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

College Demands Critical Thinking

College Demands Critical Thinking

There are many reasons why college is different than high school; however, the main reason is the different way you will be forced to think. High school teachers preach that you will think critically in their high school courses, but most students are not fully introduced to this type of thinking until college starts. High school classes do require some critical thinking, but not nearly as much as colleges do. The entire course curriculum can be different. High school classes rely on memorizing dates, definitions and other facts. However, college challenges students to know and apply the knowledge to the professional business world or everyd ... Read More About College Demands Critical Thinking