Exercise Before Tests

Exercise Before Tests

High school students annually stress over SAT and ACT test scores. Parents and other figures offer countless little tips to boost students’ performances. Eat a good breakfast, they say. Get a good night’s sleep, they prod.  Have a nice cup of coffee, they advise.             These are all simple, little tips that could boost a student’s thought process and generate higher scores. Furthermore, exercising the morning of your big ACT or SAT test could also help increase your score, according to an article in The US News & World Report.     &nbs ... Read More About Exercise Before Tests

Education Reform Debate

Education Reform Debate

 President Barack Obama’s proposal for education reform has been receiving strict opposition from many education administrators, according to an article in The New York Times.       Recently, teachers unions and educators are leading the debate against lawmakers over Obama’s “Race to the Top” education reform plan. Some state officials in California privately told The New York Times that Obama’s proposed plan has a 50-50 chance (at best) of gaining the necessary approval to pass. The plan also needs $700 million from Washington.       Obama’s Race to the ... Read More About Education Reform Debate

College Tuition Tips

College Tuition Tips

Similar to most other businesses, colleges have been hit hard by the recent economic recession. The recession has forced college administrators to layoff thousands of professors, cut programs and most notably increase tuition to record numbers.      College enrollment figures are currently lower than what most colleges would like, which is one of the reasons why tuition figures are sharply rising. However, colleges are constantly competing with each other to be the most affordable. So, many colleges are implementing payment programs that can help mitigate the rising costs of college tuition, according to an article in ... Read More About College Tuition Tips

The Value Of A Masters Degree

The Value Of A Masters Degree

A Master’s degree traditionally carries an honorable, intelligent and prestigious clout; however, the value of this clout is a moot point.             To some, a Master’s degree is a sign of intellectual superiority, but to others it could simply be a framed piece of paper that needs to be dusted regularly. There are many pros and cons to pursuing a Master’s degree, and it would be wise for students to make the decision of whether they will pursue one early.  As the economy plummets, the interest in graduate programs increases.        ... Read More About The Value Of A Masters Degree

Colleges Offering Tuition Guarantees

Colleges Offering Tuition Guarantees

        In attempts to attract prospective students, many colleges across the nation are promising incoming freshmen that their tuition rates will not rise during their four years in college, according to an article in The US News & World Report.       All public universities in Illinois and several other public and private colleges throughout the nation are locking freshmen tuition rates. However, these schools are raising separate fees such as housing, meal plans and other various costs. Also, these colleges are increasing the tuition rates that each incoming freshmen class will pay, witho ... Read More About Colleges Offering Tuition Guarantees