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It's What You Make of It           Facebook was intended to be a social networking site between friends of a similar age.             The Berlin wall was never intended to fall; the Ozone layer was intended to withstand anything, and any written word ever published was intended to be read. However, intentions are not permanent or withstanding, and Facebook is no longer for people your age.             Your high school teachers may not have been on Facebook, but your college professors wil ... Read More About Facebook

Go On College Visits!

Go On College Visits!

Choosing a college based on strong academics is very important; however, there is a lot more to college than its national, academic rankings. Every college has its own unique culture, consisting of its academics, its geographic location and its student body. It’s the vibe one gets from that college. There is nothing you can read or hear to fully understand a college’s culture. No one can tell you truly what it’s truly like, and how you will feel about it. You need to visit as often as you can. Some colleges are in isolated towns, and others are in the heart of big cities. Students at certain colleges tailgate for football g ... Read More About Go On College Visits!

Computer Programming Skills Prove To Be Great Asset

Computer Programming Skills Prove To Be Great Asset

Computer programming skills prove to be great asset In a world that is rapidly going digital, many employers are looking for people who understand the digital world and computer programming skills as well as their field of study. These people who can combine computer programming skills with the knowledge of their field will be more attractive to employers, according to The New York Times. Many young students are reluctant to pursue these careers because the skills are difficult to quickly learn, and schools do not teach the material at a deeper level. Many high school programs only give students a surface level, computer programming educati ... Read More About Computer Programming Skills Prove To Be Great Asset

Three Things To NOT Do While Studying

Three Things To NOT Do While Studying

1) Don't Multitask Contrary to what you believe, multitasking actually diminishes your performance in all the activities that you're simultaneously doing.  Several studies have shown that the human brain simply does not multitask very well.  You can read more details about one particular study here.  Just as studies have shown that driving while talking on the cellphone is dangerous, studying while watching TV and Instant Messaging and listening to music can be dangerous for your grades.  Turn your cellphone to vibrate, even better, turn it completely off so you're not tempted to check it for messages. Don't have a mov ... Read More About Three Things To NOT Do While Studying

Recession Can Not Slow Interest In Elite Colleges

Recession Can Not Slow Interest In Elite Colleges

The stacks and online databases of hopeful, entrance applications for the incoming 2009-2010 freshmen class have grown sharply for the nation’s top, competitive schools, decreasing the chances of acceptance, according to The New York Times. Harvard, Stanford, Dartmouth, Yale and Brown are some of the more recognizable schools that saw increases in applications. These schools have traditionally been highly selective, and they have scrutinized applications further, making it one of the toughest years for hopeful students. The Times reported that the percentage of students accepted into these competitive colleges has been or near record l ... Read More About Recession Can Not Slow Interest In Elite Colleges