This is a brain-dump of strategies, tactics, and other random stuff that I know will help you land a great job. Heads up:This post is kinda ginormous. Don’t overwhelm yourself and try to do everything here at once. Pick a couple things to work on at a time, and save the rest for later – maybe bookmark this post so you know where to find it. I have 97 tips to share with you today. Many come from direct experience – after receiving an internship offer without even interviewing (which I accepted), getting 7 other interview requests during the same semester, and working with…
  • 3 Ways To Counteract Increasing Student Loan Interest Rates

    Thomas Frank
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Congress is raising the rates on federal student loans again, and this time it looks like Obama won’t be able to stop it by hanging out with Jimmy Fallon. Libby Nelson wrote a great overview of the situation on Vox, which I’d recommend checking out. The upshot, though, is that rates are going to rise. We will indeed see the 6.8% rate on undergrad loans – though the rate will rise gradually, hitting that point in 2018. For the July 2014 – July 2015 school year, the rate for undergrad loans will jump from the current 3.86% to 5.09%. The Consumer Financial Protection…
  • Are You Investing Your Effort In The Wrong Places?

    Thomas Frank
    11 Apr 2014 | 2:32 pm
    I’m going to start this one out with a story, because stories are fun. Commander Brutus looked up at his head of military research with an expression torn between incredulity and sadistic glee. He always liked having a legitimate reason for throwing someone off of a cliff. “You wanna run that by me again?” The lieutenant stuttered for a moment, then regained his composure: “Archers, sire. We should train every man in our military to be an archer.” “Explain yourself.” “Well, sire, our scouts have confirmed that the city we’re planning on…
  • Kicking A Soda/Energy Drink Habit: A Method That Actually Works

    Thomas Frank
    3 Apr 2014 | 10:50 am
    “Dude, are you actually buying 18 different energy drinks right now?” My friend looked down at my shopping basket with a expression torn between awe and disgust. It was filled with a sampling of every drink the grocery store had to offer – every big brand offering, and all the weird indie ones that were probably brewed in some dude’s basement and snuck onto the shelf in the middle of the night. “Yep. I want to taste-test all of them.” This scene reveals the depths of an addiction to energy drinks that gripped me for much of college. It wasn’t usually this bad, but I’d…
  • The Essential Components Of A Great Personal Website (Examples Included)

    Thomas Frank
    27 Mar 2014 | 3:17 pm
    So you’re looking to make yourself stand out from other students and be more attractive to recruiters. You know that having a personal website can help you do both. Maybe you’ve already got yours built. Or maybe you’re still trying to figure out how to build one. Either way, you’ve still got another question running through your mind: “What should I put on my personal website?” In this article, I’ll answer that question. There are a lot of different components that can be included on your website, and here I’ll explain the benefits of each one.
 
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  • The Killing Joke’s Joker explains what memories are.

    adeeb
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Remembering’s dangerous. I find the past such a worrying, anxious place. “The Past Tense,” I suppose you’d call it. Memories so treacherous. One moment you’re lost in a carnival of delights, with poignant childhood aromas, the flashing neon of puberty, all that sentimental candy-floss… the next, it leads you somewhere you don’t want to go....Continue →
  • ICANN now requires email verification for domains.

    adeeb
    22 Mar 2014 | 2:38 pm
    ICANN’s updated rules(from January 2014) for domains now require email verification. This affects every single generic top-level domains (gTLDs) such as .com, .net, .org, etc. as well as all the upcoming new gTLDs. If you register a domain, transfer existing domains or change your contact information, you will be required to respond to a verification...Continue →
  • Photoshop Blend Modes are now in CSS Blend Modes.

    adeeb
    12 Mar 2014 | 8:09 pm
    Blend modes from Photoshop have made there way across to CSS. However, not every blend mode from Photoshop is available as of now. The modes that have been implemented include multiply, screen, overlay, darken, lighten, color-dodge, color-burn, hard-light, soft-light, difference, exclusion,hue, saturation, color, luminosity and normal. Blend modes can also be added to Canvas or...Continue →
  • What is the MEAN stack?

    adeeb
    5 Mar 2014 | 5:38 pm
    MEAN stands for MongoDB, Express, Angular and Node. MongoDB is a noSQL database that uses JSON-style documents for data representation, making it ideal for use with Javascript. ExpressJS is a web application framework  written in JavaScript that is used with Node.js to help boost it up. AngularJS is JavaScript framework  by Google that allows for...Continue →
  • True Detective’s Rustin Cohle tells us why humanity is doomed.

    adeeb
    28 Feb 2014 | 9:13 am
    I’d consider myself a realist, alright? But in philosophical terms I’m what’s called a pessimist. I think human consciousness is a tragic misstep in evolution. We became too self-aware. Nature created an aspect of nature separate from itself. We are creatures that should not exist by natural law. We are things that labor under the...Continue →
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    Saint Katherine College

  • 2014.03.31 The Crimean Crisis, Fr. John Strickland

    Webmaster
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:24 pm
    The Crimean Crisis, Fr. John Strickland
  • MERCK

    Webmaster
    6 Mar 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Our core values are driven by a desire to improve life, achieve scientific excellence, operate with the highest standards of integrity, expand access to our products and employ a diverse workforce that values collaboration. website
  • Life Technologies

    Webmaster
    6 Mar 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Life technologies has provided in-kind donations to help us meet our science teaching lab instrumentation needs. Thank you! Shaping discovery. Improving life. As a brand of Thermo Fisher Scientific, Life Technologies believes in the power of science to transform lives. To support scientists worldwide, we offer high-quality, innovative life science solutions—from everyday essentials to instruments—for every lab, every application. All from the most cited product brands. Website
  • NuVasive

    Webmaster
    6 Mar 2014 | 2:31 pm
    We are grateful for the support of NuVasive, Inc. Donations from this company are being used to strengthen our educational programs. SUCCEEDING WITH SPEED Our commitment to Speed of Innovation®, Absolute Responsiveness®, and Superior Clinical Outcomes has propelled NuVasive as an industry leader and revolutionized how spine surgery is performed. Website ©2014 NuVasive®, Inc.
  • Answering Difficult Political Questions with Data

    Webmaster
    28 Feb 2014 | 3:49 pm
    by: Anthony Fowler of Chicago University
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    My College Guide

  • What Podcasts Can Help You Learn About a College

    admin
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:46 am
    What Podcasts Can Help You Learn About Colleges You’ve visited college websites, their Twitter feeds and Facebook pages. Maybe you’ve even visited a campus. Podcasts, such as the ones on iTunes U, are another tool you can use to get a feel for a college and decide whether a school is right for you. There are over 700 colleges worldwide with podcasts on iTunes U, so chances are you’ll find videos and audio recordings from the colleges you’re considering. The topics covered in colleges’ podcasts on iTunes U vary by school, but typically include videos and audio recordings on…
  • The Latest College Admissions Information for High School Juniors

    admin
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:13 am
    My College Guide 2014 Junior Edition Have you seen the latest edition of My College Guide? Our 2014 Junior Edition is now available online. This edition provides the latest information on college admissions, choosing a major, trends on college campuses, tips for getting financial aid and scholarships and more. Check out the topics covered in the latest My College Guide. College Admissions and Campus Visits 10 things colleges like to see on your Facebook page Tips for applying to college, getting in and getting organized College Choices: How to  narrow down the playing field How to find out…
  • 7 Ways to Find Local College Scholarships

    admin
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:08 am
    Finding Local College Scholarships College scholarships are everywhere. You just need to know how to find them. In fact, there may be several scholarships available in your local community. To find these local scholarships to help you pay for college you may need to do a little research. In addition to using a scholarship search site such as Scholarships.com to find scholarships in your state, check out these seven sources to find local scholarships: 1. Your high school guidance office or school district foundation. This may sound obvious, but stop by your high school guidance office…
  • Celebrate Spring: 8 Spring College Festivals Across the Country

    admin
    3 Apr 2014 | 4:50 am
    A parade at Iowa State University's spring festival, VEISHEA It’s finally spring! With college spring semesters coming to a close, many colleges around the country are hosting spring festivals. Students often are involved in planning the festivals—which range from music festivals to garden festivals. Here’s a look at eight spring college festivals and celebrations: Cornell University (NY) Slope Day: A century-long tradition at Cornell, Slope Day is a year-end celebration for students. Over the years it’s had everything from variety shows to circuses to a mock bullfight. This…
  • College Major of the Month: Accounting

    admin
    1 Apr 2014 | 4:53 am
    College Major of the Month: Accounting The April 15 deadline for Americans to file their taxes is just around the corner, so this month My College Guide has selected accounting as our College Major of the Month. What is accounting? Accounting is a college major that prepares you to prepare and analyze financial records, ensure taxes are paid properly, and assess financial operations to ensure organizations are run efficiently. According to the American Institute of CPAs, “Employers are looking for individuals who have the ability to analyze and evaluate complex business problems and the…
 
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    Kollege and Kareer 4 Youth, LLC.

  • A Voice for Animals Contest

    marcywilliams
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:39 am
    Read more >>> http://www.hennet.org/contest.php A Voice for Animals Contest The 24th Annual Contest is now Open! Please read the Official Rules and Advice for Participants before preparing your submission! Submit your entry online using the form below. Prizes totalling $6000 will be awarded to high school students whose essays best promote the humane treatment of animals, including: $750 First Prize (Video) $500 Second Prize (Video) $400 Third Prize (Video) $500 First Prize (Essay/Photographs) $300 Second Prize (Essay/Photographs) $200 Third Prize (Essay/Photographs) $400 First Prize…
  • Civil Engineering Scholarships

    marcywilliams
    11 Apr 2014 | 11:59 am
    The following examples are typical of the types of Civil Engineering scholarships available from professional organizations. The American Society of Civil Engineers offers an extensive selection of scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate students. The Lawrence W. and Francis W. Cox Scholarship is open to undergraduate students enrolled in an ABET accredited program at a participating college or university. The maximum award amount is $5000. The Y. C. Yang Civil Engineering Scholarship is available to undergraduates in their junior or senior year of an ABET accredited program. Maximum…
  • The Brad’s Deals Scholarship

    marcywilliams
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:26 pm
    The Brad’s Deals Scholarship is available to high school seniors and undergraduate students. To be considered, you must submit a 500 – word essay explaining how your college experience is or will be enabled by remarkable frugality, ingenuity, effort, or thrift. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required. There are 5 different awards available. Scholarship/Grant Amount: $2,000 Scholarship/Grant Deadline: June 15,2014 Majors Targeted: Scholarship/Grant Sponsor: Brad’s Deals Award Type: Scholarship Money Scholarship/Grant Site: http://www.bradsdeals.com/scholarship - See more at:…
  • MG James Ursano Scholarship Program

    marcywilliams
    10 Apr 2014 | 12:17 pm
    The MG James Ursano Scholarship Program is a need based scholarship program established to assist children of Army Soldiers in obtaining a 4-year undergraduate degree. Applicants must reapply each year and may receive assistance for up to four academic years as long as they meet the eligibility criteria below. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA Student must be pursuing their first undergraduate degree and be enrolled full time as an undergraduate student for the entire academic year at a school accredited by the U.S. Department of Education. (Because financial need is already met, students attending…
  • NSHSS CollegeWeekLive $1,000 Scholarship

    marcywilliams
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:51 am
    SPONSOR: CollegeWeekLive, LLC. & The National Society of High School Scholars 1. ELIGIBILITY 1. The 5 $1,000 CollegeWeekLive Scholarships for NSHSS Members are open to both U.S. and non-U.S. NSHSS member students. Applicants must enroll no later than the fall of 2018 in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher learning (college, university or trade school). Applicants are eligible to win only if they register online at http://www.CollegeWeekLive.com/NSHSS, login during one of the 5 entry periods, visit 3 different schools and then post on CollegeWeekLive’s Facebook Page or…
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    College Financial Aid Advisors

  • Picking Your College & Paying the Bill on #CollegeCash

    admin
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:13 am
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  • Five Smart Ways to Save on College Costs

    admin
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:25 am
    Most high school seniors have already accepted their college’s financial aid offer, or will be settling on a final choice soon. So congratulations – you’re almost a college freshman! You will be learning many exciting things in your classes, but you will also be learning to handle your own finances without your parents’ supervision. Here are five of the most common mistakes made by college freshmen, and smart moves students can make that will save money: 1. Wasting Student Loan Money: Federal and private student loans should be used to cover college costs, not living expenses. But…
  • 5 Ideas to Give Your Small Business a Good Spring Cleaning

    admin
    9 Apr 2014 | 11:29 am
    Spring can be a time of rejuvenation and renewal for small business owners and budding entrepreneurs. It’s time to clean out the old cobwebs that are holding you back from taking your small business to the next level. Here are five ideas you can use to give your small business a good spring cleaning: 1. Clean Up Your Website: More consumers are searching online, but this part of the marketing plan often receives the least attention. Make sure your website is easy to use, has relevant keywords, and provides information in a concise manner. Does it clearly tell visitors how they benefit from…
  • Is Your Financial Aid the Best Offer? Test it Out With These 6 Tips

    admin
    8 Apr 2014 | 9:34 am
      As a high school senior you and your parents are trying to make the best decision about which college you will choose. You want to attend a great school, but also need to make sure it is affordable. You are leaning towards one of the schools but aren’t sure if their financial aid is really the best offer. Test it out with these six tips:   1. Don’t Get Emotional: Try to think of this decision in logical terms at the beginning. Don’t let your emotions about a particular college cloud your judgment regarding the financial aid package they are offering. Compare offers on an…
  • 3 Reasons Your Small Business Isn’t Growing

    admin
    3 Apr 2014 | 8:25 am
    When entrepreneurs start out, they have a clear idea of how quickly their business can grow. Business plans are set in place with an estimated growth percentage for each year. Unfortunately the reality of being a small business owner can be much more frightening. Things might look good for a few years, and then start to head downhill. Sales might hit a plateau and never make it to the next level. Worst of all, the business could go in a negative direction. Don’t sit back and let any of these scenarios spoil your dream. Here are three reasons your small business isn’t growing, and what you…
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    ScholarshipMentor

  • Amvets National Americanism Flag Coloring Contest

    2 Apr 2014 | 7:28 am
    Deadline:  July 1, 2014 Maximum Award:  $75 Eligibility:  See comments Comments:  For students in Kindergarten and 1st grade AMVETS (or American Veterans) is an organization that assists veterans and sponsors other programs that serve the country and its citizens. The annual theme for the 2013-2014 AMVETS National Americanism Flag Coloring Contest is: Color the American Flag template. Download the application with the templete and color away. read more
  • AMVETS National Americanism Poster Contest

    2 Apr 2014 | 7:04 am
    Deadline:  July 1, 2014 Maximum Award:  $150 Eligibility:  See comments Comments:  Students in the 2nd through 5th grade AMVETS (or American Veterans) is an organization that assists veterans and sponsors other programs that serve the country and its citizens. The poster contest asks student to create a poster on a selected theme. The theme for 2013-2014 AMVETS National Americanism Poster Contest is What the American Flag means to me? Eligibility: Students in the 2nd through 5th grade who attend public, private or parochial schools. Judging: read more
  • What Makes a Great Teacher Contest

    2 Apr 2014 | 6:27 am
    Deadline:  April 21, 2014 Maximum Award:  $800 Eligibility:  See comments Comments:  Students between the ages of 14 and 19 Energize Students states as its goal “to improve school quality and better educate today’s youth…”. In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week they promote the “What Makes a Great Teacher Contest”. Students are asked to write an essay (800 words or less) on their opinion of what makes a great teacher. Eligibility: read more
  • Peace First Prize

    1 Apr 2014 | 7:28 pm
    Deadline:  March 17, 2014 Maximum Award:  $50,000 Eligibility:  See comments Comments:  You must be between the ages of 8 and 22 years old Peace First is an organization that believes that young people have the power and the inclination to create positive change around them. They are dedicated to teaching peacemaking skills to youth. They offer the Peace First Prize recognizing leading youth peacemakers who are focused on creating peaceful schools and communities. The winners will receive a 2-year, $50,000 Fellowship to further their peacemaking work. read more
  • The Norman E. Alexander Award for Excellence in Jewish Student Writing

    25 Mar 2014 | 5:39 pm
    Deadline:  June 1, 2014 Maximum Award:  $500 Eligibility:  Other, see comments Comments:  For Jewish teens in grades 9 through 12 The Norman E. Alexander Award for Excellence in Jewish Student Writing is seeking essays on the American Jew the writer most admires who has made significant contributions to humanitarian causes, social justice, medicine or science. The contest subject relates to the 2014 theme of American Jewish Heritage Month, “American Jews and Tikkun Olam, Healing the World.” read more
 
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    Columbia Daily Spectator

  • Spring Session 2

    19 Apr 2014 | 7:03 pm
    Natallia SavitskayaTuesday, April 22, 2014 - 16:30 to 18:30 Columbia University Morningside Campus (116th and Broadway). Building Location to be determined and emailed.Interested in becoming a bartender or want to learn how to make hundreds of drinks? Impress your friends or potential employers through our School of Mixology, learning the skills and knowledge it takes to be a great bartender. The Columbia Bartending Agency is one of the few Schools that teach using real alcohol, so you can drink your own creations (provided you are 21+). And with an unbeatable price, why learn anywhere else?
  • Bicycle Commuting 101 - Morningside

    19 Apr 2014 | 7:03 pm
    Office of Work/LifeWednesday, April 23, 2014 - 08:00 to 09:00 Columbia University - Morningside, Low Library Trustees Room 212Bicycling is a great way to get to and from work. It is fun, great for your health, and is frequently the fastest way to commute. Bike Commuting 101 is an inspiring one-hour presentation covering the many benefits of bike commuting. While no riding is involved, the class provides information on how to get started as a bike commuter and on ways you can make your bike commute more comfortable, more efficient, and safer. •    Presenter: Certified League…
  • The new edge of rocket science: “mohawk guy” Bobak Ferdowsi

    19 Apr 2014 | 7:03 pm
    Becca ChambersWednesday, April 23, 2014 - 07:30 to 09:00 Columbia University Morningside Campus Davis Auditorium (412 CEPSR/Schapiro Building) Emerging as one of NASA’s most popular Systems Engineers, Bobak Ferdowsi served on the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity mission.  Dubbed by President Obama as “Mohawk Guy”, he popularized the landing by refreshing the public perception of NASA Engineers and Scientists. Come listen to him speak on his professional journey and the future of Science and Engineering
  • A Reading and Conversation With László Krasznahorkai

    19 Apr 2014 | 7:03 pm
    Alissa SeverioukovaTuesday, April 22, 2014 - 14:30 to 16:00 Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 1512 Please join the Harriman Institute, the East Central European Center, the Slavic Department, and the American Hungarian Library and Historical Society for an evening with the celebrated Hungarian writer, László Krasznahorkai. The author will read from his recent work Animalinside (2010), an animated dialogue between text and image created in collaboration with the painter Max Neumann. László Krasznahorkai has won…
  • Ergonomic Workshop

    19 Apr 2014 | 7:03 pm
    Dr. Muhammad AkramWednesday, April 23, 2014 - 07:00 to 08:00 Studebaker Building, 615 West 131 Street, 3rd Floor, Room 367 Environmental Health & Safety offers regularly scheduled ergonomic workshops designed to offer tips and techniques for avoiding Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSDs) and receiving advise on making your workplace more ergonomically fit.  Employees are encouraged to register for the workshop below.  If you have any questions, please contact us at erg-ehrs@columbia.edu. http://ehs.columbia.edu/Ergonomics.html
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    The Daily Egyptian

  • Special teams set to kick off

    Tony McDaniel
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Saluki football’s offense and defense will have new coordinators this season, and the story is very much the same for special teams. Coach Keith Murphy will take over the special teams along with the tight ends. This is Murphy’s first year with the Dawgs and he said he is pleased with what he has seen so far. “I’m very encouraged; public perception and staff perception have been very good on the special teams,” he said. “A good foundation was already set, so I’m just excited to get these guys playing a little bit faster, a little bit smarter and continue to grow.” Murphy…
  • Pfister’s ‘Transcendence’ earns his degree

    kburgstahler
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:55 pm
    It’s graduation time. Not just for college and high school seniors across the country, but also for Oscar-winning cinematographer-turned-director Wally Pfister. Pfister is well known for his work on Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight” trilogy and “Inception,” which won him the award. One could look at “Inception” as his Taliesin, Nolan his Frank Lloyd Wright. Pfister takes the lessons he’s learned from Nolan and applies them on a smaller scale in “Transcendence” (Rated PG-13; 119 Min.), an attempt at Nolan-esq big idea science…
  • Seth saves the world: Talking in theaters is worse than drugs

    Seth Richardson
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:45 pm
    Drugs are bad. There’s really no way around the argument. They can make you lazy, addictive, unreliable and just an all-around jerk. Who knew Mr. Mackey was right? But here’s the thing: it’s a health problem, not a criminal problem. Yes, I know drugs create drug-related crimes like drive-bys and whatnot, but that’s only because it’s criminal to sell drugs. Like a vicious cycle or a Mobius strip made out of bullets. However, Mobius bacon is the single greatest invention ever. Recently, a Louisiana man was sentenced to 13.3 years in a penitentiary for the equivalent of two joints.
  • Student employee week brings recognition to Center for Inclusive Excellence

    Sarah Niebrugge
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:22 pm
    SIU honored the 2013-14 student employee of the year Thursday morning in Lentz Hall. The criteria necessary to be nominated for this award is established by the Midwest Association of Student Employment Administrators, of which many schools, including SIU, are members. All the participating schools take part in National Student Employment week, employment manager Toni Vagner said. Faculty members are advised to turn in nominations for one student worker in their program; these nominations are read by four impartial readers several times until they have chosen one finalist and a winner, Vagner…
  • Poshard steps down May 1

    kburgstahler
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:16 am
    SIU president Glenn Poshard will step down May 1. President Glenn Poshard has announced he will conclude his tenure May 1. Poshard’s contract was set to expire June 30, when incoming SIU president Randy Dunn was to begin. The board unanimously approved the presidential transition allowing Dunn to begin May 1 during their meeting Thursday morning. Trustee chairman Randal Thomas said the board considered the date when it became clear Dunn was available. “Dr. Poshard is an invaluable resource,” Thomas said. “But we will only have a legislature, a governor, a Board of…
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    NextStepU

  • Scholarship Saturday — Fallen Patriots

    nextstepu
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    NextStepU is happy to help guide you toward scholarships and opportunities to earn money for college. We know that this scholarship won’t be for everyone, but there is a need to find all of the children of fallen patriots. In the last 25 years, 15,000 children have lost a parent to combat. Only 2,800 of those children have enrolled to receive this benefit for college. If you know a child (or the parent of a child) who has lost their mother or father while they were in service, please forward them this information to make sure they are accounted for and enrolled. No child should miss…
  • Freebie Friday — U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges 2014″

    nextstepu
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:45 am
    You may have read our book review last Saturday about the Best Colleges 2014 publication from U.S. News & World Report. If you missed that article, CLICK HERE to go back and read our thoughts on why we feel this is important reading as you schedule your college visits and college application decisions. Are you wondering what might be INSIDE this book? You can view a list of contents HERE, and you can also try to win your own copy of “Best College 2014″ by filling in the Rafflecopter app below. One lucky winner will receive his or her own copy! As a friend of NextStepU, you…
  • How to handle getting sick in college

    nextstepu
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    As much as we try to avoid it, getting sick in college is inevitable. While it’s understandable to be nervous after hearing about scary illnesses like mono, meningococcal or gross fungi from communal showers, I am here to tell you that you are in more danger of getting colds or the flu while at school than contracting any of those more serious illnesses. While being sick is never fun, getting a cold is far less scary than other stuff they talk about on the news. In any case, you still need to know what to do if you are too sick to go to class or work for more than a day or two. Here are…
  • Super Teens Finalists — Spring

    nextstepu
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Listed below are the last five finalists in our 2014 Super Teens contest. These five teens join the other finalists that were already announced on the Super Teens page. You will be able to vote for your favorite Super Teen beginning on May 1st. One teen with the most votes will win the $1,000 scholarship for college expenses. Congratulations to our finalists! Cody May “My classes and projects in Future Farmers of America (FFA) are my passion. I raise and show beef cows.” He remembers what it was like trying to find a place in the FFA. “I am most proud of mentoring a fellow rookie…
  • Tuesday Tour Day — Wade College

    nextstepu
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Today we are looking at Wade College, located in Dallas, Texas! Wade College is a specialized college that offers dual major Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees in merchandising and design. General education in fine art, humanities, social science, behavioral science, mathematics, and other subjects helps students prepare for careers in the visual fields while also helping them to broaden their perspectives. Complemented by the design and merchandising programs at the college, courses in general studies help students develop the analytical, written, mathematical, communication,…
 
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  • Mining Patents for Information

    cgonet
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    The US patent system is premised on a fundamental exchange, or as some might say, a grand bargain. In exchange for fully disclosing their invention to the public, the inventor gains the exclusionary right to that invention for a limited period.
  • Mining Patents for Information

    cgonet
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    The US patent system is premised on a fundamental exchange, or as some might say, a grand bargain. In exchange for fully disclosing their invention to the public, the inventor gains the exclusionary right to that invention for a limited period.
  • Mining Patents for Information

    cgonet
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    The US patent system is premised on a fundamental exchange, or as some might say, a grand bargain. In exchange for fully disclosing their invention to the public, the inventor gains the exclusionary right to that invention for a limited period.
  • Mining Patents for Information

    cgonet
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    The US patent system is premised on a fundamental exchange, or as some might say, a grand bargain. In exchange for fully disclosing their invention to the public, the inventor gains the exclusionary right to that invention for a limited period.
  • Mining Patents for Information

    cgonet
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    The US patent system is premised on a fundamental exchange, or as some might say, a grand bargain. In exchange for fully disclosing their invention to the public, the inventor gains the exclusionary right to that invention for a limited period.
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    A day in the life....of a curious college student

  • Matters concerning life and death

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:17 pm
           There is always somberness when death enters our lives, almost always unexpectedly. It arrives without judgment or expectation. We are not expected of death to be presentable in our best form, only our truest. We come in to this world naked and in physical and spiritual form. And we exit the world the same way, bearing our naked souls, deathbed secrets and stories untold. The concept that death strikes fear in the hearts of many is unfortunate. Yet we fail to realize that death is not to be feared rather welcomed in like an old friend. I do not see death as a…
  • Half truths and half lies

    21 Feb 2014 | 11:36 am
    Perfection is not something to be attained. Rather an unattainable goal that no one so far has reached in my time of knowing. A distant rock lies a ways from earth, a beautiful majestic rock that floats so freely in its form. To me, Luna was as close to perfection as it was going to get. She only revealed parts of herself, just one side. As like humans, she was hiding her true form, or true self.; A wise one at that.Although I think part of the problem with humans is they reveal too much, all at once. And most of the time they are only half truths, embellished with other half truths. Any…
  • Lost at sea

    16 Feb 2014 | 3:55 pm
    There once was a girl, that thought she could rule the world.But her reality was broken, and everything she once had was now lost and hopeless.She could feel the doom like a storm brewing off the coastEverything she had went up in flames, only faint vapors of smoke remainedIt wasn't in her best interest to lose sight of what she wanted so badlyHer grip was too tight, she squeezed the life right out of her dreamsand let them float by.Only blue skies, or so she thoughtHer eyes weren't focused on the prizeJust the thought of holding that prize as her own.She couldn't have known it would end this…
  • New beginnings

    27 Jan 2014 | 11:09 pm
    It has been some time since I have posted on this blog, and truly I needed the time away to figure out the depth of my life. The truth is, I lack confidence in the most simplest terms. I have yet to discover the secret of life that keeps one gliding along the path to a peaceful state of existence. I am still in school, three semesters away from graduating with an Associates in arts degree. Which, by my standards is a huge accomplishment.I dropped out in the tenth grade, and I was supposed to graduate in 2009 with the rest of my peers. Walking that short, but ever so long glide across the…
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    CollegeFocus

  • How to Spend Smart

    CollegeFocus
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:30 pm
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  • College Scholarships; The Weird, the Wacky, the Wonderful

    Sani
    27 Mar 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Scholarships are a wonderful thing to have, let alone apply for. And there are so many different types of scholarships, some you would never even imagine! Or maybe you didn’t know you could land a scholarship just from doing something goofy or following a hobby. This infographic highlights some of the more peculiar scholarships that [...]
  • Ways To Understand Your Calling And Find Your Future Profession

    Jess Millis
    18 Mar 2014 | 1:46 am
    People find their calling throughout their lives. Kevin Grevioux is an American actor, comic book writer and screenwriter who is best known as Raze in the Underworld movies. He had just graduated from Howard University in Washington, D.C. and was studying for his masters in Microbiology and dissertation writing when he decided his true calling [...]
  • How Does One Become a Machinist?

    Jackson Hathorn
    13 Mar 2014 | 6:21 am
    Machinists use a combination of mathematical aptitude, physical dexterity, and craftsmanship to create precise parts. Becoming a machinist can open up a rewarding, lucrative career. But how does one go down this path? There is no strictly set way to become a machinist—for instance, you don’t need a college degree—but there are foundational skills, training [...]
  • Comparing College Financial Aid Award Letters

    Sani
    16 Feb 2014 | 12:57 pm
    In just a few weeks, colleges will be distributing their financial aid awards. If you’ve applied to more than one college (and most do), you’re going to receive multiple acceptances and multiple award letters. As the letters begin to arrive at the beginning of March, you want to be smart and compare colleges side by [...]
 
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    First Generation Student

  • Your College Questions Answered by a Graduating First-Generation Student

    George Alvarez
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:12 am
    Instead of telling my stories in this blog post, I’ve taken the initiative to allow first-generation students to ask me questions about college. I’ve answered these questions to the best of my ability based on my experiences. I apologize in advance if your question was not answered directly; I hope that you will find relevant insight embedded in my answers to other questions. How do you know what college is right for you? There is only one way to answer this question: Do your research. Know who you are, know what you want and find a match. Colleges do their part when it comes to…
  • How to Make Each Day Count: Managing Time and Balancing Your Schedule as a First-Gen Student

    Fabian House
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Are You a Mr. or Mrs. Do-Everything? Chances are, you’re a thriving first-generation student who, like me, has had problems with trying to do everything or, more specifically, learning not to do everything. One of the biggest problems I had when I began attending Wabash is that I wanted to do everything, from attending talks and presentations by visiting speakers and professors to writing for three publications (campus newspaper, magazine and blog), and on top of all that I was a soccer and track athlete … Whew! Take a Deep Breath You can’t accomplish anything you want in…
  • 4 Ways to Jump-Start Your College Search Process

    Ashley Gunn
    2 Apr 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Spring has sprung … sort of. While many of us are still digging ourselves out of snow and ice, the signs of spring have arrived: more sunlight, rising temps and blossoming flowers. For admissions offices, spring is a time to both work with high school seniors as they commit to the colleges that are the best fits for them and work with juniors as they begin their college search processes. If you’re a junior in high school, this is a great opportunity to start working with your high school counselor or other adviser to get ready to apply to colleges in the fall. Here are a few…
  • My List of Indespensible Advice for Every First-Generation College Student

    Tia Roy
    26 Mar 2014 | 7:00 am
    I think many high school students (including myself a few years ago) assume that college is everything they see in movies and television shows. In all honesty, I had no idea what to expect: I did not have a well-rounded network of college students who could answer my simple questions about everything I wished I knew about college. So, here are some of the most important things I’ve learned in college and want to pass on to up-and-coming and current first-generation college students. Ask Questions One important piece of advice I would give to all aspiring first-generation college…
  • The Start of a New Chapter: My Transition to College

    Brittney Hale
    19 Mar 2014 | 8:34 am
    My high school was a small school that contained grades seven through 12. Everyone knew everybody and people knew your business even before you did; but, I loved it. I was a four-year starter on both the varsity basketball and volleyball teams and even accomplished my high school dream of winning a volleyball state championship my senior year; I also broke two school records for serving. I had my best friends from kindergarten by my side, my boyfriend, whom I started dating as a sophomore, plus a wonderful, loving and supportive family: I should have been the happiest senior out there.
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    Centura College

  • What’s the Current Job Market for Medical Assisting Professionals Look Like?

    Centura College
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:26 am
    The Current Job Market for Medical Assisting Professionals Medical assistants play an intricate, behind-the-scenes role in many medical facilities. They are the people who take medical histories, deal with patients, and serve as the first line of communication between patients and the medical facility. With that being said, medical assisting is still a fairly new field, and many people wonder what medical assistants really do, and whether or not the field is one that could provide long term job security. What Do Medical Assistants Do? The job description and job scope of a medical assistant…
  • 10 Facebook Pages to Follow About Business Management

    Centura College
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:44 am
    10 Facebook pages you should follow about Business Management Top 10 Facebook Pages about Business Management For students pursuing a business management degree, it might sometimes feel like the homework never ends. Social media diversions can deliver the break they need. Browsing Facebook and chattering with old high school friends isn’t necessarily productive, though. Here is a list of 10 Facebook pages that will help students take a break from studies without suffering the guilt of spending hours surfing aimlessly and being unproductive. A2Z Business Management: Pick the brains of…
  • 5 Facts About Using the Post 9/11 GI Bill for College

    Centura College
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Originally written by:  Vanessa Hicks,  Corporate Veterans Affairs Officer How are you going to use your Post 9/11 GI Bill? Are you a Veteran looking to go back to school, but don’t fully understand what is covered with your Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits?  Don’t worry, you’re not alone.  There is a lot of information out there and also a lot of misinformation.  Trying to keep it all straight sometimes can be a bit of a struggle.  Even the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs admits it can be confusing and each person using benefits should fully understand them before using them.
  • 5 Apps That Will Make You a Better Medical Assistant

    Centura College
    14 Mar 2014 | 11:12 am
    Apps that will make you a better Medical Assistant Today’s technology can greatly enhance your efficiency, effectiveness and accuracy when it comes to job performance or exam preparation.  The trick is to find the platform and tool that makes the most sense to you and then actually use that tool.  The thing about technology and tools is that they are only as good as the person who developed the tool and the person who actually uses the tool.  So do some research on your own before downloading and installing any of these (or any other) applications for use at work or school. Having…
  • Top 5 Misconceptions about Being a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

    Centura College
    7 Mar 2014 | 1:34 pm
    Being a Practical Nurse is rewarding! Are you interested in a rewarding career in the health care field but can’t afford to wait four years to attend a traditional university?  Maybe you’ve even done some research into being a Licensed Practical Nurse and have stumbled across some common misconceptions that may have you second guessing your original plan.  Make no mistake about it; becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse is one of the fastest ways to enter the health care profession at the nursing level.  There are however, some misconceptions about this profession as a career choice.  So…
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    Suniti's Advice Corner

  • Get ready for the May SAT in just 3 weeks!

    12 Apr 2014 | 4:19 am
    Whether you've been studying for months, or just realized that your May SAT is only a few weeks away, use our 3 week study calendar to help you study smarter. Here are the three steps to ensure you get your dream SAT score on May 3rd: If you haven't already done so, sign up for our free trial. If you enjoy learning with TestRocker then purchase our program! Use the calendar below and work through the recommended modules, video concepts, and practice quizzes. Wake up calm and relaxed on May 3rd, and rock the SAT! Since TestRocker is completely online, you can prep for the…
  • ACT Trigonometry Tips

    12 Apr 2014 | 3:59 am
    ACT Trigonometry Tips In past blogs we have highlighted the major differences between the SAT and ACT. While the ACT and SAT math sections do share a lot of topics in common, the ACT also tests for the following topics, which are not covered by the SAT:  Trigonometry, Logarithms, Complex Numbers, and Matrices/Circles & Ellipse Equations. Depending on whether you enjoy your high school math classes, this may or may not be good news. Whether you are a math genius, or require a calculator for even the most basic math equation, the tips below should help solidify some of the fundamentals…
  • Beyond College Admissions: Why your SAT Score Matters

    4 Apr 2014 | 7:17 am
    Think college admissions officers are the only ones who care about your SAT score? Think again. Colleges and universities aren’t the only ones looking to assess your math, critical reading, and writing skills. Wondering where else your SAT score might matter? Here are a few places: Scholarships Despite being an often-overlooked segment of the college admissions process, scholarships are a great way to help you (or your parents) shoulder the cost of a higher education. Scholarships are often awarded based on any number of criteria, including: academic achievement, ethnicity, PSAT score, or…
  • Tips on How to Master the SAT Essay

    31 Mar 2014 | 6:29 am
    The SAT requires you to write your essay in 25 minutes. This can seem like a daunting task, and understandably so! Even in school, you normally have more than just a few minutes to read an essay prompt, plan your essay, and write it well. Here at TestRocker, we have helped thousands of students improve their essay score. Here are a few quick tips: 1. Read the essay prompt and assignment carefully As you read through the prompt, you should quickly jot down any ideas, phrases, or thoughts that come to mind. Underline key vocabulary words and ideas you can use from the prompt – but do not…
  • Planning for the SAT, SAT Subject tests, and the ACT

    21 Mar 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Taking the SAT or ACT is never as simple as registering for the test and showing up. There are so many other decisions at play, so it is very important to be clear about which tests you need to take (AP, SAT Subject Tests, IB, SAT, ACT etc.), how many times and when you should to take them. Here is a list of what your peers have asked us about their testing plans lately: Q: I took the January/March SAT and am planning to take it again, but am having trouble choosing between the May and June SAT and SAT Subject tests. What do you recommend? You should only take the SAT or ACT…
 
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    Hokie Nation

  • Virginia Tech Happy Video

    HokieNation
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:50 pm
    Virginia Beach native Pharrell Williams seems to excel at creating songs. Here is is his Oscar nominated song. Virginia Tech Happy Video. The post Virginia Tech Happy Video appeared first on Hokie Nation.
  • Virginia Tech Football Tickets 2014

    HokieNation
    3 Apr 2014 | 6:34 pm
    Virginia Tech Football Tickets are available to both the general public and students for the 2014 season. General public season tickets are $350 and can be purchased by logging on to www.hokietickets.com or by calling the Athletics Ticket Office at 1-800 VATECH4 (828-3244) or (540) 231-6731. The 2014 home schedule features seven games at Lane Stadium, Sat. Aug. 30 William & Mary TBD Sat. Sep. 13 East Carolina TBD Sat. Sep. 20 Georgia Tech TBD Sat. Sep. 27 Western Michigan TBD Thurs. Oct. 23 Miami 7:30, ESPN Sat. Nov. 1 Boston College TBD Fri. Nov. 28 Virginia TBD The post Virginia Tech…
  • Frank Beamer Fired

    HokieNation
    1 Apr 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Virginia Tech Head Football Coach Frank Beamer has been fired according to the University. Press conference has been scheduled for April 1st at 6pm EST. The post Frank Beamer Fired appeared first on Hokie Nation.
  • Lets Go Hokies Remix (Videos)

    HokieNation
    27 Mar 2014 | 1:29 am
    Virginia Tech Basketball Coach Buzz Williams Lets Go Hokies Cheer The Go Hokies Kid Singing Go Hokies Lets Go Hokies enough said Lets Go Hokies Virginia Tech Candlelight Vigil – Let’s Go! Hokies!       The post Lets Go Hokies Remix (Videos) appeared first on Hokie Nation.
  • Virginia Tech Indoor Practice Facility

    HokieNation
    25 Mar 2014 | 11:55 pm
    Virginia Tech’s Board of Visitors approved a $21.3 million interim financing plan to move ahead with the construction of the Virginia Tech Indoor Practice Facility, which will start this summer and be completed in August of 2015. Yeah, yeah. But what will it look like? Follow Hokie Nation on Twitter and Facebook. Here’s a photo of the new Virginia Tech Indoor Practice Facility Complete details available on Hokie Sports The post Virginia Tech Indoor Practice Facility appeared first on Hokie Nation.
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