Writing The College Essay

Writing The College Essay

Writing a strong essay may not be your specialty, but it is a vital part of the college entrance process. Working with a great writing tutor and following these simple tips from an article in The US News & World Report can help you turn your average or sub-par essay into a winning one. The US News & World Report questioned many college admissions officers who have to read entrance essays every year. A great intro: Your college entrance essay should start off with a creative, attention-grabbing intro. The only thing that’s more boring and painful than writing an entrance essay is reading hundreds, thousands of them. This is a min ... Read More About Writing The College Essay

Entrepreneurship Options

Entrepreneurship Options

Business schools throughout the nation are beginning to offer more entrepreneurship programs for mostly M.B.A. students, according to an article in The US News & World Report.             These programs will be implemented to help students develop entrepreneurial spirit and creativity. Typically, one professor will seemingly act as an entrepreneurial tutor for a small group of students, or on an individual basis.             The Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business will launch its “Discovery to Market” en ... Read More About Entrepreneurship Options

Valedictorian Title Losing Its Prestige

Valedictorian Title Losing Its Prestige

For years, the valedictorian title has been for a school’s best academic performer. There was only one student who received this top honor. However, many high schools are beginning to honor multiple valedictorians, according to an article in The New York Times.             The prestige and honor that has always come with the valedictorian title is fading quickly as more schools pick up on this trend. Teachers and administrators are now giving the title to every straight-A student, instead of picking the best individual out of the class.        &nb ... Read More About Valedictorian Title Losing Its Prestige

Education Reform Plans

Education Reform Plans

            Save the teachers, a House Democrat proposes. Cut funding from Obama’s highly-debated education reform proposal and use the money to prevent thousands of teacher layoffs, according to an article in The Washington Post.             Rep. David R. Obey (Wis.), chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, proposed that congress refinance Obama’s “Race to the Top” education reform program and fund a $10 billion measure to preserve many teachers’ jobs.       &n ... Read More About Education Reform Plans

Foreign Colleges

Foreign Colleges

In a recent article, Jay Mathews of The Washington Post offers a fresh opinion on America’s academic culture of high prestige and narrow notoriety.             Mathews argues that Americans are very naïve in thinking that our universities are by far and beyond the best in the world. Harvard, Yale, Princeton and Stanford are some of the best colleges in the world; however, Mathews argues that some foreign colleges are catching up to these institutions.             Mathews cited Ben Wildavsky's "The Great Brain Race: How Glo ... Read More About Foreign Colleges